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Samsung Announces VMware Virtual SAN Certification For SM1625 Enterprise SSD

Oct. 4. 2013
Samsung Announces VMware Virtual SAN Certification For SM1625 Enterprise SSDSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd., global memory technology leader, is announcing that its SM1625 enterprise SSD has been certified by VMware as an optimized solution when utilized with VMware's Virtual SANTM. VMware Virtual SAN is a new software-defined enterprise storage system that enables users to pool server HDDs with Flash resources, creating a resilient, high-performance and dynamic shared storage solution for virtual machines.

Samsung's SM1625 SSD is a dual-ported SAS high-performance solid-state drive that features high density (up to 800GB) and low power consumption. The SM1625 is Samsung's first SSD to be certified for the VMware Virtual SAN. Utilizing 20nm-class architecture, the SM1625 offers up to 200 times greater power efficiency compared to conventional 15,000 RPM HDDs, and also features power loss protection to keep data safe in the event of a power outage or interruption.

According to John Gilmartin, vice president of Cloud Infrastructure Products at VMware, "VMware Virtual SANTM provides customers a simpler and more flexible tier of storage for their virtual machines. By clustering Flash and direct-attached storage, VMware Virtual SAN provides a shared storage solution that is high-performing, cost-effective, and seamlessly integrated into VMware vCenterTM Server. We are proud to have Samsung's SM1625 SSD as a high-performance storage option for our joint customers." more

Source:The SSD Review