VxRack FLEX: Introduction and What’s New

Below is a summary of the session I did on VxRack Flex at Dell Technologies World.

  • ScaleIO is now VxRack Flex OS
  • Choice of Hyper-visor/bare metal
  • High performance for applications and databases
  • Server SAN / 2-layer architecture
  • Multi-hypervisor / Bare Metal
  • 14th Generation adds 2.3x IOPs, 250% more bandwidth
  • Management and Monitoring
    • VxFlex OS, VMware vCenter, Vision Intelligent Operations, ESRS
  • Data Protection with DPS Suite, Avamar and Netowrker with Data Domain and RP4VMs

Hardware

  • Dell PowerEdge 14th Gen
  • Nexus 9K ToR
  • 9K access switch
  • 3k management
  • VxRack Controller
  • Completely redundant
  • R640 and R740XD options

Software

  • VxFlex OS (Formely ScaleIO)
  • Choice of hypervisor
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Rubrik Polaris

Today Rubrik has announced a new platform called Rubrik Polaris.  What is Rubrik Polaris? Rubrik Polaris is a consumable resource that you tap into, rather than a pile of infrastructure that you setup and manage.  Essentially it is a SaaS solution that runs in the public cloud with the ability to connect into all your Rubrik instances, see all the data as well as search the data, creating a unified solution for Cloud Data Management.  Polaris is just the platform, the goodies comes in the form of modules.

Rubrik Polaris GPS

The first module for Polaris is Polaris GPS. Some of the major features are:

  • Command and Control – Command and Control all of you CDM instances, globally
  • Monitor for Compliance – You can leverage alerts to dig into issues
  • Open and documented RESTful APIs – Automate and orchestrate all of Rubrik from a single entry point with the visibility of a global data footprint
  • Create and Enforce Business SLAs – Create and enforce SLAs based on geography, installation, compliance needs, planned growth, data migrations, etc

I look forward to learning more about the future development of modules for Polaris.  Rubrik continues to be an innovator in Cloud Data Management!!