EMC, VMware Partner on Storage Analytics for VNX Platform
EMC's VNX storage intelligence suite will integrate with VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite to offer integrated storage metrics.Business analytics and information firm EMC and virtualization specialist VMware deepened their partnership, working together to integrate EMCs VNX storage intelligence with the analytics of the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite. The sales and development agreement between the two companies will combine EMCs storage intelligence with the analytics and infrastructure visualization of VMware vCenter Operations. The VNX Storage Analytics Suite and VNX Connector for VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite will be available in the second half of 2012, an EMC release said. The VNX Storage Analytics Suite offers capabilities such as storage performance and capacity optimization and service-level agreement (SLA) improvement through analytics and diagnostics, while the VNX Connector provides VNX storage metrics and configurable dashboards within the VMware Operations Management Suite. Integration between the VNX Connector for VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite allows VNX storage metrics and VMware vCenter Operations capabilities to function together, offering configurable dashboards with drill-down capabilities, health alerts and analytics.
"The combination of EMC storage intelligence and vCenter Operations Management Suite will offer automated optimization and simplicity for our joint customers. Together, these solutions can help drive increased storage performance and infrastructure management in highly dynamic virtual and cloud environments, as well as physical data centers, while delivering operational cost benefits, Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager of cloud and virtualization management products for VMware, said in a press statement. With this integrated cross-domain solution, organizations of all sizes can proactively manage their overall infrastructure system health, as they continue to automate and transform their IT infrastructure."