SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MARCH 8, 2017– WekaIO, a high performance file storage software company that exceeds NFS performance in a sharable file system solution through their revolutionary metadata handling, today announced it has validated its software on Open Compute Project (OCP) hardware in Facebook’s Disaggregate Lab. This validation process will ensure that all customers wishing to take control of their infrastructure purchasing decisions have options for high performance file servers on industry standard hardware. The WekaIO hardware independent software platform deployed on the OCP platform right out of the gate and was executing I/Os in minutes. Utilizing 10 Leopard servers with 2 cores dedicated to WekaIO, tests recorded more than 600,000 READ Operation per second at sub-500 microsecond latencies, shattering the myth that software-defined storage is difficult or low performing.
“Companies of all sizes are looking to leverage industry standard hardware for their data center needs to reduce budget overhead and improve business agility. Currently, the enterprise is challenged with costly vendor lock-in on datacenter infrastructure.” said Michael Raam, president and CEO at WekaIO. “The vision of the Open Compute Project is to put purchasing power back in the hands of IT. Our purpose is to build great software that can leverage the OCP platform economics without compromising performance or enterprise features.”
WekaIO software runs on the same server infrastructure as customer applications and presents a POSIX compliant file system to the applications. Data and performance is distributed and shared across all WekaIO enabled servers. With just a few clicks, customers can set up a WekaIO cluster and run all their applications from a single, easily managed namespace. Integrated policy based tiering provides limitless capacity by automatically moving inactive data to a public or private cloud.
The Open Compute Project needs an ecosystem of enterprise-class commercial software to ensure its up-take across a broad market. This validation has shown that combining best of class open hardware and enterprise class software from WekaIO resulted in a solution that delivers great performance at what will be a fraction of the cost of dedicated storage appliances. The open compute community will see a dramatic improvement in performance across a diverse set of workloads when compared to legacy disk-based storage systems.
WekaIO leapfrogs legacy infrastructures and improves IT agility by delivering software-centric data storage solutions that unlock the true promise of the cloud. WekaIO Matrix™ software is ideally suited for performance intensive workloads such as Web 2.0 application serving, financial modeling, life sciences research, media rendering, Big Data analytics, log management and government or university research. For more information, visit www.weka.io or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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