DataCore Software announced Tuesday that it has enhanced its SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor product to enable users to store less-important data to be automatically in the cloud, leaving more space on local storage infrastructure for high-priority data.
SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor provides a comprehensive set of storage control and monitoring functions that provide a transparent, virtual layer across consolidated disk pools.
It manages and optimizes different levels of storage, including memory, solid-state drives (SSD), and hard-disk drives (HDD) so that the most appropriate data is stored in the most appropriate tiers -- and now SANsymphony-V also works with cloud storage tiers, according to DataCore.
"Basically, DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor has a function called auto-tiering which can set and prioritize data storage tiers ... [so that] enterprises [can] keep their most often used, important data close to them where they can access it easily," a DataCore spokesperson told InfoSTOR in an email.
"The problem, until now, [has been the lack of] the ease in doing this and storage costs ... The cloud is an ideal option because of its low storage costs," the spokesperson added.
"CloudArray is the gateway technology from TwinStrata [that] enables the data to be sent to cloud service providers," the DataCore spokesperson said. That includes AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service, Amazon Web Services, EMC Atmos cloud storage, Windstream Hosted Solutions, PEER1, Nirvanix, and OpenStack.
"With the transparent integration of CloudArray, DataCore customers use what they believe are on-premise iSCSI disks whose contents are located remotely on a cloud storage provider of their choice," DataCore's statement said.
"This allows less critical tiered storage, backups and archive data to be cost-effectively placed in cloud storage that can grow almost limitlessly and with pay-as-you-go tiers, while offering additional savings in space, power and cooling," the statement added.
As an introduction, DataCore is making an offer to its storage hypervisor customers of a free 1 TB version of the CloudArray cloud storage gateway software for SANsymphony-V.