|[March 06, 2014]
Coho Data Announces General Availability of Web-Scale Storage Appliance for the Enterprise
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Coho Data today announced the general availability of DataStream 1000, a
scale-out storage offering that leverages a software-defined approach to
deliver twice the price: performance ratio of all-flash storage arrays.
Launched in beta late last year, DataStream combines commodity hardware
with web-scale software that's tuned for the latest commodity PCIe flash
technologies, delivering simplicity, scale and predictable high
performance that is packaged and operationalized for the private cloud.
Coho Data also announced today that storage industry veteran, Paul
Sallaberry, has joined its board of directors. Sallaberry's most recent
senior operating role was with Veritas Software as EVP of Worldwide
Field Operations, where he was responsible for growing Veritas from less
than $50 million in sales to more than $1.5 billion, achieving its
profit goals and building a global multi-tier sales distribution and
professional services powerhouse.
"Today's companies have rigorous demands for scalability, performance
and price that can't be accommodated using the storage offerings that
are currently on the market. These businesses need to be able to take
advantage of flash storage for all applications, not just manage a flash
silo for top tier ones," said Ramana Jonnala, CEO, Coho Data. "With the
general availability of DataStream 1000 and the addition of another
industry expert to our board, we are poised to bring the economy and
flexibility of web-scale IT architectures in public clouds to on-premise
solutions that businesses can rely on."
DataStream 1000 delivers the web-scale modularity needed to enable
businesses to rapidly scale data capacity and performance on demand to
any application. This modular approach eliminates many of the
configuration and management challenges that are systemic in traditional
monolithic storage implementations, allowing companies to focus on
business, rather than storage challenges.
"By 2017, Web-scale IT will be an architectural approach found operating
in 50 percent of Global 2000 enterprises," predicts Gartner (News - Alert), Inc. in
"The Long-Term Impact of Web-Scale IT Will Be Dramatic," C. Haight,
Key Features in Coho DataStream 1000:
The DataStream architecture delivers up to 20x the performance of
traditional storage products, with 180,000 random IOPS in every 2U
DataStream Chassis to meet the needs of challenging virtualization
workloads like virtual desktops and other enterprise applications.
Patented technology using software-defined networking in the 10GbE
DataStream Switch guarantees linear performance scaling from
terabytes to petabytes with zero bottlenecks.
By embracing open commodity hardware, DataStream 1000 allows
customers to take advantage of continuous improvements in hardware
costs. This allows them to start with a system that meets their
immediate capacity and performance needs and then grow th system
as their business demands it, mixing and matching different
generations of hardware and eliminating the traditional storage
refresh cycle, unlike any other product on the market.
With automated per virtual machine performance tiering and
durability profiles, built-in high availability and predictive
analytics for capacity and performance growth, DataStream 1000 is
designed to bring the operational efficiency of Web-scale
datacenters to the average enterprise.
The Coho DataStream product line is currently installed in large
enterprise private cloud environments. For more information, tune in to
a live webcast of CTO and Co-Founder, Andrew Warfield presenting at
Virtualization Field Day at 8 a.m. PT on Thursday, March 6: http://info.cohodata.com/VFD3stream.html
or visit: www.cohodata.com/product.
"As a leader in the desktop as a service space, we're looking to the
next generation of flash-based storage technologies to deliver
scalability and performance that matches the dynamic requirements of
our virtualization environment so we can deliver faster services to
our customers," explains Nathan Nieblas, director of IT Services,
onthenetOffice. "The Coho DataStream is an exciting storage solution
with a great combination of performance density and automated
management features. The unique use of software-defined networking for
simplified scale-out means this architecture will be able to grow
in-step with our customers' needs."
"We strive to be at the forefront of IT advancements so we can develop
and deliver innovative multi-source intelligence solutions for the
Federal market," explains Kevin Foster, engineering lab manager,
Overwatch Intelligence Solutions, an operating unit of Textron
Systems, a Textron Inc. company. "We recognize that the Coho
DataStream is a completely new model to scaling storage for private
clouds that offers a simpler but more powerful architecture. By
integrating commodity flash with dedicated CPU resources and embedded
networking intelligence, the Coho DataStream creates a scalable
storage fabric that enables us to grow our storage capacity and
performance in a fast, dynamic way to respond as we scale our
virtualization with VMware."
"Enterprise IT organizations can learn from the web-scale firms as
they build out their private cloud infrastructure. They need the
performance of the latest flash technology, but more crucially, they
need a flexible scale-out model that uses commodity hardware and
simpler management to build out their storage infrastructure to
accommodate many different application workloads," explains Ashish
Nadkarni, Research Director - Storage, IDC (News - Alert). "The Coho Data team has
built a solution with high performance scale-out capability combined
with cost-efficient hardware that challenges the price-performance of
both traditional storage and many of the flash arrays in the market.
They've created a new operational model for scaling storage more
efficiently in the enterprise."
"We believe scale-out storage based on commodity server hardware is
rapidly becoming the standard architecture for storage systems,"
explains Tim Stammers, Sr. Storage Analyst, 451 Research (News - Alert). "Coho is
going a step further by pioneering use of SDN within its storage
systems, running over standard 10GbE. The potential performance and
cost advantages will be very attractive to companies considering next
generation storage architectures for their private clouds."
"Coho Data is building a flash-based scale-out solution that delivers
the scale and performance for mainstream enterprise storage," said
Paul Sallaberry, Coho Data Board Member. "By combining flash
performance with a web-scale economics model, DataStream is ready to
challenge the entrenched monolithic array, and I'm excited to be help
guide this team as they take on this massive market opportunity."
About Coho Data
Coho Data is delivering web-scale storage for the cloud generation. Led
by a team of XenSource/Citrix virtualization and storage industry
veterans, Coho Data is enabling businesses of all sizes to build their
own high performance web-scale storage for their private cloud. Inspired
by the highly scalable, commodity-hardware based approaches of public
clouds, the company is developing the first flash-tuned scale-out
storage architecture designed for private clouds that delivers
unparalleled performance and simplified management at public cloud
Founded in 2011 and funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners,
Coho Data has offices in Sunnyvale, California, Vancouver, British
Columbia and Cambridge, UK. For more information, visit
http://www.cohodata.com and follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) at @cohodata.
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