News: The new version offers enhanced features for companies aiming for public cloud agility with private cloud resiliency.
EMC has rolled out new features for ScaleIO in order to meet the growing requirements of large companies in sectors like banking and telecommunications.
Updates in ScaleIO 2.0 are specially aimed at companies that are increasingly opting for software-defined storage systems.
Customer adoption of software-defined storage system is witnessing a rapid growth of 75% annually, according to IDC.
EMC ScaleIO vice president and general manager Boaz Palgi said: "We are excited to announce that ScaleIO 2.0 is generally available to our customers. This release marks a significant milestone for ScaleIO software running on commodity hardware."
The three new features available in ScaleIO 2.0 are designed to improve the locking functionality of the platform besides meeting regulatory requirements. Financial institutions that deal with confidential data are more particular about keeping their data secure.
"There’s a lot of new stuff under the hood of EMC ScaleIO 2.0! This release provides innovative features and enhanced functionality for organizations looking to achieve public cloud agility with private cloud resiliency," Palgi said.
ScaleIO is compatible with most of the open source platforms that are being adopted by large enterprises and Web-scale firms.
With the new updates, customers can integrate ScaleIO with role-based user management platforms such as Active Directory and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) and provide more granular access for those users.
"Additionally, customers gain confidence knowing that the system has internal logic to validate and ensure the security of ScaleIO components," Palgi added.
The new version of ScaleIO enables customers to utilise IPv6 (Internet Protocol, Version 6). IPv6 is the next generation networking protocol that facilitates increased number of Internet addresses apart from giving more security features than those provided by IPv4.
"Today, customers desire on-demand, pay-as-you-grow storage without the extra frills they won’t use for months or years. They also want to be extremely agile – they can’t wait days or weeks to bring a new application or use case online – they need it now, while making sure their data is protected. That’s what ScaleIO brings: public cloud agility and private cloud resiliency," Palgi said.
The latest version offers new resiliency features to help customers that their data is always available and not corrupted. ScaleIO2.0 offers expanded support features, read flash cache capabilities and provides more efficiency for performing maintenance tasks on servers.
ScaleIO 2.0 supports new OS platforms and expanded OpenStack capabilities. It also streamlines customer operations and simplifies the user experience by expanding the functionality of ScaleIO’s active GUI.
"ScaleIO already provides massive scalability, extreme performance and compelling economics alongside the flexibility and elasticity ScaleIO is known for," Palgi said.
ScaleIO enables IT companies to meet their rising needs by freeing up data from a particular hardware, the functionality which is also included in other software-based storage platforms.
It can convert the entire disk storage of an organisation into a single resource that can be used by all applications. EMC also offers commodity-type hardware for ScaleIO.