Hifn Earns VMware Certification for Its Swarm Series Software
Hifn announces that its Swarm Series has been certified with VMware ESX 3.5 and VMware ESX 3i, expanding the customer options for iSCSI SAN storage in a VMware virtual environment.
Hifn's Swarm Series Software is now listed in the VMware "Storage/SAN Compatibility Guide For ESX Server 3.5 and ESX Server 3i", highlighting the Swarm's functionality and support for three VMware environments: ESX 3.5, ESX 3i Embedded and ESX 3i Server Installable. The VMware Storage/SAN Compatibility Guide enables VMware users to quickly determine which storage solutions have passed the company's stringent requirements for iSCSI SAN connectivity and compatibility with hosts running VMware ESX 3.x environments.
Hifn's simple-to-implement and easy-to-use iSCSI software delivers a robust feature set that continues the company's mission to protect sensitive data in the mid market. The solution offers a unique feature providing support for both iSCSI and NAS storage protocols within Microsoft Windows environments. Setting itself apart from typical iSCSI software products, Hifn includes a rich feature set of storage management and data availability services designed to simplify and reduce storage management overhead and improve data security and availability for SMB/SME customers. All iSCSI management – including administration of multiple deployed appliances - is handled via an intuitive web-based GUI. The solution provides broad volume management features with support for on-the-fly volume and capacity expansion and enhanced data availability with Multi-Path I/O support, providing dual data paths for active/active access to storage. Advanced data protection is included by enabling VSS-consistent snapshots and volume-based remote replication to facilitate disaster recovery and business continuity operations. Hifn's innovative iSCSI software also includes integrated backup, enabling users to backup directly from SAN-based storage, greatly reducing the backup window and eliminating backup traffic from the production Ethernet LAN.
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