• Press Release

    September 15, 2008

    EMC Strengthens Integration Between Storage and VMware Environments

    EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced broad participation in VMware vStorage, a set of technologies that provides storage vendors like EMC with interfaces and programs that enable its p...

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - September 15, 2008 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced broad participation in VMware vStorage, a set of technologies that provides storage vendors like EMC with interfaces and programs that enable its products to integrate and optimize their capabilities with the VMware platform. Having strong integration points across EMC's portfolio improve the ties between two critical areas of the virtual environment: centralized storage and virtual infrastructure.

    "Customers are demanding more efficient and flexible management of their virtual datacenters," said EMC's Mike O'Neill, Vice President, Technology Alliances. "To make sure we address these customer challenges, EMC is working with VMware on the elements of the vStorage program. Through this program, EMC will continue to deliver more storage products that are directly integrated with VMware Infrastructure, VMware VirtualCenter, and the VMware vStorage framework."

    EMC is participating in the following VMware vStorage programs:

    • vStorage APIs for Multipathing- EMC will demonstrate third-party multipathing compatible with VMware Infrastructure through integration with EMC PowerPath® at VMworld 2008. This functionality will greatly increase performance on VMware servers optimizing the network connectivity and will be available with the next major release of VMware Infrastructure virtualization platform.
    • vStorage APIs
      • EMC integrates with VirtualCenter and array-based snapshots on VMFS volumes with EMC Replication Manager. This provides virtual-machine consistent backups for datastores and the ability to restore virtual machines instantly in a few clicks. The vStorage APIs provide the framework for further VirtualCenter integration.
      • EMC platforms support advanced offload mechanisms through vStorage APIs to accelerate common VMware tasks.
      • EMC supports virtual provisioning across our entire storage portfolio and is working with the vStorage APIs so that provisioning and utilization information for EMC storage is directly accessible within the VirtualCenter interface.
    • VMware Ready Storage Virtual Appliances - EMC has been delivering a Virtual Storage Appliance for customers in the EMC Avamar® Virtual Edition as well as the EMC Celerra® Simulator Virtual Machine (VM). Avamar Virtual Edition's patented global, source-based data deduplication technology enables customers to reduce the size of backup data within and across virtual machines before it traverses the network or virtual infrastructure to be stored. The Celerra VM presents iSCSI and NFS and CIFS storage, advanced local writeable snapshots and remote replication. Like a traditional Celerra, Celerra VM works with VMware Site Recovery Manager, and itself can be can be used to host NFS and iSCSI storage resources for a virtual infrastructure. The Celerra VM provides an ideal mechanism to learn and experiment with advanced VMware capabilities that depend on shared storage.

    "We are excited about the opportunity to further improve customer TCO and deliver a richer customer experience with EMC's broad participation in the VMware vStorage program," said Parag Patel, Vice President of Alliances at VMware. "EMC's end-to-end product line makes good use of VMware's broad enablement portfolio and helps customers maximize the return from their investments."

    EMC's support for VMware's vStorage APIs for Multipathing will be highlighted at VMworld 2008 in its Platinum Keynote Session on Wednesday Sept. 17 at 11:00 am PDT and vStorage API integration with PowerPath, Replication Manager, and Storage Offload will be demonstrated in EMC's booth, #502.

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