DataCore Virtual SAN introduces the next evolution in Software-defined Storage (SDS) by creating high-performance and highly-available shared storage pools using the disks and flash storage in your servers. It addresses the requirements for fast and reliable access to storage across a cluster of servers at remote sites as well as in high-performance applications.Download this white paper to learn about:
• The technical aspects of DataCore’s Virtual SAN solution - a deep dive into converged storage• How DataCore Virtual SAN addresses IT challenges such as single points of failure, poor application performance, low storage efficiency and utilization, and high infrastructure costs.• Explore possible use cases and benefits of DataCore’s Virtual SAN
This IDC vendor profile analyzes Cirba’s Software-Defined Infrastructure Control with workload aware predictive analytics.
“Customers interviewed by IDC credit Cirba with helping them substantially reduce infrastructure and software licensing costs by improving the density of their environments without compromising application and workload performance.”
On closer examination, we find the root cause to be IO-starved
virtual machines (VMs), especially for heavy online transactional
processing (OLTP) apps, databases and mainstream IO-intensive workloads.
Plenty of compute power is at their disposal, but servers have a tough
time fielding inputs and outputs. This gives rise to an odd phenomenon
of stalled virtualized apps while many processor cores remain idle.
So how exactly do we crank up IOs to keep up with the computational
appetite while shaving costs? This can best be achieved by parallel IO
technology designed to process IO across many cores simultaneously,
thereby putting those idle CPUs to work. Such technology has been
developed by DataCore Software, a long-time master of parallelism in the
field of storage virtualization.
In this paper, we will discuss DataCore’s underlying parallel
architecture, how it evolved over the years and how it results in a
markedly different way to address the craving for IOPS (input/output
operations per second) in a software-defined world.
Traditional IT environments, so critical to most businesses, require a great deal of maintenance and monitoring in order to provide high levels of performance on a consistent basis. IT infrastructure includes computer hardware, operating systems, storage systems, and networking components in addition to the business software applications that support critical business functions. Keeping these elements running in harmony requires skilled technicians with in-depth knowledge of their specific segment of the total environment.
On the other hand, the DevOps experience is now more in demand than ever. The single areas of expertise and silos of knowledge are removed with software-defined environments that allow human resources to work together as a tightly bound team. This results in more effective use of resources with a dramatic improvement to development and operational agility. DevOps requirements include automation, integration, monitoring and collaboration within the IT infrastructure. Implementation of this approach nurtures a culture that removes barriers between operations, system administrators, engineers and developers, delivering the best results possible, and improving the value of IT to end users and customers.
There is no right or wrong approach. Winning IT strategies will embrace both cultures in order to maximize effectiveness and responsiveness. This paper will explore what a company needs, or should have in place, to create a DevOps culture capable of working hand-in-hand with traditional IT.
SvSAN is a software-defined storage solution designed to run on
two or more servers. It is uniquely architected with the combination of a light
footprint, availability out-of-the-box, uncompromising performance and
centralized management deployment across a remote and branch office
SvSAN eliminates the need for a physical SAN which are costly,
complex and present a single point of failure. With high availability,
out-of-the-box business critical applications and IT services suffer no
downtime and the removal of a SAN along with the low cost of commodity servers
and storage lowers IT acquisition and operating cost. Thousands of large
organizations and SMEs across 72 countries have already chosen SvSAN to
modernize their IT infrastructure.
This white paper discusses
the latest product release of StorMagic SvSAN and the common IT challenges that
can be resolved by deploying StorMagic SvSAN in your organization.