ScaleIO Elastic, Converged Storage
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Get an evaluation software copy of EMC ScaleIO version 1.30. See how you can use ScaleIO to create a server-based SAN, and achieve scalable performance and capacity on demand.
EMC ScaleIO is a software-only server-based storage area network (SAN) that converges storage and compute resources to form a single-layer, enterprise-grade storage product. ScaleIO storage is elastic and delivers linear scalable performance. Its scale-out server SAN architecture can grow from a few to thousands of servers.
Scalability and Performance
Breaking traditional barriers of storage scalability, ScaleIO scales out to hundreds and thousands of nodes. The parallel architecture and distributed volume layout deliver a massively parallel system that deliver I/O operations through a distributed system. As a result, performance can scale linearly with the number of application servers and disks.
We’ve carefully designed and implemented ScaleIO software components so as to consume minimal computing resources.
Elasticity and Resilience
With ScaleIO, any administrator can add, move, or remove servers and capacity on demand during I/O operations. The software responds automatically to any infrastructure change and rebalances data accordingly across the grid nondisruptively.
ScaleIO natively supports all leading Linux distributions and hypervisors. It works agnostically with any solid-state drive (SSD) or hard disk drive (HDD) regardless of type, model, or speed.
View a case study of the power and flexibility of ScaleIO converged infrastructure in an Oracle Database deployment
EMC ScaleIO’s rich set of features
|Feature||How It Works|
|Thin Provisioning||Create volumes with on-demand thin provisioning to Improve storage efficiency and setup time|
|RAM Read Cache||Enable read caching using the RAM from SDS servers|
|Interoperability||Use the VMware vSphere and OpenStack Cinder / Nova plugins to utilize ScaleIO with these technologies|
|Fault Sets||Define a group of SDSs that are likely to go down to ensure data is mirrored on another group of SDSs|
|REST API||Expose monitoring and provisioning information via a REST interface|
|Scale-out architecture||Leverage software-only architecture that can scale from a few to thousands of servers and from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes|
|Two-copy “mesh” mirroring||
Gain high availability with no single points of failure or potential bottlenecks
Take advantage of self-healing system so you can auto-recover data upon failure
Add, move, or remove nodes or disks “on the fly” to automatically rebalance data across the entire system
|Protection domains||Control data protection and enhance fault recovery|
|Storage pools||Enable performance and capacity tiering|
|Bandwidth/IOPs limiter||Throttle application bandwidth limits to control resource allocation for designated quality of service (QoS)|
|Snapshots||Provide consistent, writeable snapshots and support consistency groups|
|Performance growth with scale||Add more capacity to enable you to scale performance and scale linearly with applications|
|Encryption||Protect data through encryption|
|Media type-agnostic||Use any hard disk drive (HDD), solid-state drive (SSD), or Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) capacity|
|Hardware-agnostic and heterogenous support||Aggregate storage from both physical and virtualized servers and gain support for multiple operating systems and hypervisor flavors like Linux, Microsoft Windows, ESX, Xen, and Hyper-V|
|GUI||Use a simple, easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) to monitor the ScaleIO system and configure backend storage elements|
Require no additional cooling, power, or space
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