Datrium announced the shipment of DVX 4.0 Software, the third major software release in less than a year.

Datrium DVX converges Tier 1 hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) with scale-out backup and cloud disaster recovery (DR) and Cloud-Native Data Services.

Datium promises that DVX enables up to 10 times more VMs to run at lower latency than HCI, enables 10 times faster VM restores than scale-out backup products, and with Cloud DVX, offers backup to cloud with up to 10 times lower AWS fees than many cloud backup providers, all in the same simple converged system.

Extending Tier 1 Data Security and Resilience

The new software release extends Datrium DVX Tier 1 capabilities with support for Oracle RAC, greater VM fault tolerance, and improved data and administrative security.

With the release of DVX 4.0 Software, Datrium provides full support for Oracle RAC on a 4-node vSphere cluster. With a unique software-defined yet stateless host set-up, DVX performance is ultra-fast with 100% local flash reads, and can support losing three out of four nodes without impacting data availability.

Peer Cache Mode is new with DVX 4.0 Software and provides VM fault tolerance. In the case of the failure of all host SSD drives or the host’s RAID controller, all VMs on the affected host stay online. Peer Cache allows VMs on the affected host to use the SSDs on a neighbouring host until the SSD or RAID controller failure can be addressed.

DVX 4.0 Software brings FIPS 140-2 validated mode to Datrium Blanket Encryption. The data security software also debuts the ability for organisations to set two decryption passphrases. With a single decryption passphrase, if an administrator with sole knowledge of it forgets the passphrase or leaves the organisation unexpectedly, recovery can be a challenge. By providing the ability to set two passphrases, the chances of losing access to data due to unavailability of the passphrase is minimised.

DVX 4.0 Software also provides built-in auditing. HIPAA, PCI, SOX all have compliance controls which must be audited. With the new 4.0 Software, administrators can continuously log any actions taken across the system and view events within the DVX console. This new auditing capability will track user actions whether or not they have authenticated through vCenter, a standalone user interface, API or CLI. The auditing also monitors API actions, simplifying security analysis, change tracking, troubleshooting and auditing.

Cloud backup

DVX 4.0 also includes Cloud DVX, a SaaS-based VM backup and recovery service, a free one year trial cloud backup subscription.

First introduced at AWS re:Invent, Cloud DVX is a cloud-native instance of Datrium DVX that offers backup and recovery services for VMs running in DVX on-premises. Beyond as-a-service simplicity, the new service offering delivers industry leading global cloud deduplication and forever incremental backups to minimise the cost of capacity and network bandwidth. Granular, dedupe-aware recovery provides accelerated Recovery-Time-Objectives (RTO) versus other AWS S3-based offerings. Customers can also eliminate on-premises infrastructure sprawl by connecting directly to cloud from on-premises DVX without additional hardware or software products.

Availability 

Datrium DVX 4.0 Software is available immediately for U.S. list pricing of $12,000 per server/Compute Node. Upgrades to DVX 4.0 are available at no charge for customers with a valid support agreement.

Datrium Cloud DVX recovery service is available immediately, and requires DVX Software 4.0. U.S. list pricing for the service is $6,000 per 5 TB (up to 30TB effective) of S3 capacity per year.

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Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2742 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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