The amount of data in the virtualized datacenters is continuously growing, making VM-centric storage solutions more and more expensive. This introduces a challenge for vendors to develop storage which can sustain constant data growth and maintain the required level of performance. With server virtualization not yet on its peak, there are also VDI’s starting to elevate. This means that industry is about to face а much bigger data wave, and the VM-centric storage challenge becomes even more relevant.
StarWind Virtual SAN dramatically increases the usable space available on the flash based storage by deduplicating the data before it physically hits the storage array. Combined with log structuring, In-line deduplication engine does not cripple performance and steal IOPS from the tier 1 storage. In fact, it significantly increases the performance compared to a scenario where local flash-based storage is used.