Running mission-critical applications on virtual machines in production environments has become more mainstream as server virtualization has gained momentum. However, as easy as it can be to deploy virtual machines ad hoc, the challenge most organizations are now facing is around storage utilization and performance in virtual infrastructures. Virtual machine sprawl introduces its own set of challenges. Increase in storage consumption will have a dramatic impact on already level IT budgets. Deploying virtual machines is not as efficient when deployed in the thousands. And from the end-user's perspective, when a large number of users log into their desktops simultaneously, performance can suffer dramatically.
The return on investment on your server virtualization initiatives can be lost if your storage network and configuration is not optimal. Symantec VirtualStore is a highly scalable, clustered NAS solution for VMware virtual machine management. VirtualStore solves the storage challenges of virtual infrastructures with features that provide rapid provisioning of servers and virtual desktops, and efficient cloning and boot up of virtual machines, all through VMware vCenter, their management console.
Advanced storage virtualization
VirtualStore is a highly scalable, clustered NAS solution that reduces storage costs associated with virtual machine sprawl and improves the performance of virtual infrastructures with built-in acceleration for serving up VMware virtual machines.
Space-efficient virtual machine provisioning
Built-in cloning and provisioning functionality captures space optimized snapshots of virtual machines for significant storage savings.
Single management console
Integration with VMware vCenter provides end-to-end virtual machine management from a central location.
Enhanced end-user virtual desktop experience
Patented solution for caching virtual images addresses the challenge of multiple users booting up their virtual machines simultaneously
Advanced storage optimization
For a more cost-effective and easily scalable solution, the current data center trend is a shift to NAS-based storage solutions for hosting virtual machines images. Although traditional NAS solutions have enough storage to host thousands of virtual machine images, they will never reach that level due to the bottleneck at the controller level. VirtualStore allows you to modularly scale your VMware server capacity and storage capacity independently. As you need more VMware servers or desktop images or storage capacity, you can simply grow your VirtualStore cluster with commodity hardware.