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Coho Data Introduces Support for Block Storage

New release enables enterprises to now host both block- and file-based workloads on the same platform; supports OpenStack environments

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Coho Data, a leading innovator in scale-out flash storage for the enterprise, today announced DataStream 2.7 which further enhances its support for enterprise workloads. The new release enables enterprises to host both block- and file-based workloads on the same platform, and incorporates support for OpenStack on DataStream introduced last month and demonstrated at the OpenStack Summit.Coho DataStream is designed for cloud infrastructures and its unique SDN integration provides network optimized workload distribution and parallelization to support the scalability requirements of cloud-based applications.

A Single, Scale-out Platform for Virtual and Non Virtual Workloads

Coho Data’s Software-Defined-Storage solution scales both capacity and performance for virtualized and native applications in a single, simple to manage platform. This platform is based on a flash-optimized, distributed file system that future-proofs your investment by supporting today’s and tomorrow’s flash technology. Buy only what you need today and grow as you go.

Coho DataStream 2.7 provides users:

  • A single platformto host Virtual and non-Virtual workloads – enabling enterprises to cover 80% to 90% of their datacenter production workloads, thereby removing the complexity involved in choosing different storage solutions for virtual and non-virtual workloads.
  • Scale out private cloud environment – increasing ease and efficiency on the Coho Data storage platform. Cinder Volumes combined with Coho Data’s state-of-the-art scale out architecture allow users to deploy a worry free private cloud environment.
  • Fine granular management – allowing users of Coho Data systems to monitor and manage the individual files that comprise the application. For instance, if it is a virtual environment then the user can view, manage, and monitor the individual files that make up the virtual machine.
  • OpenStack support with Coho’s DataStream Cinder API integration – enabling organizations to build OpenStack block storage infrastructure that dynamically scales both performance and capacity in response to application demands.

“We have consistently heard from customers about wanting a single platform at their datacenter and the 2.7 release is paramount for us to address this particular need,” said Ramana Jonnala, founder and CEO at Coho Data.  “Moreover, our platform is designed from the bottom up to address true scale out, which when combined with the ability to host heterogeneous environments, addresses today’s customer needs.”

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