DATERA Storage Platform
Following are use cases that in our opinion has a huge potential and real added value to customers.
DATERA Storage Platform can be used as a storage platform for Hadoop oriented use cases. This is possible for its hadoop ready parallel file system used as a brain of DATERAStorage Platform product.
Important facts for hadoop use cases:
- Hadoop ready File system
- Support IBM and other vendors Hadoop distribution
- Map / Reduce needs locality knowledge
ICT and Security logs storage and analytical platform
We recommend not to delete logs and rather store them on active platform. Storing IT and security logs ind DATERA Storage Platform offers you the way to store logs in Hadoop ready platform.
Openstack cloud platform
We see OpenStack as a use case where DATERA Storage Platform nicely fits in and can offer many technically impressive functions. In OpenStack implementation DATERA Storage Platform is used as a storage for images, volumes and objects. All of these objects are stored in one file system but can be placed in different disc pools. This is enabled by internal Hierarchical Storage Management functions.
As this said, we can used share-nothing storage (scale out storage) to store images and objects and fast disc pools to store VM volumes as shown on following image.
DATERA Storage Platform and its cloning function offers immediate VM provisioning with using thin-provisioning and copy-on-write. This provide clones from images to target volume without need for controllers to physically move provisioned data. All cloning is done internally in storage platform.
DATERA Storage Platform has native driver for OpenStack implementation.
Geographically separated global storage
DATERA Storage Platform is possible to use as a smart and powerfull geographically separated global storage. Main attributes of such a solution are:
- All sites can see the same data
- Replication using IP links
- Replication to remote site is asynchronous
- Caching data for reading and replication
- Replication over WAN when possible
- Read-Only or Read-Write selections
Guaranteed and trustworthy archive
DATERA Storage Platform can also be used for long term archiving, because it has has been assessed and found to be suitable solution to support and to be implemented, maintained and developed as trustworthy digital repository, fulfilling criteria imposed by following standards and legislation:
- ISO 16363:12 – Trustworthy Digital Repository
- Czech Law no. 499/2004 (sections 68, 69a)
- Czech Regulation no. 191/2009 (section 16)
- National Standard for Long Term Archiving (points 3.1.2., 3.1.3. and 4.3.