Periodically, we turn over control of the CenturyLink Cloud blog to members of our certified technology Ecosystem to share how their technology on the CenturyLink Marketplace provides customers with low-friction solutions to solve complex business challenges. This edition’s guest author from the Cloud Marketplace Provider Program is Steven Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS.
QuantaStor SDS, developed by OSNEXUS, was created to solve complex storage needs across many industries and brings game-changing technology to the software defined storage market. QuantaStor, a unified file, block, and object software defined storage platform, is designed to scale up and out to make storage management easy while reducing enterprise storage costs. The platform addresses a broad set of storage use cases including server virtualization, big data, cloud computing, and high-performance applications through both physical and virtual storage appliances. Companies in industries including Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, High-Performance Computing, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, have deployed QuantaStor SDS to solve their unique data storage use cases and business demands. QuantaStor’s grid-scale technology is a key feature that sets it apart from competitors in the software defined storage market. The grid technology enables the scaling of storage up and out to 64 physical or virtual storage appliances and 64 petabytes of storage locally or dispersed across geographies. This allows IT professionals to easily provision storage from any appliance in the grid from a single web-based management interface that saves time and money for companies deploying QuantaStor.
QuantaStor SDS offers the following benefits in addition to its storage grid technology:
• Flexible, Modular Architecture: The layered architecture of QuantaStor SDS provides solution engineers with unprecedented flexibility and application design options that maximizes workload performance and fault-tolerance for a wide range of storage workloads.
• End-to-end security and encryption: Multi-layer data protection “on the wire” and “at rest” for enterprise and cloud storage deployments. QuantaStor has protocol-level encryption with SMB, IPsec, and HTTPS, hardware and software disk drive encryption with Intel AES-NI technology and advanced user security featuring role-based access controls.
• Simplified management: QuantaStor SDS has an intuitive management interface and configuration workflow manager that eliminates many complicated steps commonly associated with legacy storage applications.
• High availability: Technology to ensure business continuity in the event of a system failure such as a power outage, appliance hardware failure, software crash, or human error.
Hyperscale Storage for the Enterprise
QuantaStor SDS supports two primary configuration types on its platform; High-Performance SAN/NAS, and Scale-Out S3 Object Storage.
High-Performance SAN/NAS – Appliances come in all-flash and hybrid configurations which use a combination of platter disk with SSD to accelerate read and write performance. All-flash configurations are ideal for HPC, database/OLTP, VDI, and virtualization workloads. Hybrid configurations provide a more cost-effective balance of capacity and performance.
Scale-Out S3 Object – Archive and application workloads using the S3 and/or SWIFT REST-based protocols require this type of storage. Use cases include next-generation web applications using S3 REST APIs and large-scale media archives for video, photos, and documents that need the ability to scale from 100TB to 100PB and beyond.
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QuantaStor SDS has been integrated into the CenturyLink Marketplace. The CenturyLink Marketplace showcases technology solutions that solve complex business challenges, and OSNEXUS is proud to be included as one of these solutions. If you are a current CenturyLink Cloud customer and you are ready to get started with QuantaStor SDS, visit the OSNEXUS product page on the CenturyLink Marketplace.
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