At VMworld Europe 2014, Dell announced it has integrated Nexenta Software-Defined Storage on Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL.
The company is now shipping NexentaConnect and NexentaStor solutions with Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL.
The addition of Dell Engineered Solution for VMware EVO: RAIL will add a broader set of storage capabilities to help customers gain more value from their EVO: RAIL and VMware Virtual SAN environments, the company said.
Dell is expanding capabilities of the Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL, via two appliances:
Dell Engineered Solution for VMware EVO: RAIL, Virtual Infrastructure Edition is a general-purpose solution which enables customers to quickly stand up and scale-out VMware-based virtualized instances
Dell Engineered Solution for VMware EVO: RAIL, VMware Horizon View Edition is a VDI-specific edition which helps customers of all sizes quickly stand up VDI deployments.
The integration enables full-featured SMB and NFS services for VMware’s Virtual SAN offering with NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN, for EVO: RAIL.
Further it allows acceleration and automation of VMware Horizon 6 Virtual Desktop Infrastructures with NexentaConnect for VMware Horizon to help the automation and I/O acceleration for VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI).
In addition to these, the integration also provides in-line data de-duplication snapshots and compression with NexentaStor 4.1, and support for Dell Storage platforms incorporated in EVO: RAIL.
Mornay Van Der Walt, vice president, Emerging Solutions, VMware, said, the company anticipates many such add-on services for EVO: RAIL by its partners, as they strive to address the demands of their respective customers looking to rapidly roll out software-defined infrastructure services with on EVO: RAIL appliances.