Data stored on Solid State Disks (SSDs) provides the highest level of performance—both in Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and throughput. SSD is Markley’s fastest, most reliable storage to critical databases.
Mixed Workload is a Markley Cloud feature not offered by many cloud providers. Offering three tiers of disk—SSD, 10K 2.5” SAS drives, and 7.1K 3.5” SATA drives—the Mixed Workload system evaluates how often data is accessed, and moves that data to the appropriate drive. This mixed-use storage option is ideal for clients with both seldom and frequently accessed data.
Part of Markley’s EMC ECS system, Archive* supports many EMC proprietary features, including CloudPools, CloudBoost and CloudArray. The ECS system uses 7.2K 3.5” drives and supports Object Storage (SWIFT, S3), NFS, HDFS, and Lustre. Clients with an EMC storage system can use these technologies to extend their system onto Markley’s cloud through MCS Connect—with no additional licenses required. And because Markley does not charge for data transferred over direct connect, Archive requires significantly less investment than many other cloud offerings.
* Archive supports SEC 17a compliance. This is a rule that turns Markley Cloud’s storage system into a Write Once, Read Many (WORM) device. Clients with an admin or root on their local system cannot delete files on the Markley system until a pre-set date. SEC 17a can be used for any application that requires guaranteed retention.