Datrium DVX: The Leading Disaggregated HCI Solution

Datrium DVX Software-defined Hyperconverged Infrastructure

DVX is more scalable than HCI, faster than AFAs, and backup is built in. DVX delivers industry’s leading software-defined converged infrastructure for enterprise consolidation. Simple primary storage, backup, encryption, and mobility on commodity hardware at rack scale.

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    Disaggregated HCI: Independent scale of compute and capacity

    • Run mixed workloads
    • Massive scale to 128 nodes and >1 PB
    • Erasure coding without compromises
  • Split Provisioned Storage: Eliminate storage management
    • Use existing and/or new server
    • Lower latency
    • VM-centric management

DVX Split Provisioning: Like EC2 + S3 for simple scaling on-prem, DVX Software on hosts manages an on-host flash cache for insane speed, and an off-host PB-scale data pool for automatic, scalable persistence.

Datrium DVX Software-defined Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Datrium DVX Software-defined Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Enterprises typically deploy DVX in two ways: as software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure and as split-provisioned storage. In both cases, enterprises get the following DVX autonomous data services included in their software subscription:

  • Zero storage administration
  • VM/container-centric management
  • Built-in NoBackupTM data protection
  • Blanket Encryption
  • Universal Dedupe and data verification
  • Always-on 2FT fast Erasure Coding
  • WAN-optimized Elastic Replication

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Get primary storage and backup, disaster recovery orchestration, encryption, and mobility in a single powerful platform. Liberate IT from complexity. For a fraction of the cost of traditional DR, DRaaS provides enterprise-class, on-demand failover to the public cloud and failback to on-premises data centers. DRaaS offers groundbreaking capabilities in disaster recovery. Recover to an on-demand data center in the public cloud Leverage S3 for cost-effective, forever incremental backups Restore from recent snapshots or old backups Failproof one-click failover and failback to and from the public cloud Consistent operating environment on prem and in the cloud
Datrium: Disaster Recovery as a Service

Datrium: Disaster Recovery as a Service

DRaaS: Confidently Execute Failover and Failback to the Public Cloud For a fraction of the cost of traditional DR, DRaaS provides enterprise-class, on-demand failover to the public cloud and failback to on-premises data centers. DRaaS offers groundbreaking...

Datrium: Disaster Recovery as a Service

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DRaaS: Confidently Execute Failover and Failback to the Public Cloud

Datrium DRaaS disaster recovery as a service

For a fraction of the cost of traditional DR, DRaaS provides enterprise-class, on-demand failover to the public cloud and failback to on-premises data centers. DRaaS offers groundbreaking capabilities in disaster recovery.

  • Recover to an on-demand data center in the public cloud
  • Leverage S3 for cost-effective, forever incremental backups
  • Restore from recent snapshots or old backups
  • Failproof one-click failover and failback to and from the public cloud
  • Consistent operating environment on prem and in the cloud

10x More Cost-Efficient DR

Fail over to on-demand VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC targets using ControlShift DR plans and store forever incremental, native backups in S3. DR sites are ready when needed, in the cloud, whether for testing or actual failover. Pay for SDDC only when you need it while your data is ready to use on low-cost AWS S3. Efficiently fail back with minimal AWS egress charges by transferring only changed and globally deduplicated data. Select from a broad range of DR sites around the world.

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Recover from Recent Snapshots or Old Backups

Easily recover from recent snapshots or backups from months or years ago. With converged backup and DR, you have millions of point-in-time consistent recovery points to choose from. This can be critical for ransomware attacks, which often only become apparent months after the initial event.

Failproof DR and Efficient Failback from Public Cloud

Achieve failproof DR. ControlShift automatically checks your plan for health and compliance every 30 minutes, so you can be confident your DR is going to work when you need it. Efficiently fail back with minimal AWS egress charges by transferring only changed and globally deduplicated data. Similar to failover, failback is fully automated.

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Consistent Operating Environment On Premises and in the Cloud

Simplify the management of your on-premises and DR sites. Datrium DRaaS maintains VMs in their native vSphere format and eliminates the need for brittle and time-consuming VM disk format conversions. Manage both your cloud DR site and primary site with vCenter and retain access to familiar abstractions such as clusters, resource pools, data stores, virtual switches, and port groups following a failover.

Your Complete Solution

With Datrium DRaaS, you get a complete solution that delivers comprehensive support, simplified purchasing, and billing. Eliminate the cost and friction caused by multiple point solutions. You get everything you need for fail-proof on-demand DR to the public cloud in one solution.

