Storage for Virtual Environments

Providing Virtual Storage

VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix, Citrix and many more

Virtualisation today provides businesses with a flexible and affordable method to consolidate IT using a hyper-visor platform.  Virtual environments provide far more flexibility as multiple applications and different operating systems can run on the same physical hardware.

Storage for virtual environments

Deploying a virtual enviroment achieves multiple goals including:

  • Achieving better utilisation of server CPU's, Memory and Storage
  • Savings on CAPEX
  • Reduced rack space
  • Easier management

Whilst virtualisation has been around for a number of years there are a number of options and choices to make including some of the more popular versions.

  • VMware vSphere / ESXi
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • KVM
  • Nutanix Acropolis
  • Red Hat Virtualisation

Choosing the right hyper-visor is key when investing in a virtual environment in terms of cost both upfront and on-going, performance, features and up-time.

We provide a complete range of fully certified storage solutions to work with all the major software virtualisation platforms as listed above.

Storage Certifications

We provide fully approved tested and certified storage solutions that provide the different types of storage the hyper-visor requires i.e. Block or File.  Many of the storage solutions also take advantage of hyper-visor features i.e. VMware VAAI, automated fail-over, remote replication, snapshots etc.

Storage Management

The device storage management should integrate with the hyper-visor to create volumes, RAID sets and snapshots.  The management of the device should also provide extensive reporting and statistics on performance, usage, capacity and storage mappings.

Storage Performance

A key factor when deploying storage in a virtual environment is performance as the hyper-visor will be running many VM's.  We provide a range of storage solutions that support NVMe, SSD, Nearline SAS and SATA drives.  Systems that can scale from 10K IOPS to over 1M.


We also provide a range of completely scalable storage solutions for both capacity, performance and resilience.

Feature set

  • Deduplication
  • Compression
  • Thin provisioning
  • Snapshots - Clone, Volumes
  • Replication - Asynchronous or Synchronous
  • WORM
  • QoS
  • Auto Tiering
  • Clustering - Local/Metro

The storage solutions we provide use the following

  • All-Flash Arrays - Fibre channel, iSCSI, FCoE
  • Hard Disk RAID - Fibre channel, iSCSI, FCoE, SAS
  • Hybrid Storage - Fibre channel, iSCSI, FCoE, SAS
  • NAS/Unified - NFS/CIFS/iSCSI/FC/FCoE

If you would like to know more about the range of hypervisor storage solutions we provide, please complete the form below or call us on 01256 331614:

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