OSNexus QuantaStor

What is QuantaStor?

The QuantaStor storage appliance OS is a combined SAN (iSCSI) + NAS (NFS v3 &v4) storage system OS built on top of Ubuntu Server (Linux) which works on any commodity 64bit server hardware.

QuantaStor provides a number of advanced storage system features including snapshots, compression, thin-provisioning and remote-replication which together make it ideally suited for a broad set of applications including virtual servers, virtual desktops, video production, web servers, application servers, and disk based backup.  Features include:

  • Mass-storage server based on Ubuntu Linux
  • Dedicated performance, tunable by drive choices (SATA, SAS and Solid State)
    • Mass Storage (File / Media server)
      • 1TB or 2TB drives (RAID 6 recommended)
    • High Performance (Database cluster storage / High I/O)
      • 300GB or 600GB SAS 15K (RAID 10 or RAID 5 - depending on read/write profile)
  • Auto-provisioned with a SoftLayer supported Operating System
  • Private-network ONLY server
  • Integration into Citrix XenServer and Hyper-V
  • For more feature: http://www.osnexus.com/quantastor-features/

You can read more about managing and maintaining your QuantaStor server at their wiki:

For information on installing the Citrix StorageLink adapter please visit:

What is QuantaStor SDS?
 

The QuantaStor Software Defined Storage appliance platform delivers enterprise SAN (iSCSI) + NAS (NFS/CIFS) storage on the server hardware of your choice. Designed for IT generalists, QuantaStor appliances configure in minutes and are easy to operate via an intuitive HTML5 interface.


Features include:

  • NAS (NFS & CIFS) file storage with Active Directory integration
  • SAN (iSCSI) block storage with active/active multipathing for redundancy and improved performance
  • Snapshots, compression, and thin-provisioning supported for network shares and storage volumes
  • SSD caching for reads and writes boosts IOPS for IO intensive workloads like virtualization
  • Built-in QuantaGrid technology that enables scale-out management of your appliances across datacenters from the QuantaStor Manager web interface.
  • Scale-out NAS with integrated GlusterFS technology allows you to span appliances to deliver highly-available multi-petabyte NAS storage in a single namespace
  • Remote-replication for replicating mission critical workloads and easy Disaster-Recovery (DR) failover to another appliance at another site/datacenter.
  • Integrated hardware RAID management for efficient set-up and maintenance of underlying storage pools
  • Automatic snapshot schedules that make it easy to recover deleted files from your CIFS/NFS network shares
  • Multi-tenancy with Role Based Access Controls
  • Integrated backup policy engine makes it easy to set up automatic backups for any CIFS/NFS share on your private network. Parallelism in the scanning and backup engine makes it possible to do backups of NAS filers with 100s of millions of files.
  • NAS gateway to SoftLayer Cloud Storage provides a means for backing up data into object storage. All the data is encrypted, compressed and reduplicated to minimize footprint and object storage costs.
  • Private-network ONLY server

QuantaStor SDS is ideally suited for a broad set of applications including virtual servers, virtual desktops, video production, web servers, application servers, and petabyte scale disk archive/backup. More information is available on http://www.osnexus.com/.

You can read more about managing and maintaining your QuantaStor server at their wiki:

 

For information on installing the Citrix StorageLink adapter please visit:

 

Please contact SoftLayer Sales for information on ordering this product: http://www.softlayer.com/dedicated/specialty-mass-storage/