SolidFire systems leverage a scale-out storage architecture that enables customers to achieve linear scale of both capacity and performance without downtime or performance impact.
Only SolidFire delivers the capability to allocate and manage all-flash storage performance independent of capacity. This patent-pending Quality of Service (QoS) control empowers you to:
SolidFire's management frameworks provides both an intuitive web-based user interface as well as a robust REST-based API capable of automating every aspect of storage provisioning, management, and reporting. In addition, SolidFire storage management capabilities have been integrated with OpenStack, CloudStack, Flexiant, and OnApp frameworks enabling native performance management.
SolidFire's scale-out architecture natively supports in-line data reduction without performance impact. Block-level de-duplication, compression, thin-provisioning reduce data footprints by 4 - 10x* or more. While other storage architectures lack data reduction entirely — or require it be turned off for maximum performance — SolidFire's always-on data reduction provides significantly more usable capacity while eliminating hot-spots and performance vs. capacity trade-offs. About Solidfire Efficiencies
*SolidFire’s usable capacity is based on efficiencies gained from global compression and deduplication and include full data redundancy from SolidFire’s Helix data protection. On average SolidFire customers realize a 2x increase from compression and an added 2x of efficiency from deduplication. Effective capacity includes thin provisioning in the calculation resulting in an additional 2x capacity benefit. Data reduction benefits have no upper limit and will vary by workload.