Example Deployment Architecture

The EthoScale Storage System supports multiple deployment options. Clusters can be built to fulfil the requirements of the workloads they’re servicing and scaled one node at a time. A single cluster can contain servers from multiple hardware families and generations; Hedvig software licenses can be repurposed as hardware platforms are refreshed, protecting investment for the long term.

Compute Hosts With SSD Cache (Optional)


Example Deployment Architecture

Connectivity is via standard 10Gbe (or faster) Ethernet.

The Storage Proxy provides a client-side caching ability that delivers read caching by taking advantage of local SSDs or PCIe devices and also reduces I/O across the cluster by deduplicating all data before transmitting over network links.

The Storage Service provides granular, per Virtual Disk policy configuration including disk residence: Virtual Disks configured for HDD will auto-tier placing ‘hot-data’ on the highest performing media. Virtual Disks configured for Flash will be pinned to SSD assets; essentially creating an all-flash array for that specific V-Disk.

The EthoScale Storage System - Powered by Hedvig, combines unique scalability on commodity infrastructure, improved provisioning, and enterprise-class features that work at scale.

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is the only system built with true distributed systems DNA; it provides the industry’s first storage solution that is:

  • Elastic: Cuts storage costs with an elastic, commodity storage cluster.
  • Simple: Reduces storage operations, completing tasks in minutes, not days.
  • Flexible: Collapses disparate storage solutions into a single unified platform.

EthoScale is a great fit for environments where explosive growth in data is affecting a company’s bottom line – in terms of the cost-per-bit to store the data as well as the operational overhead of managing the storage infrastructure. It is also an ideal solution for companies deploying private and hybrid clouds where time-to-market and innovation are key requirements.