Datrium

Get primary storage and backup, disaster recovery orchestration, encryption, and mobility in a single powerful platform. Liberate IT from complexity. For a fraction of the cost of traditional DR, DRaaS provides enterprise-class, on-demand failover to the public cloud and failback to on-premises data centers. DRaaS offers groundbreaking capabilities in disaster recovery. Recover to an on-demand data center in the public cloud Leverage S3 for cost-effective, forever incremental backups Restore from recent snapshots or old backups Failproof one-click failover and failback to and from the public cloud Consistent operating environment on prem and in the cloud

Datrium DVX: The Leading Disaggregated HCI Solution

Datrium DVX: The Leading Disaggregated HCI Solution

DVX is more scalable than HCI, faster than AFAs, and backup is built in. DVX delivers industry’s leading software-defined converged infrastructure for enterprise consolidation. Simple primary storage, backup, encryption, and mobility on commodity hardware a...

Datrium

Datrium disaster recovery backup storage DRaaS

Get primary storage and backup, disaster recovery orchestration, encryption, and mobility in a single powerful platform. Liberate IT from complexity.

For a fraction of the cost of traditional DR, DRaaS provides enterprise-class, on-demand failover to the public cloud and failback to on-premises data centers. DRaaS offers groundbreaking capabilities in disaster recovery.

  • Datrium DRaaS disaster recovery as a serviceRecover to an on-demand data center in the public cloud
  • Leverage S3 for cost-effective, forever incremental backups
  • Restore from recent snapshots or old backups
  • Failproof one-click failover and failback to and from the public cloud
  • Consistent operating environment on prem and in the cloud
Datrium DVX: The Leading Disaggregated HCI Solution

Datrium DVX: The Leading Disaggregated HCI Solution

DVX is more scalable than HCI, faster than AFAs, and backup is built in. DVX delivers industry’s leading software-defined converged infrastructure for enterprise consolidation. Simple primary storage, backup, encryption, and mobility on commodity hardware a...
Datrium: Disaster Recovery as a Service

Datrium: Disaster Recovery as a Service

DRaaS: Confidently Execute Failover and Failback to the Public Cloud For a fraction of the cost of traditional DR, DRaaS provides enterprise-class, on-demand failover to the public cloud and failback to on-premises data centers. DRaaS offers groundbreaking...

Simple Disaster Recovery Webinar Request

Simple Disaster Recovery Webinar Request

Zerto 4.0 Master of Disaster Webinar: Simple, Cost-Effective, and Consistent Disaster Recovery

ZertoZerto Virtual Replication is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution. It delivers the most aggressive service levels while reducing costs as there are no hardware or hypervisor dependencies. The simplicity of this disaster recovery solution is overwhelming with the non-disruptive installation completing in 60 minutes with no application or storage reconfiguration required.

With Zerto, customers realize:

  • Aggressive service levels including RPOs of seconds and RTOs of minutes
  • Automates failover, failback and DR testing with the push of a button to mitigate risk
  • Robust application protection with consistency and write-order fidelity
  • Freedom to innovate with storage agnostic and hypervisor agnostic replication
  • Further cost reductions to leverage Microsoft Hyper-V licenses at the DR site
  • A seamless cloud strategy with support for Amazon Web Services

To discuss how this solution may work in your enterprise, please have PTS contact you directly.  Additionally, you may request a system demonstration to experience this solution in action.

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SimpliVity VDI Solutions with OmniStack

SimpliVity VDI Solutions with OmniStack

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SimpliVity OmniStack is the industry’s first and only globally federated and hyperconverged infrastructure solution. OmniStack combines all of the infrastructure and functions below the hypervisor, eliminating the need for about a dozen discrete infrastructure and software products. By doing so, OmniStack dramatically simplifies IT. Designed and optimized for the virtual environment, it enables dramatic improvements to the management, protection, and performance of virtual workloads – all at a fraction of the cost and extreme reduction in complexity compared to today’s traditional infrastructure stack.

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OmniStack delivers the core functionality of pooling and sharing x86 hardware resources. Its Data Virtualization Platform performs deduplication, compression and optimization of data, which delivers performance and capacity improvements to OmniStack-powered hyperconverged infrastructure; and offers global unified management. OmniStack hyperconvergence is available as a software solution and turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure when packaged on x86 systems. SimpliVity offers two turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure platforms: OmniCube, packaged on 2U servers; and OmniStack Integrated Solution for Cisco UCS, packaged on Cisco Unified Computing Systems.

