Designed by the same company that publishes VMWare, the SMB-targeted member of the EMC CLARiiON line of SANs allows smaller companies to make full use of VMWare’s enterprise-level features. This gives IT departments the freedom to design their infrastructures to improve hardware utilization, increase redundancy and availability, and ease maintenance.
Using Distributed Resource Scheduler, accurate control of available physical resources allows organizations to optimize their energy efficiency and reduce cooling costs. The High Availability utility automatically detects server failures and reroutes traffic to other (working) channels. Finally, Storage vMotion can be used to migrate running virtual machines to other systems when taking a SAN down for maintenance to avoid productivity-reducing downtimes.