Software Defined Storage
Next Generation IT infrastructures will be automated, reconfigured in seconds and scalable.
Blue Turtle’s Software Defined Storage – from Quobyte – is built from hardware that is economic, extensible and interchangeable: off-the-shelf servers with direct attached disks. Its core is an intelligent software layer which coordinates the raw hardware resources to act as a unified and software-defined whole that is decoupled from its physical boundaries.
The Quobyte Unified Storage Plane manages all your disks and SSDs and makes them available to the full range of applications through common storage interfaces like NFS. Cloud infrastructures and VMs are supported through block and object storage (S3) interfaces, Big Data analysis benefits from native HDFS (Hadoop) drivers.
With Quobyte USP, unified means storing the data once and accessing it through all interfaces. This reduces data copies and facilitates data sharing between applications and users. By managing all resources, Quobyte USP allows you to quickly allocate and shift resources such as capacity or IOPS between users and applications, regardless of how they access the system. Your resource utilisation will improve significantly compared to insular storage solutions, serving your users with less hardware and lower maintenance cost.
The Quobyte Unified Storage Plane is implemented as software running on plain Linux servers (even RAID is optional), but that is just one aspect that makes Quobyte USP true software-defined storage. With Quobyte, software-defined means that you can reconfigure your storage system at any time, within seconds and without interrupting storage services. Software-defined means a system that is fully configurable through policies, which define how the storage behaves, which control automation and which are independent of the configuration of the underlying hardware.
Software-defined allows you to react to customer requests in seconds and provision new storage or change characteristics with just a few clicks. Software-defined allows you to control, configure and monitor your storage from anywhere, or to build customer self service portals, or to integrate with your tools via our simple-to-use API. T
The Quobyte Unified Storage Plane fully decouples the logical storage that applications and users see from the underlying hardware. Failures are transparently handled (split-brain safe!), and don’t need any extra high-availability hardware or software facilities. Quobyte USP also decouples logical storage from the physical limits of individual disks and servers giving you scalable data, metadata, bandwidth and IOPS even for individual files. The actual placement of data is fully controlled by policies and can be changed dynamically without service interruption.
With the Quobyte Unified Storage Plane, your users and applications will get highest availability, and your operations team will be able to work without maintenance windows and can extend or repair hardware at any time.
When demand increases, you can quickly add new resources within minutes without long planning cycles. Your IT therefore becomes more agile with no need for multi-year capacity guessing; this will significantly lower upfront investments and less risk.
With full elasticity, your Quobyte installation can adapt to your business needs in both direction, allowing you to scale down to free servers for other uses.
Software Defined Solutions offer the following benefits:
- Dynamically reconfigurable
- API- and policy-controlled
- Provision within minutes
- Integrate with your infrastructure
- Highly Available
- Policy-controled placementSupreme Service Quality
- Lower upfront investments
- Maintain hardware independently
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