Datera’s next-gen Elastic Data Fabric to simplify enterprise data storage

It adapts automatically to application or business needs and claims to deliver a wide price or performance band that can reduce cost up to 75%

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Application-driven data infrastructure company, Datera, has announced new enhancements to its Elastic Data Fabric 2.0 platform. Elastic Data Fabric, according to the company, is an application-driven, intelligent storage solution that simplifies and automates the provisioning of infrastructure, giving enterprises flexibility to add capacity and performance when and where it’s needed. It also allows enterprises and service providers to cost-effectively build large-scale, fully automated private and public clouds for faster application delivery and shorter time to market.

Datera states that that this data platform has been developed to support any application, on any orchestration stack, at any scale and with the new advancements, enterprise cloud operators, running a wide range of traditional enterprise applications or cloud-native workloads, can now consolidate their application silos on one universal data infrastructure. In data storage and management, Elastic Data Fabric adapts automatically to application or business needs and claims to deliver a wide price or performance band that can reduce cost up to 75%.

Marc Fleischmann, Founder and CEO, Datera said that Datera gives enterprise cloud operators, DevOps teams and application owners flexible storage that seamlessly adapts to their ever-changing business demands.

“With Datera Elastic Data Fabric 2.0, enterprise cloud operators get automated data infrastructure for a rich spectrum of applications. DevOps teams can use one unified data infrastructure for all major container ecosystems, and provision it as code. Application owners can simply describe their application needs and let Datera Elastic Data Fabric do all the hard work.”

According to the company, the new version of the application is also VMware Ready for Storage with VAAI certification, and integrated with VMware vCenter for provisioning and vRealize for cloud scaling. This enables automated and cost-efficient private cloud deployments for packaged enterprise applications, such as Microsoft SQL, Exchange and Sharepoint, as well as home-grown virtualized applications, such as MySQL-based stacks.

In addition to the advancements of its EDF 2.0, the company also announced integration with Mesosphere DC/OS, enabling scalability and provisioning for container-based cloud deployments of cloud-native applications, such as built on Cassandra, MongoDB and other NoSQL databases.

Since Datera EDF has integrated with Docker Swarm and Google Kubernetes, it boasts of supporting all major container ecosystems. The application also supports Dell servers, further expanding its support for industry standard servers, across hardware generations, diverse storage media, and all-flash and hybrid models, the company states.

The new enhancements

  • All-flash nodes: Support for all flash nodes, building on existing support for hybrid nodes.
  • VMware support: Integration with VMware vSphere and vRealize suites, and support for VAAI.
  • CloudStack and CloudPlatform support: Expanding dynamic cloud integration with support for CloudStack and CloudPlatform, along with existing OpenStack support.
  • DC/OS support: Integration with Mesosphere DC/OS, expanding existing Docker Swarm and Kubernetes container orchestrator integrations.
  • Increased scalability: Up to 50 nodes with a total of five petabytes and five million IOPs per single cluster.
  • Rich data services: Data compression and data-at-rest encryption.
  • Multi-tenancy: Role-based multi-tenant data management for enterprise applications, modern cloud architectures (DevOps, containers and microservices) and data clouds (for streaming analytics and big data applications).
  • Dell server support: Expanding hardware support to include Dell Poweredge R-Class servers, building on existing support with SuperMicro servers.
  • Expanded business models: Rack-ready storage appliance, perpetual software license, or pay-as-you go OPEX model.
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