Next Gen system for Data Center Shared Block Storage
Software-defined, shared block storage system with extreme baseline performance, unprecedented scalability and massively reduced cost of ownership
We transform a bunch of servers with NVME SSDs into high-end shared block storage systems.
Built for Virtualization and Cloud, Linux and OpenStack.
With our software we transform a bunch of units of regular i86 servers with hot-pluggable NVME SSDs into a storage system, saving up to 30 times the costs of high-end SAN systems.
It is a matter of minutes to install, configure and scale a complete system with our software. We design for zero-maintainance and self-healing with a minimum set of user options. We do without complex feature configuration.
Tailored for NVME.
Our software is built for NVME and NVME only. This allows us to take advantage of the many great performance enhancements and other features that come with this standard and the compliant hardware.
We do not rely on a centralized controller architecture as most SAN systems, but build a distributed, highly performant and highly scaleable, software-defined control plane instead. Scaling is a matter of minutes and means just adding more of the same.
Data Protection and High-Availability are built-in through Replication and Erasure Encoding. There is no compromise on reliability, but users can balance between performance and capacity efficiency. We also use continuous data integrity checks and apply self-healing.
Extreme Baseline Performance.
For minimum latency and maximum performance, our distributed control plane is built upon native user-space drivers, completely bypassing the operating system kernel. Moreover, we avoid write-amplification, in-memory data copies and lock-based synchronisation to use the full power of the NVME standard.
Clear Focus on Virtualization and Cloud.
We focus on building and integrating features important for virtualization and cloud platforms. For us, feature quality has precedence over broad platform support.
Our Numbers speak for itself
Achievable IOPS in a single storage system
lower TCO per GB of SAN storage at comparable parameters
cheaper per IOPS than high-performance cloud storage
IOPS per TB - With constant scalability into PB range
Improved IOPS Scalability over high-end SANs