EMC ScaleIO Delivers Elastic, Scalable, High Performance Software-Defined Block Storage

In the past, applications and OLTP workloads have demanded a server’s entire CPU and memory resources.  With breakthroughs in server technology, today there is more server power than ever with abundant CPU, RAM, Network and local disk capacity. ScaleIO enables applications and storage to run together in a hyperconverged infrastructure, simplifying operations and lowering cost in both bare-metal and virtual environments. ScaleIO provides enterprise-class storage capabilities while running applications, databases and hypervisors on the same application servers. EMC ScaleIO’s ability to provide elasticity, scalability and high performance make it a key component of Software-Defined Storage.

ScaleIO’s recent integration with ViPR, support for VSPEX configurations and improved GUI environment give EMC customers the ability to leverage any commodity servers to build a hyper-converged infrastructure. With this emerging Software-Defined Storage category called “ServerSAN,” service providers, SMBs and enterprises can achieve new levels of efficiency by converging the traditionally separated compute, networking and storage layers into a single IT platform.

More Choice.

Software-defined architectures are redefining the storage world. With ViPR, users can now use ScaleIO’s block services to build a cloud using the new EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) Appliance or third-party commodity platforms. Furthermore, ScaleIO delivers a stand-alone solution for hyperconverged infrastructure.

Why ScaleIO?

Customers can dramatically improve infrastructure agility.  The freedom to add, move and even remove both nodes and capacity on-the-fly, during IO operations, is essential to support ever-changing IT requirements.  ScaleIO supports any server hardware, and any media including SATA, SAS, SSD and PCIe.

ScaleIO is (very) fast.

ScaleIO’s parallel architecture aggregates both capacity and performance. This enables ScaleIO to be one of the, fastest storage solutions in the market today. For example, at EMC World we are demonstrating 48 server nodes delivering over 10 Million IOPs using only commodity hardware.

ScaleIO helps to service millions.

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear from Arnold Juffer, Van Dijk’s CTO. Van Dijk, a company that distributes educational content, estimates that ScaleIO will enable them to save over $500,000 annually on hosting costs.

Here’s what other customers have to say about ScaleIO:

“As a new technology, ScaleIO gives us a competitive edge in our marketplace and will grow as we need it. All this, plus the assurance of the EMC brand, made our decision quite easy.”

Ruben van der Zwan, CTO, Amsio

“If you can deliver the same or better IT performance for lower cost, it frees up resources for other things that improve the patient experience. In the end, this is what ScaleIO is helping to make possible at MCH.”

Cees van der Meiden, ICT Manager, MCH

“We were looking for a product that could take local storage and put it in a SAN device. We considered competitive products, but only ScaleIO met our criteria in terms of capacity, scalability, and function.”

Marc Abercrombie, Owner and Managing Director, Fastbyte

How do I take advantage of ScaleIO?

With new software capabilities, ViPR 2.0 integration, the new EMC ECS Appliance and VSPEX reference architectures, there has never been a better time to move to hyper-converged storage software. ScaleIO enables storage, networking and server resources to combine individual disks or SSDs into software-defined block storage that is suitable for a wide variety of use cases.

Don’t waste any more time or money, try ScaleIO.

About the Author: Boaz Palgi

Boaz Palgi is the VP & GM of ScaleIO at EMC. Boaz was the Founder & CEO of ScaleIO, Inc. EMC acquired ScaleIO in 2013. Prior to founding ScaleIO, Boaz held executive roles with data storage and enterprise software companies like Topio (acquired by NetApp), NetApp, and Storwize (acquired by IBM). Boaz started programming (Pascal, Z80 on CP/M) at 13. He holds a BA from Nyenrode University (the Netherlands) and Queen's University (Canada), and an MBA from INSEAD (France).