Why the time is now for software-defined storage

Take three minutes to find out why the future is here if you want a more predictable, resilient, and simple infrastructure that lowers your cost and reduces your risk.

 

Data is no longer in one location. Whether it’s in an on-premises data center, spread across multiple data centers, or in the public cloud, it has become distributed. The result is a complex mess of storage silos and fragmented data that are difficult and expensive to manage.

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Key customer challenges

Data fragmentation caused by multiple data silos, which has intensified in the cloud era

Management complexity as customers try to navigate living in the traditional and modern worlds

Vendor lock-in and expensive forklift upgrades

Meanwhile...

New trends emerging

84%
of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy

2020 Flexera Digital Transformation Planning Report

Meanwhile...

New trends emerging

75%
of global enterprises will be running containerized applications in production by 2022

Best Practices for Running Containers and Kubernetes in Production - Published 25 February 2019 – Gartner ID G00385131

Meanwhile...

New trends emerging

50%
of global storage capacity will be deployed as SDS on-premises or in the public cloud by 2024 (up from less than 15% today)

Gartner The Future of Software-Defined Storage in Data Center, Edge and Hybrid Cloud - Published 3 May 2019 - ID G00354839
And yet,

data

keeps

GROWING

with no end in sight...
with no end in sight...
IDC predicts that data will grow to 175ZB by 2025, which is a CAGR of 61%
IDC Data Age 2025 Report
To leverage the agility, scalability, and lower costs benefits promised by these trends, you need a new approach to infrastructure. Software-defined storage (SDS) provides a more predictable, resilient, and simple approach to scale your infrastructure for modern environments. First, a quick SDS review.
See how SDS is different

Traditional storage

Traditional storage challenges:

Hardware and application are tightly coupled

  • Data silos/complex management
  • Purchase storage for specific purposes
  • Vendor lock-in and expensive forklift upgrades

Software-defined storage

SDS layer

Software-defined storage benefits:

Hardware and software are decoupled

  • Collapse data silos and reduce data fragmentation
  • Mitigate technology refresh risk with non-disruptive upgrades
  • Create an agile infrastructure for hybrid environments

Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform

This is where Hedvig comes in. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is a software-defined, scale-out storage solution built on industry standard servers that distributes (writes) data simultaneously across multiple locations. This simplifies operations by consolidating infrastructure across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Software-defined

Scale-out

 

Industry-standard servers 
Distributed writes 
Consolidating infrastructures 

Software-defined

Software-defined means the storage resources are abstracted from the underlying hardware for better agility and flexibility (i.e., no vendor lock-in and forklift upgrades)

Software-defined

Scale-out

 

Industry-standard servers 
Distributed writes 
Consolidating infrastructures 

Scale-out

Scale-out provides predictable scale, performance, and costs vs. over buying capacity upfront with traditional scale-up solutions

Software-defined

Scale-out

 

Industry-standard servers 
Distributed writes 
Consolidating infrastructures 

Industry-standard servers 

Industry-standard servers equates to lower costs and more hardware flexibility. According to a Forrester study, Hedvig customers saved over 60% on storage costs vs. propriety storage.

Software-defined

Scale-out

 

Industry-standard servers 
Distributed writes 
Consolidating infrastructures 

Distributed writes

Distributed writes increase availability across locations and protect data from hardware failures ranging from a single disk to an entire site, improving disaster recovery.

Software-defined

Scale-out

 

Industry-standard servers 
Distributed writes 
Consolidating infrastructures 

Consolidating infrastructures

Consolidating infrastructures means supporting multiple storage protocols (block, file, object) to eliminate data storage silos and simplify your hardware infrastructure.

Perfect harmony

Together, these capabilities translate into a more predictable, resilient, and simple environment for enterprise customers across multiple use cases.

Backup storage

Hedvig can serve as a backup storage target for the following

Private & hybrid cloud virtualization storage

Hedvig provides primary storage for virtual environments

Containers storage

Hedvig enables persistent storage in containerized environments

Manage more storage

Manage 4x as much storage 

due to Hedvig’s ease of use. Reallocate storage admin full time employees (FTEs) to higher value tasks.
The Total Economic Impact™ of Hedvig, Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform, December 2017

Reduce time provisioning storage

Hedvig allowed organizations to decrease the time spent

provisioning storage by 75% over legacy solutions.
The Total Economic Impact™ of Hedvig, Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform, December 2017

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform

Get started today. Fill out this form to have someone contact you for additional information or set you up with a demo. In the meantime, check out these whitepapers: 
What you need to know about software-defined storage
 and 
Why now is the time to switch to software-defined storage.
 You’ll learn more about implementing the modern data center of the future today!

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