New Features Added to Pillar Axiom Storage System

Addresses security and ease-of-use issues for data management

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Pillar Data Systems has recently delivered several new features for its Pillar Axiom storage system. These new additions are built on the Axiom’s quality of service (QoS) capabilities and ensure greater flexibility and reliability for storage administrators.

New product features:

  • AxiomONE Replication: Native array-based data protection for both SAN and NAS for the Pillar Axiom product platform. Pillar’s AxiomONE Replication extends its current replication offerings with policy-based Application-Aware profiles to give more choice for data protection for customers of all sizes.

  • QoS within Storage Class: Each storage media type (FC, SSD, SATA) can now have all QoS priority bands operational within a respective class for more granular use of Pillar’s QoS. The QoS adjusts priority, CPU, cache, and network resources -- all extremely effective even with SSD in a storage pool. While statistical short stroking is one of the tools used to optimize SATA performance, it is only one tool used by the Axiom to extract every drop of performance from the capacity pool.

  • AxiomONE Pre-emptive Copy: New adaptive learning RAS feature senses "suspect" drives in the storage pool and copies data to a spare drive before calling for a replacement. The Pre-emptive Copy feature further shortens Pillar’s drive rebuild times by doing the bulk of the work before a failure occurs, using a simple copy instead of a rebuild of the drive contents.

  • Application-Aware QoS Migration: Lets administrators choose the correct storage configuration and priority as opposed to automated tiering which takes that control away from the administrators.

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