announced the integration and certification of its Fluid Data
storage platforms with VMware vSphere 4.1, the latest version of the award-winning VMware virtualisation platform. VMware vSphere 4.1 offers dramatic scalability and performance enhancements with new management capabilities to deliver the most powerful foundation for cloud infrastructures. The combination of Compellent virtualised storage
and VMware vSphere 4.1 provides a foundation for automated, scalable and cost-effective management of both cloud services and virtualised data centers.
By integrating its built-in automation and intelligence with VMware vSphere 4.1, Compellent enables data to flow throughout an organisation in a way that best suits the data demands of the business. New Compellent API integration offers customers the following benefits for VMware vSphere 4.1 environments:
- Superior efficiency: Compellent Fluid Data systems deliver virtualised storage technologies such as automated tiered storage, thin provisioning, continuous snapshots and thin replication to increase storage utilisation while lowering storage-related costs by as much as 80 percent. VMware customers can automatically optimise capacity of Compellent tiered storage used in VMware datastores. Customers can also automate provisioning, backup and recovery to cost-effectively store and protect their data online.
- Self-managing virtualised storage: Compellent Enterprise Manager integration with VMware vCenter™ Server allows customers to easily administer their VMware vSphere 4.1 environment. New tools can manage multiple virtualised servers and storage volumes at a time, with advanced features such as automated storage cloning for virtual machines and reports on data utilisation.
- Flexible architecture with the future built-in: The persistent hardware and software architecture of Compellent offers the flexibility to mix and match the right technology, performance and quality of service using any storage and networking protocol.