True Data Mobility
Where data earlier resided in many scattered locations, data now is more and more gathered in large lakes of data. Open vStorage raises the bar as what can be considered data mobility by allowing to move between these data lakes, whether it is a public cloud or your own on-premises datacenter. This happens very efficiently as only a limited set of data needs to moved. Open vStorage also breaks the hypervisor silo by exposing workloads over multiple interfaces such as NFS, iSCSI, native block, QEMU, Flocker and many more.
Questions? We got answers!
Does OpenvStorage rely on replication to move workloads?
No, Open vStorage doesn’t rely on replication to move workloads between different datacenters or cloud providers as this would require multiple copies of each bit of data. Open vStorage only moves the data that is requested to the right location at the right time.
Can I live migrate my VM between different datacenters?
Yes, Open vStorage allows to live migrate Virtual Machines between datacenters. It will even make sure the storage gets live migrated to the right datacenter also. Once the IO passes a certain threshold after the migrate Open vStorage notices that the Virtual Machine is actually running in a different datacenter and will automatically reset the acceleration host. This way the workloads is accelerated through a host running in the new datacenter for optimal performance.
Can I move workloads between my datacenter and Amazon or Azure?
Yes, the Open vStorage Edge component, a lightweight block device, can be installed in any public cloud. This block device allows to easily migrate workload between public clouds and your own datacenter.
Can I move data between different Hypervisors?
Yes, Open vStorage exposes multiple interfaces which allows workloads to move between different types of hypervisors without having to go through a lengthy conversion process. Moving a disk between a KVM and a VMware host is now just takes a couple of seconds.