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Everything you need to know about Enterprise Software-Defined Storage

Learn at your own pace. From the basics of cloud storage operations on-prem, application-driven automation and enterprise performance, to technical details of stretched clusters, storage for containers and more. Check out Datera University!

Lightboard Series

1. Enterprise SDS Agility

Hal Woods, CTO at Datera, explains the agility, performance, CapEx and OpEx savings of Datera enterprise software-defined storage. Our strategy eliminates downtime, maximizes agility and satisfies workload requirements over time. Watch as Hal outlines a typical use case of a Datera customer and the value they receive from application-intent driven advanced automation, optimized by applied machine learning.

2. Data Center Aware

Datera provides enterprise software-defined storage that is data center-aware, enabling a system that is dynamically composable to support a self-driving storage architecture for VMs, Containers and bare metal deployments for high-performance, Tier 1 and Tier 0 application workloads. Brett Schechter, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Datera, uses a real customer use case to demonstrate the high-performance, composable automation of Datera scale-out, software-defined storage with rapid technology adoption.

3. Policy-Based Data Automation in Software-Defined Storage

Datera enterprise software-defined storage features policy-based advanced automation, optimized by applied machine learning. Customers program storage, instead of managing it, Datera's system meets the policy service level objectives by placing data on the right storage media to provide optimal performance and eliminate tedious, manual tuning, saving 70% on operation costs.

4. Enterprise SDS Stretched Cluster

Learn how Datera enterprise software-defined storage provides agile and resilient, Tier 1 storage with enterprise features including fault domains, replication, high availability and continuous availability. Brett Schechter, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Datera, describes the value seen by a Datera customer using stretched clustering.

5. Enterprise SDS Database Acceleration

Datera enterprise software-defined storage provides a composable cloud infrastructure on-prem for VMs, Containers and bare metal deployments. Learn how Datera accelerates database operations at scale, beyond the capabilities of public cloud for DBaaS.

Datera automation offers self-service, API programmability and a full range of enterprise features and high performance at a fraction of the cost when compared to public cloud storage.

6. Datera for VMware, 6-Minute Overview

95% of Datera enterprise storage software is deployed with VMware or other virtualization orchestrators.

Watch as Brett Schechter, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Datera, describes the advantages and values Datera customers are getting from the most advanced block & S3 object storage available. Learn how storage that is application-intent driven with advanced automation and optimized by applied machine learning, reduces CapEX & OpEx costs by lessening its technical footprint and debt, while optimizing performance in VMware environments.

7. Overcoming Storage Challenges in Kubernetes

Shailesh Mittal, Senior Software Architect & Kubernetes Expert, explains how the data orchestration and dynamic automation of Datera enterprise software-defined storage provides an optimal storage solution, overcoming inherent challenges in Kubernetes environments.

If you are running containers on Kubernetes, or are planning to deploy, this is information you'll need to know.

8. Spectrami UK Sales Director Uses Lightboard to Introduce You to Datera

Spectrami UK Sales Director, Will Brooks, introduces you to one of Datera's cloud data-focused vendors, covering what value they bring to enterprise organizations and where they sit in the cloud infrastructure.

9. Enterprise Storage Media

Grant Tiller, Pre-sales Director at Spectrami UK, shares the lightboard with Michael Tischendorf, EMEA Senior Solutions Architect at Datera, to discuss the Datera Software-Defined, Hyperscale Storage Solution and how you can shape the performance, reliability and availability of storage across the Enterprise to dynamically support differing needs as the demands of the Enterprise change over time, all with the best possible UX and zero downtime.

Demos

1. Kubernetes PVCs and Datera PV Integration

A quick look at the simplicity of combining Datera and Kubernetes to handle all of your high-performance, high-capacity, persistent volume needs. Datera provides a policy-driven, dynamic and autonomous block environment that is ideal for your growing container and K8 environments.

2. Object Storage Unleashed with Minio and S3

A quick intro showing the power of Datera's composable architecture using heterogeneous hardware and automation via policies. We then show our strong cloud heritage and ethos by configuring and managing object store with Minio in mere minutes.