OmniStack provides an optimal platform for VDI because it:

  • Improves Performance. OmniStack provides inline deduplication, compression and optimization of all data at inception, once and forever, which eliminates IOPS since redundant data is never written to disk. Critical IO resources are reserved for desktops and applications, which prevents boot storms.
  • Consolidates Siloed Infrastructure. OmniStack provides the perfect platform for data center consolidation, merging the infrastructure, management screens and operations of all critical IT applications, including VDI.
  • Provides Native Data Protection. VDI no longer needs to be relegated to “second-class citizen” status in the data center. You can commit to, and fulfill, SLAs to the business while improving RTOs and RPOs for VDI.
  • Improves User Experience. Persistent desktops are the preferred choice by users and the technology most likely to be embraced as it most closely resembles the physical desktops of the past. OmniCube’s inline deduplication, compression, and optimization is that “emerging technology” that changes the cost model, making persistent desktops a reality.

SimpliVity OmniStack is the perfect solution to deliver VDI with the user experience end-users expect and at the cost that you require.

VDI Deployment

PTS can deploy VDI from within PTS’ Cloud Data Center or from a hosted deployment. Contact PTS with your VDI needs, and we’ll tailor a solution to match your requirements in your preferred environment.

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Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solutions

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Data Center Generators

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Generators are a key to data center reliability. Supplementing a battery-based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with an emergency generator should be considered by all data center operators. The question has become increasing important as super storms such as Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast United States knocked out utility power stations and caused many downed power lines, resulting in days and weeks of utility power loss.
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Data Center Generator Delivery

Beyond disaster protection, the role of a backup generator to provide power is important when utility providers consider summer rolling blackouts and brownouts and data center operators see reduced utility service reliability. In a rolling blackout, power to industrial facilities is often shut down first. New data center managers should check the utilities contract to see if a data center is subject to such utility disconnects.

Studies show generators played a role in between 45 and 65 percent of outages in data centers with an N+1 configuration (with one spare backup generator). According to Steve Fairfax, President of MTechnology, “Generators are the most critical systems in the data center.” Mr. Fairfax was the keynote speaker at the 2011 7×24 Exchange Fall Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

What Should You Consider Before Generator Deployment?

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    MTU Onsite Energy Gas Generator

    Generator Classification / Type. A data center design engineer and the client should determine if the generator will be classified as an Optional Standby power source for the data center, a Code Required Standby power source for the data center, or an Emergency back-up generator that also provides standby power to the data center.

  • Generator Size. When sizing a generator it is critical to consider the total current IT power load as well as expected growth of that IT load. Consideration must also be made for facility supporting infrastructure (i.e. UPS load) requirements. The generator should be sized by an engineer, and specialized sizing software should be utilized.
  • Fuel Type. The most common types of generators are diesel and gas. There are pros and cons to both as diesel fuel deliveries can become an issue during a natural disaster and gas line feeds can be impacted by natural disasters. Making the right choice for your data center generator depends on several factors. The fuel type needs to be determined based upon local environmental issues, (i.e. Long Island primarily uses natural gas to protect the water aquifer under the island), availability, and the required size of the standby/emergency generator.
  • Deployment Location. Where will the generator be installed? Is it an interior installation or an exterior installation? An exterior installation requires the addition of an enclosure. The enclosure may be just a weather-proof type, or local building codes may require a sound attenuated enclosure. An interior installation will usually require some form of vibration isolation and sound attenuation between the generator and the building structure.
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    Cummins Lean-Burn Gas Generator

    Exhaust and Emissions Requirements. Today, most generator installations must meet the new Tier 4 exhaust emissions standards. This may depend upon the location of the installation (i.e. city, suburban, or out in the country).

  • Required Run-time. The run-time for the generator system needs to be determined so the fuel source can be sized (i.e. the volume of diesel or the natural gas delivery capacity to satisfy run time requirements).

What Should You Consider During Generator Deployment?

  • Commissioning The commissioning of the generator system is basically the load testing of the installation plus the documentation trail for the selection of the equipment, the shop drawing approval process, the shipping documentation, receiving and rigging the equipment into place. This process also should include the construction documents for the installation project.
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    Generac Generator

    Load Testing Typically, a generator system is required to run at full load for at least four (4) hours. It will also be required to demonstrate that it can handle step load changes from 25% of its rated kilowatt capacity to 100% of its rated kilowatt capacity. If the load test can be performed with a non-linear load bank that has a power factor that matches the specification of the generator(s) that is the best way to load test. Typically, a non-linear load bank with a power factor between 75% and 85% is utilized.

