The XIV Storage Software version 11.5.1 announced on January 27,
includes support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL).
XIV and Virtual Volumes are an ideal combination .
XIV gets the best out of vSphere VVOL and VVOL gets the best out of XIV:
VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes automation is based on VMware vSphere APIs for Storage Awareness or VASA .
The IBM Storage Provider for VMware VASA is a feature of the IBM Storage Integration Server, and will support the orchestration of all Virtual Volumes operations with XIV.
Just watch this video for more information on VVOL and a demonstration of the efficiency of cloning VMs when using VVOL and XIV.
For a better experience, watch in full-screen mode by clicking the icon at the bottom right corner of the video pane.
(The demo was developed by Paul Braren, IBM Technical Advisor, working with the IBM Redbooks team)