3. Scaling Storage for Kubernetes

Datera brings the cloud storage experience on-prem. See how to scale a Kubernetes container environment in minutes.

4. Create an Object Store

Datera provides block and high-performance object storage within a composable data services platform. See how to create an object store FAST.

5. Add an IP Pool

Learn how to program storage - rather than managing storage - with Datera enterprise software-defined storage PLUS add an IP pool in seconds.

6. Remote Snapshot

Set up a remote snapshot with Datera enterprise software-defined storage.

7. Application Data Placement Policy Change

See how to program a change to application data placement and achieve increased performance through a simple modification to the application-intent policy.

8. Change Tenant Quota

Check out this 60-second video from Bill Borsari, Director Systems Engineering at Datera, to see how easy it is to change a tenant quota in the Datera enterprise software-defined storage solution with advanced data automation in a cloud storage infrastructure, on-prem.

9. Modify an Application Template

See how easy it is to modify an application template to alter the programming of storage automation in a cloud storage infrastructure on-prem. Try Datera software in your own environment or in our cloud.

10. Increasing QoS

Bill Borsari, Director Systems Engineering at Datera, demonstrates how to increase Quality of Service (QoS) with Datera enterprise software-defined storage. Datera uses a system that allows you to change the QoS against data stores. The ability to non-disruptively change QoS allows you to observe the performance of applications, making you much more informed, versus having to guess at time of deployment.

11. Automated Administration

Presented by Bill Borsari, Director of System Engineering at Datera, and recorded at Storage Field Day 18 in Silicon Valley on March 1st, 2019.

12. Live Data Migration from SATA SSD to ZSSD Node

Datera policy-based, self-managing storage-as-a-service, live migrating data to the node with the best price/performance profile, optimizing for every application.

13. Datera Optane-aaS LUN

Datera Optane-as-a-Service, single LUn performance + min. latency.

14. Creating Multiple Storage Tiers Using Accelerite & Datera Software-Defined Storage

This video demonstrates the step-by-step configuration of Accelerite CloudPlatform using Datera software-defined storage.

15. Creating an Accelerite CloudPlatform Compute Offering Using Datera

View the step-by-step sequence to create an Accelerite CloudPlatform Compute Offering using Datera for primary storage.

16. Adding Datera as Primary Storage in CloudPlatform/CloudStack

Watch this 3-minute video as our administrator adds Datera as primary storage to cloud stack.

17. Deploy a 9-Node Storage System in Less Than 9 Minutes

This video shows how to create a Datera system and join 8 nodes. The process uses the Datera Initialisation UI, join UI and joining nodes via API.

18. Managing Volume Performance and Quality of Service with Datera

This video shows how to manage volume performance and Quality of Service on a Datera System. The process uses the Datera UI, Datera templates and QOS.

19. Provisioning New Storage Volumes from a Template with Datera

This video shows how to provision storage volumes using templates with a Datera System. The process uses the Datera UI and Datera templates.

20. Provisioning New Storage Volumes

This video shows how to provision storage volumes with a Datera System. The process uses the Datera UI.

21. How to Decommission a Datera Node

This video shows how to decommission a node from a Datera System. The processes uses the Datera UI.

22. Accelerite and Datera: Cloud Orchestration and Provisioning Platform

Datera, a provider of elastic storage for on-prem clouds, announces a strategic partnership with Accelerite, a leading vendor of enterprise infrastructure software. Accelerite and Datera offer a private cloud solution that is architected as-a-service for all-flash and hybrid flexibility and optimized for true scale-out and enterprise-class performance.

23. Kubernetes Public Cloud Demo

In this demo, we will show how easy it is to deploy a Datera and a Kuberenetes cluster in the Google Cloud Platform. Datera is deployed in the Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes is installed in the Google Container Engine. We will install and configure Datera's Kubernetes persistent storage driver and then, using Kubernetes, deploy and manage a CockroachDB cluster (running in Docker containers). The Datera cluster will serve as persistent storage to CockroachDB and seamlessly provision and scale storage simultaneously with CockroachDB.

