When a storage vendor enables the Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-in, their customers will be able to provision that vendor’s storage through the Oracle VM Manager. This will enable simpler management of virtual infrastructure, as well as faster provisioning of solutions in a cloud environment.
EMC Oracle Storage Connect Integration Module for EMC Symmetrix implements Oracle Storage Connect APIs for discovery and provisioning of EMC storage arrays. With the integration module installed in Oracle VM environment, customers are able to provision and manage EMC storage arrays through Oracle VM Manager. The combined solutions:
"By developing a Storage Connect plug-in, we are working with Oracle to drive innovation in the areas of storage provisioning and management." said Tadashi Kumasawa, General Manager, Storage Planning Div. Storage Systems Unit, Fujitsu Limited. " Oracle and Fujitsu will accelerate their collaboration and deliver to customers reliable and high performance IT infrastructures which leverage Oracle VM Storage Connect framework running on Fujitsu's ETERNUS storage and PRIMERGY PC Server platforms.”
"Hitachi Data Systems and Oracle are committed to delivering on the full promise of server virtualization to customers as demonstrated by the seamless integration of Hitachi Data Systems storage and Oracle VM. This integration not only simplifies Oracle VM deployment but also ensures the Oracle environment is tuned for optimal efficiency, resilience and, importantly, cost savings," Jim Beckman, Vice President, Global Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems
"The Oracle VM Storage Connect framework will give customers the performance and operational efficiencies they need," said Phil Brotherton, vice president and general manager, Virtualization & Enterprise Applications Business Unit, NetApp. "Combined with NetApp's unique storage-efficiency technologies, customers can realize unprecedented cost and space savings and gain flexibility, high availability, and ease of management when virtualizing their Oracle infrastructure."
The NetApp Plug-in for Oracle VM 3.0 provides integrated and efficient storage management:
The Oracle Storage Connect Plug-in for the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is a component of the Oracle VM software suite that enables Oracle VM to provision and manage the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance for virtualization. This first released version (1.0) of the Oracle Storage Connect Plug-in supports iSCSI protocol. The Pillar Axiom 600 supports the Oracle Storage Connect Plug-in; this plugin is now available for download from the Utilities area on the Axiom in Axiom software release 5.3 and above, and is also available to supported Axiom users through MOS and may be found on the MOS Portal by searching for the Oracle Axiom product family.