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What Is VMware?

What Is VMware?

What Is VMware?

VMware is a software company that specializes in virtualisation and cloud computing. Virtualisation is about creating a software representation of something, like a server, so that it can be accessed and used independently from the constraints of its physical hardware. 

In this article, we’ll take a look at VMware’s virtualisation services and how you can use them to bring agility to your storage infrastructure.

Benefits of VMware

As a leader in virtualisation, VMware provides a number of products and services that are uniquely suited to virtualizing a data centre. Benefits of leveraging VMware for virtualisation include:

  • Cost savings of partitioning a single physical server into multiple virtual machines
  • Greater IT agility and flexibility to distribute your workload across your infrastructure as you see fit
  • Streamlined deployment, management, and maintenance of virtual machines
  • Granular virtualisation of storage area networks (SAN) and network attached storage (NAS) arrays with virtual volumes (vVols)

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Pure Storage Integrations with VMware

Pure Storage® supports VMware vSphere Storage APIs Array Integration (VAAI) to provide:

  • Block zero feature to accelerate virtual disk initialization
  • Full copy to offload virtual machine copying and deployment
  • Space reclamation to ensure efficient use of capacity
  • Hardware-assisted locking to enable large-capacity datastores with enhanced scale of simultaneous operations

In addition to general integration with VMware virtual machines, Pure Storage also has several packaged solutions available on the VMware marketplace, including:

As a VMware Advanced Technology Alliance Partner, Pure Storage works closely with VMware to help customers maximise the synergy between their virtual and physical infrastructure.

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