The challenge with RAID for longterm Big Data storage is that large multi-terabyte SATA drives are used to be cost effective. When a large drive fails, the rebuild time can take weeks, significantly increasing the risk of data loss if other failures occur. System performance also takes a big hit during the rebuild making it difficult for users and applications to do their jobs.
AmpliStor has addressed the RAID and other large-scale storage challenges with its fully abstracted software stack optimized for Intel-based commercialoff-the shelf hardware. At its core are patented BitSpread® and BitDynamics® technologies. Bitspread can achieve fifteen 9s data durability tolerating up to 19 simultaneous drive failures. BitDynamics continuously monitors data integrity and automatically self heals with virtually no impact to system performance. Another key technology is GeoSpread that spreads data across multiple data centers for disaster prevention using 65 percent less capacity than RAID6 plus replication. With GeoSpread, full data protection and access are maintained even if an entire data center becomes unavailable.
With support for common protocols including NFS, CIFS, HTTP/REST and S3, AmpliStor integrates well with existing environments. A global namespace makes the same data accessible by teams and applications wherever they are located. Manageability is made easy with high levels of automation. AmpliStor can be scaled or reconfigured on-the-fly without having to take the system down or migrate data. The system will automatically and dynamically rebalance to the new durability policy or configuration, ensuring data is always protected and accessible.
“AmpliStor is ideally suited for companies looking for cloud-scale economics with the security, flexibility and performance of their data center,” said Mike Wall, Chairman and CEO of Amplidata. “We are working with some of the largest companies in the world who recognize the need for a different approach to Big Data Storage and how our solution helps solve their challenges.”
AmpliStor is ideally suited for companies looking for cloud-scale economics with the security, flexibility and performance of their data center