Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced that its 12Gbit/s SAS 15,000 RPM enterprise hard disk drives (HDDs) – the AL13SX Series – and enterprise solid state drives (eSSDs) – PX03SN Series – earned VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.0 and 5.5 certification for VMware vSphere® environments. Virtual SAN for VMware vSphere® 6.0 is a new hypervisor-converged storage platform that was released in March to deliver the benefits of software-defined storage to the data center. These eHDDs and eSSDs are optimized for mission-critical tiered enterprise server and storage applications, and all capacity models underwent VMware’s rigorous validation process.
VMware certified drives are validated to take advantage of VMware Virtual SAN benefits including high performance and radically simplified storage deployments in software-defined data centers. The certification involves a five-stage process that included review, performance, reliability, compatibility and overall integrity. With VMware Virtual SAN certification, these Toshiba eHDDs and eSSDs models help to bring the benefits of tiered storage solutions to both SMB and enterprise customers.
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