The Melio family of virtualization products can now be used to manage storage for Windows Server Hyper-V as well as to manage application data for physical or virtual Windows Server application servers.
April 17, 2012
Distributed data management innovator Sanbolic has announced support for Microsoft System Center 2012.
Sanbolic’s Melio family of virtualization products can be used to manage storage for Windows Server Hyper-V as well as to manage application data for physical or virtual Windows Server application servers.
Sanbolic Melio is designed to overcome data management and performance challenges encountered in distributed physical and virtual application environments. By abstracting logical storage from heterogeneous storage hardware and providing a centrally managed shared pool of storage across physical and virtual Windows Servers, Sanbolic enables scale-out and high availability for such enterprise services as SQL Server, file and web serving, and virtual desktops. Melio also supports virtualized Windows Server workloads or private cloud environments across heterogeneous hypervisors.
“Using Melio with System Center 2012 will simplify the provisioning of highly available physical or virtual Windows Server workloads on heterogeneous SAN or DAS storage while adding improved data protection, storage live migration, and granular QoS management,” states Sanbolic in a press release submitted to Channel Pro-SMB.
SYSTEM CENTER INTEGRATION
According to Sanbolic, Melio now integrates easily into environments managed by System Center 2012. Extensive storage level reporting can be used by System Center Operations Manager to manage service performance. In addition, cluster -wide snapshots within Melio can be backed up by System Center Data Protection Manager.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager can use Melio as a shared storage resource for Windows Server Hyper-V and also provides additional service management, storage, live migration features. Melio can be managed through its own interface and through a WMI API. It can be managed through PowerShell commandlets in the new release.
Integration with System Center Orchestrator simplifies the automation of logical storage management in private clouds, enabling administrators to easily migrate workloads across storage hardware, manage quality of service for critical workloads, and mirror data across sites for disaster recovery using any industry standard SAN storage or a Sanbolic SoftSAN using local server-side hard disk or solid state storage.
The Sanbolic System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager is available immediately. System Center Operations Manager and System Center Orchestrator support will be available by the end of Q2.
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