June 14th, 2013 by Bill Valle
DataCore SANsymphony-V Updates Announced
DataCore Software is announcing updates to its SANsymphony-V storage virtualization platform as part of its version R9 release. The new version of the software adds the following enhancements: improved management with wizards, templates, and support for group commands for multiple hosts; a new database repository option for recording and analyzing performance history and trends; improved remote replication and connectivity optimizations for faster and more efficient performance; and support for higher speed 16Gbit Fibre Channel networking. Overall, the SANsymphony-V Update 9.0.3 is a strategic productivity solution that works infrastructure-wide across many storage hardware brands and models.
SANsymphony-V's auto-tuning cache and auto-tiering software maximizes the use of available CPU, memory, and disk resources to dramatically increase overall storage performance. DataCore’s software makes it even easier to incorporate and optimize powerful “server-side” flash memory technologies. SANsymphony-V can operate directly with any flash and disk devices connected to application servers or can be used across all connected SAN assets.
DataCore auto-tiering prioritizes and applies the right storage to best-fit application and workload needs, while storage profiles provide greater control for virtual disks that can be customized to govern how dynamic policies for auto-tiering, remote replication and synchronous mirror recovery are prioritized. This ensures important applications benefit from more valuable resources - such as flash memory and SSDs.
SANsymphony-V adds the ability to record historical performance for trend analysis. By displaying metrics gathered over time, workload spikes and potential bottlenecks can be easily addressed. The new release offers faster asynchronous remote replication to meet stringent Recovery Time (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO). SANsymphony-V further leverages the Windows Server 2012 platform and Microsoft’s latest clustering capabilities for faster, cost-effective unified NAS file serving and SAN disk services.