by Lyle Smith

Coho Data DataStream 2.8 Announced

Coho Data has announced DataStream 2.8, the latest version of the software that powers their arrays and helps to promote Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). DataStream 2.8, which was previously updated just a few months ago, adds features that help enterprises set up a private cloud on-premise with a focus on reducing TCO. Coho adds that DataStream version 2.8 is the only solution on the market that can natively run file and block storage and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) on the same platform with multi-tenancy, quality of service (QoS) and container support.

Coho’s DataStream provides enterprises with an integrated SDDC solution that uses the rack as its design model. This allows their platform to create an new foundational software stack that can run, manage and optimize data center operations. Coho indicates that this makes infrastructure invisible by abstracting and converging storage, network and compute at the rack level, creating an ideal combination of resources that satisfy a wide-range of application demands. Moreover, the company’s unique Software-Defined Networking (SDN) integration offers true scale out storage performance, secure multi-tenancy, operational simplicity, and overall ease of management.

Coho indicates the following new benefits and features for DataStream 2.8:

  • Any workload, single platform: This new release expands Coho’s portfolio with the addition of HDFS support. As a result, DataStream now provides simple, native support of file, block and HDFS, allowing customers to deploy and unify different workloads with different service level objectives on a single, scalable, high-performance platform.
  • System QoS policies: This new release also allows end users to securely control multiple tenants on the same platform while meeting tenant-specific service levels. Coho’s SDN integration, coupled with this new QoS capability, offers network, storage and performance characteristics to be securely isolated while meeting desired service levels. In consolidated storage environments, production workloads can now be protected against noisy neighbors.
  • Big Data and Containers as a Service (BDaaS/CaaS): Last year, Coho announced support for containers running Hadoop workloads by offering an automated way to orchestrate, deploy and manage containers directly on its storage nodes. This offers customers easier management with added control, by moving the compute closer to the data to support new DevOps-centric management of customers’ data center resources. With Coho DataStream 2.8, it has expanded its container support beyond just Hadoop -- while adding QoS capabilities -- that isolate tenant workloads, which is a key requirement for offering BDaaS/CaaS in a private cloud environment. As a result, IT organizations can now help negate sprawl and streamline consolidation.

Coho Data will be showcasing Coho DataStream 2.8 at VMworld later this month.

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