Graham Smith is a Senior Solutions Manager for VMware at NetApp. While a lot of what he does falls under the hat of “Product Management,” Graham also prides himself on remaining close to the tech. He runs Linux as his desktop of choice, and that usually tells you all you need to know. He’s also a UK transplant that found his way to Silicon Valley, and is passionate about innovation, marketing, and progress.
This time last year, we were hearing about this new way VMware was going to be handling storage. It went through many names, such as vDisk’s, VM volumes, and eventually landed with “Virtual Volumes,” cordially referred to as vVols. Leading up to VMworld US this year, all of us storage types were pushing VMware to give us an engineering code drop so that we could do introductory tech preview demo’s at the show. Unfortunately, this did not happen in time to show in San Francisco, but it did come shortly thereafter, and we were able to demo it this past week in Barcelona.
Graham asked if he could write up a quick post about vVol’s and show you the demo that we had at the booth, in case you were not able to make it to the show. So here it is!