SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- StoreVault, a NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) division, today announced that its StoreVault S500 has been certified to work with VMware Infrastructure 3. Combining StoreVault with VMware Infrastructure provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with infrastructure virtualization strategies that better manage storage and server resources. This announcement further expands the joint collaboration between VMware and NetApp to provide combined consolidation solutions.
Available immediately, the StoreVault S500 helps customers realize the benefits of combining storage with infrastructure virtualization. VMware Infrastructure enables SMB customers to optimize and manage their IT infrastructure by allowing a single hardware platform to run multiple virtual machine instances simultaneously, maximizing hardware efficiency. When the StoreVault S500 is deployed in VMware environments, it can simplify storage management concerns such as resources, data backup and recovery, and capacity provisioning.
Data growth challenges are creating tremendous headaches in data loss, backup, and recovery for SMBs. Part of the problem is that many SMB IT environments consist of many servers with direct-attached storage (DAS). As a result, there is an increasing interest among SMBs to realize the same benefits that enterprise data centers have but on a smaller scale. Severing the physical dependencies between servers and storage achieves measurably better returns on both server and storage resources.
"Virtualization is useful to businesses of all sizes, not just Fortune 500 companies," said Brian Byun, vice president of Global Partners and Solutions at VMware. "SMB IT managers face many of the same pressures as data center operators when solving storage and server management issues while having fewer resources to address the problems. Certifying StoreVault with VMware provides a great value proposition to meet the budgetary and reliability needs of smaller firms."
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