Wednesday 13 April 2016

TechValidate Research on DataCore Customers and Software-Defined Storage Confirms Performance, High Availabilty and Lower Cost of Ownership are the Primary Business Drivers

Data from Nearly 2,000 DataCore Customers Uncovers Impact of Software-Defined Flexibility on Acquisitions, Refreshes and Migrations; Productivity Gains from Increasing Performance Up to 10x and Reducing Total Cost of Ownership
DataCore has announced the results of a new research study conducted by TechValidate. The study primarily focused on the experience of DataCore customer’s in terms of performance, availability/reliability and total cost of ownership (TCO). Overall, participants reported faster applications with up to 10x performance increases; higher availability with a 90% or greater reduction in storage-related downtime; substantial reduction in costs; and greater productivity with the majority of respondents reporting a 50-90% decrease in time spent on routine tasks.
“We are so confident in DataCore that we have based our entire environment upon it. Using DataCore, Fera now has a single management interface across our hundreds of disparate devices. It has become the cornerstone to our data centre.”- Ben Jones, Data Centre Manager at Fera
Highlights from the findings include:
  • 47% of customers reported a 50% or more reduction in storage-related spending; over 80% of customers reported at least 25% savings.
  • The majority of customers reported that they were able to defer or skip multiple refresh cycles, and over 60% saved by deferring storage hardware acquisitions by using DataCore to extend the life and enhance the productivity of current investments.
  • 79% of customers reported improvements of at least 3x, and nearly half of the DataCore customers surveyed reported performance improvements between 5x-10x.
  • 60% reduced storage-related downtime with DataCore by 90% or more; the majority of customers who had systems deployed for two years or more reported no storage-related downtime whatsoever.
  • 72% of respondents reported a 50% or more decrease in time spent on managing routine storage tasks, with some noting a reduction as high as 90%.
  • All respondents reported a positive ROI with DataCore in the first year; 50% reported a positive ROI in six months or less.
These findings further support that DataCore offers the best performance and the lowest TCO in the industry by complementing new data recently published by the Storage Performance Council (SPC). In a series of recently released SPC-1 benchmarks, DataCore’s current SANsymphony and Hyper-converged Virtual SAN software achieved the industry’s best price-performance, coming in at just $0.08 cents per SPC-1 IOPS™. The results also measured incredibly fast response times of just 0.32 milliseconds [1] which were achieved while running the full load of the demanding enterprise-class application and database benchmark. At 0.32 milliseconds, the results are 3x-10x better than all other reported results including those from all-flash arrays and million dollar plus systems.
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To highlight the full impact of parallel I/O on performance, DataCore recently announced the results of new software that will enable servers to utilize multicores to multiply performance. The software, available in Q2, has demonstrated an incredible result of more than 1.5 million SPC-1 IOPS™ with a new world record response time of just 0.10 milliseconds at 100 percent load [2].
“This is game changer which is ahead of the trend and a key element to help organizations truly be able to have a software-defined data center,” DataCore customer Irvin Nio, IT Architect at Capgemini, noted during the survey.
The new level of enterprise-class high availability and reliability proved by TechValidate research can be attributed to DataCore’s features including hardware interoperability, hardware-independent storage services, data migration capabilities, and more. DataCore’s latest addition to its technology portfolio, parallel I/O, uniquely takes advantage of today’s advanced multi-core server platforms to execute many independent I/O streams simultaneously across multiple CPU cores – supporting the I/O needed to run more VMs and application workloads faster and at a much lower cost. It significantly reduces the latency to service and process I/Os while enabling companies to benefit from dramatically higher productivity and huge server consolidation savings.
A total of 1,984 responses were recorded from DataCore customers globally.TechValidate research data is sourced directly from verified business and technology professionals. The full findings of the study can be viewed at: .

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