VMware Virtual SAN is a hypervisor-converged storage software that is fully embedded in VMware vSphere 6. It supports all-flash configuration, and when run over faster networking, delivers improved, highly predictable and uniform performance regardless of workload. VMware NSX is the leading network virtualization platform, which enables a completely new operational model for networking.
"With the exponential growth of data, organizations need solutions that are scalable, efficient and cost-effective", stated Howard Hall, senior director, Global Technology Partner Organization, VMware "Allowing customers to leverage high-speed interconnect solutions at 40Gb/s and pairing these solutions with VMware's advanced network virtualization and software-defined storage technologies will provide even greater performance efficiency."
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40Gb/s Ethernet NIC is fully supported in VMware vSphere 6. It also includes several acceleration engines, among them Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), and SR-IOV to minimize the latency of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). This is essential for network functions virtualization (NFV) that is required by telecom service providers.
"CloudX hyper-converged platforms enable efficient Cloud deployments to be built with minimum risks", stated Kevin Deierling, vice president, Marketing, Mellanox Technologies. "Now enterprises and telecom service providers can meet their operational goals and maximize the number of virtual machines running over the same infrastructure, by running VMware technologies over proven platforms connected by 40Gb/s Ethernet interconnect."