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Datrium Adds Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Virtualization and Docker Containers

Datrium announced it has added support for Red Hat Virtualization to its DVX platform and Data Cloud software. Datrium DVX Software 3.0 supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers and kernel virtual machines (KVM) in the same way it supports VMware servers and vSphere virtual machines (VMs), and can run both environments within a single Datrium DVX system and with a single management view. With this software release, Datrium DVX is part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem. Datrium also announced support for stateful Linux containers and Docker persistent volumes, for both bare-metal and virtualized deployments, enabling end-to-end encryption and cloud data management on a per-container basis.

By 2018, more than 50 percent of new workloads will be deployed into containers in at least one stage of the application life cycle. Unfortunately for many enterprises, a number of hyperconvergence approaches support only one hypervisor, and most have no per-container data management services such as snap, clone, or replication at all.

Hypervisor Choice Can Reduce Cost, Lock-in

With Datrium DVX Software 3.0, both VMware vSphere and Red Hat Virtualization compute nodes can be supported within one Datrium system, helping to reduce the costs of virtualization and hypervisor lock-in. Compute nodes run all VM workloads in local flash for high performance, and store persistent data on capacity-optimized secondary storage appliances called data nodes, which include always-on erasure coding, global deduplication and compression. Data Cloud, Datrium's built-in cloud data management software, provides recovery and replication of Red Hat Virtualization data across sites.  Datrium DVX can restore a Red Hat VM as well as discrete virtual disks, so customers may not need to replace and reconfigure the entire VM when recovering data, also helping to reduce downtime and administrative overhead.

"As the world's leading provider of open source solutions, Red Hat is always seeking new relationships which can support the delivery of massively scalable cloud infrastructures," said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Technology Ecosystems, Red Hat. "We are excited to collaborate with Datrium, whose converged infrastructure can help build on the simplicity, scalability and economic benefits that Red Hat- based clouds are designed to provide."

"Building on our industry-leading work with Open Convergence we are incredibly proud to collaborate with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, providing choice to enterprises looking for building a foundation for future technologies and reducing cost and complexity," said Andre Leibovici, Datrium Vice President for Solutions and Alliances.

Container Data Security, Protection and Mobility

Datrium also announced support of stateful Linux containers for both bare-metal and virtualized deployments, and the availability of its Docker persistent volumes plug-in. One of the key benefits of the Datrium platform is that a container persistent volume cloned on one compute node can be immediately used on another. One of the significant challenges of containers, however, is that it represents an order of magnitude more objects to manage than virtual machines. Datrium has addressed this with a combination of powerful search capabilities, the ability to create logical groups of containers (called a Protection Group) aligned to customer applications, and assignment of protection policies to those groups for instant recovery, archive, DR and more. In addition, with Dynamic Policy Binding, which auto-includes new containers into a protection group based on naming convention, Datrium DVX with Data Cloud software enables a simpler way to manage and protect containers at scale.

Finally, because Datrium Blanket Encryption protects data in use, in flight and at rest with full data reduction, it is ideal for an environment where containers may be developed in one location and deployed in another. The container will remain encrypted and secure through its entire lifecycle on Datrium DVX, from development to production to archive. 

"Private clouds, like public clouds, need to consolidate high-growth instance types like containers, but in private clouds, hypervisors are also a choice," said Brian Biles, Datrium CEO and cofounder. "DVX 3.0 brings Datrium customers early access to the emerging power of per-container data management, while enabling hypervisor freedom of choice, all with unparalleled simplicity and performance."

Pricing and Availability

Datrium DVX Software 3.0 will be available next month at US list pricing of $12,000 per compute node. Included in this software release is Datrium's qualification of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, CentOS 7 1611, and Docker version 1.2 with its DVX platform.

Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:52 AM by David Marshall
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