SOURCE: Compellent Technologies

Compellent Technologies

August 31, 2010 10:00 ET

Compellent Extends Fluid Data Support for VMware vSphere 4.1

Customers Including Heineken Netherlands and BioWare at VMworld 2010 to Explain Benefits of Fluid Data Storage in VMware Virtualization, Cloud Environments

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  Compellent (NYSE: CML) will enable end-users to manage its Fluid Data™ storage solution from the VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 client, building upon the foundation of Compellent and VMware virtualization to enable automated, scalable and cost-effective data centers and cloud services.

At VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, executives from Compellent, VMware and Heineken Netherlands will host a Super Session to describe how virtualization and tiered storage enables a high-performance, flexible and cost-effective data center for critical applications. Additionally, end-users from BioWare, Biola University, Alphastaff and Aethion will lead breakout sessions and roundtables and answer questions in the Compellent booth.

vSphere 4.1 Client Plug-In Simplifies Virtual Storage Management

The Compellent plug-in for VMware vSphere 4.1 allows vSphere users to efficiently manage Compellent virtualized pools of storage resources. From the VMware vSphere 4.1 client, Compellent users will be able to perform everyday tasks such as:

  • Provision, resize or expand volumes as business needs demand
  • Configure storage and VM hosts
  • Replicate VM datastore volumes for disaster recovery
  • Clone volumes to accelerate test and development 
  • View virtual storage statistics

Compellent expects to ship the vSphere 4.1 client plug-in in Q4. The company will also continue development of a new plug-in for VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) with plans to deliver features such as Full Copy Offload, Block Zeroing and Scalable Lock Management for enterprises and cloud services.

"Compellent is committed to providing end-users with unparalleled simplicity in managing virtualized data storage in enterprise and cloud environments," said Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of alliances and business development, Compellent. "The VMware vSphere client addition will work hand-in-hand with Compellent's proven automated tiered storage, thin provisioning, continuous snapshots and thin replication technologies to enable self-managing, highly-scalable storage as the core for virtualized or cloud data centers."

Customer-Led Sessions and Technology Demos at VMworld 2010

  • BioWare - Breakout Sessions, Tues., Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m. and Thurs., Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m.: Craig Miller of BioWare joins Scott DesBles, Compellent director of technical solutions, for "BioWare's Quest: The Search for Business Continuity."
  • Twitter Chat - #SANchat, Wed., Sept. 1, 1:00 p.m.: The monthly chat on storage and virtualization trends, #SANchat, will cover VMworld news and events. Follow @Compellent@amandajzook and @rootwyrm for details.
  • Customer Roundtable Discussion, Thurs., Sept. 2, 8:00 a.m.: A live discussion featuring Aethion, a technology consulting firm, and Alphastaff, a leading HR services company, moderated by Dave Vellante, Wikibon analyst and founder, will be held in the VMware Social Media and Blogger's Lounge, Moscone South street level entrance. 
  • Cloud Data Center Demo with Savvis: Savvis, a leading cloud computing infrastructure service provider, will showcase its Symphony cloud service using VMware, Cisco and Compellent technologies at the Compellent booth 1022.
  • vSphere 4.1 and Live Volume Demos: Technology demonstrations will include the vSphere Client Plug-in and Live Volume. Compellent end-users will also be available to discuss best-practices and real-world implementations.
  • VDI Performance Demo: Atlantis Computing, a leading provider VDI storage and performance optimization solutions, will showcase how its Atlantis ILIO solution can boost VDI desktop performance by 10 times using VMware View, Cisco UCS and Compellent technologies at booth 1140.

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About Compellent
Compellent Technologies (NYSE: CML) provides Fluid Data storage solutions that automate the movement and management of data at a granular level, enabling organizations to constantly adapt to change, slash costs and secure information against downtime and disaster. This patented, built-in storage intelligence delivers significant efficiency, scalability and flexibility. With an all-channel sales network in 35 countries, Compellent is one of the fastest growing enterprise storage companies in the world. For more information and news, visit and

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