Datera Data Services Platform (DSP)

Application-Driven Data Services
for Enterprises and Clouds

Datera Data Services Platform software delivers continuously available elastic data services for any application at scale. One agile platform to unify, simplify and satisfy your storage needs for containers, clouds, databases, DevOps and more. Delivered on your choice of industry-standard servers or appliances. Isn’t it about time storage played by your rules?


  • Dynamically scalable & fully extensible
  • Inherent multi-tenancy & fine-grained QoS
  • Native L3 networking & rack-scale integration


  • Self-configuration & self-service provisioning
  • Application-driven SLOs & reusable app templates
  • Auto-tiering & auto-migration of live data


  • Standard x86 servers & storage media
  • Elastic price/performance & efficient data reduction
  • Future-proof design & rapid technology sunrise

Free Your Data. Rule Your Storage.

Hybrid IT, cloud-native apps, big data, analytics & container workloads demand an agile infrastructure. DSP delivers the agility & cloud simplicity you really need with the economics you really want.

DSP replaces rigid storage silos with continuously available data services driven by your application SLOs. Your data, your rules.

DSP drives itself, intelligently placing your data and continuously optimizing it to always deliver the best performance at the lowest cost. Your budget, your rules.

DSP runs on standard servers or appliances with mixed storage media to deliver wide spectrum price/performance to suit any application. Your hardware, your rules.

Breakthrough Agility

  • Role-based Multi-Tenancy & QoS Controls

    DSP concurrently supports multiple tenants and subtenants, with per-tenant role-based access, storage policies and QoS controls.

  • Self-Service Provisioning & Orchestration

    From a volume to an entire storage cloud, DSP can dynamically compose and deliver infrastructure-as-code with a single API call.

  • Elastic Block & Object Storage as-a-Service

    DSP unifies traditional and cloud-native workloads with cloud-like elastic block and object storage delivered as-a-service.

Future-Proof Extensibility

  • Software-Defined Scale-Out Architecture

    DSP deploys as a scale-out cluster on your choice of leading brand x86-based nodes or pre-configured Datera appliances.

  • Live Node Insertion & Rolling Upgrades

    DSP inserts new nodes and updates software without downtime or degradation, eliminating expensive, time-consuming upgrades.

  • Automatic Data Migration

    DSP automatically responds to changing SLOs, workloads and configurations, rebalancing and optimizing data placement without intervention.

Enterprise-Class Performance & Latency

  • Native I/O Performance

    Through its multi-planar design and extremely efficient I/O, DSP eliminates bottlenecks to deliver native performance from servers and media.

  • 2D Auto-Tiering

    DSP automatically tiers data within and across any mix of hybrid, all-flash or low-latency nodes to meet your application SLOs.

  • High-Performance Protocols & Interfaces

    DSP supports high-performance iSCSI and iSER interfaces with multiple access points to optimize end-to-end latency and throughput.

Better-Than-Public-Cloud Economics

  • Heterogeneous Clusters & Storage Media

    Unlike rigid scale-out systems, DSP clusters support heterogeneous nodes and mixed media to create highly-elastic price/performance.

  • Adaptive Data Reduction

    DSP adapts on-the-fly between inline and out-of-band modes to deliver effective and efficient data compression and deduplication.

  • Continuous Optimization

    As data warms or cools, DSP automatically migrates it per SLOs to higher performance or lower cost media.


Data Sheet
Datera Software

White Paper
Datera Technical Overview

Analyst Report
Datera: Delivering Next-level Business Efficiency with Software-defined Agility

Pre-Configured Datera Storage Appliances Make Deployments a Snap

Datera offers a wide range of pre-configured x86-based storage appliances, pre-loaded with DSP software to assure rapid, smooth installation in a matter of minutes. Datera appliances deliver linear scalability with predictable low-latency and can be intermixed to optimize performance and cost for any application, up to millions of IOPS.

Model Size TB Raw Media Type TB Flash TB HDD Average Latency IOPS
7200 2U 3 NVMe Persistent Memory .75×4 200µs 200k
5210 2U 92.2 NVMe SSD 3.84×24 400µs 100k
5205 2U 46.1 NVMe SSD 1.92×24 400µs 100k
4104 1U 38.4 SATA SSD 3.84×10 750µs 75k
4102 1U 19.2 SATA SSD 1.92×10 750µs 75k
4101 1U 9.6 SATA SSD .96×10 750µs 75k
3210 2U 102.4 NVMe SSD & HDD 1.60×4 8×12 850µs 50k
3205 2U 51.2 NVMe SSD & HDD 1.60×2 4×12 850µs 50k


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

Solving the Storage Problem of Data Center Modernization – Datera Briefing Note
All You Need to Know About IOPS Can Be Learned at Rush Hour!

Deliver Gold-Standard Performance. Enjoy Industry-Standard Savings.

Datera DSP software frees you from proprietary platforms and pricing, delivering enterprise-class performance from industry-standard x86 servers and commodity storage media. DSP can be delivered on your choice of leading servers, pre-configured, loaded and ready to rack for rapid deployment. Or roll your own in-house with Datera professional services. Go ahead, live by your own rules.

Server Brand Server Generation Form Factor Server Model CPU Model Drive Bays Raw Capacity (TB) Node Type
Cisco M4 2U UCS C240 M4 LFF Intel Xeon E5-2620 V3 12×3.5″ 48 Hybrid Flash
Dell EMC Gen13 2U PowerEdge R730xd Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 12×3.5″ 48/96 Hybrid Flash
Dell EMC Gen13 2U PowerEdge R730xd Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 24×2.5″ 9.6/19.2/38.4 Capacity Flash
Dell EMC Gen14 2U PowerEdge R740xd Intel Xeon Gold 6132 12×3.5″ 48/96 Hybrid Flash
Dell EMC Gen14 2U PowerEdge R740xd Intel Xeon Gold 6132 24×2.5″ 9.6/19.2/38.4 Capacity Flash
Dell EMC Gen14 2U PowerEdge R740xd Intel Xeon Gold 6132 24×2.5″ 19.2/38.4/96 Performance Flash
Dell EMC Gen14 2U PowerEdge R740xd Intel Xeon Gold 6132 24×2.5″ 3 Low Latency
HPE Gen9 2U ProLiant DL380 Intel Xeon E5-2630 V4 12×3.5″ 48 Hybrid Flash
HPE Gen10 2U ProLiant DL380 Intel Xeon Gold 6132 12×3.5″ 48 Hybrid Flash
HPE Gen10 2U ProLiant DL380 Intel Xeon Gold 6132 12×2.5″ 12 Performance Flash
Supermicro X10 2U 6028R-E1CR12 Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 12×3.5″ 48/96 Hybrid Flash
Supermicro X10 1U SYS-1028U-E1CRTP+ Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 10×2.5″ 9.6/19.2 Capacity Flash
Supermicro X10 1U SYS-1028U-TN10RT+ Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 10×2.5″ 20 Performance Flash
Supermicro X11 2U SSG-6029P-E1CR12L Intel Xeon Gold 6132 12×3.5″ 48 Hybrid Flash


Planning Guide
Datera Hardware Compatibility List

What Do You Mean When You Say Hybrid Storage?

Datera Ecosystem Integrations Wiki