EMC Adds View 5.0 Support for New VNX Storage
EMC unveils new VMware system management support for new storage arrays that will replace Clariion and Celerra by the end of the year.VMware's parent company, EMC, generally moves out of the spotlight during the VMworld conference each year, although it is always sure to make a statement or two. The statement this time is that the world's largest data storage and protection company announced new support Aug. 30 for VMware View 5.0 for its VNX unified storage system, which is the designated replacement for EMC's rather elderly Clariion and Celerra midrange storage systems.
The VNX product line, which includes both the VNX and VNXe (capacities are different), is aimed at midrange business systems yet supports VMware View deployments of any size and scale, ranging from hundreds to thousands of desktops, EMC said.
- Boosted performance during log-in storms. Early test results have shown the ability to boot 500 VMware View 5.0 desktops on VMware vSphere 5.0 over NFS to steady state in 5 minutes.
- Maximum efficiency by using the EMC FAST Suite to deliver high performance and capacity efficiency for VMware View 5. EMC FAST Cache allows customers to reduce the number of drives used in a View environment while providing fast boot time performance.
- Simplified management by deploying VMware View 5.0 with confidence whether in NFS or Fibre Channel environments.