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VMware SRM/SRA Certification Allows Customers to Use Site Recovery Manager With Violin Concerto OS 7 Enterprise Management Software
Violin Memory, Inc., a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced that its Concerto OS 7 enterprise management operating system has been certified for VMware's vCenter Server Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Added to the existing Violin vSphere Web Client Plugin, the Violin Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) solution seamlessly integrates Violin's Concerto OS 7 advanced storage management capabilities with VMware vSphere. Violin's SRA is certified VMware Compatible for VMware SRM versions 5.5, 5.8, 6.0, and 6.1.

The Violin SRA for the VMware vCenter Server Site Recovery Manager leverages array-based replication support, enabling enterprise-wide data protection and business continuity. This close integration with VMware technology simplifies the configuration and management of disaster recovery plans, lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) for recovery infrastructure.

The Violin SRA enables enterprises to automate their disaster recovery by utilizing centralized recovery plans. This includes automated site recovery failback as well as migration processes. Recovery solutions can also be tested in a non-disruptive fashion for confidence in the event of a failure or disaster situation. With traditional solutions, restoring business operations from a remote site can be a lengthy and complex manual process. Violin's Flash Storage Platform (FSP) Concerto OS 7 SRA solution, which integrates with VMware's vCenter Server SRM, accelerates and greatly simplifies every aspect of business recovery. 

Violin's FSP has integrated, advanced business continuance capabilities in its Concerto OS 7 operating system which eliminates issues of complexity and the associated risks with reliability.

Solution highlights for Violin's Concerto OS 7 certification with VMware SRM:

  • Reduce recovery time to minutes using automated failover and failback workflows utilizing WAN-optimized replication.
  • Allows detailed recovery policies and plans to be specified on a per data store level across a vSphere cluster.
  • Enables non-disruptive testing to ensure predictable recovery behavior.
  • Perform zero-downtime disaster avoidance and data center migrations.
  • Achieve zero-downtime application mobility by enabling live migration of virtual machines at scale across sites.
  • Stretch cluster support -- leverage Violin Memory solutions that combine synchronous mirroring with array-based clustering in metropolitan distances.

Violin's FSP, powered by Concerto OS 7, delivers enterprise data services, consistent high performance, data reduction, and management simplicity to create a new class of flash-based solutions for primary storage applications. Concerto OS 7 enables organizations to overcome primary storage challenges and run all of their applications with increased consolidation ratios, higher availability and lower TCO as compared to legacy disk-, hybrid- or SSD-based solutions.

"Violin's FSP provides organizations an enterprise-class all-flash storage solution ideal for the performance needs of virtualized environments," said Vikas Ratna, vice president of product management at Violin. "While Violin's Concerto OS 7 eliminates many of the headaches associated with storage infrastructure management, we are excited about what the Violin SRA for VMware's vCenter Server SRM certification will mean for our enterprise customers. Among its many benefits, this integration will provide simplicity, accessibility and ease-of-use by bringing business recovery management into a familiar VMware environment. This ensures resilient, protected VMware applications which can enable increased efficiencies, cost-savings and ROI," Ratna concluded.

Published Friday, March 04, 2016 10:18 AM by David Marshall
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