Join our panel of cloud and storage experts to discuss how the traditional challenges of running high performance apps can now be tackled. ViaWest and SolidFire will share success stories and use cases illustrating the benefits of high performance cloud storage.
Check out a live demo of how SolidFire’s API can integrate new primary storage seamlessly into your current cloud system. You’ll learn firsthand how to automate every aspect of storage management.
Two adjacent technology spaces are racing towards a software-defined future, fueled by the kind of disruptive advances that come along only once or twice in a generation. On May 10, we will show what happens when networking and storage intersect in a software-defined world. Plexxi and SolidFire have integrated their products to deliver a cloud storage solution that delivers the type of Quality-of-Service guarantees required to truly monetize the cloud.
Plexxi brings SDN principles to a shipping datacenter product.
The demonstration will showcase Plexxi's optically-connected
switches built around a controller-based architecture. At the core
of Plexxi's networking view is the notion that the
job doesn't end at connectivity and that traditional leaf-spine
architectures miss the point. The IT infrastructure world revolves
around applications and end-user experience. Without understanding
who is talking to who (this app on this VM to that disk on that
server), the network fundamentally misses out on the biggest value
it can add: improving these conversations.
SolidFire is born out of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world and purpose-built around the problem of delivering high-performance applications from a cloud infrastructure. Traditional spinning media storage was never designed to guarantee performance or be deployed in a multi-tenant cloud. So SolidFire re-architected everything, developing the only storage architecture built specifically to guarantee true Quality of Service (QoS).
The combination of these two - a programmable network and a QoS-capable storage solution - extends the value of SDN beyond just the network. We will demonstrate how data harvested from a SolidFire storage cluster can be used by the Plexxi controller to help ensure that the network is complicit in delivering against storage SLAs. This demonstration is about using SDN to drive actual business value. You won't see theoretical discussions about how things could work; this demo is about a production-ready path to revenue.
Join Plexxi's Colin Ross (Senior Systems Engineer) and SolidFire's Adam Carter (Director of Product Management) on May 10th as they show:
- Deploying a Plexxi network
- Manual and automatic host discovery
- Defining conversations using the Affinity construct
- Harvesting SolidFire cluster information to automatically establish intra-cluster relationships
- Using the Plexxi controller to optimize for bandwidth and latency
- Provisioning storage with SolidFire
- Using affinities to isolate storage traffic
- Guaranteeing storage performance