According to a new press release, “DriveScale, the leader in delivering Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads and a 2018 Cool Vendor by Gartner for Cloud Infrastructure, today announced the market’s first Software Composable Infrastructure for flash. This latest breakthrough from DriveScale makes deploying flash affordable and flexible for cloud infrastructures and targets modern applications such as NoSQL, Spark and Containers. DriveScale’s SCI for Flash is available as software, capable of being deployed on a variety of hardware systems. Its addition to DriveScale’s product suite helps solve the over-provisioning, flexibility and lifecycle management issues that plague IT teams using flash-based NoSQL databases and similar cloud-native applications.”
The release goes on, “Flash is crucial for the performance and scale of hyper-growth, modern workloads because it provides higher performance and density, as well as a smaller footprint and lower power usage than disk storage. Meanwhile, the value of modern, cloud-ready applications such as NoSQL, containers and Spark continues to rise, underscoring the need for flexible, commodity-priced flash solutions not currently being met by storage vendor flash array offerings on the market, which have unneeded features at high cost. Further compounding this, new flash drives are becoming so large that it is becoming difficult to “right size” the storage to the application when using direct-attached flash drives within each server. This leads to expensive over-provisioning while providing IT administrators with no flexibility to change storage-to-compute ratios after installation and then leading to underutilization of expensive data center resources.”
Read more at PR Newswire.
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