– VirtuaLUN is the first certified emulation product that fully supports VVOL in VMware 6.0, and can be used for a number of applications in place of real storage.
Littleton, MA, March 22nd, 2015 — SANBlaze Technology, Inc., a pioneer in storage emulation solutions,
announces the VirtuaLUN 7.3 storage emulator with full VVOL support has been certified by VMware and is one of the first companies to be included in the VVOL VMware certified compatibility Guide. VirtuaLUN is the only certified product that allows testing of VVOL enabled storage prior to infrastructure updates and is a critical development tool for companies looking for a configurable VMware storage environment.
SANBlaze VirtuaLUN 7.3 emulation software fully supports VMware storage APIs, including VMware Virtual Volume (VVOL), vSphere API’s for Storage Awareness (VASA) and VAAI. As an emulated VVOL storage array, the SANBlaze system can be used in a number of different scenarios, including: to plan VVOL implementations, be a VVOL enabled RAM disk for VMotion, or a certified VVOL storage device for storage application, plugins and management development.
SANBlaze storage emulation solutions are deployed worldwide in the development and test labs of most major storage vendors. The addition of full VMware API support, including VVOL specification, extends the use of the SANBlaze products. SANBlaze products provide extensive, certified support for these VMware storage extensions, delivering unique, emulated, cost effective, scalable systems for firms developing solutions that integrate into a VMware environment.
SANBlaze emulated storage solutions provide hundreds of programmable test and development use cases for error handling, application performance modeling, scalability and performance testing. Emulated storage delivers rapidly and easily configurable storage platforms at a fraction of the cost of real storage. VMware Ready certification insures that SANBlaze devices act like real storage devices, while offering the ability to affect any number of variables to simulate different scenarios and edge cases. SANBlaze is one of a few companies to offer full VVOL and VASA 2.0 support, and the only company to offer an emulated tool for development, testing and pre-deployment use.
Benefits of employing SANBlaze VirtuaLUN include:
- Increased operational flexibility, as emulated storage can deliver multiple configurations, varying performance and scalability profiles and 100′s of target storage environments.
- Cost savings and efficiency are increased due to multiple simulated storage environments that may be reconfigured with a single command.
- Error conditions, test cases and scale testing can be implemented with near zero latency, since storage is emulated in RAM.
SANBlaze VirtuaLUN™ target emulation systems are available in a number of physical appliance configurations or available as software to run standalone or as a virtual appliance.