Composable Infrastructure

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Software Infrastructure to Seamlessly Run All Your Data Workloads

Just-in-Time Capacity Planning

 

Data-intensive workloads are difficult to predict in advance. With DriveScale, determine the optimal compute to storage ratio in real-time.

Quick Provisioning

 

 

Provision compute, storage and network bandwidth from an automated software solution. Create clusters in seconds. Add or delete compute or storage as needed, on-the-fly. Replace failed elements instantly.

Optimized Resource Usage

 

With appliances, your configuration is static, unchangeable. DriveScale composability means no more over-provisioning and idle resources. Even better, upgrade compute when you need and sweat your storage as long as you like.

The DriveScale Composable Platform creates high performance, highly available clusters of compute, storage, and network resources optimized to each workload.

"DriveScale has the potential to significantly decrease our operations workload and thus increase the velocity of delivering new products and features to our customer base."


Timothy G. Smith, AppNexus, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations

"We see a strong need in the market for a solution like DriveScale. Its software-based data center architecture gives IT operations a more flexible and responsive scale-out infrastructure that reduces cost and wasted resources while allowing them to quickly adapt to changing workloads."


Ashish Nadkarni, Program Director of Computing Platforms, IDC

"The DriveScale System brings an elegance and simplicity in design that is the hallmark of great innovation in the data center. DriveScale employs practicality and pragmatism to solve the persistent problem of scalability faced by data center administrators without overcomplicating the issue as many have done in the past."


Ben Woo, Principal Analyst, Neuralytix

"There is a very clear need in the market for a solution that enables enterprises to efficiently deploy a scale-out infrastructure to meet demands of a changing digital landscape. DriveScale is the first to offer a distinct solution that delivers all of the cost and simplicity advantages of commodity servers, with the independence and scalability of SAN storage."


Jim Miller, Computer Storage & Hyper-Converged Analyst, EMA

"DriveScale's software defined approach to data center infrastructure is unique and critical to helping us meet our scalability and flexibility needs."



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Tim Smith, AppNexus, SVP TechOps

"IT organizations are looking for solutions that enable them to add compute and storage resources separately. To meet these requirements, organizations have adopted processes that require platforms to be elastic. DriveScale’s Software Composable Infrastructure enables our customer to do this."


Brian Vaughan, Big Data Practice Lead, WWT

Modern Workloads Require a New Approach: Composable Infrastructure

Modern workloads utilize distributed computing architectures (scale-out) to store and process very large data sets at reasonable cost and high performance. Typical examples of these modern workloads are Kubernetes, Hadoop, NoSQL/NewSQL, MPP databases and Object Stores. These modern workloads run on clusters of 100s or 1000s’ of commodity servers with direct-attached storage. Each application has its own cluster with its specific server configuration appropriate for its type of computing.

What’s the Problem?

While scale-out architectures were developed specifically to handle modern workloads, they are inherently inflexible when managing the ratio of compute to storage. Each node or cluster has a fixed ratio of compute to storage, so as application demand changes or data grows, organizations either have to re-configure their clusters or over-provision them to meet dynamic workload needs. The result is excessive spending, underutilized resources and slow response to changing requirements.

What’s the Answer?

Composable Infrastructure is a next-generation data center architecture developed to directly address these issues. Composable Infrastructure uses pools of disaggregated compute and storage resources consisting of disk-lite servers and JBODs/JBOFs  (Just a Bunch Of Disks/Flash). Customers can then compose servers and clusters on-the-fly under software control. For the first time, data center resources can be easily and quickly deployed where needed, even between different clusters.

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