Seagate First to Support VMware Virtual SAN with 12Gb/S SAS HDDs and SSDs

/ 2 years ago


Seagate announced that its Enterprise Performance 15K HDD and the 1200 SSD 12Gb/s SAS drives have been certified by VMware as interoperable storage tiers for VMware Virtual SAN. This is an industry first, the drives now support Virtual SAN for VMware vSphere, a new hypervisor-converged storage platform, delivering the benefits of faster, more reliable and cost-effective shared data for traditional data centers and emerging cloud infrastructures.

“We are pleased to partner with VMware to provide a path for the future with 12Gb/s support for VMware in data centers,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “The only VMware certified 12Gb/s solution in the industry, these drives coupled with the VMware vSphere platform deliver the optimum performance in terms of speed, scalability and efficiency— a winning combination that will enable us to provide unparalleled performance.”

The drives went through a rigorous certification process to ensure that the overall solution meets VMware Virtual SAN customer requirements, but both families of drives are now listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide.

The industry partners love the news, with Lenovo, Dell, and Supermicro, all are big players in the server market, expressing positive statements and are pleased to be part of it with their server solutions.

“At Dell, we take pride in our ability to introduce industry-leading solutions that increase storage performance while maintaining data integrity, system reliability and exceptional value,” said Brian Payne, executive director, Dell server solutions. “We’ve worked in lock-step with VMware and Seagate to ensure customers who want to deploy Virtual SAN can do so on the best platform in the industry. VMware’s certification of Seagate 12Gb/s SAS hard disk drives further exemplifies this point and complements Dell’s latest server and storage portfolios.”

“Supermicro offers the widest range of 12Gb/s SAS3 server and storage solutions on the market supporting Seagate’s new 12Gb/s SAS 15K HDD/1200 SSDs,” said Don Clegg, vice president of marketing and business development at Supermicro. “With our combined VMware certified FatTwin Virtual SAN solutions, enterprise and cloud providers can now accelerate deployment of cost-effective, virtualized infrastructure, delivering customers higher performance and greater efficiency with increased reliability.”

“Lenovo enterprise customers demand cutting-edge storage technology and Seagate’s 12Gb/s SAS delivers just that providing high-performance and robust enterprise reliability that they can trust,” said Darrel Ward, vice president, enterprise storage, enterprise business group, Lenovo. “VMware’s certification of this technology only reinforces our assertion that Seagate is a technology leader when it comes to storage solutions.”

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