Software Composable Infrastructure
for Modern Workloads

 

Give your data center the agility of the
public cloud at a fraction of the cost.

Reduce Costs

Spend less on infrastructure and operations
  • Achieve higher utilization of compute and storage assets

  • Avoid under or over-provisioning of resources

  • De-couple compute and storage upgrades

  • Reduce data center footprint

  • Add only the resource you need: compute or storage, not both

Respond Faster

Operate your data center with the agility of a public cloud
  • Respond quickly to changing workloads

  • Spin-up clusters in minutes instead of weeks

  • Share resources across clusters and applications; no more silos

  • Recompose servers and clusters on-demand via software

  • Recover quickly from disk and server failures

Deploy with Confidence

Integrates quickly and easily into your environment
  • No changes required to the application stack

  • Works with industry standard servers and storage of your choice

  • Performance equivalent to bare metal servers with direct attached storage

  • Redundant architecture for high availability

  • Data security with encryption at rest and in flight

"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, 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

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

TIMOTHY G. SMITH, APPNEXUS, VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

"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

The advent of the big data era has led to the need for innovations in how information is processed. Whereas individual physical or virtual servers were more than adequate to handle traditional business applications like ERP, modern workloads designed for today’s social, mobile, analytics and IoT applications require a new approach that distributes the data, and the processing of that data, across dozens to thousands of commodity servers.

This “scale-out”, distributed computing approach, originally employed by hyperscale companies like Google and Amazon, is now the standard platform for modern workloads such as Hadoop, NoSQL and containerized web services.

What is Software Composable Infrastructure?

While scale-out architectures were developed specifically to handle modern workloads, they are inherently inflexible when considering 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 have either had to re-configure their clusters or over-provision them to meet these dynamic loads. The result is excessive spending, underutilized resources and slow response to changing requirements.

Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) is a next generation data center architecture developed to directly address these issues. SCI disaggregates standard servers into pools of compute and storage resources consisting of disk-lite servers and JBODs (Just a Bunch Of Disks). IT operators can 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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The DriveScale System

DriveScale brings the benefits of hyperscale computing, originally developed by companies like Google and Amazon for their own use, to enterprise data centers running Hadoop and other big data workloads. Our “Software Composable Infrastructure” technology transforms rigid data centers into flexible and responsive scale-out deployments.

With DriveScale, IT teams can deploy independent pools of commodity compute and storage resources, and easily combine and recombine those resources into software-defined physical nodes and clusters that are indistinguishable from standard servers to the software running on them. Enterprises can respond faster to changing application environments, maximize the efficiency of their assets, and save on equipment and operating expenses.

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