Scales up to 16 active-active nodes, 256 TB of file system capacity, and supports 1.4 PB of total storage on the backend
Symantec has enhanced its Symantec FileStore N8300, the latest version of its clustered, network attached storage appliance.
The company hopes the new features will help customers build virtual environments and cloud storage, manage large volumes of data and control the costs of associated storage.
Symantec, fileStore N8300 is integrated with VMware vCenter Server and with FileStore N8300 organisations can optimise storage costs associated with virtual machine sprawl and rapidly provision servers and virtual desktops through efficient cloning and de-duplication of virtual machine images.
With FileStore N8300, organisations can fully benefit from their virtualisation investments with a clustered NAS offering, claimed the company.
In addition, FileStore N8300 optimises storage consumption in a VMware environment with space-efficient cloning and deduplication of VMDKs; provisions several servers and virtual desktops in minutes with instant, space-optimised cloning of VMDKs, via VMware vCenter Server or VMware View plug-in.
FileStore N8300 also increases VMware performance and removes controller bottlenecks with scale-out storage technology; overcomes boot-storm challenges with page caching capabilities; and helps organisations meet the demands of digital content growth. FileStore N8300 can scale up to 16 active-active nodes, up to 256 TB of file system capacity, and supports 1.4 PB of total storage on the backend, said Symantec.
Symantec FileStore Product Group vice-president Yogesh Agrawal said organisations are faced with the difficult tasks of managing data growth and controlling storage costs as they more widely adopt virtualisation.
"With Symantec FileStore N8300, we are making it easier for customers to store and manage large volumes of data, and provide advanced storage optimization capabilities to cost-effectively store virtual machine images and address the performance challenges as they scale their virtual environments," said Agrawal.