Vicinity discovers, profiles, and unifies DRAM, flash, and hard drives across direct-attached, SAN, NAS, and cloud storage. Without manual intervention, Vicinity monitors and automatically moves data among storage resources to maintain Quality of Service levels, adapting in real-time as demands and workloads change.
Vicinity provides a platform for growing performance and capacity independently. Installing and using new performance flash or commodity capacity is seamless, with no manual provisioning or data migration efforts. Vicinity becomes aware of new resources and automatically moves appropriate application data to them.
Through a centralized dashboard, administrators define Quality of Service policies for individual applications or groups of applications.
Vicinity QoS policies include performance (IOPS, latency, bandwidth), capacity, and data protection (e.g. replication, snapshots) levels. Vicinity QoS enforcement places active data on high-performance media for fast access, and stale data onto inexpensive capacity media.
Alerts occur if QoS levels are violated; Vicinity automatically takes care of the rest.
By unifying diverse storage resources and managing them automatically, Vicinity extends the life of your storage investments and at the same time increases their utilization, effectively gaining you additional storage.
Adding more storage – either for capacity or performance – is seamless due to Vicinity’s auto-migration and intelligent data placement. Vicinity optimizes the use of your new assets, deploying across multiple applications, delivering either performance or capacity as required.
Vicinity allows you to manage diverse storage systems and storage resources through one centralized dashboard, reducing the amount of IT knowledge required to make effective use of multiple types of storage devices.
Through intelligent automation, Vicinity eliminates manual data migration efforts by identifying, profiling, and utilizing new storage resources across the enterprise. Vicinity achieves near-zero downtime through automation, reduced complexity, and data protection features.
Centralized dashboard, CLI, and full API control allows centralized monitoring and management of all storage resources, including capacity, performance and QoS settings.
Discover, profile, and pool capacity and performance of DRAM, DAS, and any remote storage, including SAN, NAS, and Cloud.
Deploy as a physical appliance, virtual appliance, or onto the application server.
QoS targets use intelligent algorithms to place active data on performance media near compute and stale data on appropriate capacity media.
Real-time setting and enforcement of latency, bandwidth, and performance over various workloads. QoS settings include minimum/maximum, target, and burst for IOPS, latency, and bandwidth, as well as replication and data placement policies.
Performance scales independently of capacity as nodes or media are added separately. Scales up by adding more CPUs, network cards, media. Scales out by adding more nodes.
Physical space presented to the servers appears as the full provisioned capacity, while nothing is dedicated until actual write operations occur.
Automatically balances, moves, or replicates data to satisfy QoS.
Instant point in time read-only copies or writeable copies.