DataON is a supplier of hyper-converged appliances (HCCAs) and storage cluster systems that are optimized for Microsoft Windows Server. They operate in this specific market with the sole purpose of ensuring fast and seamless deployments of Microsoft applications, virtualization, data protection and hybrid cloud services.
DataON solutions are aimed at customers who have made the “Microsoft Choice” and offer the ultimate platform for Microsoft software-defined Datacenters (SDDC).
DataON is a certified platform for Microsoft Storage Spaces, Microsoft Cloud Partner and a Gold Member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance.
A hyper-converged infrastructure is one component in which compute and (local storage) are combined. This fully integrated solution makes it possible to link several identical components together to directly increase performance and storage. This scale-as-you-grow approach allows the parent software to manage all components as a whole.
Where hyper-converged storage and compute combine in a cluster, this is not the case with converged. The converged implementation is built with the scale-out file server (SoFS) above Storage Spaces Direct. As a result, the storage is linked to the network by means of SMB file shares. Converged makes it possible to scale the compute / workload independently from the storage cluster. This is essential for large-scale implementations such as a Hyper-V infrastructure as a service (Iaas), which is used by Management Service Providers and large organizations.
Storage Spaces Direct
Storage Spaces Direct is a follow-up of Storage Spaces. Storage Spaces Direct virtualizes your storage cluster. The storage pool can be created over multiple systems to generate more speed, easier capacity and higher availability. With Storage Spaces Direct it is possible to carry out read and write activities with all disks in the pool using software RAID. This increases the speed so that a bit of capacity and I / O is used for all disks.
Storage Replica is a Windows Server technology that enables the replication of data between servers or clusters. Examples of situations where Storage Replica can offer a solution; disasters or emergencies. After the replication, data is secured without data loss. This technology has two variants with regard to synchronization, namely; synchronous replication and asynchronous replication. Storage Replica can be managed and configured in Windows Admin Center.
Intel Select Solutions
DataON and Intel have joined forces to create an Intel Select Solution for Windows Server Software-Defined Storage. The Intel Select Solutions are workload optimized data center solutions that simplify and facilitate the process for selecting and implementing hardware and software suitable for current workloads applications. Intel Select Solution are extensively tested and benchmarked at system-wide level. Microsoft is pleased that Intel and DataON have created a Select Solution with Windows Server Software-Defined Storage. This solution has been validated by both Microsoft and Intel.