September 26th, 2016 by Adam Armstrong
Hedvig Releases Its Distributed Storage Platform Version 2.0
Hedvig has announced the latest version of its comprehensive software-defined storage platform, Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform Version 2.0. The latest version includes features delivering multi-workload, multi-cloud and multi-tier capabilities. Hedvig states that the latest version is the realization of its vision for the Universal Data Plane. Also recently announced, Hedvig states that its Universal Data Plane is a programmable data management tier that overcomes the rigidity of traditional storage and removes bottlenecks to widespread digital IT transformation.
Digital technologies have radically changed the industry and the way that it needs to respond with digital service requirements. Companies are looking to technologies like the hybrid cloud as well as container and orchestration technologies to make new applications portable among clouds. However, Hedvig sees data portability as more of an issue. To solve this issue the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform Version 2.0 aims to make data portable through a distributed approach to storing, managing and protecting data across a hybrid landscape. Hedvig’s platform can run on any commodity server or in any public cloud and provides companies using it with everything they need to implement their own Universal Data Plane.
New features include:
- Improve usability and provisioning time in multi-workload environments: New capabilities make it even easier to provide application-specific high-availability policies. Organizations can provision these policies directly from their workload management tool of choice with a new VMware vSphere Web Client Plugin, Docker Volume Plugin and Mirantis Fuel Plugin. Hedvig also improved high-availability Hyper-V support with integration into Microsoft’s Scale-Out File Server.
- Streamline efforts to operate multi-cloud clusters: Expanding its support for integration of public clouds, Hedvig demonstrates interoperability of the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform with AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Integration of Mesos and Kubernetes also provides more cloud orchestration options and new user-defined tagging, multitenancy RBAC, and Ansible-based installer simplify multi-cloud operations.
- Lower storage costs in multi-tier deployments: Core enhancements that improve Hedvig performance and operations as a multi-tier storage platform include the availability of predictive storage analytics, support for virtualization of third-party storage arrays and cloud volumes, and enhancements to the Hedvig Storage Proxy that improve deduplication and server-side caching.