Datrium provides converged compute and storage systems designed to provide simplicity without the restrictions that many hyperconverged solutions impose. By decoupling active data from durable capacity, Datrium DVX enables compute and storage performance expansion separate from storage capacity expandability. In a previous paper, Evaluator Group reviewed Datrium’s DVX benchmark results and system architecture that helped it achieve the highest performance of any converged or hyperconverged system tested to date.1
In this paper we tested Datrium with a focus on data protection and the overall usability of DVX for common administrative tasks. Additionally, Datrium has integrated data protection features that enable organizations to create and maintain protected copies of data on-site and replicated copies at a secondary DR site, including an option for retention in the cloud (Amazon Web Services) with Cloud DVX.
The evaluation was performed in Evaluator Group’s lab, utilizing Evaluator Group compute nodes with Datrium DVX software, together with two on-premise Datrium DVX data nodes. Additionally, an instance of Datrium Cloud DVX running in Amazon AWS was used for replicating off-site protected data copies. The areas of evaluation were usability, data protection and recoverability features, including disaster recovery in a hybrid cloud. Other aspects of the evaluation included evaluating the processes used for protection, and any performance impact of data protection operations.