24. Non-Disruptively Scaling MySql Containers

A 3-minute tutorial on scaling MySql containers with Datera enterprise software-defined storage.

25. Datera Running in the Google Compute Platform (GCP)

This quick demo shows Datera deploying a single-node cluster as an instance in (GCP), volume provisioning on that cluster using Datera API’s Python SDK via a Linux client and driving IOs to volume.

26. Data Clouds

Data clouds for analytics require dynamic flexibility for efficient operations. Learn how Datera enterprise software-defined storage provides the optimal architecture for data clouds and see it in action for yourself.

27. Container Orchestration

See how Datera enterprise software-defined storage integrates with long-term container orchestration tools to optimize storage for container data services.

28. Enterprise Applications

Datera scale-out enterprise software-defined storage provides ease-of-use with a full set of rich features and high-performance for the most demanding application workloads. See it in action now!

29. Datera UI Overview

Presenting the Datera UI with an emphasis on templates.

Datera University Gen. Ed.

1. Datera High-Performance Data Automation - Quick Overview

Marc Fleischmann, President & Co-Founder, Hal Woods, CTO, & Nic Bellinger, Chief Architect and Co-Founder, introduce the 100% software-based, high-performance data orchestration of the Datera Data Services Platform.

2. Datera Enterprise SDS Agility

Hal Woods, CTO at Datera, explains the agility, performance, CapEx and OpEx savings of Datera enterprise software-defined storage. Our strategy eliminates downtime, maximizes agility and satisfies workload requirements over time. Watch as Hal outlines a typical use case of a Datera customer and the value they receive from application-intent driven advanced automation, optimized by applied machine learning.

3. Marc Fleischmann & Guy Churchward, Datera - CUBEConversation

Marc Fleischmann, Datera CEO & Founder, and Guy Churchward, Executive Chairman at Datera, sit down with Peter Burris for a CUBEConversation at theCUBE Studio in Palo Alto, CA.

4. Marty Lans, General Manager, HPE, Introduces the HPE Complete Datera Solution

Marty Lans, General Manager of Storage Connectivity Engineering and Global Interoperability for HPE, explains the value of the HPE Complete Datera solution for enterprise customers.

5. Datera Introduction to Enterprise Software-Defined Storage

Datera introduces the evolution to the Software-Defined Data Center and its value proposition. Hal Woods, CTO, discusses the following:

• Evolution of the Software-Defined Data Center
• The Datera value proposition
• Use cases (database acceleration, DBaaS, digital-first enterprises, cloud service providers, SaaS)
• The importance of hardware partnerships: HPE, Intel, Fujitsu, Lenovo

6. Video Blog: Datera & HPE

Marc Fleischmann, Datera President & Co-Founder, reflects on the HPE partnership and delivering high-performance, software-defined, scale-out storage for the software-defined data center.

Marc talks about the history of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, driving generations of digital innovation, and the pride of Datera as a leader, in partnership with HPE, in bringing the high-performance software-defined data center revolution to enterprise data storage.

7. Achieving a High-Performance Software-Defined Data Center

Data responsiveness is key to a high-performance, software-defined data center. Automation enables continuous operations and massive scaling. Machine learning provides system optimization, and data center awareness enables future-proof extensibility to adopt new technologies on-the-fly.

Marc Fleischmann, President & Co-Founder, Hal Woods, CTO, and Nic Bellinger, Chief Architect & Co-Founder, introduce and explain the 100% software-based, high-performance data orchestration of the Datera Data Services Platform.

8. Guy Churchward, Datera - CUBEConversation

Guy Churchward, CEO at Datera | @guychurchward sits down with Jeff Frick for a CUBEConversation at theCUBE Studios in Palo Alto, CA.

9. Success Story: Cloud Provider Delivers High-Performance Data Services on Bare Metal

Capitalizing on the vision for smart, affordable, scale-out block storage, Packet selected Datera.

