by Adam Armstrong

Primary Data Unveils DataSphere Platform

Today Primary Data unveiled a storage-agnostic data virtualization platform that allows data mobility across multiple different storage tiers (including server flash, SAN, NAS and cloud storage), DataSphere. DataSphere takes existing storage tiers from isolated silos pinned to an application and transforms it into globally available, infinitely scalable resources that enables applications to access the data as needed. DataSphere claims it can achieve unlimited scalability without impacting performance.

Through data virtualization and using industry-standard protocols, DataSphere abstracts data from underlying storage making applications see the data as a single global dataspace. In doing so, applications will be able to see across all aspects of storage transparently. DataSphere also has a dynamic policy engine that enables IT to respond to changing SLOs but alerting IT if there is a risk of noncompliance and enabling SLOs to be changed across different storage tiers within the DataSphere interface. Once polices are set, DataSphere tiers the data to the resource that gives it the best benefit.

Benefits include:

  • Adapt to continually changing business objectives with intelligent data mobility
  • Scale performance and capacity linearly and limitlessly with unique out of band architecture
  • Reduce costs through increased resource utilization and simplified operations
  • Simplify management through global and automated policies
  • Accelerate upgrades of new solutions such as VMware vSphere 6 with seamless migration using existing infrastructure
  • Reduce application downtime with automated non-disruptive movement of data
  • Deliver a full range of data services across all applications in the datacenter

This year at VMworld Primary Data will be showcasing DataSphere by placing EMC Isilon, NetApp ONTAP, Intel NVMe and Amazon S3 cloud storage under a single global dataspace. Primary Data will be at Booth 805.

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