October 05, 2007 14:00 ET
IBM Storage Virtualization Solution Certified for VMware Infrastructure
ARMONK, NY--(Marketwire - October 5, 2007) - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that its
flagship storage virtualization solution -- IBM System Storage SAN Volume
Controller (SVC) -- has been certified by VMware for use in conjunction
with VMware Infrastructure. This certification will enable joint customers
to utilize cross-company certification experts as they deploy fully
virtualized IT infrastructures based on SVC and VMware Infrastructure.
IBM's SVC helps clients make better use of existing storage, controls
growth, improves storage administrator productivity, and can dramatically
improve the availability and resiliency of an infrastructure. IBM and
VMware conducted joint testing to certify IBM's SVC solution (1).
"We're pleased that IBM's storage virtualization solution SAN Volume
Controller is one of the early industry wide solutions to be certified for
VMware Infrastructure," said Andy Monshaw, General Manager, IBM System
Storage. "We have hundreds of customers already using SVC with VMware to
take full advantage of the greater efficiency and productivity that SVC
allows to IT administrators to be more flexible and responsive to business
needs while also improving the availability and resiliency of virtual
In independent benchmarks designed and audited by the Storage Performance
Council, IBM's SVC is the highest performing benchmarked storage
virtualization solution in the world today -- with speeds over 75 percent
above its predecessor (2). Through working with IBM directly or with its
strategic business partners, implementing SAN Volume Controller unlocks
proprietary holds vendors have had on customers for years, having the
capabilities to virtualize across disparate hardware vendors systems.
"IBM SVC certification for VMware Infrastructure is very big news for our
customers," said Bob Hankins, Director of Storage Sales, Logicalis, Inc.
"As a key business partner with IBM, we are continually cross selling
hardware and software solutions that truly optimize our clients'
infrastructures and with SVC certified with VMware Infrastructure, our
customers will have the confidence in knowing they have the strength and
support of these companies behind them."
For more information about IBM, storage virtualization, and IT
Optimization, please visit http://www.ibm.com.
(1) To view the official posting, please visit
(2) Details of the SAN Volume Controller SPC-1 Results are available at: