Friday 4 December 2015

DataCore and Fujitsu Announce New Hyper-Converged Appliances, SAP HANA-certification, Adaptive Parallel I/O Software and Universal Virtual Volumes (VVOLs)

 DataCore Software Corporation has unveiled second generation Storage Virtualization Appliance (SVA) and a new Hyper-Converged Appliance (HCA), both jointly developed and supported with Fujitsu Ltd. and available for shipment by end of the year.

New opportunities are available for Fujitsu customers and partners as a result of DataCore achieving certification of SANsymphony-V storage virtualization for SAP HANA on Fujitsu ETERNUS storage.
"Our partnership with DataCore continues to provide many benefits to our growing base of customers. Our joint solutions combine industry leading Fujitsu hardware platforms and DataCore software into SVA and HCA that help customers easily deploy and manage their enterprise solutions to run their core business applications. With today's certification, DataCore officially supports SAP HANA on Fujitsu ETERNUS storage and adds its software-defined storage features, performance acceleration and HA capabilities  to complement our SAP portfolio in an ideal way," says Jörg Brünig, senior director, Fujitsu.

With SVA, Fujitsu and DataCore provide a series of tested turnkey appliances for SAN virtualization including 'call home' service and support from one source. In addition to the already established models, DataCore will showcase at the forum its second product generation SVA vNext. It combines the new Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2560 M1 server generation with SANsymphony-V10 PSP4, making it more powerful in use.

The partners are working together to meet the increasing demand for hyper-converged systems by providing a easy to deploy and use HCA. The Fujitsu DataCore HCA is a preconfigured 'Ready to Run' Appliance with integrated storage and the latest DataCore Virtual SAN software for data management, HA and optimised performance. The HCA is designed for SMBs and is a cost-effective solution for Hyper-V and VDI workloads, file and database services as well as iSCSI storage for external applications. Both new appliance solutions are expected to be available to the market by end of the year.

SAP HANA-certification for SANsymphony-V with Fujitsu ETERNUS storage
SAP has certified SANsymphony-V as the first software-based storage virtualization solution for SAP HANA. DataCore provides the essential enterprise storage functionality needed to support the real-time applications made possible by the SAP HANA platform. In SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) the DataCore software has been successfully tested with Fujitsu ETERNUS DX storage. With DataCore´s hardware independent Software-Defined Storage approach, SAP HANA users can now expand existing storage infrastructures with the Fujitsu / DataCore combination to achieve an optimal price / performance ratio with the latest hardware and software technology in their SAP HANA environment.
"The cooperation between DataCore and Fujitsu brings together leading technologies delivering tested, preconfigured and easy-to-integrate solutions with reliable support from a single source to our customers. The SAP HANA certification for SANsymphony-V now offers Fujitsu partners and resellers the opportunity to provide SAP HANA-users with effective storage solutions, regardless of which storage is being used today," says Stefan von Dreusche, director Central Europe, DataCore.

DataCore Adaptive Parallel I/O Software and Universal Virtual Volumes
On its booth, DataCore expands on the new DataCore Adaptive Parallel I/O Software. This technology allows for an adaptive, parallel I/O processing in multi core processors. Especially needed in workload-intensive data processing in OLTP, real-time analysis, business intelligence and datawarehouse systems as well as SQL, SAP and Oracle databases,  users will benefit from performance multipliers. With Parallel I/O technology, VMs can be packed more densely on hyper-converged systems and thus savings can be realised at a previously unmatched level. Another enhancement to DataCore's software-defined storage platform is the introduction of universal Virtual Volume (VVOL) support. VMware administrators can now deploy virtual drives via the vSphere interface from any storage hardware (disk subsystems, SSD arrays, DAS etc.) without bothering their storage administrator, even if they do not support VMware's VVOL.

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