The right virtualization storage strategy — uncoupling computing processes from legacy hardware — can drive efficiencies, automate processes to reduce IT management involvement and costs, increase security, and deliver enormous business value to a company.
With data storage needs growing exponentially, storage virtualization solutions need to simplify storage management, expand on-demand functionality and flexibility, reduce IT complexity, and maintain cost efficiency within budgetary restraints.
The proliferation of virtual machines at the server can lead to performance and administration bottlenecks at the storage level. Storage administrators are no longer able to associate storage policies with applications on servers running multiple virtual machines. And, in addition, administrators are lacking a storage virtualization solution that would improve operational efficiency, infrastructure flexibility, and data accessibility.
NexentaStor is the leading hardware-independent storage solution built upon ZFS technology. This allows for provisioning VM storage policies through the use of the VM DataCenter (VMDC) Plug-in. This enables easy management from a single interface, not only within but also across server virtualization vendors, including VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and others, thereby speeding the deployment of virtual environments.
Nexenta storage solutions provide unlimited cloning for VM provisioning and support for live migration. Nexenta uniquely provides management across virtualization vendors and enables one-click provisioning of one-to-many VMs guided by storage policies. NexentaStor helps customers run virtualized storage in a much more efficient manner by incorporating thin provisioning, deduplication, and compression. This allows NexentaStor to store less data, in a smarter manner, accessible when needed. Nexenta virtualization solutions provide:
Nexenta virtualization solutions speed up server and application deployments, create greater IT efficiencies, allow for future growth, and dramatically bring down the overall cost of company-specific storage requirements.