Since the onset of Virtual Volumes the goal has been for storage providers to bring to life capabilities, automation and an evolution of storage consumption. Now it’s time for VVols Done Right.
Today during the company’s analyst day event, SolidFire announced their official support for Virtual Volumes with the release of their ElementOS (Version 9.0.0 Fluorine).
While working closely with some of the members of the SolidFire team such Keith Norbie, Josh Atwell, Andy Banta, Aaron Patten, Jeramiah Dooley and others, I got a chance to learn about the details of the SolidFire Virtual Volumes implementation.
From an implementation perspective, I think SolidFire has done a great job by not only by complying with all of the core implementation requirements of the Virtual Volumes framework. SolidFire is able to expand beyond the traditional capabilities used and found in the framework today and introduce a set of unique functions that has not been seen in current Virtual Volumes implementations until now!
SolidFire brings support for Virtual Volumes to vSphere customers with their Fluorine release:
Control Plane Compliance – Compliance with vSphere’s universal storage control plane and policy management framework. SolidFire/vSphere customers have the opportunity to transform their adverse storage management operations. Through the use of vSphere’s Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM), SolidFire allows customers to take legacy storage operating procedures and transform them into standardized and systematic procedures that are dynamically defined by the storage administrator for vSphere administrators.