XtremIO has always provided simple, easy-to-use management. The XtremIO Management Server (XMS) delivers an HTML5 user interface that is a simple and easy-to-use interface for storage administrators. XMS allows storage administrators the ability to provisions storage with very little setup and planning.
XtremIO is designed and optimized for databases and for DBAs, providing the following benefits.
XtremIO provides predictable and consistency low-latency performance. With XtremIO scale-up and scale-out architecture, year-to-year growth is easy. Initial investment is preserved and application performance is improved. The performance is predictable and provides sub-millisecond response times regardless of the workload and environment – be it production, QA, test or development.
With XtremIO, there is no need for planning and tuning the location and number of database files. XtremIO is a real scale-up / scale-out and N-active-active storage controller architecture in which all the array volumes are served by all array resources. All DBA tasks are fast and simple with 1 to 3 steps.
The typical enterprise applications require multiple copies such as test/development, reporting or online analytics. DBAs and test/dev engineers often have to spend hours managing the DB creation and refreshing the environments while often being limited by capacity, performance and number of copies. XtremIO’s Integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM) allows for instant XtremIO Virtual Copies (XVCs) to be created from production with no performance impact. These copies can be repurposed for near real time analytics, test/dev and any other use case- all with complete space efficiency.
Protecting the database is easy with XtremIO. There is no need for any design covering RAID type, data file capacity, load balancing, and tuning. The data is protected with a proprietary flash-optimized algorithm called XtremIO Data Protection (XDP). XDP is very different from RAID in several ways. Since XDP is always working within an all-flash storage array, several criteria were important in the design of this protection scheme. XDP benefits include ultra-low capacity overhead, high levels of data protection in case of double SSD failure, rapid rebuild times, flash endurance, and of course extreme performance.
And with XtremIO virtual copies it is easy to protect and recover from any operational and logical corruption; XVC’s allow the creation of frequent point-in-time copies (according to RPO intervals – seconds, minutes, hours) and use them to recover from any data corruption. An XVC can be kept in the system for as long as needed. Recovery using XtremIO virtual copy is instantaneous and does not impact system performance.
As such, we have just released our new Oracle best practices white paper on XtremIO X2, to download it, please click the link below