DataCore Parallel I/O Software Reaches Peak in Price-Performance

By CIOReview | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE: DataCore Software, a company that deals in software-defined storage has recently set a new record on price-performance according to Storage Performance Council (SPC), which provides independently audited, rigorous and reliable measures of performance, price-performance and power consumption. The company’s software-defined storage platform serves as the cornerstone of the next-generation, software-defined data center helping to deliver greater value, performance, availability, and simplicity.

DataCore software through its parallel I/O software audited a SPC-1 Price-Performance of 0.08 dollars per SPC-1 IOPS. It was achieved on a hyper-converged solution capable of servicing both enterprise-class storage requirements, demanding database and transaction processing application workloads on the same platform, which makes the accomplishment more distinct. Ziya Aral, Chairman of DataCore said, "With these first certified results, DataCore has put a stake in the ground to demonstrate our parallel I/O performance and hyper-converged capability. For us, this is just the beginning. Look for future benchmarking to incorporate multi-node high availability configurations and to demonstrate I/O originating from both inside and outside the servers - the future for all storage systems.”

The price-performance ratings can be credited to DataCore Adaptive Parallel I/O technique, which has the power to establish something for the design of the SANsymphony-V Software-Defined Storage Services platform. This technique reduces the I/O barriers of virtual machines (VMs) and workloads that can be reinforced on server and hyper-converged platforms.

DataCore’s CEO, George Teixeira stated that Lenovo initially approached them to run the demanding SPC-1 enterprise workload benchmark. They wanted proof that the company can fully harness the power of their multi-core servers given the abundance of unsubstantiated performance claims circulating in hyper-converged circles.

After achieving the unmatched results, Chris Frey, VP & GM, Lenovo North America remarked, “ DataCore's industry-leading SPC-1 results on Lenovo System x demonstrate the performance, innovation and reliability that Lenovo is delivering to meet the growing storage needs to our customers.”