New EMC XtremIO Features Offer Extensive App Integration and Automated Storage Management Workflows for Virtualized Environments
EMCannounces new EMC XtremIO application integration and management features for virtual machines via SMI-S and VMwarevRealize Orchestrator
- Updates extend full power of XtremIO iCDM functionality to virtual environments
- Simplifies storage management in virtual environments with XtremIO Management Server leveraging EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) and EMC AppSync
EMCplans further application integrations and workflow automation support within the XtremIO user interface
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Among more than a dozen updates to the XtremIO XIOS™ operating system, highlighted new features include:
EMCand VMwareproduct integrations between XtremIO, EMC AppSync®, EMC VSI and VMwarevCenter Web UI. This new integration enables the vCenter administrator to locally recover and restore virtual machines and datastores, and perform file-level restores from within the virtual machine. This also enables new iCDM workflows from the vCenter native user interface, allowing users to create and repurpose functional copies using XtremIO's virtual copy technology.
New XtremIO vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in, which acts on its own or as a part of the
VMwarevRealize Automation workflow. The new vRealize Orchestrator plug-in allows infrastructure teams to build a self-service catalog of automated, end-to-end, infrastructure workflows for virtualization administrators, DBAs, and application owners. EMCwill enable VMwareusers to fully leverage XtremIO with VMwarevRealize Automation to automate and orchestrate storage management and provisioning tasks, such as compute and storage provisioning and iCDM capabilities natively within the VMwareinterface.
- Native support for Microsoft PowerShell version 4.0 and 5.0 via the XtremIO Management Server. As a result, administrators can now benefit from a fully supported scripting environment, using PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI from XtremIO to automate and orchestrate any operation in a virtualized environment.
- New XtremIO support for the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), allowing users to manage and provision XtremIO storage natively in their SMI-S user-interface of choice. SMI-S enables broad interoperable management and provisioning of heterogeneous multi-vendor storage systems from a variety of SMI-S enabled applications. For example, XtremIO includes new support for Microsoft Hyper-V virtualized environments via the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) SMI-S profile. Going forward,
EMCwill continue adding support for other SMI-S client profiles in XtremIO.
The rich set of application integration and storage workflow automation features built into XtremIO are designed to help simplify storage management and provisioning processes within major applications that are critical to both IT and business users.
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New features within the latest release of the XtremIO operating system are available immediately as a free software update for customers with current support agreements. The XtremIO vRealize Orchestrator plugin will be available later this year.
Raghu Raghuram, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Software-Defined Data Center Division,
"The XtremIO integrations with
David Goulden, CEO, EMC Information Infrastructure,
"As the clear market share leader for all-flash storage, XtremIO also carries the mantle as
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