Disaggregation and Composition: Keys to Cost Savings
DriveScale allows the ability to purchase drives directly from the manufacturer instead of paying a marked-up price from a server vendor. In many cases, low cost 3.5” disk drives can be used instead of expensive 2.5” drives because the limitation on the number of drives that can fit in a server box is removed.
DriveScale allows the deployment of compute and storage as needed by each workload, without over-provisioning and with the ability to easily add resources later, if necessary.
Implementing DriveScale enables the ability to scale and upgrade compute and storage independently, resulting in significant cost savings.
DriveScale makes it easy to expand only the constrained resource without paying for unnecessary resources.
DriveScale enables easy reconfiguration of the entire cluster–at any time–in response to changing requirements.
DriveScale enables quick and easy adjustments, allowing IT to shift resources between clusters so that every workload operates at maximum efficiency. Silos are a thing of the past.
Reduced rack and floor space saves on cooling and power.
DriveScale allows decommissioned clusters to return their hardware components to common pools of compute and storage resources that can easily be re-composed into completely new configurations as needed.
DriveScale makes ordering, sparing, managing and inventory tasks easier and can lower spare inventory levels.