IT shops which are trying to incorporate an intelligent storage into their data center environment without spending lot money may show interest in building up their own arrays. Although the storage build may not serve mission critical applications, it might act as proof of concept iSCSI project.
This is where StoneFly StoneFusion operating system can act as a boon, as it offers its software intelligence to build an iSCSI and FC SAN. The award-winning StoneFusion Network Storage Platform (NSP), StoneFly’s patented storage networking operating system architecture, brings in block level storage intelligence to the IP network core. This software not only serves for just storage purposes, but if further customized and configured can also serve for mission critical purposes.
By hosting this software on hardware, users can avail benefits such as storage utilization through resource consolidation, storage provisioning, centralized access control, volume management and advanced storage services which include Active/active clustering, mirroring, replication, encryption and snapshots.
If the storage environment is a mix up of SSDs and hard drives, the StoneFusion has the potential to induce Tiered Storage intelligence into the appliance. Thus, by having this tiered storage capability, users can send their highly accessed data to flash and warm or cold data to SAS or SATA drives.
Data services like thin provisioning, data deduplication, synchronous mirroring and campus mirroring can also be availed on demand.
Users can also provision their storage to their application in an intelligent way which eliminates wastage of resources by freeing stranded storage, making it available on the IP network.
The storage operating system has the ability to allow administrators to designate which physical storage devices are accessible to individual hosts. By doing so, the admin can designate privileges to those who need access to a specific block and some who need access to all blocks (like a company CEO).
To know more about the pricing and its abilities call 510.265.1616 or click on StoneFusion storage operating system web page