VAAIValue Added Assessment Initiative
VAAIVStorage API (Application Programming Interface) for Array Intergration (VMware, Inc.)
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VMware VAAI and vSphere Client Plug-in are supported by TS-x79, TS-x70, and TS-x69 series.
Equipped with many other powerful features including 10GbE ready, SSD cache, VMware VAAI and vSphere Client plug-in, Microsoft SCVMM/ODX, and thin-provisioned volume, the Turbo NAS not only effectively optimizes efficiency and reliability in virtualization applications, but also serves as a high performance NAS for data backup.
The VAAI support on the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series is certified by VMware on vSphere 4.
VMware VAAI storage-based hardware acceleration lowers CPU and memory consumption, enables faster deployment, supports VMware vMotion[R] for storage tasks and disk creation, as well as higher VM consolidation ratios; however, these capabilities only work with VAAI-compliant storage arrays.
Complete management from within VMWare vCenter and full support for VAAI
VMware Ready Certified for VMware vSphere 5 and VAAI, FalconStor NSS Is the First Software-based Storage Virtualization Solution to Enable VAAI in Heterogeneous Third-party SANs
FalconStor([R]) Network Storage Server (NSS): Supports VMware vSphere and VMware VAAI and extends VMware functionality in heterogeneous SAN environments that may not offer native VAAI support; accommodates greater volume scalability, larger drive sizes and virtual machine density.
VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration: In addition to an existing VAAI feature that offloads processing to storage arrays to make VMs and server cycles more available, the new version offers additional features with the ability to reclaim blocks of a thin provisioned LUN on the array when a virtual disk is deleted and thin provisioning pool full alerts.
Arrow ECS: "Hitachi Data Systems leads the market in its ability to integrate full VMware VAAI support to provide a robust storage infrastructure for virtual server environments.
6) Internal HP comparison of time and performance for an HP P4000 with and without VAAI integration of cloning virtual machines and creating new vDisks.