The enterprise storage landscape is rapidly transforming as traditional IT requirements for data protection, security and performance combine with the challenges of managing large, rapidly growing file-based and unstructured “big data” environments.
“EMC Isilon’s OneFS operating system is the gold standard for scale-out NAS – and now it’s even more efficient and secure while enabling compliance with critical industry regulations. Additionally, the integration of OneFS with EMC ViPR, Hadoop HDFS 2.0 and Syncplicity illustrates how open and flexible EMC’s Isilon scale-out NAS offering is – and the ability to support Big Data, mobile and cloud-based workflows makes this a critical solution for enterprises today,” said Bill Richter, President, Isilon Storage Division, EMC.
The next version of Isilon’s operating system aims to extend the ability for Middle East businesses to harness the transformational power of Big Data. The new version will include data deduplication capabilities, audit and security features, as well as enhancements for object-oriented storage, Hadoop HDFS 2.0 and the Syncplicity enterprise file sharing solution.
“The newest version of EMC Isilon OneFS is well aligned to help their customers meet the new challenges facing today’s enterprise IT environments – driving mobility, analytics and cloud initiatives and doing so in a secure and efficient manner,” said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.
The new capabilities will enable enterprises to extend the unmatched scalability and efficiency of Isilon’s solutions to meet an ever-broadening range of next-generation cloud-based, Big Data analytics and mobile workflows and applications.
Improved storage efficiency – To support more demanding applications and workloads across the enterprise, the next version of Isilon OneFS will enable storage administrators to configure a simple set-and-forget block-level deduplication policy ranging from individual directories up through the complete storage pool. By providing an automated way to drive yet greater levels of storage efficiency across datasets, organisations can further reduce operating costs while enhancing Isilon’s already industry-leading utilisation levels.
Enhanced security and compliance – The next release of OneFS will bring important enterprise enhancements for regulatory compliance. Isilon OneFS integrated support for the EMC Common Event Enabler (CEE) will provide access to industry-leading audit software applications to allow the recording of all file access over SMB/CIFS protocols and to facilitate report creation and chain of custody tracking to meet regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA.
The next version of OneFS is expected to be delivered by later this year. The REST Object Access to Namespace, HDFS 2.0 and Syncplicity on Isilon are available today and will also be supported on the next version of OneFS.