Coho Data Expands Portfolio Towards Making the SDDC a Reality

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Coho Data logoCoho Data, a leading innovator and provider of true scale-out all flash storage architecture and infrastructure solutions for private clouds, announced DataStream 2.8, helping to make the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) a reality by delivering the simplicity, elastic scale and economics of the public cloud to the enterprise private cloud. The latest architecture release from Coho Data incorporates features that address many of the key elements required by enterprises to set up a private cloud on-premise with significant reductions in TCO.  Most important, DataStream 2.8 is the only solution now available that can natively run file and block storage and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) on the same platform with multi-tenancy, quality of service (QoS) and container support.

At Colony Networks, we are trying to improve our data center utilization to scale further, meeting our workload demands. This is where Coho comes in and is the key. We were able to move our existing workloads to Coho without changing any of the code while seeing about 40 percent increase in performance,” said Michael Kuhlmann, president and CEO, Colony Networks. “Today, we are ingesting a large amount of device monitoring probe and Wi-Fi session information that needs to be crunched. With the Coho DataStream 2.8 release, we can now run elastic search and other micro-services in a container directly on storage, allowing us to build new value added software features and enhance our customers’ experience using our software.”

Coho Data-Rack Scale Infrastructure

Delivering Simplicity, Elastic Scale and Economics to the Enterprise Private Cloud

As modern, information-centric applications accelerate data growth, inflexible legacy infrastructure now requires more capital and operational expense than the value these applications create. To address this challenge, the Coho DataStream platform offers an integrated SDDC solution that uses the rack as its design paradigm, creating an entirely new foundational software stack that is better equipped to run, manage and optimize data center operations. Coho makes infrastructure invisible by abstracting and converging storage, network and compute at the rack level, thereby allowing for the right mix of resources for varied application demands. Coho’s unique Software-Defined Networking (SDN) integration delivers true scale out storage performance, secure multi-tenancy, operational simplicity, and overall ease of management.

Coho DataStream 2.8 user benefits:

  • Any workload, single platform – Unifying multiple workloads on the same platform in a simple way is a critical requirement for SDDC. This new release expands Coho’s portfolio with the addition of HDFS support. With this, DataStream now provides simple, native support of file, block and HDFS, allowing customers to deploy and unify different workloads with different service level objectives on a single, scalable, high-performance platform.
  • System QoS policies – This new release also allows end users to securely control multiple tenants on the same platform while meeting tenant-specific service levels. Coho’s SDN integration, coupled with this new QoS capability, offers network, storage and performance characteristics to be securely isolated while meeting desired service levels. In consolidated storage environments, production workloads can now be protected against noisy neighbors.
  • Big Data and Containers as a Service (BDaaS/CaaS) – A year ago, Coho announced support for containers running Hadoop workloads by offering an automated way to orchestrate, deploy and manage containers directly on its storage nodes. This offers customers easier management with added control, by moving the compute closer to the data to support new DevOps-centric management of customers’ data center resources. With Coho DataStream 2.8, it has expanded its container support beyond just Hadoop — while adding QoS capabilities — that isolate tenant workloads, which is a key requirement for offering BDaaS/CaaS in a private cloud environment. As a result, IT organizations can now help negate sprawl and streamline consolidation.

Cloud computing will continue advancing, which will place new demands on enterprise data centers to keep up in areas such as ease of management, added control over the data and data center sprawl,” said Ramana Jonnala, founder and CEO, Coho Data. “In this spirit, we feel our new Coho DataStream 2.8 release provides our customers with many of the core components of a software-defined data center in a single platform that addresses their future, critical needs around consolidation, the rapid growth of data and operational simplicity.”


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