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LeftHand Networks Named Best of VMworld 2008, Hardware for Virtualization Finalist
LeftHand Networks, the leading provider of highly available iSCSI SANs that optimize virtual environments, today announced that its Virtualization SAN was named as a Best of VMworld 2008 Finalist in the Hardware for Virtualization category. Announced at VMworld Las Vegas, LeftHand Networks Virtualization SAN delivers advanced features that maximize efficiency, availability and data reliability in virtual environments. The new SAN solution is part of the companys expanded product portfolio, that provides customers with dynamic and comprehensive SAN solutions tailored to their specific needs.

Were pleased that our Virtualization SAN was recognized as a Best of VMworld 2008 Finalist, said Larry Cormier, vice president of Marketing, LeftHand Networks. Virtualization adoption is growing quickly, and the flexible and fast-changing nature of virtualized server environments demands equally dynamic storage solutions. LeftHands Virtualization SAN enables customers to achieve significant cost savings and simplifies storage management. LeftHand Networks works closely with the major virtualization server vendors to provide customers and channel partners SAN solutions that optimize virtual environments while delivering the latest features that are essential in todays virtualized, multi-site world.

For many customers virtualization has become a primary focus within their IT infrastructure as it reduces costs, increases efficiency and drives improved asset utilization. LeftHand Networks innovative solutions allow resellers worldwide to provide customers with easy-to-use, integrated physical and virtual iSCSI SAN solutions.

LeftHand Networks Virtualization SAN is an excellent platform for those seeking to implement a SAN solution within a virtualized environment. The Virtualization SAN is massively scalable, supporting more than 480 disk drives and 2,000 volumes and snapshots. It is a 10.8 TB 15K SAS SAN based on twenty-four 450 GB 15K SAS drives, which starts with four ports and scales to 80 ports, includes dual controllers, and provides significant advantages in performance, capacity and scalability. It also includes LeftHand Networks new Remote Office Solution Pack that includes software only array-based replication for 10 remote sites, a Windows Solution Pack, training, support and a fully integrated, enterprise-class feature set.

LeftHand Networks is a Premier VMware® Technology Alliance Partner and all of its SAN solutions are certified and listed in the SAN/Storage Compatibility Guide for VMware® ESX Server. The LeftHand Networks Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA) is the only SAN virtual appliance certified by VMware. LeftHand Networks also participates in VMwares vStorage initiative with a certified Storage Replication Adapter available today for VMware Site Recovery Manager.

Published Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:20 PM by David Marshall
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