Data management firm Overland Storage has released a new platform to make sense of growing amounts of unstructured data.
The SnapScaleX4 unites NAS and iSCSI storage volumes as the company hopes to help companies strike a balance between storage capacity and ROI, while still being able to expand.
All SnapScale platforms, which are VMware and Microsoft certified, are claimed to maximise performance and provide greater redundancy, meaning the platforms are able to meet complex demands of companies with unpredictable data growth.
With up to 36 drives in one node and the ability to house 1.4 Petabytes of capacity in a standard 42U server rack, the SnapScale X4 clustered NAS solution is designed to help companies maximise valuable rack space.
The clustered architecture deploys file-level data striping between drives, and uses dynamic data balancing, which ensures that when a cluster is expanded, files are simply rebalanced to optimise all resources within the cluster.
Overland Storage claims this results in increased performance and maximised availability as the cluster scales.
Joe Disher, a director of product marketing for Overland Storage, explained: "By supporting more drives within each SnapScale node than ever before, we are able to help companies manage the rapid growth and management of unstructured data which has become a real issue for IT administrators.
"While density is key to maximising rack space efficiencies, businesses are increasingly migrating to a virtualised infrastructure and the SnapScale X4 helps our customers support these efforts, as well as providing them with all of the existing benefits they have come to expect from SnapScale."
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