Bring the Power and Efficiency of Virtualization to Existing Storage
Despite the widespread adoption of server virtualization, aligning storage performance to support VMs continues to present significant IT challenges. VMware vSphere 6 delivers a software-defined architecture that extends the principles of virtualization — including abstraction, pooling and automation — to all datacenter resources and services. VVols is a particularly attractive feature in vSphere 6.0 that enables enterprises to provision, monitor and manage storage at the virtual machine (VM) level. However, upgrading to VVols may require the purchase of new storage. Through data virtualization, the Primary Data DataSphere platform extends the capabilities of VMware Virtual Volumes to existing storage. DataSphere also delivers automated data orchestration across all storage types, making it easy to manage the evolving needs of both physical and virtualized workloads with a single solution.
Automate Data Lifecycle Management
DataSphere virtualizes data to unite storage within a global dataspace so that management spans on premise storage types, as well as public and private clouds. This enables enterprises to manage data holistically, according to business objectives. Whether data is hosted in onsite storage or off-site cloud storage, DataSphere automatically aligns storage resources with the performance, protection and price needs of all data, at all stages in the data lifecycle.Download Solution Brief
Expand Scale Out Storage to All Your Workloads
With Primary Data, it’s simple to scale. Rather than building out a solution projected to meet anticipated future data demands, data virtualization allows you to put away the crystal ball and add new performance or capacity resources as they are needed. As new resources come online, a powerful policy engine load balances files across resources to ensure perpetual optimization of capacity and performance. The storage-agnostic global dataspace even allows simple integration of storage from different vendors, giving you the power to choose the storage that best fits the evolving needs of your enterprise.
The Primary Data DataSphere platform virtualizes data on new and existing storage, enabling data to move across any storage without impacting application data access. With DataSphere, companies can automate data placement to achieve the highest Quality of Service (QoS) at the lowest cost, helping healthcare organizations achieve three key objectives:
- Maximize data performance, protection and cost management throughout the data lifecycle
- Lower costs by increasing storage utilization to extend the life of existing assets
- Reduce compliance costs by automating placement of data to the ideal storage for its current needs, while keeping data visible and easily accessible.
DataSphere enables life sciences organizations to automate data lifecycle management to effectively meet continually changing SLAs, save costs by automatically moving colder data into object and cloud storage and increase utilization and performance of existing storage.
Media and Entertainment
With DataSphere, Media and Entertainment companies can cost-effectively get the performance and capacity for both production and long-term, post-production storage needs, while automating data management across all storage types. DataSphere orchestrates data across all resources to streamline production pipelines and accelerate time to market. This orchestration also enables greater storage utilization to reduce the IT workload and save costs. In addition, DataSphere’s vendor-and protocol-agnostic architecture enables Media and Entertainment companies to scale out storage using resources of their choice for both performance and capacity.
Oil and Gas
With DataSphere, Oil and Gas companies can automate data lifecycle management, promoting data to high performance storage tiers when it is hot, and demoting data to object or cloud storage when it is no longer being actively accessed. DataSphere orchestrates data across all storage resources, enabling companies to rapidly make use of new technologies — such as NVMe flash to accelerate analysis, and cloud storage to reduce storage costs — while increasing storage utilization to extend the life of existing assets. DataSphere enables companies to easily meet growing data needs with an agnostic architecture that can scale storage of all types, from any vendor. Extensible metadata enables DataSphere to enhance data management for new, legacy and proprietary applications.
With DataSphere, telecommunications companies gain the agility to meet rapidly growing data demands without storage constraints. The agnostic DataSphere architecture enables Telcos to scale out across all types of storage, from any chosen vendor to grow performance, capacity and storage services independently of each other. This gives Telcos the flexibility to implement new storage technologies as they become available, while enabling all data to be managed from a single pane of glass. Extensible metadata enables DataSphere to enhance data management for the unique needs of proprietary applications.
Intel® Storage Builder Partner Solution
Primary Data is an Intel® Storage Builder Partner. This partnership showcases a joint solution that allows enterprises to manage storage as global resources, instead of disparate systems. This breakthrough delivers significant improvements in data center resource utilization, while dramatically reducing capital and operating costs. With Primary Data and Intel, enterprise IT can meet modern business challenges with existing storage, while staying on budget to scale with future growth.
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Enterprise Evolution Starts with Education: Primary Data Webinars
With data virtualization, data can move freely across flash, SAN, NAS and the cloud to automatically meet your cost, performance and protection goals.
Watch our Professional Development webinars on your own schedule to learn how data virtualization gives you unprecedented insight and control over your existing resources, enabling you to place data automatically across your diverse storage systems to leverage the unique benefits of each platform. Discover how you can easily equip your datacenter with the tools to meet the expectations of performance, protection and reliability, while reining in the costs of growth, by putting the right data, in the right place, at the right time.