Dell Storage Solutions for VMware

Realize the full potential of your VMware environments with powerful and flexible data storage platforms from the storage market leader.

Organizations know the importance of data. Having your data available when needed is critical. Dell storage is engineered to bring extreme performance and agility for your VMware environments.

Modernize All Your Data Driven VMware Applications

  • VCF Integration
  • Simplify storage with vVols
  • Automated data placement
  • Lower data footprint with global, always-on modern data reduction
  • Bring NVMe and Storage Class Memory to VMware

Bring modern storage to VMware workloads

In this new world of modern applications and containers, businesses rely on IT to rapidly deliver services in the datacenter, the cloud, or the edge. This requires an agile infrastructure that delivers a consistent operating model. Dell Technologies and VMware deliver on this requirement, allowing seamless transition from today’s classic application-oriented virtualized workloads to tomorrow’s distributed cloud-powered solutions all while ensuring data availability and protection.


VMware vSphere
Dell Storage platforms improve the performance of vSphere by offloading common storage operations. These are via the free Dell plug-ins that enable VMware administrators to manage hosts, datastores, and data copies, reducing operational complexity.

VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols)
Dell storage supports vVols through its VASA providers where the storage arrays advertise their capabilities to vSphere. This allows the offloading of VM level functionality to the array and improves both VM and storage performance and efficiency.

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
Dell storage platforms support VCF deployments to deliver needed storage functionality in Virtual Infrastructure workload domains. Workload domains can take advantage of unique storage values such as modern data reduction techniques.

vRealize Suite
Dell storage platforms utilize VMware vRealize Suite to manage and monitor VMware storage. With VMware technologies like vRO & vROPs together with VMware Plugins like VSI and ESI customers can monitor and manage their Dell storage from within their VMware environments.

Increase Data Efficiency

Data Consolidation
Workload Rebalancing
Storage Simplification

Automate Storage Delivery

vRealize Integrated
VMware Cloud Ready
vVols Natively Supported

Ensure Data Availability

Inherent Data Security
Highly Available Storage
Native Storage Replication

Resources Storage Solutions for VMware resources

PowerStore VMware Horizon VDI Reference Architecture

Deliver critical performance and storage efficiency for VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments with PowerStore.

Best Practices for Dell Unity Storage with VMware

This document is a guide for deploying VMware® vSphere® with Dell Unity™ All-Flash arrays to achieve an optimal combination of performance and resiliency.

Virtualization Integration

This document discusses the virtualization features and integration points between the PowerStore™ platform and VMware® vSphere®.

VMware vSphere Best Practices

This document provides best practices for integrating VMware® vSphere® hosts with PowerStore™.

The Power of Storage Built for VMware

Bring modern storage to your VMware® workloads with Dell storage platforms — built for VMware.