ioFABRIC 2.0 is now shipping and we are getting great feedback on our Data Fabric and its benefits for data management. Our product has always been about capacity management—and we know this is what our customers want, but we have made it even better with new features in version 2.0. Let me explain how our new features are game-changers for organizations of all sizes.
- Meet data governance requirements – GDPR is just the beginning
- HPC (high performance computing) is here – no additional hardware needed
- Storage-as-a-Service – for users or service providers
- Best of all clouds with our hybrid cloud capabilities
Meet data governance requirements – GDPR is just the beginning
Meeting Data Residency requirements is an in-demand feature, and we are the first to do it! It means that with our Data Fabric, you can specify geographically where data is stored or not stored. You can set geolocation details that will meet your future GDPR requirements today. I will go on record saying this feature alone is critical to any organization.
ioFABRIC’s data residency features allow you to set individual policies around each workload. For example, you can specify that accounting data is stored in 2 locations: on site, and in an off-site cloud for backup in the region it was created, i.e. not stored in a foreign country. Similarly, you can ensure that HR data is only stored onsite—local servers plus an on-premise hybrid cloud for backup.
HPC is here!
ioFABRIC’s DRAM Shared Storage allows data to be stored on DRAM for ultra-fast application operations. It is HPC capable for IOPS and latency.
What does this really mean for you? It means your storage is turbo-charged–with resources that you already have!
ioFABRIC maintains a copy of your data on non-volatile media with pooled DRAM used for very fast storage. Because sync replicas are stored elsewhere, when the DRAM needs to be used for other urgent workloads, it will drain and move, making sure the fastest media isn’t tied down to just one application.
Storage-as-a-Service – for users or service providers
Achieve cloud economics and ease of use by transforming local storage resources into an on-premise private cloud. It is not just virtualizing storage, but presenting it in a true Storage-as-a-Service model.
With our Data Fabric, you now have an evergreen storage platform. ioFABRIC gives you capacity or performance when needed, and retires storage resources when it’s time. No manual data migration, no downtime, no risk of data loss, as adding and removing storage assets is automated.
The Data Fabric not only eliminates storage silos, but it identifies and corrects storage issues, providing a clear view of storage use across the business. Over-provisioning becomes a thing of the past, and utilization rates go up. Data is replicated across sites and clouds for always-on availability that guarantees business continuity, eliminating the fear and risk of backups and restores.
Best of all clouds with our hybrid cloud capabilities
The holy grail of storage deployments is the seamless integration of an on-premise private cloud with one or more public clouds: true hybrid cloud storage. Hybrid cloud storage from ioFABRIC allows you to handle unpredictable data growth while balancing costs, data protection, performance, and compliance demands across all data sets and all applications.
We find most of our customers use local cache for hot data and a cloud archive for all data—allowing for offsite storage and recovery as needed. ioFABRIC manages it all from a single console migrating data back and forth as needed with encryption in flight and at rest.