VMware Virtual SAN Partners

Mark Balch, Director, UCS Product Management, Cisco

“In the era of the virtualized data center, IT professionals seeking scale-out storage capabilities need solutions that are easy to manage, yet offer high-performance and low operational overhead. By combining the superior manageability of the Cisco Unified Computing System with VMware’s Virtual SAN hypervisor-converged storage architecture, we can jointly offer customers a solution that unites compute, network, storage, and virtualization into a cohesive, effective system.”

Brian Payne, Executive Director of Server Solutions, Dell

“Customers are increasingly considering server-based storage solutions when they do not have the data-center space, budget or feature-set needs for a separate storage array. By combining our storage optimized PowerEdge servers with VMware Virtual SAN, we’re helping customers get a single virtualized layer of compute and storage while keeping our promise to address the unique needs of organizations through a variety of solution offerings. Dell has worked with VMware from the beginning to ensure customers who want to deploy VMware Virtual SAN can scale up or scale out easily to meet application and business needs on the best platform in the industry.”

Russ Barck, Senior Director, Technology Alliances, EMC Corporation

“EMC and VMware continue to drive transformative change in software-defined storage for virtualized environments.  The combination of industry-leading EMC storage solutions with VMware Virtual SAN™ enables a new class of storage architectures that address customer-needs for increased efficiency, flexibility and agility.  As previously announced, EMC is actively developing solutions for VMware Virtual SAN, and intends to target a number of different use-cases in the enterprise and SMB/SME markets, including Virtual Desktop Integration (VDI), test-dev and disaster recovery.”

Lee Caswell, VP Virtualization Products Group, Fusion-io

“VMware Virtual SAN promises to bring the benefits of shared storage to a much broader customer base. We are excited about how the differentiated performance, reliability and density benefits of Fusion ioMemory help customers realize the best results of this new scale-out storage solution combined with the server infrastructure of their choice.”

Mike Gustafson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HGST's SSD, Software and Solutions Business Unit

"We are pleased to be part of the ecosystem for VMware Virtual SAN. Our leading portfolio of enterprise-class HDDs and SSDs, including SAS, SATA and PCIe, provide an excellent platform on which to leverage VMware Virtual SAN to create high-capacity and high-performance hypervisor-converged storage for VMware vSphere environments."

Daniel DG Lee, Vice President of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering Team, Samsung Electronics

“Our next generation enterprise SSD solutions have been certified by VMware for use along with VMware’s Virtual SAN™ as a viable means of providing simplified, high-performing software-based storage for virtual machines. We will continue to work closely with our IT customers and enterprise software leaders such as VMware in developing the most advanced and environmentally-friendly IT systems for the data center.”

John Scaramuzzo, SVP and GM, Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk

“SanDisk is delighted to support VMware Virtual SAN, as we see flash storage as a key enabler of virtualization and the software-defined data center. SanDisk’s enterprise SAS SSDs are designed to work seamlessly with VMware Virtual SAN, providing enterprise performance that is superior to traditional HDD storage with lower capital and operating expenses, which significantly reduces total cost of ownership.”