EMC Announces Integration of VMware vSphere 6 in its Storage Product Portfolio
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EMC Announces Integration of VMware vSphere 6 in its Storage Product Portfolio

By CIOReview | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FREMONT, CA: EMC announces its support for VMware vSphere 6 – VMware’s latest server virtualization platform – which will be leveraged by several solutions from EMC’s storage portfolio. vSphere 6 for EMC's storage solutions is expected to deliver: reduced data center costs, better system and application uptime and greater efficiency of software-defined data centers.VMware vSphere 6 will influence the functionality of various EMC storage solutions including: VMAX3; VNX/VNXe; VPLEX; XtremIO.

VMware vSphere 6 will influence the functionality of various EMC storage solutions including: VMAX3; VNX/VNXe; VPLEX; XtremIO.

Other benefits for EMC storage solutions through VMware 6 include: enabling vSphere administrator to set and deliver performance targets for applications; providing services such as copy, data deduplication, and workload mobility over distance; accelerated IOPS of applications virtualized with vSphere 6; achieving transformational workload consolidation that paves for instant copies for real-time analytics, DBaaS, and application admin self-service.

VMware vSphere 6 comes with features including: broad application support; new long-distance live migration capabilities; instant clone technology; 3D graphics for desktop virtualization; enterprise-grade hypervisor-converged strorage; virtual machine-awareness for third-party storage.

These vSphere 6 capabilities can be leveraged by hybrid cloud environments to achieve: cost transparency and monitoring; simplified provisioning and managing of workloads; enhanced scalability and unified management; accelerated graphics processing in VDI and hybrid cloud environments; OpenStack instances running parallel on VMware infrastructure; drive software-defined storage policy automation offering increased control of storage operation and data services; leverage EMC Elastic Cloud Storage to provide Object Storage capabilities for OpenStack environments in VMware infrastructure.