The Most Performant, Dense, Scalable, and Flexible Data Storage Platform in the Universe

Which company offers customers the most performant, dense, scalable, and flexible data storage platform in the universe?

It’s Pavilion, with the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform.

With a statement like that, we best put the proof up for what it means.

This is the first of a four-part blog series that will answer each element of the claim, and we’re kicking the series off by addressing performance first. Simply put, Pavilion provides customers with unmatched high performance for block, file, and object data, simultaneously, in a dense 4RU footprint and at scale.

So what does the claim of being the best in the Universe actually mean for customers?

Business insights and decision making relies on modern applications. While there have been massive advancements in compute, memory and network technology to enable modern applications, storage has now become the bottleneck. Pavilion removes storage as the limitation to securing unprecedented business insights in both speed and depth of analysis.

High Performance for Multiple Data Types

The unique architecture of the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform provides support for multiple data types in a way that is different from any other storage array.

Pavilion uses a multi-controller design, so every controller can run a given data type natively. For example, in a 20 controller array, 4 controllers could do block data, 6 could run object workloads, and the remaining 10 could handle files. Any number of controllers, in any combination, all running a particular data type at maximum performance. That is unique to Pavilion.

Typical arrays are designed to support one data type, such as file. They then run a second data type, such as object, on top of the first one. The result is usually good performance for the first data type, but terrible performance for the second. This is an inherent limitation of the legacy, dual controller design.

Performance Density

By itself, a performance number does not give a full accounting of what a storage platform can do. For example, the Pavilion solution can deliver up to 120GB/s of throughput from a single 4RU system. Other competing solutions may be able to say they deliver the same performance, but not in 4RU. In at least one case, it takes another system 2 full racks of arrays to match the performance of one Pavilion system. It takes them 80RU of equipment to deliver what we do in one 4RU solution.

Put another way, in that same 80RU of rackspace, the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform would deliver up to 2.4TB/s throughput.

When it comes to performance, density matters. No other solution can offer customers the same combination of performance and density.

Performance at Scale

High performance is not limited to a single system. Pavilion customers can scale out high performance, linearly, across any number of systems.

Customers enjoy global namespace support in Pavilion HyperOS to scale file and object workloads, in any combination, across any number of arrays. When used with the global namespace, each Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array delivers file performance of up to 75GB/s for reads and 50GB/s for writes and object performance of up to 50GB/s for reads and 30GB/s for writes. These numbers are per system and scale linearly across systems.

In other words, if one system delivers 75GB/s of write performance, then two systems will provide 150GB/s, four systems will deliver 300GB/s, ten systems provide 750GB/s, and so on.

Simply put, performance scales linearly, across systems, without limit.

The Pavilion Difference

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform delivers unmatched performance for block, file, and object workloads. Best in class performance, for each workload, simultaneously. That performance is delivered in a compact 4RU footprint, and scales linearly across any number of systems, in any combination, without limits. That is the Pavilion difference.

To learn more about how the unmatched performance of the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform can enable your organization to get more from your data, read our performance solution brief.

Want to learn more about how Pavilion can say it offers the most performant, dense, scalable, and flexible data storage platform in the universe? Read the other blogs associated with this series:
The Most Dense Data Storage Platform in the Universe
The Most Scalable Data Storage Platform in the Universe
The Most Flexible Data Storage Platform in the Universe