Dell EMC ScaleIO is a software-defined solution that uses your existing hardware or Dell EMC servers to turn existing DAS storage into shared block storage. Uniting ScaleIO and PowerEdge servers and bringing the power of all flash to software-defined storage to transform data centers. Quickly deploy a fully architected block storage server SAN that is a pre validated, configured and fully supported solution. ScaleIO is designed and optimized to transform your server and storage performance and address your critical needs. You get countless advantages. From the ability to manage bandwidth consumption and eliminate application “hogging”, to innovative data backups with unique write able snapshots, and much more. Capacity and compute scale out from 3 servers to over 1,000. You also get seamless storage scale out as application servers are added. Scaling up, down, left, right, sideways is easy and efficient with ScaleIO.
ScaleIO is purposely designed to be an enterprise-grade scale-out software-defined storage solution. It applies the principles of server virtualization to standard x86 server flash and hybrid media, turning them into high performance, sharable, pools of storage. Whether your block storage needs are for traditional, modern or cloud workloads, ScaleIO has you covered. You’ve grown to the point where you’re operating multiple, silos of storage and are dealing with the challenges of each arrays’ lifecycle. With ScaleIO, you can consolidate and reduce the footprint of your data center — simplifying the lifecycle and achieving greater TCO benefits. Private clouds and IaaS require greater elasticity and agility in order to scale to meet changes in demand. ScaleIO automatically and dynamically provisions storage using just software and standard x86 hardware. The “pay-as-you-grow” model means you can reach whatever scale you need, when you need it, without impacting applications or services.
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ScaleIO is a perfect fit for many block based use cases. From next generation databases to IaaS to traditional enterprise applications, ScaleIO can provide the scalability, performance, flexibility and elasticity required by these various workloads. Customers are looking for ways to move to a hyper-converged architecture to optimize TCO, reduce complexity and transform their data center to support traditional and next generation applications. ScaleIO is the only product on the market that gives organizations the ability to move to software-defined SAN (SAN.Next) and hyper converged infrastructure with a single software solution. You can choose software-defined SAN to start and then move to hyper-converged, or go all in on hyper converged from the start. ScaleIO enables service providers and enterprises to build public and/or private clouds. ScaleIO’s scalability, flexibility and pay as you grow licensing model enables customers to expand at their own pace.
Dell EMC ScaleIO Advantages
ScaleIO is designed and optimized to transform your server and storage performance and address your critical needs. You get countless advantages. From the ability to manage bandwidth consumption and eliminate application hogging, to innovative data backups with unique write able snapshots, and much more. Software-defined block storage — or Server SAN — is an important next generation data center storage model that organizations need to understand in order to meet today’s challenges — and be ready for new opportunities. Data growth is one of the biggest challenges facing enterprise IT today. Analysts IDC say the digital universe of data is now doubling every two years, to reach a projected 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes) by the year 2020. Data is being created in massive quantities from a range of sources, including the web, social media, mobile devices, and the billions of connected smart machines that constitute the Internet of Things.
Service Level Agreements
Another key driver for IT leaders is to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for performance and availability that they have set for the organization something that traditional data storage infrastructure is increasingly struggling to achieve. Public cloud can also fail to meet many enterprise SLAs for performance, security and availability — which is why many organizations are creating their own private or hybrid cloud infrastructure. The costs to manage and run your business are skyrocketing. You need to quickly and seamlessly respond to rapid change and uncertainty, and a traditional, siloed infrastructure defined by Servers, Network and Storage (SAN) has inherent issues that compound the challenges you face. Living in now leads to inefficient capacity planning, higher costs and longer time to market. ScaleIO enables customers to transform their SAN based IT infrastructure to a next generation, software-defined Server SAN to solve the problems associated with their current environment.
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