Accelerate Cassandra with no-compromises

Cloud, big-data analytics, mobile, and cloud-delivered applications using Apache Cassandra are driving a new paradigm in IT infrastructure design.

Resources need to be freed. They need to be available and deployed so that the ever-changing requirements can be satisfied on a minute-by-minute basis. This means that compute, network, and storage resources all need to scale independently to meet an ever-increasing and diverse set of application requirements.

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Direct-Attached Storage Challenges

While it offers the flexibility of deploying distributed resources in a scale-out fashion, it’s expensive when it comes to storage and storage management. Typically, storage is deployed as direct-attached SSDs in individual servers but this leads to significant
problems that admins must deal with.

Storage is not shared effectively since it is stranded in a single server and results in underutilization of NVMe; in some cases as low as 25%.

Storage provisioning decisions are made at procurement time, meaning that determining the size of the storage in each server is done before the requirements of the application are known. This leads to inflexibility and higher costs over time.

When scaling for either performance or capacity reasons, more server nodes need to be deployed to accommodate more direct-attached SSDs, effectively expanding the infrastructure unnecessarily.

And whilst some applications offer data protection mechanisms, it relies on making copies of data on other database server nodes, leading to more capacity being required and bloating cost of infrastructure even more.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™

Pavilion delivers never before seen NVMe performance and density that allows customers to provision logical flash storage resources over a low latency network.

As a result, you can now deploy shared storage in place of direct-attached SSDs in cloud-scale Cassandra environments.

The platform requires no custom software to be installed on application servers and includes important data management and availability features, including thin provisioning, instant zero-space snapshots and clones, and no single point of failure.

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