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VMware and HPE work closely together to help customers support a tsunami of new applications. 

Storage for VMware needs to be intelligent, predictive, VM-and-application aware, and deeply integrated into the VMware ecosystem. VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) answers that need by matching storage capacity, performance, and quality of service to application requirements, and effectively eliminating the complexities of LUN management.

Continuous innovation: What to expect going forward

Looking forward, HPE continues to lead the charge in developing new features for vVols such as support for NVMe-oF (VASA 4.0) and support for stretched storage clustering which is our #1 customer requested feature for vVols. Both features represent major engineering efforts and demonstrate HPE and VMware’s continued commitment to improve vVols to align with the latest storage technologies that meet customer requirements.

With more and more customers interested in building private clouds using VMware Cloud Foundation, vVols represents an ideal solution as it delivers fully automated storage provisioning using policy based management to support VM workloads. Strong VMware integration makes HPE Primera and Nimble Storage ideal platforms to use with VMware Cloud Foundation as primary workload domain storage. HPE is continually creating and updating reference architectures for VMware Cloud Foundation to help customers implement these solutions.

“The pace of application growth is accelerating and vVols provides an escape valve for customers who are struggling to keep up”, says Lee Caswell, VP Marketing, CPBU, VMware. “Our joint vVols work with HPE is setting a pace that has customers rethinking how storage integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation, can become a strategic advantage.”

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