The Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis just began implementing VMware Infrastructure 3 and is backing up all of its storage on a Xiotech storage system. Scott Ladewig, networking and operations manager, Information Services, at the school, has tested Virtual View and plans to add the plug-in next month.
Virtual View does in three steps and one console what normally takes us dozens of steps across three management systems, said Ladewig. We currently have a back-and-forth, time-consuming process to set up storage for new virtual servers. With Virtual View we will be able to do everything within ICON Manager. I expect we will be able to complete storage provisioning tasks in a few minutes rather than the hour or more it currently takes us.