Software-defined storage (SDS) is a computer program that manages data storage resources and functionality and has no dependencies on the underlying physical storage hardware. Unlike traditional network-attached storage (NAS) or storage area network (SAN) systems, SDS is generally designed to perform on any industry-standard or x86 system. It enables users and companies to uncouple or abstract storage resources from the underlying hardware platform for greater flexibility, efficiency and faster scalability by making storage resources programmable.
Cyber World solutions present a number of key benefits to customers working with CPU-Intensive Storage, Virtual Storage, Single-Instance Storage and Data Deduplication, Data Replication and Business Continuity, and Virtual Tape Library customer environments.
Key Benefits include: complete portfolio of open industry standard storage offerings optimized for SDS, and maximum performance with Full NVMe support, in hybrid expander and direct-attach storage backplane with up to 20 GB/s throughput.
Storage Spaces is a technology in Windows and Windows Server that can help protect your data from drive failures. It is conceptually similar to RAID, implemented in software. You can use Storage Spaces to group three or more drives together into a storage pool and then use capacity from that pool to create Storage Spaces.
These typically store extra copies of your data so if one of your drives fails, you still have an intact copy of your data. If you run low on capacity, just add more drives to the storage pool.
Microsoft provided Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012/2016 as a building block for software-defined storage (SDS).
Windows file servers sharing out storage over the SMB 3.0 protocol, clustered together for high availability and performance, backed by SAS-attached external storage chassis with hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) in tiered storage, provided an alternative to costly SANs while being easier to set up and manage.
Ceph can transform your organization’s IT infrastructure and your ability to manage vast amounts of data.
If your organization runs applications with different storage interface needs, Ceph is for you! Ceph’s foundation is the Reliable Autonomic Distributed Object Store (RADOS), which provides your applications with object, block, and file system storage in a single unified storage cluster—making Ceph flexible, highly reliable and easy for you to manage.
Ceph’s RADOS provides you with extraordinary data storage scalability—thousands of client hosts or KVMs accessing petabytes to exabytes of data.
Each one of your applications can use the object, block or file system interfaces to the same RADOS cluster simultaneously, which means your Ceph storage system serves as a flexible foundation for all of your data storage needs. You can use Ceph for free, and deploy it on economical commodity hardware. Ceph is a better way to store data.
AccelStor’s software-defined approach breaks the barriers between the network, computing, and storage. With everything built on a software platform, IT staff can manage all resources flexibly and easily.
AccelStor has adopted this approach to create our NeoSapphire all-flash array series, making it an excellent solution for all kinds of storage scenarios, from designers with heavy loads of media and video streaming to enterprises that perform intensive big-data analysis. The NeoSapphire series can help IT managers to automate service and improve on the infrastructure they already have in place.
AccelStor’s FlexiRemap® flash-oriented software delivers three invaluable advantages: it avoids unnecessary I/O overhead, delivering superior storage performance; it provides better data protection; and it extends SSD lifespan.
All-flash arrays with FlexiRemap® technology are great solutions for handling random writes and intensive I/O workloads to meet the performance demands of mission-critical applications.