VMware has announced the preview of Cloud Flex Storage, a new disaggregated cloud storage and data management service that is fully managed by VMware.
According to a blog post, the new service intelligently combines cloud-native abstractions to deliver exceptional performance and cost across traditional and modern workloads. With just a few clicks in the VMware Cloud Services Console, customers can scale their storage environment without adding hosts, and elastically adjust their storage capacity up or down as needed, for every application.
Customers also benefit from a simple pay-as-you-go consumption model.
VMware Cloud Flex Storage is built on a mature, enterprise-class filesystem that has been developed and production-hardened over many years, dating back to Datrium’s DHCI storage product which VMware acquired in July 2020. It is the same filesystem that has been backing VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery service.
VMware plans to initially focus on delivering a fully managed and natively integrated service for VMware Cloud on AWS.