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VMTurbo Connects Storage Decisions with Workload Resource Allocations to Prevent Performance Degradation
VMTurbo, the leading provider of software-defined control for cloud and virtualized environments, today announced a new Storage Extension which enables customers to drive more comprehensive management of virtualized workloads at the storage layer. The extension adds greater visibility and control of relevant storage infrastructure components, as well as the ability to govern and regulate storage resources at a granular level.

“Understanding the interdependencies between virtualization and storage layers is critical in maintaining workload performance and driving utilization efficiencies in virtual data centers,” said Colm Keegan, analyst at Storage Switzerland. “Organizations are now in search of solutions that will overcome workload performance, efficiency and risk issues caused by storage capacity and configuration issues, and that is exactly what VMTurbo is able to offer with Operations Manager by driving control at the storage layer.”

The Storage Extension highlights new capabilities and features including:

  • Greater control over storage resource allocation and configuration in support of virtualized workloads;
  • A mapping of the relationship between virtualized workloads and associated storage components;
  • Greater awareness of constraints, such as snapshot reservations, RAID configurations, storage efficiency features like thin provisioning and deduplication, controller load, storage IO capabilities, and other storage characteristics.

“The complexity, performance and storage capacity challenges that plague IT operations were top of mind when our team developed the Storage Extension to Operations Manager,” said Yuri Rabover, co-founder and vice president of product strategy at VMTurbo. “With the Storage Extension, Operations Manager controls resource allocations and workload placement to prevent performance degradation stemming from storage congestion and inefficiencies.”

Server virtualization is imposing greater complexity in the storage environment. As virtualization deployments flourish, storage infrastructure supporting virtual workloads is becoming strained due to greater demand. The overhead of understanding the physical and logical relationships between virtualized workloads and the storage layer, and whether or not assignments and utilization are resulting in bottlenecks, is cumbersome and prone to misconfiguration.

VMTurbo Operations Manager automatically controls the environment in the desired state in which application performance is assured while the environment is utilized as efficiently as possible. The new storage resource controller exposes storage resources at a more granular level to Operations Manager, and enables control actions at the storage layer to support workload Quality of Service.

View infographic on server virtualization’s impact on storage.

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:46 PM by David Marshall
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