“The DataCore ONE approach offers a unified model for primary and secondary storage that looks to balance price, performance and system management with the scale-out simplicity of modular, HCI-based storage.”
451 Research Impact Report – “DataCore ONE brings new appliances and analytical insights to its high-performance SDS platform” – July 12th 2019
- Unparalleled Flexibility
Leverage internal and external storage regardless of vendor or underlying technology
- Faster Time to Value
Accelerate deployment with simple, automated deployment in both ESXi and Hyper-V environments
- Simplified Management
Console is fully integrated with vCenter deployment and ESXi management
- Performance that Scales
Scale up and out up to 64 nodes
- Cost-Optimized High Availability
Achieve true high availability with only 2 nodes using synchronous mirroring
- Increased Storage Efficiency
Optimize diverse IT environments with storage pooling, auto-tiering, and data migration
- The Power of Predictive Analytics
The HCI-Flex appliance includes DataCore™ Insight Services (DIS), a powerful cloud-based predictive analytics service
HCI-Flex Solves Many Common IT Problems
The HCI-Flex appliance brings together two best-of-breed entities, a highly reliable server foundation and the DataCore software-defined storage expertise to create a flexible HCI appliance that can be used to solve many of the most troublesome business and technology problems.
For organizations with limited budget, storage management expertise, and space, the HCI-Flex appliance provides a cost-effective solution with an intuitive storage management console that makes it easy to implement, deploy, operate and maintain. The DataCore HCI-Flex appliance can be deployed in less than an hour into new or existing environments thus accelerating time to value so IT can focus resources on more business-critical projects.
Application Performance & Availability
For organizations trying to manage increasing expectations that technology becomes a center for business growth and profit, the HCI-Flex appliance empowers IT with data analytics and insights, significantly reduces downtime and dramatically increases application performance. DataCore Software-Defined Storage, the foundation of the HCI-Flex appliance, has been shown to increase application performance by up to 3X while decreasing storage related downtime by as much as 50%.
For organizations seeking to reduce their dependency on multiple disaggregate management systems as well as complicated routes to maintenance and support, the DataCore HCI-Flex appliance provides proactive insights and trend data so capacity planning and remediation are simplified. The end result is a significant reduction in latency and downtime due to complications associated with change management, data migration and accidental misconfiguration.
The volume and velocity of data is increasing at an overwhelming rate. Many businesses are adopting edge computing as a way to provide faster access to latency-sensitive applications and optimize network bandwidth. When deployed as an edge computing platform the HCI-Flex appliance can increase the speed of applications by up to 3X while preventing storage-related downtime. When connected to a DataCore installation located in the datacenter, the same benefits of data service consistency discussed above apply to the edge computing scenario.
Auto balances I/Os across devices and bypasses failed/offline channels
Quality of Service (QOS)
Limits I/O traffic from lower tier workloads and enables critical apps to run faster
INCREASED STORAGE EFFICIENCY
Splits tiers based on price/perf/ capacity and eliminates stranded disk space
Replaces duplicates with pointers to single, compressed instances
Clears and reclaims space with zero downtime migrations
Occupies only space being written to and dynamically allocates more space as needed
Recover rapidly at disk speeds while eliminating extended backup windows
The Power of DataCore Insight Services
- OPEN INSIGHTS DASHBOARD
View the collective number of health & optimization insights across your server group at-a-glance.
- Critical & informational
- PRIORITIZED ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS
Real-time, prioritized task list to help storage administrators focus on what’s important. DIS insights are all actionable, delivered in an easy to use format, with click-able buttons to immediately take prescriptive remediation steps.
- Ordered by severity level
- Clickable remediation steps
- HEALTH & OPTIMIZATION STATUS
DIS monitors your environment all day, every day from the cloud generating predictive insights to avoid downtime and ensure optimal configuration. The health & optimization status of your entire DataCore server group are provided at-a-glance so administrators know immediately upon login where to focus their attention.
- Overall status
- Clickable improvement recommendations
- CAPACITY & PERFORMANCE TRENDS
View historical capacity and performance trends over time to assist in workload planning. Proactively add capacity or migrate workloads based on predictive insights before performance is impacted or downtime occurs.
- Real time & historical
- Predictive capacity end date
The Value of Flexibility
The DataCore HCI-Flex appliance provides the ease of deployment, simplicity, and agility of hyperconvergence, along with a key differentiator: flexibility. With the HCI-Flex appliance you can efficiently manage internal storage while connecting to and utilizing external storage as well. This enables you to combine both internal and external capacity into a single pool and use auto-tiering across SSD, HDD and secondary storage to optimize performance while reducing overall costs. Scaling compute and storage independently eliminates potential overprovisioned compute and wasted capacity that result from limited, node-based growth. The HCI-Flex appliance can scale out up to 64 nodes giving you the freedom to allocate your storage to applications based on business needs.