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DriveScale Composable Infrastructure – Product Brief

Last updated January 5th, 2021 for end of year updates. Concise and unbiased overview of DriveScale Composable Infrastructure. Contains highlights, overview and Evaluator Group's opinion. Download this Product Brief now!

Composable infrastructure direct-connects compute and storage resources dynamically, using virtualized networking techniques controlled by software. Instead of physically constructing a server with specific internal devices (typically storage or network interface controllers (NICs)), or cabling the appropriate device chassis to a server, composable enables the virtual connection of these resources at the device level as and when needed.

Not bound by a fixed ratio of central processing units (CPUs) to storage, networking, etc., these products can assemble or “compose” bare-metal compute systems with the desired hardware configuration, essentially at run time. And they can “disassemble” it when no longer needed, returning those resources to a common pool. Some solutions also support graphics processing units (GPUs) and / or field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

DriveScale, founded in 2013 (first release in 2016), is an independent vendor that developed a composable solution that essentially maps direct-attached storage (DAS) devices to servers in an Ethernet-connected environment, using DriveScale or third-party storage adapters. Instead of a purpose-built, blade-style, modular chassis, DriveScale’s solution is built around a software composing engine that creates clusters of third-party storage devices and diskless servers using Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) and non-volatile memory express over fabric (NVMe-oF) protocols. Using Ethernet to connect all resources with server nodes and the Composer software, DriveScale clusters can scale to thousands of nodes.

DriveScale Composable Infrastructure Product Brief Includes:

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Usage and Deployment
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion

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