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Software-Defined Storage for SAN, DAS and HCI Environments

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Ultimate Flexibility, Always-On Business Continuity, and Maximum Performance for Block-Based Storage Virtualization

Panoramica di prodotto

DataCore™ SANsymphony™ software-defined storage (SDS) provides organizations the flexibility, performance, and simplicity they need to efficiently aggregate isolated disparate storage resources into one highly available storage services pool. DataCore SANsymphony enables any mix of hyperconverged, converged (SAN), and storage virtualization deployment models to mitigate the business risks, IT complexities, and costs associated with different architectures, data migration initiatives, and protocols while increasing your organizations’ agility and competitive edge. DataCore’s hardware agnostic approach frees organizations from vendor lock-in and provides ultimate flexibility in how they manage, build, and modernize their storage infrastructures.

End-User Benefits

Massima flessibilità

Pool and aggregate your collective storage resources under one common set of enterprise-class services that can be delivered across your entire organization for uniform, centralized management despite differences and incompatibilities among hardware manufacturers, models, and generations of equipment in use. Leverage your existing environment and extend the life and value of your infrastructure. With a broad choice between deployment methods, hyperconverged or open architectures, and a universally compatible format, you can painlessly migrate from one to the other during business operations while meeting stringent SLAs.

Always-on Business Continuity

With multi-layered protection for continuous operations, high availability, and disaster recovery, DataCore ensures your data is permanently available. Even when a component or an entire site fails due to equipment, environmental, or human factors, synchronous mirroring and transparent failover ensure automated, real-time continuous data access for always-available business operations. Additional capabilities like asynchronous replication and advanced site recovery protect your business in case of any disaster, while continuous data protection (CDP) provides an integrated undo button allowing you to revoke any unwanted data change.

Massime prestazioni

DataCore customers across verticals and use cases report up to a 10X increase in storage performance—in some cases seeing results immediately after deployment. With data services like high speed caching, Parallel I/O, intelligent auto-tiering, random-write acceleration and more, DataCore dramatically increases IOPS, decreases latency, and delivers faster response times for your applications. You don’t need to rip and replace your entire system to improve performance, DataCore lets you scale up or scale out your applications while efficiently using all your resources.

Significant Cost Savings

DataCore improves resource utilization and delivers single-pane-of-glass management across all storage devices, reducing administrative time and support calls to significantly reduce CAPEX and OPEX. Additionally, DataCore’s hardware-independent storage services give you the freedom to choose your preferred hardware and seamlessly integrate new technologies non-disruptively, so you can leverage your existing storage environment and modernize it with cost-efficient alternatives.

Casi d'uso

Virtualizzazione dello storage

virtualizzazione dello storage

Abstracts traditional SAN architectures and provides uniform, high-end storage capabilities to applications while extending the life and value of existing SAN devices.

Convergenza ibrida

hybrid converged

Enables any mix of HCI, converged (SAN) and storage virtualization deployment models under a unified management plane with advanced data migration that spans across your entire storage infrastructure.

Converged (SAN)

SAN convergente

Pools built-in server and direct-attached storage resources to create highly dense and economical shared storage.

Iper-convergenza

Secondary Storage Edition

Aggregates local spinning disks and local flash storage of application servers into a fast and highly available virtual storage pool for data sharing across server clusters without an external SAN.

Consumatori

Server fisici

HP-UX, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, RedHat Linux SUSE Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows, among others

Macchine virtuali

VMware ESXi (vSphere), Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Linux KVM, and more

Container

All containers leveraging either Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) or the Docker Volume Plugin

Metodi di accesso

Storage will either be served as block storage via Fibre Channel, iSCSI or FC over Ethernet (FCoE). In parallel, the storage can also be served as File Services via Windows NFS, SMB or any other separately licensed NFS service.

Servizi dati

Parallel I/O

icona funzionalità parallel io

Processes I/O in parallel vs. serially for increased application performance

Caching

icona funzionalità caching

Accelerates application performance by using CPU cache/RAM as read and write cache

Random Write Accelerator

icona funzionalità random write accelerator

Eliminates random write performance penalty

Auto-tiering

icona funzionalità auto tiering

Automatically sets tier assignments based on data usage patterns, with support for up to 15 storage tiers

Bilanciamento del carico

Bilanciamento del carico storage

Auto balances I/Os across devices and bypasses failed/offline channels

Quality of Service (QOS)

Quality of Service

Limits I/O traffic from lower priority workloads and enables critical apps to run faster

Pooling dello storage

icona funzionalità pooling dello storage

Splits tiers based on price/ performance/capacity and eliminates stranded disk space

Deduplica/Compressione

icona funzionalità compressione deduplica

Reduces the required storage space

Thin provisioning

icona funzionalità thin provisioning

Only consume what is needed; no wasting of storage space by preallocating it

Replica & Ripristino del sito

icona funzionalità ripristino sito di replica

Bi-directional asynchronous replication with automatic failover, resynchronization and failback in case of a disaster

Protezione continua dei dati

icona funzionalità protezione continua dei dati

Behaves as an undo button for any unwanted change

Crittografia

icona funzionalità crittografia

XTS-AES 256-bit encryption for data at rest, which is storage device-independent

Mirroring sincrono

icona funzionalità mirroring sincrono

Eliminates storage as a single point of failure, offers fully transparent and automatic failover, resynchronization, and failback

Snapshot

icona funzionalità backup snapshot

Allows simple and fast generation of independent point-in-time copies

 
 

Operation and Insights

DataCore™ Insight Services (DIS) is a cloud-based, predictive analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to avoid problems before they occur. Additionally, DIS provides guidance for proactive optimizations from an easy to use, single pane of glass. The SaaS offering continuously analyzes telemetry from your SANsymphony™ environment to detect early warning signs of potential issues. and uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to assess their relative severity and then prescribes steps to prevent them or mitigate their impact. DIS is available through term licensing only.

DataCore SANsymphony Software Licensing Options

SANsymphony is available in three software editions, EN, ST and LS, with different prices per terabyte (price/TB).

Enterprise-class licenses offer the highest performance, richest feature set and most flexibility

Licenze standard ideali per requisiti di fascia media

Large-Scale secondary storage licenses are tailored for cheap and deep storage where performance is not a factor

For a detailed explanation and the features/ capabilities covered with each edition/ licensing, please visit the licensing page.