Dell used VMworld to show its support for VMware vSphere 5.5 integration via new software releases for its flagship storage lines.
Dell Compellent vSphere Client Plug-in 2.0 and Dell EqualLogic Virtual Storage Manager for VMware 4.0 provide seamless integration with vSphere 5.5, Dell said. Both applications help with managing and provisioning of storage, and help protect and recover virtual machines with snapshot and replication capabilities across multiple storage arrays from a single VMware vSphere Web Client interface. Dell also plans to roll out VMware vCOPs support for its storage arrays this year.
Dell said at VMworld that the new Dell Compellent vSphere Client Plug-in 2.0 is available now, while the new Dell EqualLogic Virtual Storage Manager for VMware 4.0 is slated to ship later this year.