  • Servicing The generator(s) should be serviced after the load test and commissioning is completed, prior to release for use.

What Should You Consider After Generator Deployment?

  • Caterpillar Industrial Diesel GeneratorsService Agreement. The generator owner should have a service agreement with the local generator manufacturer’s representative.
  • Preventative Maintenance. Preventative Maintenance should be performed at least twice a year. Most generator owners who envision their generator installation as being critical to their business execute a quarterly maintenance program.
  • Monitoring. A building monitoring system should be employed to provide immediate alerts if the generator and ATS systems suffer a failure, or become active because the normal power source has failed. The normal power source is typically from the electric utility company, but it could be an internal feeder breaker inside the facility that has opened and caused an ATS to start the generator(s) in an effort to provide standby power.
  • Regular Testing. The generator should be tested weekly for proper starting, and it should be load tested monthly or quarterly to determine that it will carry the critical load plus the required standby load and any emergency loads that it is intended to support.
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    The Bloom Box by Bloom Energy

    Maintenance. The generator manufacturer or third party maintenance organization will notify the generator owner when important maintenance milestones are reached such as minor rebuilds and major overhauls. The run hours generally determine when these milestones are reached, but other factors related to the operational characteristics of the generator(s) also apply to determining what needs to be done and when it needs to be done.

 PTS Data Center Solutions provides generator sets for power ratings from 150 kW to 2 MW. We can develop the necessary calculations to properly size your requirement and help you with generator selection, procurement, site preparation, rigging, commissioning, and regular maintenance of your generator.

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Zerto Hypervisor Replication

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Hypervisor Replication

Introducing Hypervisor-based Replication. Zerto offers a virtual-aware, software-only, tier-one, enterprise-class replication solution purpose-built for virtual environments. By moving replication up the stack from the storage layer into the hypervisor, Zerto created the first and only replication solution that delivers enterprise-class, virtual replication and BC/DR capabilities for the data center and the cloud.

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Zerto architecture: Simple, effective, and virtual-ready

At the heart of this patent-pending replication technology are two key components:

Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM) – The ZVM plugs directly into the virtual management console (such as VMware’s VCenter), enabling visibility into the entire infrastructure. The ZVM is the nerve center of the solution, managing replication for the entire VSphere domain, keeping track of applications and information in motion in real time.

Virtual Replication Appliance (VRA) – The VRA is a software module that is automatically deployed on the physical hosts. The VRA continuously replicates data from user-selected virtual machines, compressing and sending that data to the remote site over WAN links.

Key Differences with Hypervisor-based Replication:

Because it is installed directly inside the virtual infrastructure (as opposed to on individual machines), the VRA is able to tap into a virtual machine’s IO stream. Therefore, each time the virtual machine writes to its virtual disks, the write command is captured, cloned, and sent to the recovery site.

Unlike some replication technologies that primarily offer data protection along with cumbersome snapshots and backup paradigms, Zerto’s solution provides continuous replication with zero impact on application performance.

Hypervisor-based replication is fully agnostic to storage source and destination, natively supporting all storage platforms and the full breadth of capabilities made possible by virtualization, including high availability, clustering, and the ability to locate and replicate volumes in motion.

Hypervisor Advantages

Hypervisor-based replication offers many important benefits:

  • Granularity: the ability to replicate at the correct level of any virtual entity, be it a single virtual machine, a group of virtual machines, or a virtual application (such as VMware VApp).
  • Scalability: Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication solution is software-based so it can be deployed and managed easily, no matter how fast or large the infrastructure expands. The solution also enables administrators to perform operations and configure policies at the level of the virtual machines or applications.
  • Ease of management: With no guest-host requirements or additional hardware footprint, Zerto’s solution is easy to manage. It simply resides in the hypervisor, enabling centralized management from the virtual management console (such as VMware VCenter).
  • Server and storage motion: Only hypervisor-based replication allows you to quickly move virtual machines around from one physical server or array logical unit (data store) to another, while maintaining full replication.
  • Hardware-agnostic: Hypervisor-based replication is hardware-agnostic, supporting all storage arrays including Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network-Attached Storage (NAS), and virtual disk types such as Raw Device Mapping (RDM) and VMware File System (VMFS).
  • RPO and RTO: Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication solution achieves RPO in seconds, and RTO in minutes.

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