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AMD Eypc CPU Qualification

On Roadmap|SANsymphony

AMD Epyc CPUs are currently not quatlified and therefore we do not official support deployments using these CPUs. This prevents customers who are looking to leverage AMD's more dense CPU architecture with SANsymphony.

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Pool Performance Optimizations

In Progress|SANsymphony

Problem to solve:
When fast disks, such as NVMe, are included in a Pool, IO performance to the disks is not comparable to the native performance to the disk. IO Performance drops even further when multiple disks of this type are added to the pool.

18

Virtual Storport

In Progress|SANsymphony

Problem to solve:
The current Mini Port implementation for FC and loopback is sitting on an deprecated interface. Issues currently exist with:
- FC/loopback REFS
- Windows Clustering in HCI using loopback and FC
- MPIO integration to leverage ALUA on FC backend/mirror
This also creates performance limitations when SANsymphony is deployed in a "co-resident" HCI model with Microsoft Hyper-V.

Proposed solution:
Implement a new "virtual storport" that allows Microsoft based HCI configurations to be created and take advantage of FC adapter capabilities, when deployed in a "co-resident" HCI model with Microsoft Hyper-V. Also provide ALUA support for FC connected back-end storage.

18

Native Inline Deduplication

In Progress|SANsymphony

Problem to solve:
Due to exponential data growth, IT organizations are faced with a correlating and costly increase in demand for data storage. This increase in demand is often accompanied with a duplicity of data, further driving up the cost of storage. Other storage vendors in the market provide in-line deduplication to combat this problem. Today DataCore SANsymphony does not have an effective and native ability to optimize the capacity utilization related to this duplicate data growth, and puts DataCore at a competitive disadvantage.

Proposed solution:
Provide native in-line deduplication functionality, to allow for the reduction in data written to the backend storage and close the competitive gap that currently exists with SANsymphony.

17

NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) Support

On Roadmap|SANsymphony

Problem to solve:
SCSI isn't the best protocol anymore for fast storage devices. Many storages nowadays have fast NVMe or SAS SSDs which offers much more IO Performance and short IO latencies. However, the performance is often limited over the FC transport if some server needs big IOs and some needs fast small IOs. The small IOs are often been blocked by the limitation of SCSI to only have one queue.
Small and stable latency is often much more important than pure bandwidth.

Proposed Solution:
First NVMe over Fabrics for frontend ports support, so the Datacore cache can be used with full protentional and fast small cached reads.
Second NVMe over Fabrics for mirror/backend ports, so that Datacore can retrieve the full storage performance in read and write.

15

vSphere 7.0 Certification

On Roadmap|SANsymphony

Certify SANsymphony and integration components (vCenter Plug-in, VASA provider, etc.) for the latest version of vSphere (7.0)

14

VASA 3.0 Support

On Roadmap|SANsymphony

Currently, our VASA provider adheres to VASA 2.0 Spec. This prevents our customers from taking advantage of HA, DR and SRM for VVols introduced in VASA 3.0 spec. Include support for async replication and CDP

12

Native Compression

In Progress|SANsymphony

Problem to solve:
Due to exponential data growth, IT organizations are faced with a correlating and costly increase in demand for data storage. Other storage vendors in the market provide compression functionality to combat this problem. Today DataCore SANsymphony does not have an effective and native ability to optimize the capacity utilization related to this data growth, and puts DataCore at a competitive disadvantage.

Proposed solution:
Provide native compression functionality, to allow for the reduction of storage capacity utilized and close the competitive gap that currently exists with SANsymphony.

12

Local Storage Scale-out Support

On Roadmap|SANsymphony

Problem to solve:
When leveraging local storage of x86 servers with DataCore SDS solution, IT administrators have to create separate storage pools for each x86 server in the server group. This prevents IT administrators from creating the smallest number of volumes (vdisk) to manage, and creates additional management complexity that is not experienced in competitive solutions.

Proposed solution:
Allow IT administrators to create a single storage pool and include any local disks of any x86 servers that are added to the server group. IT administrators should also be able to create a single volume (vdisk) from the aggregated pool, to present to any number of application or virtualization hosts which have connectivity to the server group. Data should be replicated to the number of servers in the group and storage pool, as defined by the IT administrator.

9

VMware vCenter Plugin v2

On Roadmap|SANsymphony

Need the ability to provision storage, interact with data services and have VM to storage visbility, natively in vCenter.