Designed for next-generation cloud business demands, Datera is 100% software, API-driven, fully automated and delivers sub-200uS latency, high IOPS and throughput, which scales with the system.

10. Success Story: Global Legal Tech Increases Performance & Competitiveness with Datera SDS

Morae Global needed to reduce complexity and increase competitiveness in their legal tech & eDiscovery services platform. Public Cloud could not accommodate and legacy arrays were expensive and unmanageable.

The search for a software-defined solution that could match the performance of all-flash arrays on hybrid servers did not lock-in on a single hardware vendor, provided regional automation on stretched clusters and offered consumption-based flexibility and economics, which led to Datera enterprise software-defined storage.

11. LIVE from HPE Discover: Software-Defined Everything | Composable Infrastructure for Private Clouds

HPE, Mellanox, Cumulus, Datera, Scality and WekaIO discuss the vision of IT leaders for software-defined everything that transforms data centers into private clouds with simplicity and composability in automated operations.

Mark Peters, Principal Analyst & Practice Director at ESG, leads the technology forum in open discussion about the maturity of the market, solving enterprise customer challenges, technological innovations in the data center and trends toward the future of IT. All live from HPE Discover, Las Vegas.

12. Leading the Digital Transformation to Software-Defined Data Centers

LIVE from HPE Discover, Mark Peters, Principal Analyst & Practice Director at ESG, moderates a Technology LeadersForum on Digital Transformation to Software-Defined Data Centers.

HPE, Intel, Mellanox, Datera, Morae Global and SereneIT join the discussion, providing insights on the evolution of IT requirements to meet business needs and the disruptive technologies that work together to solve IT challenges and exponentially increase customer value.

13. HPE Discover Software-Defined Everything Highlights

HPE, Intel, Mellanox, Cumulus, Datera, Scality, WekaIO, SereneIT & Morae Global join at HPE Discover to revel & discuss the advances in software-defined data center infrastructure.

14. Success Story: Defining Cloud Transformation for Healthcare

CTO and VP of Technology Development for healthcare cloud services provider, CloudWave, talks about the transformation of data centers toward "software-defined" and how being on the cutting edge of technology delivers increased value to customers. HPE and Datera enterprise software-defined storage (SDN) provide key technologies at the core of the digital transformation.

SDDC Virtual Symposium OnDemand

1. SDDC Symposium: Datera Software-Driven Tier 1 Storage

Datera Chief Product Officer, VNR & Head of Systems Engineering, Bill Borsari walk through the business & IT advantages of enterprise storage built on the Datera Data Services Platform for optimized performance, features & automation.

2. SDDC Symposium: Scality Enterprise Storage Software for Private & Hybrid Clouds

Greg DiFraia, General Manager at Scality talks about the performance and flexibility of storage built for enterprise private and hybrid clouds.

3. SDDC Symposium Keynote: Driving Forces Behind Software-Driven Architecture

As enterprises move to software-driven architectures with private cloud operations, Principal Analyst at ESG, Mark Peters leads a discussion with CEO at Datera, Guy Churchward & Sales Leader at HPE, Thomas Sabol to explore the driving technological advancements behind the new digital transformation.

4. SDDC Symposium MegaTalk: HPE, Mellanox, Cumulus, Datera & Scality on Digital Transformation

Enterprise IT meet business requirements for velocity, agility, automation & efficiency with software-driven architecture. Leaders in digital transformation HPE, Mellanox, Datera, Cumulus & Scality discuss how SDDC meets IT requirements far beyond traditional IT.

5. SDDC Symposium: Cumulus Networking Software Automation at Scale

Pete Lumbis, Lead Technical Engineer & Evangelist at Cumulus Networks dives deep into the technical and business acceleration provided by enterprise software-driven networking.

6. SDDC Symposium: HPE Intelligent Architectures

Chris Tinker, Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise gives a comprehensive look at how HPE provides proven intelligent IT architecture through innovation and partnership with leaders in software-driven data center technologies.