If you ever wondered what one would use those multi-socket motherboards with an almost endless amount of CPU cores and support for TBs of RAM for, then the short answer is virtualization systems. Those systems also need fast storage and is fully supported and that will run without a hitch, and HGST just announced that a broad portfolio of their products has been certified for VMware Virtual SAN. The certified drives include the 12Gb/s SAS solid state drives (SSDs), PCIe Flash accelerators, and the unique helium-filled HDDs. Together, these certified devices provide interoperable storage tiers for VMware Virtual SAN.
“HGST supporting VMware Virtual SAN with a broad portfolio of certified devices will give enterprises and cloud data centers an extensive choice to optimally implement their software-defined storage initiatives,” said Gaetan Castelein, senior director, Storage and Availability, VMware. “Storing and managing data are two of the most important functions in the data center. We’re pleased to further extend our relationship with HGST, a company that understands the storage pain points of the enterprise. We’ll continue to work closely with HGST to offer customers powerful and flexible solutions to keep pace with enterprise IT demands.”
“As one of the first storage solutions providers to offer certified devices for use with VMware Virtual SAN environments, we remain committed to expanding our portfolio to the VMware ecosystem,” said Ulrich Hansen, vice president of SSD product marketing, HGST. “Today, we’re offering the industry a broad certified storage portfolio that allows customers of all sizes to leverage the advanced technology and performance tiers of VMware Virtual SAN to drive real-time insights from the increasing volume, velocity, variety and longevity of data across all infrastructure environments.”
HGST isn’t just the leader in enterprise SAS SSDs and Helium HDDs, they’re also one of the first storage providers to offer certified devices to use with VMware Virtual SAN environments. VMware VSAN customers can now incorporate these leading technologies to meet their demands for more efficient storage environments and create a better balance between capacity, performance, physical space and energy usage. With this amount of drives to choose from, customers can pick just the right setup for their infrastructure.
The VMware Compatibility Guide includes the Ultrastar He6 SAS 512n, the Ultrastar C10K1800 SAS 512n and Ultrastar C15K600 SAS 512n high performance HDDs, the entire HGST FlashMAX PCIe SSD family, the HGST s1122 PCIe Accelerator, HGST S842 and S846 SAS SSDs, and HGST’s family of 12Gb/s SAS Ultrastar SSD800MH.B and Ultrastar SSD1600MM SSDs.