Virtual Software Defined Storage Overview
VMware’s vision is to evolve storage architectures through the pervasive hypervisor, bringing to storage the simplicity, efficiency and cost-savings that server virtualization brought to compute.
Software-defined storage (SDS) abstracts the underlying storage through a virtual data plane, making the VM (and the application) the fundamental unit of storage provisioning and management across heterogeneous storage systems.
By creating a flexible separation between applications and available resources, the hypervisor can balance all IT resources – compute, memory, storage and networking – needed by an application.
VMware SDS solutions enhance today’s data centers by delivering:
vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions. vSAN’s unique in-kernel architecture delivers flash-optimized performance and elastically scalable storage for any virtualized application, with TCO savings of up to 50%.vSAN
SRM is the industry-leading disaster recovery software that enables application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments with policy-based management, non-disruptive testing and automated orchestration.Site Recovery Manager
Virtual Volumes is an integration and management framework for external storage that provides finer control at the VM-level, streamlines storage operation and offers flexibility of choice.Virtual Volumes