Understanding Storage Virtual Appliances with VMware Virtualization
Customers adopting virtualization for small environments such as SMB and branch office deployments are looking for practical ways to take advantage of the benefits of shared storage for virtual infrastructure. Storage virtual appliances provide a new option for environments like these that have traditionally been unable to justify investments in shared storage. Storage virtual appliances are special-purpose virtual machines for transforming local, direct-attached storage into a shared storage platform, enabling low-cost high-availability for small environments. This new paradigm in the delivery of storage enables small environments to take advantage of VMware's advanced virtualization features and functions immediately with a cost-effective and easily-deployed solution. In this session you will learn how storage virtual appliances work and how they can be used in a VMware virtualized environment.
Technical Overview Session
Networking; Storage / Backup; VMware Infrastructure; Virtualization Platform / Hypervisor
John Blumenthal( VMware,Inc. ), Supratim Deka( VMware, Inc. ), Karthik Chandrasekaran( VMware, Inc. )
John is the Director of Tech Product Management at VMware, Inc. He has varied and very rich experience in storage products and is shaping up the VMware's VSA strategy.
Supratim has eight years of industry experience in systems programming, mostly in the area of Networking and Filesystems. He is part of the VMware VSA core team.
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