SIMPLIFY YOUR STORAGE AND PROTECT YOUR BIG DATA
VSkyStor by Promise is new generation software for NAS using VSkyCube as a storage infrastructure. Small, medium, and large businesses will find it easy and cost-effective to manage NAS through the feature-rich portal. It is a smart system for managing shared network storage and it can be easily expanded.
Built on top of VSkyCube virtualization architecture and distributed software-defined storage controller technology, VSkyStor can be deployed as a stand-alone scale-out NAS cluster to provide petabytes of storage to applications. Alternatively, VSkyStor can be deployed within a VSkyCube hyperconverged cluster and provide NAS management to applications running on a VSkyCube hyperconverged cluster.
The VSkyStor series of NAS products can easily fulfill the storage needs and fit within the budgets of any size of business. Businesses with remote or branch offices can take full advantage of this system. VSkyStor offers a 2U appliance, VSky s200, with up to 12 slots for drives, and two 4U appliances, VSky s400 series, with up to 70 slots for drives.
This product line provides different sizes of storage nodes for different needs, but the amazing benefit of this flexibility is really evident in its mix-and-match, scale-out expandability. Your storage investment is protected and any future expansion is made easy and cost-effective.
VSkyStor supports a variety of access protocols including NFS (3.x, 4.0) for Unix/Linux clients, CIFS/SMB (2.0, 2.1, 3.0) for Windows clients, and FTP for generic file access. A shared disk/data volume can be configured to allow for one or more access protocols. VSkyStor is fully compatible with existing industrial authentication services such as Active Directory or LDAP. Integration with these authentication services is relatively easy.
VSkyStor is based on a true software-defined, application-driven storage model. Volumes are defined and created at the time an application is provisioned and before it is launched.
According to application requirements, VSkyStor provisions storage with customized performance levels, protection methods, and other attributes for optimized effect. Performance levels dictate how the types of available hard drives such as SSD, SAS, or SATA are utilized. Data protection methods come from using RAID, RAIN, or a combination of the two. Special attributes that specify tiering, thin-provisioning, and caching also improve storage utilization and overall performance.
The VSkyCube-based storage infrastructure behind VSkyStor possesses great flexibility and scalability to meet small or big deployments and future expansion. Different sized appliances can be mixed into a storage cluster. Furthermore, each node can be populated with different types of drives, including SSDs, high performance SAS HDDs, or high capacity SATA HDDs. In a mix of drives and nodes in a cluster, VSkyCube software will identify all the types of drives and put them into one or more shared storage pools—ready to be used as required.
Add nodes to the cluster for additional capacity. This is scalability that doesn't interrupt your access. Processing power and network bandwidth are also increased with additional nodes. VSkyCube supports up to 32 nodes in a cluster, which could potentially create multiple PB of storage with VSky s400 series appliances.
VSkyCube-based storage infrastructure is exceedingly resilient. It constantly checks health conditions at all levels from storage blocks and individual drives to individual nodes. Recoverable errors will automatically trigger the healing process, and in most cases, system availability is not affected.
VSkyStor makes use of some of the most advanced technology to protect data, improve performance, and conserve storage space.
The VSky s200 is an x86 rack-mount single node storage appliance providing up to 8 hard disk drives of storage in a 2U chassis.
Demos of VSkyCube and its suite of enterprise applications will take place in Promise’s booth (M13) on the show floor at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore from October 12 - 13.