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Compuverde to Support Web-scale, Hyperconverged and Hyperscale Storage Architectures

March 17, 2015

The vast majority of data centers have server hardware with propriety software as part of the installation in the facility. While this approach has been effective in the past, in today’s data-driven world in which instant scalability is required, a software-defined approach is becoming the norm. Cloud services, global availability, business continuity and co-location are some of the factors driving center operators to start supporting different storage architectures. Compuverde, provider of self-contained and flexible hyper-converged storage solution built on software-defined principles, has announced it will be supporting Web-scale architectures with hyper- converged and hyperscale with its software-defined and horizontally designed storage platform.

The company looks to future proof storage architectures for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the massive amount of data that will be part of this new technology. With billions of devices slated to be part of the IoT by 2020 (50 billion according to Cisco), the amount of data they generate will require the migration from legacy systems to storage platforms defined by software.

“Supporting the Internet of Things demands unprecedented flexibility from storage architectures for companies everywhere. Web-scale, hyperconverged and hyperscale are the next generation of enabling the flexibility needed to scale at a massive rate,” said Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder, Compuverde.

The company’s platform is a hardware-agnostic, hyper-converged and fully flash-enabled web-scale vNAS (virtual Network Attached Storage) solution. As more organizations deploy virtualization solutions, Compuverde simplifies the management of virtual data centers without having to compromise in the choice of hardware or hypervisors. Regardless of which vendor you select, this solution eliminates performance bottlenecks with a clean, efficient and scaling up to exabytes of data with native support of protocols.

“Compuverde distributes load evenly to all storage nodes instead of just the one entry point, achieving the lack of bottlenecks demanded by web-scale systems. This enables very large distributed systems as well as more efficient and cost-effective smaller systems,” added Bernbo.

Some of the features include:

  • A platform that is future proof with the flexibility to support the future of storage with full-flash compliance.
  • Synchronized storage delivering a hyperconverged storage solution that allows users to run the hypervisor and VMs in the same server as storage, with synchronized cache for fast live migration while being synchronized to storage for redundancy and availability.
  • The hyperconverged or hyperscale infrastructure can be deployed individually or in combination, depending on the needs of the organization by data center architects to provide the ability to grow at scale.
  • Support for Windows and Linux in a converged solution for the entire software stack with storage, cache and protocol integration.

The ability to deliver the volumes of data that are being created by humans and machines alike will be key to effectively using future technologies. The hardware driven systems of the past are reaching their limitations, relegating the technology for on premises installations. But for organizations looking to scale on a global level, the Compuverde solution offers an option that is required in storage architecture moving forward.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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