DataCore Software-Defined Storage


SANsymphony™-V is DataCore’s flagship 9th generation storage virtualization solution. In use at over 10,000+ customer sites, it maximizes IT infrastructure performance, availability and utilization by virtualizing storage hardware

The DataCore Solution

Software-Defined Storage Solution

SANsymphony-V is a software solution that runs on any x86-64 server

Runs in the data path between application servers and any makes/models of storage hardware

SANsymphony-V operates in 2 node configuration leaving no single point of failure


RUNS IN THE DATA PATH?  WON'T THAT SLOW THINGS DOWN?
ACTUALLY, QUITE THE OPPOSITE

Why Our Customers Love Us

Performance Increase

They see a 3-5x performance increase from existing storage hardware

Capacity Utilization

They triple the utilization of their storage capacity

Eliminate Downtime

All planned and unplanned downtime is eliminated


Here’s How We Do It


DataCore has spent the last 15 years developing a hardware agnostic set of storage services

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Some of these services are common among modern storage systems. Things like snapshots, thin provisioning and mirroring. No other vendor can offer this functionality in a universally compatible format

Imagine being able to snapshot, mirror, failover, pool disk resources between different manufacturers' storage systems

DECOUPLING STORAGE HARDWARE AND STORAGE SOFTWARE
CHANGES THE STORAGE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT

Automated, Real-time Tuning
of Your Storage Resources


DataCore allows you to create up to 15 tiers of storage and will automatically migrate data to the tier that delivers the right performance at the right time

Auto Tiering

Not once a week, not once a day – this is ongoing, real time tuning of your data. Data can be automatically migrated from Flash to Enterprise Storage to Nearline Storage and even off to the cloud for archival

Best part is, this is done at the block level. While a database may require performance, not every block of data associated with it does. Share your Flash or high end storage between multiple applications and ensure that only the blocks of data in high demand reside on high performance storage systems



DATACORE AUTO-TIERING TECHNOLOGY MINIMIZES
YOUR INVESTMENTS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE STORAGE

New Hardware Isn't the Only Way
to Increase Performance


DataCore Can Make Your Existing Storage Hardware Run 5 Times Faster

Performance Boost

The concept is simple, electronic memory is significantly faster than disk and even Flash.  So run your applications in memory as long as possible!  DataCore uses x86-64 CPUs and memory from DataCore nodes as powerful, inexpensive “mega caches”

Performance optimization is DataCore’s secret sauce.  Our caching algorithms intelligently anticipate reads, bringing blocks of data into DRAM before your applications ask for them.  Then we evaluate your usage patterns and won’t write anything back to disk until you are really done with it.  When data does need to be written to disk, we coalesce random writes into sequential writes ensuring it gets down onto the disk as fast as possible

Business Critical Application Workloads

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WITH 5X PERFORMANCE FROM YOUR EXISTING STORAGE…
YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN NEED FLASH

Mirroring, Planned Downtime and Data Migrations Made Easy


Enable all of your storage systems to communicate with one another

Synchronous Mirroring

DataCore allows you to synchronously mirror between unlike storage systems – any vendor, any make, any model.  This can run within a single datacenter or between sites in a metro area. Failover in a DataCore sync-mirror is seamless, requiring zero human interaction

We also enable you to asynchronously mirror across any distance for disaster recover or offsite backups. The game changer here is that since DataCore can replicate between unlike devices our customers can take advantage of low cost storage options for their DR and backup sites

Now that all your storage systems can communicate with one another, data migrations are easy.  You can migrate data from one system to another in the middle of a business day.  No more stressful weekend data migrations trying to get a hardware refresh completed.  Setup a mirror between two unlike systems on a Monday morning and watch DataCore do it’s magic while your applications run without any interruption.  Planned downtime is now a thing of the past



DATA IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE, COSTS OF HA/DR DECREASE SIGNIFICANTLY AND YOUR LIFE GETS A WHOLE LOT EASIER

DataCore Puts You Back in Control



Separating your storage software from your hardware removes any dependence on a single hardware vendor. You now have a comprehensive storage architecture that spans any hardware you have in your environment today. The once daunting hardware refresh cycle now becomes an opportunity to leverage the latest in storage hardware technology without the headaches. You are free to consider lower cost options where it makes sense and can build a storage environment that is perfectly tailored to your needs

Long-term Investment Protection
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Easily take advantage of advances in hardware technology

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Complete set of cross-platform storage services
Avoid vendor lock-in and costly forklift upgrades
Centralize storage management

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Repurpose aging storage systems & Leverage whitebox or JBOD devices

DATACORE SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE
CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT DATA

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