Vexata Announces the VX-Cloud Data Acceleration Platform, Bringing Extreme Data Performance at Multi-Petabyte Scale to Standard Server-InfrastructureMarch 11, 2019
Vexata, the leader in accelerated data infrastructure announces the VX-Cloud Data Acceleration Platform, transforming industry standard servers into hyper-scale data platforms that meet the extreme performance at scale demands of business-critical analytics, database and ML/AI applications. Powered by Vexata’s patented Accelerated Data Architecture software and FPGA firmware, VX-Cloud eliminates the economic barriers for public cloud providers and on-premise private clouds to provide a unified, multi-petabyte, extreme performance tier allowing data to be flexibly provisioned across multiple consolidated applications. Compared to premium SSD tiers available from today’s leading public cloud providers, VX-Cloud achieves up to 20X improvements in IOPS and bandwidth at consistent low-latency for random, mixed R/W traffic, at significantly lower $/GB acquisition cost.
Complementary to the Vexata VX-100 Scalable NVMe Flash Array and built on the same proven Accelerated Data Architecture, VX-Cloud drives a new level of performance and scale at breakthrough economics for cloud service providers and on-premise private clouds. VX-Cloud’s scalable software design utilizes industry standard servers that can scale within or even across racks to deliver cloud-scale block and file data services for high-performance transactional databases, decision support systems, advanced analytics, high performance computing (HPC), machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) workloads. Use cases include risk analytics, trading system analytics, financial modeling, cyber-security, IoT analytics, autonomous AI, and deep learning. VX-Cloud deploys seamlessly with industry leading database, analytics and AI platforms such as Oracle RAC, SQL Server, Postgres, SAS, Kdb+, Cassandra and TensorFlow.
VX-Cloud is delivered as a set of reference architectures available through qualified strategic partners who have integrated VX-Cloud software onto their server platforms. Consisting of three core architectural elements – Acceleration, Distribution and Aggregation – VX-Cloud allows performance and capacity to scale-out independently and on-demand. It provides multi-parity data protection, high availability failover, core data services such as data encryption, volume management, thin provisioning, snapshots and clones, in-line data reduction, and granular I/O monitoring and analytics, and supports a range of virtualized and physical host operating systems.
“Fujitsu is looking forward to explore what the VX-Cloud solution can deliver, and we look forward to working with the Vexata team to build out next-generation infrastructure,” said Alex Lam, Vice President and Head of the North America Strategy Office for Fujitsu Technology & Business of America. “The need for advanced analytics and cognitive systems are driving organizations to rethink their traditional compute and storage Infrastructure. We look forward to leveraging our Fujitsu Solutions Lab to showcase the combined strengths of Vexata technology with our Fujitsu PRIMERGY server platform to provide a unified data acceleration and storage platform that can meet the demands of the most challenging analytical workloads that a customer may throw at it.”
“Combining Supermicro’s advanced NVMe server and storage systems with Vexata software offers service providers and enterprises a powerful, performance-optimized solution for their petabyte scale Cloud deployments,” said Michael McNerney, VP of Marketing and Network Security at Supermicro. “Based on our advanced 2U BigTwin systems, the Vexata VX-Cloud provides a compelling new hyper-scale data acceleration platform for high-performance workloads requiring low latency and fast response times.” “Vexata is excited to expand our product portfolio to address the broader requirements of the cloud service providers with VX-Cloud,” said Zahid Hussain, CEO of Vexata. “VX-Cloud software is a perfect complement to the success we’ve seen using the VX-100 Scalable NVMe Flash Array deployed at blue chip companies for financial risk analytics, trading simulations and analytics, fraud detection, threat analytics, global IoT analytics, and manufacturing analytics. We fully expect the VX-Cloud opportunity to be even larger as we bring the performance and economic advantages of our Accelerated Data Architecture to cloud scale.”