August 28th, 2012 by Josh Linden
NetApp Demonstrates Integration between Data ONTAP 8 and VMware's vSphere 5.1
At VMworld, NetApp has unveiled new integration between VMware’s vSphere 5.1 and NetApp’s Data ONTAP 8 operating in Cluster-Mode. Data ONTAP 8 extends VMware with the ability to transparently migrate data within a cluster to provide load balancing, hardware maintenance, or technology refreshes.
Data ONTAP Edge addresses the needs of small or remote offices that require local storage with integrated backup that can be operated with minimal on-site IT administration.
NetApp also announced Virtual Storage Console 4.1, a new version of its end-to-end management software. VSC 4.1 adds support for VMware vSphere 5.1, enhanced support for NetApp Cluster-Mode configurations, and online alignment of misaligned virtual machines. Virtual Storage Console 4.1 is now available through the VMware vCenter.