FalconStor NSS Certified VMware Ready for vSphere, VAAI
On the heels of FalconStor’s Version 7 upgrade announcement and just ahead of VMware VMworld 2011, FalconStor announced certification as VMware Ready for vSphere 5 and VAAI (vStorage APIs for Array Integration). Read on for the quick rundown on FalconStor’s new virtualization deployment opportunities …
For the uninitiated, the VMWare Ready certification means FalconStor’s NSS is now listed in the VMware catalog of “production”-ready technology for mission-critical virtualization environments, since it has met all of VMware’s testing and interoperability requirements. FalconStor also has the honor of being the “first software-based storage virtualization solution to enable VAAI in heterogeneous third-party SANs.” In English, this means FalconStor NSS server software is fully compatible working with various other arrayed storage appliances and servers to back up VMs to a centralized location without needing to install backup software on each VM.
Naturally, NSS is supporting the latest and greatest vSphere 5, meaning FalconStor’s NSS is fully interoperable with the swath of new virtualization features including data recovery, backup resource optimization and more. For VARs working with VMware, FalconStor or both, it’s another quality notch in their belt to deliver a unique and differentiating storage product to the market, especially when virtualization and storage integration is so critical in VM deployments.