IT executives are tasked to optimize their budget while maximizing the business value of data, for current use cases as well as future monetization and analysis. Running a business with sub-optimal enterprise storage and access strategies results in significant opportunity costs, as companies fail to develop the capabilities needed to innovate, please customers and seize new markets.
In many cases, putting competitive data strategies in place requires abandoning legacy storage systems, and increasingly, executives are looking to object storage and cloud solutions, which provide a still-wide array of options. In this field, Amplidata separates itself by providing solutions that better address the pressures businesses face to be agile and innovative.
With Himalaya, our object-based, software-defined storage solution, any business has fast and reliable access to all of its data, without the manual maintenance, hardware overhead and downtime associated with other storage solutions. The innovations in Himalaya offer more flexibility and performance, greater manageability and stronger data protection with significantly lower cost. These advances are profound, and uniquely available to Amplidata users.
The Himalaya Difference
Leading companies in industries as diverse as telecommunications, life sciences, media & entertainment, oil and gas and many others use our solutions to optimize their data-driven applications. That’s because other solutions are difficult and costly to manage, resulting in hot spots, inefficiencies and poor storage utilization. They also require heavy lifting to scale. Further, Himalaya-based solutions can support protocols and access methods such as NFS, CIFS, iSCSI and S3.
With Himalaya, companies find that the low cost of ownership and high data reliability make it possible to keep more vital data on spinning disk and available to drive business agility, innovation and growth. Supporting these broad benefits are several specific features, a few of which we highlight below, that make Himalaya the only right answer for many companies.
Unbreakable data reliability:
Data can be very susceptible to problems when it is locked in place. A physical failure or issue at a data center can bring down massive data stores, which typically can only be avoided with expensive and complex replication and back-ups. Some systems provide data distribution, but require manual reconfiguration or data migration to implement changes like adding capacity. Our patented hierarchical data spreading (BitSpread) protects against location-specific failures by automatically avoiding failed storage nodes, allows our storage system to absorb new nodes dynamically, and provides automatic geographic dispersion of data without disruption (GeoSpread).
With Himalaya, we achieve significant repair performance advantages and reduce repair times by making maximum use of available disk spindles to read and write data, and available CPU’s in storage nodes to regenerate data.
Fast and reliable data repair and integrity:
Amplidata’s BitSpread implementation of erasure coding provides policy-controlled data durability levels that far outpace RAID and replication and provides hardware independent durability policy configuration, with much higher flexibility than other erasure coding storage implementations. It is the foundation of our system performance and the unique flexibility to configure many durability policies simultaneously and individually per dataset in the system.
Himalaya further shortens repair times as its BitDynamics technology enables the use of all available disks and CPUs to regenerate data. With increasingly large storage scale and unavoidable disk failures, repair time is a significant factor in overall data durability. This system of parallel data repair and continuous data integrity checks pushes data durability to an unmatched 15 nines and beyond.
Top performance across all file sizes:
For Big Data-class storage, small files can prove particularly challenging from a data protection and performance point of view. Amplidata has designed a means of handing small files that improves read performance by a factor of 100. This is easily enabled without requiring specific hardware or separate locations for small files. Himalaya protects all files to the same durability policy.
To learn more about how Himalaya is keeping more of your data on spinning disk and ready to support agility, innovation and growth, we encourage you to follow this blog, browse the solution briefs on our website or contact us.