Offers fluid integration between SAN and NAS to simplify, consolidate data management
Compellent has expanded its unified storage offerings with the launch of zNAS system, which consolidates file, and block-level storage on a single platform based on the ZFS file system.
With its fluid data architecture, the new offering can actively manage and move data in a virtual pool of storage, regardless of the size and type of block, file or drive. It allows customers to benefit from consolidating multiple file servers along with block data onto a single Compellent zNAS system, the company said.
According to Compellent, the unified storage with zNAS offers a single interface to streamline management of heterogeneous Unix, Linux and Windows file and block data while the fluid data architecture increases storage efficiency and utilisation by automatically tiering file storage at the block-level, thin provisioning storage for unstructured data and delivering data recovery and thin replication.
The fluid architecture enables integration of SAN and NAS management to simplify plan, provision and recover virtual servers in VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and Oracle environments. The scalable hardware includes dual Intel Xeon Quad-core processors, memory up to 48GB and connectivity options including 8GB Fibre channel, the company said.
Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing at Compellent, said: With unstructured data growth projected at more than 60% annually over the next few years, we built an intelligent, unified platform that can eliminate the guesswork of storage planning and management.
“zNAS users can easily scale capacity without downtime, and leverage the Fluid Data management features, including automated tiered storage and thin provisioning, that have become synonymous with Compellent. This is powerful technology that can boost efficiency and also reduce costs across the board.