Gridstore, a provider of all-flash software-defined storage (SDS) optimized for Windows servers with Hyper-V, has announced the release of version 3.5 of the Gridstore HyperConverged Infrastructure. The new solution now can be deployed as a Private-Cloud-in-a-Box with support for Azure Pack.
In version 3.5, the new fine grain I/O control extends the ability to define QoS on a policy basis (Platinum, Gold or Bronze) and allows customers to designate specific minimum or maximum amounts of IOPS for each VM or workload, providing finer tuning for precise predictable and manageable performance. This Precision I/O Control can be managed through Gridstore’s GridControl UI, or through System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
Gridstore’s integration with System Center today includes VMM for policy-based provisioning and orchestration of storage resources at VM-level granularity. Building on this with version 3.5, Gridstore has released OAuth for admin level authentication to enforce additional security, as well as support for WMI Counters for system-level monitoring, tracking, and reporting of key metrics such as IOPs and latency of each VM.
With HyperConverged Infrastructure version 3.5 Gridstore is now supporting Azure Pack, enabling deployment of Private-Cloud-in-a-Box “easily and cost-effectively.” Windows Azure Pack provides a multi-tenant, self-service private cloud interface that works with Windows Server and System Center, to deliver self-service provisioning, easy movement of workloads to the cloud, and infrastructure management.
“The delivery of version 3.5 is a milestone for us,” said Kelly Murphy, Founder and CTO, Gridstore. “It allows us to deliver on the promise of an easy to deploy and manage, high performance Private-Cloud-in-a-Box built on the Microsoft technology stack. Customers now have the ability to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively build their own private cloud infrastructures.”
Gridstore HyperConverged Appliances version 3.5 are available now. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, California and its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers.