Software-Defined Storage Solution
StorPool is block-level storage software (software-defined storage solution). It runs on standard x86 servers, converting them into virtual (SAN) storage arrays. It can also run besides compute workloads in a hyper-converged manner. StorPool is developed to help service providers, enterprises and other public/private cloud builders to build efficient cloud and eliminates the need of expensive and inefficient stand-alone storage arrays. StorPool’s distributed storage software is installed on a cluster of servers. It then aggregates the performance and capacity of all of the server’s local drives into a single shared pool of block storage, distributed among the servers. StorPool scales linearly in capacity and performance, meaning that by making a cluster 10 times bigger, would similarly increase the performance of the cluster by 10 times.
StorPool’s enterprise data storage solution enables so called “converged deployments”, i.e. using the same servers for both storage and compute, therefore making it possible to have a single standard “building block” for the datacenter and slashing costs. An extension to this concept is having a tight integration of the software layers running on this converged infrastructure – hypervisor, cloud management, etc – known as “hyper-convergence” or “hyper-converged” infrastructure.
For more information on how StorPool works, visit How it works.
Simple to Set-up, Powerful to Use – StorPool, Software-Defined Storage Solution
To start using StorPool you will just need 3 servers with the basic installation, of one of the StorPool supported operating systems. Immediately after installing StorPool you are now ready to start using the system, create volumes, file systems and virtual machines on top.
You can seamlessly scale the whole cluster by simply adding more drives or servers. This will expand both capacity and performance. The expansion of volumes and file systems on top of StorPool happens online, without stopping the service itself. The updates for StorPool are also carried out online, without any interruption to your services, which simply continue running on top.
StorPool is a very powerful software defined-storage system and has advanced storage features including thin provisioning, data integrity, snapshots and clones, Quality of Service (QoS), self-healing, load balancing and others.
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Increase Profit and Lower Total Cost by Up to 10 Times with StorPool Enterprise Storage
StorPool uses standard hardware which brings a substantial reduction in the Total Cost of Ownership, (TCO) and increases Return on Investment, (ROI). StorPool’s unique design and implementation, makes it one of the fastest and most efficient storage solutions on the market today and includes allowing the running of storage and compute on the same set of servers, (converged / hyper-converged). This enables customers to achieve extra savings in their capital expenses, operational expenses and to simplify their whole IT stack.
StorPool replaces traditional storage arrays, (both SAN and all SSD) and other inferior enterprise storage software solutions, (SDS 1.0). It is an excellent enterprise storage solution for building the storage layer, of both Private and Public Clouds. It is faster, simpler, more reliable and can reduce total costs by up to 10 times!