Cloud-like Agility to Meet Any SLA
Software Composable Infrastructure brings the agility of a public cloud to your private data center. IT operators can respond faster than ever to changing business requirements, recover more quickly from failures and easily meet or exceed demanding SLAs.
Some of the ways SCI speeds IT operations include:
With DriveScale’s Software Composable Infrastructure, IT can respond in minutes to any change in application workloads. Need more storage? Simply add drives to the nodes in a cluster. Need more compute resources? Just add more processor nodes. No need to be next to the cluster or manually change the hardware. Everything can be done remotely under software control, whether using our simple GUI or leveraging our RESTful APIs from your scripts. “Buy more servers” is no longer the only reconfiguration tool!
When the application team comes asking for a new cluster, its no longer a matter of weeks to deploy. New clusters can be provisioned in minutes from existing pools of compute and storage resources – right from your keyboard. Using templates for various node or cluster configurations further speeds and simplifies the process.
DriveScale’s RESTful API lets administrators provision and reconfigure infrastructure from their own scripts and systems. Our template-driven approach to cluster composition and management means less time and fewer mistakes, thereby improving IT efficiency and reducing OpEx costs.
Maybe you guessed right configuring that new cluster, but over time it’s requirements will certainly change as more or less compute or storage resources are needed. Other workloads may vary from “hot” to “cold” based on business needs and priorities, or even the time of day or month. DriveScale lets you easily move resources between clusters so you can run your data center at maximum efficiency. No more silos!
If a server fails, software control can reassign the drives to other nodes in real time without affecting running applications. No need to accept a performance hit while the cluster makes new copies of the data on that server’s drives.
If a disk fails, you can immediately add a new drive to that node from wherever you are. You can then physically replace the failed drive when its convenient. Responding to failures no longer means you’ve lost control of your time.
When its time to replace your old servers with the latest technology processors, you don’t have to copy everything from the old drives to the new ones. Simply re-assign the drives from the old server nodes to the new nodes. You don’t just save on the cost of replacing perfectly good drives, you eliminate the downtime or performance hit spent copying the data.
With DriveScale, you no longer have to forecast, order and manage inventory of multiple server configurations. Everything is composed from a common pool of disk-lite server nodes and JBODs. Life can get easier.
With DriveScale, your IT team has more time to spend on new initiatives that move your business forward!
DriveScale also helps IT dramatically reduce equipment and operating costs while operating your data center at maximum efficiency. See Reduce Costs.