Unlike arrays or hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), Datrium DVX-based infrastructure enables VM IO to be accelerated on-demand, and can provision speed independent of capacity. To achieve this, Datrium DVX solves the converged infrastructure problem a new way, keeping IO services and flash for read IO strictly local per server, and separating shared durable storage to a simple, off-host repository. As a result, DVX can support a wide spectrum of server configuration types and flash densities. Since servers remain stateless in the Datrium approach, serviceability is a key advantage and unplanned server failures are not subject to data rebuilds of any kind.
"It's become clear that storage will continue to move closer and closer to the server processor, where it is fastest. With an IO architecture like Datrium, it's not only the fastest but ends up being the cheapest," says Steve Duplessie, Enterprise Strategy Group Founder and Senior Analyst. "This is the future of server-storage convergence, and marks the beginning of the end of arrays as we've known them."
Performance Density Keeps IO Processing Off the Network
By increasing the effective capacity of low-cost flash to keep all application data local, organizations can maintain high and predictable service levels for mixed-used private clouds. High performance density is made possible because durable data is off-host, so local flash is not used for persistence replicas. In addition, raw flash capacity is greatly expanded by inline deduplication and compression. With today's announcement for support for up to 16 TBs of raw server-local flash, Datrium DVX can offer up to 100 TBs of effective flash capacity, keeping more IO processing local to the server and off congested networks.
"I've been looking at the market for a long time, and this is really the first storage system that feels like it's built for an infrastructure-as-a-service provider like us," said Martin Skojec, Director of IT at EdgeConneX.
"In the future, reads will never leave the server," said Brian Biles, CEO and Co-founder of Datrium. "Server flash and other memory types are just getting too cheap and abundant, and IO queuing keeps read latency much faster on a server than across a SAN. Thanks to Datrium's always-on data reduction technologies, our customers can experience that future today."
Pricing and Availability
Performance density features are available immediately, and are bundled at no additional cost with the Datrium DVX version 1.1 and later.
Visit Datrium in booth 2301 at VMworld 2016, Aug. 27–Sept. 1, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Founded in 2012, Datrium is the industry's premier supplier of server powered storage for converged VM infrastructure. Based in Silicon Valley, Datrium is led by early top architects of VMware and Data Domain, and funded by NEA, Lightspeed, and luminary individual investors. Datrium has been named to Gartner's Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2016. For more information, visit www.datrium.com and follow @datriumstorage on Twitter.
1With Datrium DVX Software version 1.1, 16 terabytes of flash is supported per host. With typical data reduction ratios and no need to store replicas from other servers, users will experience effective capacity of up to 100 terabytes.
2Pricing for 10-Dell 1.6TB SATA read-intensive 2.5" SSDs at $1021 total $10,200. Where data reduction achieves effective capacity of 100TBs, flash costs will amount to 10 effective TBs per $1000.
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