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SolidFire Continues to Power Highly Scalable, Virtualized Next Generation Data Centers with Latest Agile Infrastructure for Virtual Environments


Pre-validated reference architecture drastically simplifies deployment of dynamic IT environments with technologies from Dell and VMware

SolidFire, the #1 Solid-State Array, today introduced the latest addition to its Agile Infrastructure (AI)family of pre-validated converged infrastructure designs. Built with its all-flash scale-out storage system at the foundation, SolidFire’s new AI for Virtual Infrastructure incorporates industry-leading technology from Dell and VMware into a thoroughly tested reference architecture optimized to consolidate and guarantee performance to thousands of virtual workloads, operating systems and applications from a single, shared infrastructure. This combined solution simplifies and accelerates the deployment of repeatable, dynamic virtualized IT environments that can be customized to meet the ever-changing expectations of IT service, delivery and consumption. 

The latest in its series of comprehensive AI solutions, SolidFire’s new Virtual Infrastructure for dynamic IT environments combines: SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out block storage platform, Dell PowerEdge R630 servers and Dell Networking S55 and S4810 switches, and VMware vSphere. Leveraging SolidFire’s unique Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, storage policies can be provisioned and enforced to isolate and guarantee performance to each workload while running thousands of workloads simultaneously within a single, shared infrastructure. To remove the infrastructure build guesswork and help organizations create individualized Virtual Infrastructure, SolidFire provides configuration guidance for small, medium and large-size deployments. SolidFire AI for Virtual Infrastructure with Dell and VMware enables IT organizations to consolidate, automate and scale business-critical virtualized environments to:

  • Non-disruptively expand system infrastructure with instant resource availability and seamless generational upgrades, enabling organizations to react and respond to current IT needs in real time.
  • Deliver fine-grain performance control to every workload, ensuring application predictability and facilitating consolidation at scale.
  • Automate all of the complex storage management tasks and deliver deep management integration.
  • Deliver secure multi-tenancy on a resilient, self-healing architecture to reduce operational overhead and risk.
  • Maximize utilization of resources with global, always-on efficiencies to reduce the data center footprint and lower operational costs.

“All-flash arrays have proven their ability to deliver the highest absolute performance, excel at delivering performance consistently despite varying workload requirements, and reliably handle mixed data center workload configurations in terms of throughput and latencies,” said Eric Burgener, Flash Storage Research Director at IDC. “Solutions like SolidFire’s Agile Infrastructure that incorporate performance, scalability, enterprise-class data services and granular QoS controls create IT infrastructures that can efficiently meet evolving business requirements. IT environments that are running high levels of utilization with many simultaneous workloads can benefit from converged infrastructure designs that deliver consistent performance to very unpredictable virtualized and cloud-based workloads.” 

“Enterprise IT departments are under considerable pressure to deliver IT services with greater speed, agility and efficiency than ever before,” said SolidFire’s Founder and CEO Dave Wright. “AI for Virtual Infrastructure provides enterprises with the agility, scale, automation and operational efficiency to transform their organizations’ data center infrastructure to support delivery of IT as a Service. With AI, customers are provided everything they need to build modern, virtualized data centers that can consolidate multiple workloads, scale-out to add capacity and performance as business needs dictate, and automate storage provisioning, management, monitoring and reporting.” 

The fourth in a series of Agile Infrastructure (AI) designs, AI for Virtual Infrastructure joins SolidFire’s existing AI for OpenStackofferings. With SolidFire AI, IT departments can confidently design and deploy dynamic IT infrastructure to help them achieve greater agility, automation, predictability and scale. SolidFire will be demonstrating AI for Virtual Infrastructure October 20-22 in booth #2010 at Dell World 2015 in Austin, Texas. Visit www.solidfire.com/AI to learn more about AI for Virtual Infrastructure and download the new Reference Architecture. 

About SolidFire

SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center. Leveraging SolidFire’s all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.

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