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Coho Data Tells Its OpenStack Story, Discusses API

By Paula Bernier April 28, 2016

Flash storage outfit Coho Data now supports OpenStack on DataStream and this week revealed that the Coho Cinder driver is part of the OpenStack Mitaka released this month. That means organizations can build OpenStack blog storage that scales dynamically based on application demands, the company explained.

“Most enterprise storage systems stand as a stark counterexample to the operational efficiency and elasticity of infrastructure OpenStack is designed to achieve,” commented Coho Data CTO Andy Warfield. “Coho’s Cinder integration brings a block storage solution that effortlessly scales on demand and that integrates deploy with data center networking to continuously adapt performance in response to workload demands.”

He added that the company plans to expand its support for other OpenStack APIs in the future. But, for now, we can tell you that the Coho DataStream Cinder API integration allows users with seamless and horizontal scaling, the ability to spin up storage in 15 minutes, and the ability to run performance-sensitive workloads at large scale on commodity storage servers with dense SSD flash.

All of the above ties into the theme of a new and upcoming event that Technology Marketing Corp., the parent company of NFVZone, is staging this August in Las Vegas. For more information on All About the API, click here.

Coho Data has received funding by Ignition Partners and Andreessen Horowitz. This startup in 2013 came out with software-defined networking integrated storage appliances for high performance at cloud-scale. The company has said that its appliances can deliver 18 times the performance of traditional storage solutions and two times the price/performance of all-flash array competitors.

“Flash technology has been limited to point use cases to date, but with Coho Data’s approach to using commodity hardware for cloud economics and its innovative use of software-defined networking integration for reliable scale, we believe flash’s full potential for mainstream datacenter usage is finally being unlocked,” said Frank Artale, managing director from Ignition Partners, said at the time.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

Executive Editor, TMC

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