Gridstore Releases New Enhanced Version 3.5 of HyperConverged Infrastructure

By CIOReview | Monday, May 4, 2015
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Gridstore, hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center today releases version 3.5 of the Gridstore HyperConverged Infrastructure. Enhancing Gridstore's unique and patented method to deliver Quality of Service (QoS) on a per-VM basis, as well as new functionality in System Center integration, v3.5 now can be deployed as a Private-Cloud-in-a-Box with support for Azure Pack.

Version 3.5 has a fine grain I/O control that extends the ability to define QoS on a policy basis (Platinum, Gold or Bronze) and allows users to designate specific minimum or maximum amounts of IOPS for each VM or workload, providing finer tuning for precise predictable and manageable performance. This Precision I/O Control can be managed through Gridstore's GridControl UI, or through System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

Gridstore's integration with System Center today includes VMM for policy-based provisioning and orchestration of storage resources at VM-level granularity. Building on this with v3.5, Gridstore has released OAuth for admin level authentication to enforce additional security, as well as support for WMI Counters for system-level monitoring, tracking, and reporting of key metrics such as IOPs and latency of each VM.

With HyperConverged Infrastructure v3.5 Gridstore is now compatible with Azure Pack, enabling deployment of Private-Cloud-in-a-Box easily and cost-effectively. Windows Azure Pack provides a multi-tenant, self-service private cloud interface that works with Windows Server and System Center, to deliver self-service provisioning, easy movement of workloads to the cloud, and infrastructure management.

Kelly Murphy, Founder and CTO, Gridstore says, "It allows us to deliver on the promise of an easy to deploy and manage, high performance Private-Cloud-in-a-Box built on the Microsoft technology stack. Customers now have the ability to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively build their own private cloud infrastructures."