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Datrium Unveils Next Generation DVX with Flash End-to-End for Tier 1 Apps

Datrium, the leading provider of Open Converged Infrastructure for hybrid clouds, today announced its next generation DVX system with Flash End-to-End (E2E), along with additional availability features for tier 1 apps. While DVX was already nearly four times faster than all-flash arrays, Flash E2E takes automatic virtual machine (VM) and container performance to ludicrously high levels, offering four times higher write throughput per TB while still enabling rich data management across snap replicas on flash, disk or cloud.  The company also announced the highest benchmark result in the history of IOMark with support of 8,000 IOMark-VMs, five times greater than the next closest result and 10 times greater than the highest hyperconverged result.

According to Gartner, "A private cloud built atop an HCIS (HyperConverged Infrastructure System) will either be smaller in total or made up of many independent clusters of nodes. The former option is highly limiting, and the latter is cumbersome to manage." Unlike Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Datrium DVX is Open Converged.  Customers can run mixed workloads effortlessly at scale as well as avoid both storage and hyperconverged cluster management entirely, since Open Convergence keeps flash-rich hosts stateless and performance-isolated. There is no need for users to manage QoS throttling utilities, because high performance is predictable and automatic. Open Convergence also eliminates the need for customers to purchase and manage separate backup silos because powerful VM data management is built-in, and data reduction efficiency is always on.

Extending Virtual Server Uptime

DVX with Flash E2E improves host and VM uptime. In the case of any SSD failure on a host, customer VMs will continue to run with performance similar to that of an all flash array, with random reads served from the persistent flash data pool. In the event of a complete local flash failure across multiple hosts, VMs continue to run unaffected with new DVX Peer Cache. This new software boosts host flash failure protection by leveraging a neighbor host's flash for read speed without restarting VMs using VM HA.  In addition, Datrium has certified DVX for use with VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) as a separate vehicle for continuous VM operation in the event of complete host failure.

10X Higher VM Performance Than Hyperconvergence

Datrium DVX has always been ideally suited for performance-intensive workloads by leveraging local host CPU and flash for the fastest possible read IO, isolated from the workloads of other hosts. DVX with Flash E2E takes write performance to the next level for deployments such as multi-thousand seat VDI, real-time analytics and IoT. In a recent IOMark benchmark, DVX with Flash E2E shattered the previous record by five times and the highest hyperconverged result by 10 times, posting a record-breaking 8,000 IOMark-VMs. System-wide read performance is 200 GB/s bandwidth and 18 million input/output operations per second (IOPS), while system-wide write performance is 8 GB/s for a disk-based data pool and 16 GB/s for Flash E2E.

"Evaluator Group has performed hands on testing of many different storage and hyperconverged systems, and we were excited to see the new record IOmark-VM results that Datrium has achieved," said Russ Fellows, Evaluator Group Senior Partner and Analyst.  "These levels of performance and scalability enable customers to run thousands of virtual machines in a single Datrium hybrid cloud, scaling well beyond levels achieved by hyperconverged configurations."

Data Management Retention Across Media Types

Open Convergence is fundamentally different from Hyperconvergence because it combines the fastest application performance, the best price-performance for backup and replication, and built-in VM- or container-centric policy and catalog tools. Datrium DVX can now store snaps economically with dedupe, compression, always-on wide erasure coding and encryption, across data pools on flash, disk or cloud. This frees customers to make the best price/recovery ROI decision for VM placement and retention policy by site, without having to involve multiple third-party, secondary storage solutions and management frameworks. In addition, if a user chooses to store their long-term snaps on disk with DVX, performance is still many times that of an all-flash array.

"Datrium DVX is the world's simplest infrastructure for scaling VMs and containers, and with Flash E2E, it's ready for Tier 1 apps," said Brian Biles, CEO and co-founder at Datrium. "This is the last convergence choice you'll ever need to make."

Pricing, Configuration and Availability

DVX F12X2 Data Nodes (all flash) offer up to 83 TB of effective capacity, based on always-on wide erasure coding (2FT), global deduplication and compression. Up to 10 flash Data Nodes can be pooled in a single DVX for up to 830 TB. US list pricing for DVX D12X4B (disk-based) and F12X2 Data Nodes are $94K and $186K, respectively, and are available immediately.

DVX CN2100 Compute Nodes have been refreshed with Skylake processors and NVMe flash drives. Pricing starts at $17.5K US list price and are available immediately.

All Datrium nodes now support a 25 Gb Ethernet option for additional performance.

Peer Cache software is included in with DVX software at no additional charge.

Published Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:14 AM by David Marshall
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