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1 Product Brochure Elastic Scales to petabytes of data Start with as few as two nodes and scale to thousands. Add capacity if and when needed. Embrace the economics of commodity x86 infrastructure to build your storage. Simple Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform Modern Storage for Modern Business The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is a modern storage solution for any enterprise compute environment running at any scale. It s truly software defined, transforming commodity hardware into the most advanced storage solution available today. Accelerate data to value Traditional data storage systems no longer keep pace with the rapidly changing demands of modern applications and are difficult to manage as data grows exponentially. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform frees you from the limitations of sub-optimal storage arrays and incomplete software solutions, empowering you with a comprehensive suite of storage services, massive scalability, and no-compromise performance. Provides block, file, and object storage Collapse monolithic, disparate storage solutions into a single, modern platform. Streamline and automate provisioning. Bring the simplicity of public clouds to your datacenter. Flexible Connects to any compute, runs in any cloud Ensure any application or OS benefits from modern storage. Avoid application and OS rewrites. Evolve to software-defined and cloud infrastructure at the pace your business demands. Need hyperscale to build an elastic storage cloud? Need an all-flash array for high-iops performance? Need to provision massive capacity for a Big Data application? Need a hyperconverged system to scale compute and storage in lockstep? Need simply to modernize and simplify your storage environment? Hedvig delivers the flexibility to quickly and easily tailor a storage solution for any workload from private clouds including OpenStack to big data deployments running Hadoop or NoSQL to more traditional server virtualization, disaster recovery, backup and archiving. Designed with true distributed systems DNA, the Hedvig storage platform gets better and smarter as it scales, defying conventional wisdom and transforming a cluster of x86 or ARM servers into the most advanced storage solution available today. What we wanted in a software-defined storage solution seemed impossible. Our current vendors could not deliver a solution that fulfilled our needs for block, file, and object storage in a single platform that didn t compromise performance and feature set. Hedvig is the only solution we ve found that hit all 3 critical needs. Arnold Juffer, CTO, Van Dijk Education

2 An elastic storage cluster with predictable performance, reliability and cost The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform provides a flexible, unified, software-enabled system that provides all of the capabilities required to support even your most demanding workloads. Built from the experience of 10-years designing and operating some of the biggest IT systems on the planet the Hedvig solution collapses several layers of the storage stack into a single platform. It powers in-software provisioning of file, block, and object storage with the flexibility to span private and public clouds, creating an elastic, hybrid cluster that can scale to thousands of nodes. Hedvig virtualizes and aggregates flash and spinning disks residing in a server cluster or cloud, presenting it as a single, elastic storage system. Organizations can spin up any number of Virtual Disks in just a few seconds via a graphical user interface (GUI), CLI, or REST API. Policy and provisioning processes that normally take hours, days, or weeks now take just a few clicks and can even be performed from mobile devices. Provision and access Virtual Disks via a graphical user interface (GUI), CLI, or REST API and fully-customize each to fit the needs of your application. Commodity servers running virtualization and operating systems Linux Windows Docker Hypervisor Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform Hedvig Storage Proxy Hedvig APIs Hedvig Storage Service Commodity servers and clouds running Hedvig software The Hedvig architecture Hedvig Virtual Disk Hedvig exposes a scalable, logical abstraction called a Virtual Disk. Each Virtual Disk is fully-customizable to fit the needs of your workload. Hedvig Storage Service Hedvig s patented distributed systems engine the Hedvig Storage Service predictably and dynamically scales storage performance and capacity leveraging the price/performance of off-the-shelf x86 and ARM processor-based servers. The Hedvig Storage Service engine delivers all of the storage options and capabilities required for an enterprise deployment.

