Hedvig, founded in
2012, and headquarterd in Santa Clara, CA, is rearchitecting software-defined
storage. Hedvig accelerates data to value by collapsing disparate storage
systems into a single platform, creating a virtualized pool that provisions
storage with a few clicks, scales to petabytes and runs seamlessly in both
private and public clouds. Built by software engineers of the world's largest
and most successful distributed systems, Hedvig delivers modern storage for any
enterprise compute environment running at any scale. The Hedvig Distributed
Storage Platform is unconstrained by traditional thinking and existing
architectures, resulting in the only software-defined storage incorporating true
distributed systems capabilities. Built to keep pace with scale-out applications
and the velocity of change in today's business climate, the Hedvig platform gets
better and smarter as the system scales, transforming commodity hardware into
the most advanced storage solution available today. Customers such as Intuit,
Dovilo, Van Dijk and Paul Hastings LLP use the Hedvig platform to transform
their storage from a box where data resides to a fundamental business enabler.
See also:- Hedvig's
editor's comments:- June 2015 -
Hedvig is in the
software defined storage
business and their products enable you to construct SSD accelerated
applications servers and storage in scalable pools upto thousands of nodes.
Hedvig's founder and CEO - Avinash Lakshman
co-invented Dynamo while at Amazon (2004-2007) and Cassandra at Facebook
Hedvig recently secured $18 million in series B investment
- bringing the company's total funding upto $30 million.
| Users now realize that
they have much to gain from abstracting the benefits they get away from the
diverse feature sets of any single supplier towards a minimalist set of common
of companies have no good reasons to survive|
|Hedvig has $30 million to
fix broken SDS market|
|Editor:- June 1, 2015 - Hedvig - which operates
in the SDS market - today
an $18 million Series B funding round (bringing the company's total funding to
date upto $30 million).|
Hedvig's founder - Avinash Lakshman -
who is credited with building some of the most successful distributed systems in
the world, including Amazon Dynamo, the foundation of the NoSQL movement, and
Apache Cassandra for Facebook said - "We've identified the potential in a
broken and fragmented storage market, and are not only looking to bring
software-defined storage mainstream, but fundamentally change how companies
store and manage data."
Editor's comments:- I was curious
about the origin of the company's name (because I am interested in
such things) so
I asked if the company name "Hedvig" had anything to do with Harry
Potter's owl - Hedwig
(spelled differently but sounds similar).
Instead it seems the name is
an "acronym for Hyperscale Elastic Distributed Virtual Integral Granular
all qualities Hedvig was designed around."
Ah well. Perhaps I
should have guessed.
But I had missed
emergence from stealth in
- what is Hedvig about? And should you care?
As is the case for
nearly every enterprise software company nowadays - SSDs are essential
enablers of what Hedvig does but Hedvig is an SSD-ecosystem company rather
than an SSD-inside company.
Nevertheless - digging around for the
best single document which describes what they do in an SSD context I found
scale-out big data apps need new scale-out storage (pdf) - which among other
things shows where they think their kind of solution fits into the current
sprawl of generationally overlapping and mixed heritage, datacenter
|It's a valuable guide to this flavor of SDS
thinking even if it's not in your immediate plans - because this kind of
philosophy - which we've been seeing coming from many other
sources in recent years - will have a trickle down effect and influence the
design of other types of products too.|