With virtualization technologies and products at the centre of most IT infrastructures these days it is more important than ever that there be a synergy and a decent level of integration between the hardware, software and underlying virtualization platform. In many cases this isn’t something that has always been there though over time, and with the wide spread adoption of virtualization technologies from companies such as VMware and Microsoft, there has been an acknowledgement from vendors to the importance of providing tight integration between their and key virtualization products.
EMC is one such vendor who has been providing an increasing number of integration points into virtualization products, particularly VMware, for a number of years now. To a point where it can be hard to keep track of these many integrations. It isn’t unheard of for a company to be running an EMC product whilst being unaware that they could be benefitting from one or more of these EMC/VMware integrations.
To assist in making this easier EMC have made available a downloadable guide (in Adobe pdf format) that clearly outlines the many integration points between the various EMC and VMware products, along with highlighting the value and benefits that each provides. This guide will prove to be particularly useful when assessing if there are any of these useful and time saving VMware and EMC storage integrations that you could be utilizing to make your day to day IT Professional life easier.
The EMC VMware pdf integration guide provides the following information on each integration:
- Feature Product(s)
- Integration Point
- Business Value
- More Information
- From this list you can see that the guide is not solely targeted at a technical audience but also provides useful ‘Business Value’ information that could prove of use to IT decision makers. All of EMC’s product portfolio (eg: storage, backup, security, etc) is included in this guide, so if it has a VMware integration then it has been included. Here is a list of those EMC products – quite an extensive list!
- RSA Aveksa
- RSA DLP
- RSA SecurID
- RSA Security Analytics
- So if you’re running, or are thinking about running, an EMC product(s) in your VMware based infrastructure then definitely
- and take a look. Kudos to James Walkenhorst and team for creating this guide, it will no doubt prove highly useful to EMC’ers, EMC partners and customers alike.