EMC announced today the results of a survey that shows them having the highest percentage of networked storage in VS environments. 98% of respondents were using VMware ESX and 78% have VS technology in use for their production environments.
HOPKINTON, Mass. – February 25, 2009
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has been cited as “the most prevalent storage vendor in their overall environments” according to a survey of 124 global IT decision-makers currently using x86 server virtualization technology. The January 2009 report titled Storage Choices For Virtual Server Environments also revealed that 98 percent of the 124 survey respondents were using VMware ESX in their virtual server environments, and that 78 percent have virtual server technology in use for production application workloads.
According to the survey 48 percent of respondents chose EMC as their brand of networked storage for virtual servers – nearly two times more prominent than the next closest storage provider. The next closest vendor was used by only 25 percent of survey respondents. Additionally, 63 percent of the respondents prefer to buy from a single storage vendor which illustrates that buyers show a preference for working with a single storage vendor.
“Customers are moving to virtualized environments to support their most critical workloads and are choosing EMC networked storage for their virtual information infrastructure,” said Frank Hauck, EMC Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Customer Satisfaction. “EMC has invested in extensive integration, interoperability, joint engineering, and solution validation across EMC’s portfolio to enhance the capability of all of our products to support VMware, and enable our customers to realize greater business and operational value from their EMC and VMware Infrastructure environments.”
“To achieve many of the benefits of server virtualization, such as the flexibility to move virtual machines between physical hosts for workload balancing and high availability, physical hosts must be networked to shared storage,” wrote Andrew Reichman, Senior Analyst, Forrester in the report. “While heterogeneity is a complicated reality for many storage environments, 63% respondents indicate that they have purchased storage for virtual server environments from only one vendor…According to the respondents of this survey, EMC is the most prevalent storage vendor in their overall environments….”
Key product integrations that enable EMC’s customers to unlock more value from their information infrastructure and virtualized environment include:
Storage resource management that integrates with VMware’s vCenter Server and ESX server APIs to unify management environments using EMC ControlCenter®
VMware vClient Server-integrated dependency and root cause analysis with EMC Smarts®, advanced data de-duplication backup and recovery optimized for VMware using EMC Avamar®, EMC NetWorker® and EMC Data Protection Advisor
Business continuity data protection enabled by the industry’s most comprehensive support of Site Recovery Manager
VMware vCenter Server integrated array snapshots with Replication Manager
EMC Symmetrix® or EMC CLARiiON® QoS software with VMware DRS to deliver end-to-end quality of service for VMware environments.
In January 2009 EMC became a gold-level VMware Authorized Consultant (VAC) to help enterprise customers around the world accelerate the business benefits they can realize by virtualizing their information infrastructures and data centers.
To read the Forrester survey, please go to: http://www.emc.com/collateral/analyst-reports/2009-forrester-storage-choices-virtual-server.pdf
NetApp has announced that they have created a guarantee program for installed third party storage. This guarantee says that customers will decrease their non-NetApp storage capacity for virtual servers by 35% using the V-series and de-duping technology.
Sunnyvale, Calif.—February 24, 2009—In an effort to help customers maximize the value of their existing storage investments, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the industry’s first-ever Guarantee* Program for installed third-party storage. As an addition to NetApp’s existing Virtualization Guarantee Program, which was introduced in September 2008, NetApp is offering a guarantee that customers will decrease their non-NetApp primary storage capacity for virtual server environments by 35% using NetApp® V-Series and deduplication technology.
Now customers have more ways to save with NetApp’s Virtualization Guarantee Program. Customers can take advantage of NetApp’s guarantee that they will use 50% less storage in their VMware®, Citrix, and Microsoft® virtual environments with NetApp storage compared to traditional storage arrays. Alternatively, for customers that already own EMC, IBM, HP, or HDS storage systems, NetApp will reduce redundant copies of their primary data by at least 35% with NetApp V-Series.
“Customers are stretching their budgets and looking to lower their overall infrastructure costs while minimizing the risk of their IT investments,” said Jay Kidd, chief marketing officer of NetApp. “While server virtualization is a way for customers to achieve greater efficiency in the data center, NetApp further fulfills this promise with our storage efficiency capabilities that help not only save space and cost but also minimize risk of their storage investments. Now we’re assuring customers that they can realize efficiencies with our competitors’ storage using NetApp V-Series. No other storage vendor is willing or able to match this guarantee.”
Now NetApp customers can achieve greater storage capacity utilization on inefficient systems that they already purchased and deployed and tap into the unrealized potential of their existing storage infrastructures. NetApp provides the most complete storage efficiency technologies for virtual server environments so that customers can improve protection of their data assets, buy less storage, and reduce their overall power, space, and cooling costs in their data centers.
NetApp V-Series is an open storage controller that unifies NetApp and non-NetApp storage under a common storage architecture. V-Series enables customers to take full advantage of the benefits of the powerful features of Data ONTAP® such as deduplication, thin provisioning, and Snapshot™ technology, to improve storage efficiency and dramatically simplify data management. NetApp deduplication has become one of the fastest growing technologies in the company’s history, with more than 28,000 systems deployed across all tiers of data, including primary, backup, and archival.
Availability and Requirements
Customers anywhere in the world who purchase a new V-Series system for their virtual desktop and server environment, including Citrix XenServer, VMware ESX, and Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V™, can take advantage of this program. If customers don’t improve their storage capacity on competitive storage systems by at least 35% with NetApp V-Series and deduplication (and after following established best practices implemented by NetApp Professional Services), NetApp will provide the additional storage capacity needed to meet customers’ shortfall, valued up to 35% of the original controller purchased, at no additional charge*. Qualifying service delivery is available from NetApp Global Services or participating Authorized Professional Service Partners in networked storage for virtualized platforms.
For more information, visit www.netapp.com/guarantee, where you can access program details including FAQs, technical resources, best practices, and the new NetApp Storage Efficiency Calculator to evaluate your current environment and learn how NetApp storage efficiency technologies can lead to higher storage utilization.