Deploying the Hitachi NAS Platform in VMware VSphere Environments Using the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 Family
Explosive growth in NAS filers that is required to meet user demand results in administrative headaches and increasing equipment costs. Deploying VMware vSphere 4 on the Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090, powered by BlueArc, can reduce those costs. Managing virtual disks is easier than managing Logical Units (LUs) in a SAN environment, and deploying a Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 or 3090 system instead of deploying multiple smaller NAS systems reduces overall management complexity, improves performance, and lowers energy consumption. This paper describes how to deploy the Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090 with the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family of storage systems in vSphere 4 environments. This solution enables them to centralize management and consolidate the storage used in vSphere 4 environments.