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DataON to Preview Windows Server 2019 Hybrid Cloud Solutions and Azure File Sync with DataON Hyper-Converged Infrastructure at Microsoft Ignite 2018

DataON, the industry-leading provider of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and storage systems optimized for Windows Server environments, will be previewing Windows Server 2019 with the DataON S2D family of hyper-converged infrastructure at Microsoft Ignite 2018 (September 24-28, 2018 in Orlando, FL). DataON will also provide live demonstrations of Azure File Sync and Windows Server Storage Migration Service with the DataON Kepler-47 hyper-converged appliance. 

  • Windows Server 2019 is the latest server operating system from Microsoft. Drawing from insight from customers and product telemetry, it brings innovation around four main themes: hybrid cloud, security, application platform, and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).
  • Storage Migration Service is a new feature in Windows Server 2019, which helps users migrate servers and their data without configuring applications or users.
  • Azure File Sync is a feature of Azure Files that allows organizations to centralize their file services in Azure while also maintaining intelligent caching on-prem.

"DataON has been focused on exclusively providing Windows Server-based solutions since the release of Windows Server 2012," said Howard Lo, vice president of sales and marketing, DataON. "We're excited about the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019 and how it will enable organizations to modernize their data centers and take advantage of hybrid cloud computing."

DataON HYPER-CONVERGED SOLUTIONS 
DataON S2D and Kepler 2-node hyper-converged solutions are built to optimize the full stack of Storage Spaces Direct. They are designed to deliver industry-leading performance for the most affordable price, providing software-defined, shared-nothing storage.

DataON hyper-converged solutions are validated by Microsoft to earn the highest certification, Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) hyper-converged infrastructure premium. WSSD solutions provide the highest level of performance, manageability and security offered, delivered as a fully-deployed experience. They are also verified as Intel® Select Solutions for Windows Server Software-Defined Storage, with configurations for the most bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive environments and plan to update this solution to support Windows Server 2019.

Working with customers to test and validate the new features in Windows Server 2019, DataON is seeing tremendous performance increases, lower latency, and better resiliency, especially with the 2-node nested mirror feature. Windows Server 2019 also provides more robust enterprise grade storage enhancements, such as mirror accelerated parity and ReFS data deduplication. With support for storage class memory, this new edition of Windows Server will dramatically enhance application performance, with breakthrough caching capacity for data intensive applications.

"DataON has been a tremendous partner working closely with Microsoft," said Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Cloud & AI Division, Microsoft. "DataON has worked closely with Microsoft and Intel to deliver incredibly high performing Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) solutions that are based on Windows Server 2019 using the latest in flash technology coupled with high speed, low latency RDMA based networking. We are excited that our partnership extends beyond Windows Server, with support for Azure File Sync, Storage Migration Service, and Windows Admin Center."

Enterprise and cloud data center architects are facing new and exponentially larger challenges due to the sheer size and capacity of today's data center, which is why we are collaborating with DataON to bring highly scalable, hyper-converged solutions to market," said Jake Smith, Director of Data Center Technologies at Intel. "DataON's Intel® Select Solution for Windows Server Software-Defined Storage will simplify and optimize deployment of Windows Server 2019 solutions, while utilizing Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and the Intel® OptaneTM SSD Data Center family for NVMe to deliver outstanding performance and responsiveness, with greater VM density."

DataON ENTERPRISE DATA MIGRATION SERVICES WITH STORAGE REPLICA AND HYBRID CLOUD BACKUP WITH AZURE FILE SYNC 
DataON recognizes the challenges of enterprise data migration and is excited to announce support for data migration services with Windows Server 2019 with Storage Replica. DataON Storage Migration Services will help customer migrate server and data without reconfiguring applications or users.

Storage Migration Services allows users to migrate unstructured data from anywhere into Azure and modern Windows Servers. It is available as an extension for Windows Admin Center, to provide fast, simple, consistent and scalable migrations through an easily-learned graphic workflow.

The DataON S2D family of hyper-converged infrastructure and the DataON Kepler-47 appliance have been designed, validated and field tested with Microsoft Azure File Sync. Azure File Sync enables users to centralize their file services in Azure Files, while keeping the flexibility, performance and compatibility of their on-premise file server.

  • Cloud Tiering - Enables the most frequently accessed files to be cached locally while keeping the entire namespace locally available. Files that are not frequently accessed are tiered to the cloud and no longer occupy local disk space. They are recallable at any time in a fully compatible way and through normal file access paths. Azure File Sync handles this transparently for users and applications.
  • Multi-Office Synchronization - Allows a company with multiple branches to sync the same set of files to multiple sites for local access performance with or w/o Cloud Tiering. A perfect replacement for DFS-R deployments.

"With DataON's Kepler 47 product we are getting a Storage Spaces Direct cluster into our customers hands that is perfectly positioned as a local cache for Azure File Sync." said Fabian Uhse, Program Manager, Microsoft.

The DataON Difference 
DataON is exclusively focused on customers who have made the "Microsoft choice" to deploy a Windows Server-based storage solution. It has been named to CIO Review's '20 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers 2018.' Our team of Microsoft experts know how to design, deploy and support Windows Server storage and will work with you to performance tune your workloads with benchmarks. DataON solutions are:

  • Customer-proven with over 650 enterprise deployments and greater than 150PB of Storage Spaces Direct deployments.
  • Certified for Windows Server 2016 and 2019 Server Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) Premium and Standard editions. Certified for Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019 (future).
  • Certified for the Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) program, with premium hyper-converged solutions for the highest level of performance, manageability, and security offered.
Published Monday, September 24, 2018 4:09 PM by David Marshall
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