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Infinidat grows alliance with VMware
A leading provider of enterprise-class storage solutions, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) is expanding its strategic alliance with VMware with new support for vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols).  In addition, InfiniBox® is now the first petabyte-scale storage platform available in the VMware Cloud Solutions Lab.  These new milestones in the deep collaboration between the two technology innovators make it even easier for customers to test, implement, and maintain large-scale software-defined datacenter (SDDC) environments.
 
“We are taking our partnership with VMware to a new level with vVols support and our Cloud Solutions Lab collaboration,” says Phil Bullinger, CEO of Infinidat.  “Nearly all of our large enterprise customers are using VMware as their software-defined data centre infrastructure platform of choice.  We are now in an even better position to unlock next-generation cloud use cases for a wider range of large enterprises.  Our expanded relationship reinforces Infinidat as an industry leading tier-one VMware storage provider.”
 
“The new InfiniBox vVols implementation raises the bar for enterprise-grade Tier 1 virtualization environments, building on Infinidat’s rich history of VMware solutions that enable simplicity at multi-petabyte scale,” added Lee Caswell, VP of Marketing, VMware Cloud Platforms Business Unit.  “We’re thrilled to continue partnering with Infinidat to increase the value for customers across our portfolio, from traditional vSphere to VMware Cloud Foundation to emerging Tanzu Kubernetes environments.”
 
“Infinidat introduced us to advanced ways VMware can be integrated with the InfiniBox and showed us the power of using both products together, including instant single-VM restores,” explains Cole Thompson, President and CEO of Virtual Data Corp.  “Infinidat’s capabilities make VMware deployments so simple and reliable that they can be done in hours, compared to weeks with other products.  Infinidat’s new enhancement with vVols support builds on the company’s proven solutions at multi-petabyte scale.”

In addition to vVols support, Infinidat also augmented the deep learning algorithm at the core of every InfiniBox − Neural Cache − to improve scalability by freeing up as much as a third of the DRAM of the machine.  This software enhancement enables further storage consolidation and data growth possibilities to continue.