3 Cluster efficiency and resiliency features: Auto-balancing Auto-tiering I/O sequentialization Self-healing Tunable, multi-site replication Wide striping Load balances data across cluster nodes to optimize resource and capacity utilization. Intelligently places active data on the highest performing storage resources. Aggregates random I/O to streamline efficiency of writes to the storage cluster. Automatically recreates and rebalances data from failed nodes onto new nodes in the storage cluster to ensure availability. Stores data replicas across racks, data centers, or clouds with synchronous and asynchronous replication to ensure data availability. Intelligently distributes data across multiple cluster nodes for predictable performance and resilience. Speeds disk rebuilds in a hyperscale environment. Storage services available on a per Virtual Disk basis: All-flash configuration Hybrid configuration Disaster Recovery (DR) replication Edge caching Inline compression Inline global deduplication Thin provisioning Zero-impact snapshots Zero-impact clones Designates use of flash-only resources for storing Virtual Disk. Utilizes of a mix of flash (SSD) and hard disk (HDD) for a Virtual Disk. Replicates data to alternate sites or cloud locations for purposes of recovery in the event of an outage or disaster. Dedupe-enabled edge write-through cache speeds performance by storing recently used data in server side SSD. Compresses data prior to storing on disk to reduce space required. Eliminates duplicate data to optimize I/O and lower costs of storing data. Data reduction efficiency benefits from all data deduplicated and stored across the cluster. Saves space by eliminating the need to commit full capacity within the cluster at the time of Virtual Disk provisioning or cloning. Captures space-efficient point-in-time state of a Virtual Disk using metadataonly. Creates space-efficient independent volume copies. Hedvig Storage Proxy The Hedvig Storage Proxy delivers complete storage protocol support enabling the consolidation of storage requirements onto a single hyperscale storage platform without requiring any application changes. The Hedvig Storage Proxy, a lightweight storage access layer, runs as a guest VM or Docker container to enable support for any compute environment including VMware vsphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM, OpenStack (via Cinder), and Xen. Block File Object iscsi NFS S3 and Swift Hedvig APIs For developers building self-service portals, custom applications, and cloud integrations, every feature of the Hedvig Distribute Storage Platform is available via a REST-based application programming interface (API).

4 Deployment Hyperscale and Hyperconverged The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform provides the flexibility to deploy as a hyperscale or hyperconverged storage system or both in the same cluster. Benefits Business responsiveness Provision with the speed and simplicity of the cloud. Deliver massive capacity scale and performance without changes to application infrastructure. Eliminate the headaches of traditional storage operations and maintenance. Reduced risk Lower risk of data-loss with distributed replication and zero-impact DR. Eliminate storage downtime and business interruption with cluster self-healing. Never be impacted by datamigration demands again Lower costs Build a resilient storage system with off-the-shelf hardware for predictable cost, performance, and reliability. Store efficiently and reduce capacity requirements by 75% or more. Lower TCO up to 60%. Use cases Server Virtualization: Scale-out, enterprise-grade storage for any hypervisor Hedvig s unique architecture allows it to support the widest breadth of hypervisors, operating systems, containers, and clouds. The result is a single, scale-out storage platform that provides a consistent, high-performance workflow for provisioning storage in highly virtualized environments. Hedvig drastically simplifies our virtualized server infrastructure and enables us to really consolidate and transform our data center. It s easier to maintain, and it contributes significantly to the promise of the software-defined data center. Arnold Juffer, CTO, Van Dijk Education

5 Private cloud: Self-provisioning, commodity-based storage for IaaS Hedvig is built with cloud-like provisioning and simplicity. Block, file, and object storage is all thinly provisioned and instantly available, providing an AWS-like environment in any data center. Hedvig also provides a complete set of RESTful APIs to ensure seamless integration into any and all automation and orchestration frameworks. We ve been in a recession for the last five to 10 years, and as the economy rebounds, customers appetite for change is coming around. We have to be ready to deliver higher value against higher expectations. That s where software-defined data centers and storage give us the flexibility to deliver new, innovative services Bertram Rutte, CEO & Founder, Dovilo Big data: Elastic storage for virtualized Hadoop and NoSQL Hedvig provides the ideal storage for big data. It s elastic architecture is a necessary fit for the elastic nature of Hadoop and NoSQL. The granular ability to tune replication -- or even turn it off, if you re doing it in HDFS -- and apply compression and dedupe means organizations can no virtualize their big data applications atop a single, unified data platform from Hedvig. Specifications Monolithic storage systems have been evolving for some time, and it is clear that bigger changes are coming. We re starting the process of moving away from them for performance and scalability reasons, but we don t want to be stuck managing complex silos of data. Hedvig offers us a single storage platform that hits the performance and feature requirements our firm requires. Software-defined storage is clearly the future and Hedvig is the best we ve found. Searl Tate, Director of Engineering, Paul Hastings Storage protocols Supported hypervisors Supported containers Supported processors Maximum nodes per cluster Maximum capacity per cluster Maximum Virtual Disks per host Maximum Virtual Disks per cluster Management interface iscsi, Cinder, NFS, HTTP/REST, OpenStack Swift, Amazon S3 compatible VMware vsphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM, Xen Docker x86 or ARM Web-based graphical user interface (GUI) RSH/SSH command line interface (CLI) REST-based API About Hedvig Built by software engineers of the world s largest distributed systems, Hedvig delivers modern storage for enterprise compute environments running at any scale. Customers using the Hedvig platform transform their storage from a box where data resides to a fundamental business enabler Mission College Blvd Suite 780 Santa Clara, CA

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