High-Performance
Software-Defined
alternative for SAN

We provide a powerful solution to benefit from the advantages of high-end SAN at a fraction of its costs and by overcoming its limitations.

The three main benefits of SAN storage

Sharing

Sharing of high performance block storage between servers is crucial for building highly available, vertically scaling clusters

Pooling

Organizing storage in large resource pools significantly eases its management and improves its scalability and utilization and also decreases the critical risk of out-of-space incidents.

Replication

Replication further adds protection from site-level disasters and combined with storage snapshots provides a means for ultra-fast and disaster-proove backups.

Caveats of SAN storage

Limited Scalability

While most SAN systems support high capacity configurations, these limits are theoretical because performance limits are often reached already at a few million IOPS - an equivalent of what a few modern NVME SSDs can deliver.

Requirement for Ops Expertise 

The day-to-day management of SAN storage as well as expansion and changes requires significant levels of expertise to avoid the occurence of critical incidents. 

Proprietary Hardware

The accumulation of different proprietary hardware systems makes their management difficult over time , it is linked to steeply increasing maintainance costs for aging equipment and it can cause high switching costs at the end of service life. 

High Lifecycle Cost

SAN storage typically accounts for only 10% of the storage capacity in the data center, but it makes up
0% of the costs
Per TB, it is now about 10 times more expensive than high performance directly-attached server storage.

 

Our Key Advantages over traditional SANs

Ultra-High Baseline Performance

We leverage on the ultra-high performance - IOPS and access latency - of modern data center NVME SSDs, passing it through the fabric to hosts without significant delays or overhead. 

Hyper-Scalability

Networked storage from single rack units to multi-rack fabrics with linear scalablity of performance to 100,000,000 IOPS and more. 

Lifecycle
Automation

Any storage capacity changes, hardware maintainance and even replacement of complete nodes with the same or other hardware does not require any activities other than "hands" in the data center: the system will  automatically keep the storage in perfect balance of capacity and load

Lowest
Total Cost of Ownership 

We support most common data center NVME ssds and there is little overhead costs for OEM servers, RAM and CPUs. Different drive types and capacities can be flexibly combined.  In total, lifecycle costs per TB are reduced by a factor of up to 10

Typical Use Cases

Database
Cluster

Server
Virtualization
Cluster

Fast
Backup

Cluster
File
Systems 

Desktop
Virtualization
Cluster

Kubernetes
Container
Cluster

Features

Of course we come with all the good features of a reliable, modern SAN system. But we also deliver on critical functionality beyond SAN.

Snapshots

Data Protection

99.9999%

High Availability

Replication

7:1

Compression

Encryption

Self-Repair

Lifecycle
Automation

Integrations

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Get Ready to Maximize Your Productivity With Our Software-Defined Storage

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