Unlike other storage systems on the market today, Datrium’s server powered storage solution splits server-powered speed from appliancebased durable capacity, dramatically simplifying storage performance management while reducing costs. Performance is offloaded to the host, can be isolated to the host, and can scale with commodity SSDs directed by DVX Hyperdriver software. Writes go synchronously to a network attached Datrium storage appliance, the NetShelf, where data is kept durable, allowing servers to be stateless for easier host administration. With Datrium, storage is agile and simple to operate as VMs, providing radical improvements in price/performance.
Data Security: The Threats Are Rising
The frequency of data security breaches has risen 4X over the last ten years1, and seven of the ten largest breaches ever occurred in the year 2016.
The key target in most security breaches is any and all sensitive data stored by the targeted company or government agency. Consequently, encryption of data as early in the lifecycle as possible has become a critical requirement for eliminating security risk in private cloud infrastructure.
Data encryption is a compliance requirement for many companies operating in the healthcare (HIPAA), credit card (PCI DSS), financial reporting (SOX) as well as most government agencies. With threats rising, the requirement to encrypt data everywhere – from host-tostorage, between hosts, and between sites – is becoming standard for any organization that values the privacy of its data and the data of its customers.
Current data encryption solutions force a variety of tradeoffs, which drive companies into a mix of secure and unsecure deployments, or worse make the trade-offs too expensive to consider data encryption at all. For example, leading arrays and hyperconverged systems only protect data at rest and do not protect against host or network intrusions. Guest operating systems and hypervisors offer encryption at the source, but at the expense of data reduction required by the economics of modern flash storage.
The DVX is the first Enterprise storage system to split server-powered performance from a network attached durable-capacity appliance, all designed as a single end-to-end system. Performance uses your commodity host compute and flash, driven by Datrium Hyperdriver software uploaded to the host. Durable capacity is on an integrated external storage appliance, the Datrium Net- Shelf, which also coordinates the system and simplifies management. The DVX is fully VM-centric – there are no SAN or block storage artifacts to manage. A vSphere operator can run it with no SAN training.