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Coho Data Introduces Support for OpenStack, Brings Its Unique SDN Integration into Cinder Storage
Coho Data, a leading innovator in scale-out flash storage for the enterprise, today announced support for OpenStack on DataStream and that the Coho Cinder driver is part of the OpenStack Mitaka released earlier this month.  With Coho's DataStream Cinder API integration, organizations can build OpenStack block storage infrastructure that dynamically scales both performance and capacity in response to application demands.

The Coho DataStream architecture is designed for cloud infrastructures and its unique SDN integration provides network optimized workload distribution and parallelization to support the scalability requirements of cloud-based applications. Coho Data will be demonstrating the new support and current products at OpenStack Summit 2016 from April 25 to 29 in booth C27 in the Marketplace Expo Hall.

Scale-out Cinder Storage

Unlike traditional monolithic storage or existing cinder block solutions, the Coho DataStream meets OpenStack's primary design requirements by offering horizontal scalability, shared-nothing architecture and the ability to distribute everything, enabling an organization's business agility and increasing operational efficiency using OpenStack cloud infrastructure.

"Most enterprise storage systems stand as a stark counterexample to the operational efficiency and elasticity of infrastructure OpenStack is designed to achieve," said Andy Warfield, CTO, Coho Data. "Coho's Cinder integration brings a block storage solution that effortlessly scales on demand and that integrates deeply with datacenter networking to continuously adapt performance in response to workload demands.  I've been excited to see our system used to build successful enterprise private cloud environments for OpenStack customers and I look forward to continuing to broaden our support for other OpenStack APIs as we continue to work with this community."

Coho's unique per-virtual machine (VM) visibility feature for VMware® vSphere® environments also supports OpenStack environments.  It provides OpenStack VM instance level real-time performance analytics through both Coho's REST API and web-based Management UI to help organizations simplify performance troubleshooting.

Additionally, the Coho DataStream Cinder API integration offers:

  • Scalability to ensure business agility - providing users with seamless and horizontal scaling in response to both capacity and performance demands;
  • Simplicity to enable operational efficiency - offering enterprises the ability to set up and make their storage operational in 15 minutes and to seamlessly expand or upgrade to next generation storage nodes without the need for forklift upgrades; and,
  • Unparalleled Performance - allowing users to run performance sensitive workloads at large scale on commodity storage servers that are populated with dense SSD flash. Coho's SDN integration optimizes storage network throughput and intelligent automates data placement decisions to get maximum utilization of storage resources.
Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:27 AM by David Marshall
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