SMB storage platform supports VMware through network file system protocol
Netgear said that its ReadyNAS family of unified network storage devices for the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) market are certified as compatible with VMware’s ESX 4.0 virtualisation platform.
According to Netgear, its ReadyNAS storage products can be fully integrated with VMware, providing SMBs with the benefits of virtualisation at reduced cost. Its entire ReadyNAS product line, desktop ReadyNAS Pro, ReadyNAS NVX, rack-mountable ReadyNAS 2100 and 3200, can gain fromcertification using the Network File System (NFS) protocol.
Netgear said, SMBs which seek first-time virtualisation can implement a certified ReadyNAS with VMware and eliminate dedicated file servers, while current ReadyNAS users can deploy the combined offering without purchasing additional storage capacity.
Drew Meyer, director of marketing for network storage business unit at Netgear, said: Server virtualisation is traditionally the domain of the datacentre. Netgear ReadyNAS systems can now bring cost savings and availability to SMBs with newly affordable solutions. Netgear is committed to staying at the leading edge of feature functionality for SMBs, so our choice to integrate with VMware was an easy one.