Private Cloud providers need the ability to ramp quickly and shrink quickly as business needs change. As applications grow and the need to expand storage follows, scale in a single name space can provide the most compelling user experience. Creating a storage pool that can grow and shrink with the user demand is important.
Violin’s management capabilities make it easy to create multiple identical LUNS for fast provisioning and automating your cloud operations. Additionally, Enterprise Data Services such as deduplication and compression provide select applications a way for cloud users to get the most from their budget dollars. Finally, thin provisioning and snapshots are other data services that provide more storage flexibility for the money.
Security and Protection
User data must always be safe and continuously available, of course. Even as your private cloud storage pool is available to your user, you don’t want it available to a thief. Violin All Flash Arrays can encrypt data at rest to provide data theft protection that allows audit-ready compliance and governance of your storage pool.
Another aspect of data protection is business continuance. If things go wrong inside the data center, such as a fire and natural disasters, you will want to offer a service catalog option for business continuance. Violin All Flash Arrays provide the ability to protect primary data in a different location in case of catastrophe to allow operations to resume in a recovery site.
Consistent low latency and high IOPS are key to the promise of useful IT resources in a private cloud. Violin’s Flash Fabric Architecture(FFA) provides consistent low latency and high bandwidth by creating high levels of parallelism and concurrency in the array, and spreading data across the array in a way that enhances performance and flash resiliency. This enables Violin All Flash Arrays to deliver the consistent performance needed for demanding service levels within private clouds. FFA delivers the deep performance required by a mix of multiple workloads commonly found in private clouds.