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13.06.2019 11:40 Age: 40 Tag(e)

Ceph, iSCSI and NVMe in one Scale-Out SAN solution: Here is PetaSAN

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Starline technicians are always on the lookout for ingenious and cost-effective solutions for their customers. With PetaSAN, they found an open source-based software with which unlimited scalable software defined storage can be managed very easily as an iSCSI cluster with cloud connection.

Sample configuration of an HA cluster with separate storage and monitor nodes. However, each system is individually tailored to the customer's needs.

With PetaSAN, complicated administration and time-consuming reinstallation of many components for better integration with the powerful Ceph environment are a thing of the past. The open source solution PetaSAN already includes all important components: The Ceph modules required for the complete installation - from the operating system to the complete Ceph installation and configuration. This of course also includes the activation of TRUE MPIO iSCSI and TRUE automatic failover for iSCSI paths.

In the standard configuration of a Starline PetaSAN installation, engineers used the integrated NVMe drives for the Journal to improve performance - a variant that delivers agile performance while saving costs. Of course, they can also configure the solution to run fully on NVMe, depending on the customer's application and requirements. The cluster, which is constantly growing in size and performance, is thus given a further boost by powerful hardware.

By the way: At Starline, PetaSAN naturally runs on reliable Zealbox servers assembled from solid supermicro parts.

In this way the best of all worlds can be used: All the benefits of a scalable Ceph cluster combined with native and highly redundant MPIO iSCSI capabilities for Windows Server and VMware.

 

And last but not least:

But administrators will appreciate the easy to administer web interface for their daily work. (Visible for example in the Quickstart Guide of PetaSAN)

 

Infos: A data sheet can be found here.

 

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