SCI Integrates Quickly and Easily Into Your Environment
DriveScale’s Software Composable Infrastructure solution can be quickly and easily deployed in any scale-out data center infrastructure.
No Changes Required to the Application Stack
DriveScale’s Software Composable Infrastructure solution works with any modern workload, including all Hadoop distributions, NoSQL databases, container-based micro-services and scores of other scale-out systems.
Absolutely no changes are required to your applications to take advantage of the agility and cost savings it offers your IT team.
Works With the Storage and Server Vendor of Your Choice
Data centers can continue to use any industry standard (COTS) servers and storage in the form of JBODs. DriveScale does not sell servers or disk drives, no new vendor qualifications are necessary.
The DriveScale architecture enables the sourcing of servers and disk drives from different vendors, allowing even more flexibility and price leverage.
No Fork-Lift Upgrades
Implementing DriveScale does not require replacing existing infrastructure. Simply start purchasing disk-lite servers and JBODs for the next rack. All “composed” nodes and clusters are fully compatible with existing equipment, and it’s possible to create clusters that incorporate both existing and newly composed nodes.
As existing equipment is upgraded over time, replacing them with separate server and storage components enables more efficiency and agility in your data center.
Performance Equivalent to Bare Metal Servers
DriveScale’s SCI architecture delivers equivalent performance to bare metal servers with direct attached storage.
There is no compromise in application performance to get the cost and flexibility advantages of DriveScale.
Redundant Architecture for High Availability
DriveScale’s SAS-to-Ethernet Adapter (DSA) connects the drives in the JBOD to the ToR (Top of Rack) Ethernet switch, which in turn connects to the servers. Four DSA cards are housed in a 1u DSA chassis. Each card is independent of the others and has two SAS and two 10Gbit Ethernet connections, along with redundant power supplies in the chassis.
With DriveScales’s high availability DSA and dual ToR Ethernet switches, there is no single point of failure in the system.
Enterprise Grade Data Security
DriveScale delivers enterprise-grade security features with full encryption of data stored on drives and in flight. DriveScale includes a “data shredding” feature that securely erases data from drives when they are no longer needed, helping to maintain privacy and data compliance.
DriveScale helps keep sensitive customer or personal information safe and secure.
Save money and operate with the agility of a cloud provider with DriveScale.