Scalent Systems, a provider of automation software for large data centers, has announced the integration of the dynamic World Wide Name configuration capabilities of a business services provider Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters with Scalent’s storage access virtualization.
This implementation removes barriers to rapid server failover, and enables complex server deployments with storage allocation to be brought on-line in minutes.
Scalent allows data center operators to rapidly change entire systems and associated topologies, including which servers are running, what software is running on them, and how they’re connected to networks and storage. Scalent does this in real-time, without requiring physical changes to the infrastructure. Scalent V/OE software enables customers to take their data centers from ‘dead bare-metal’ to live, connected servers, in five minutes or less.
Kevin Epstein, vice president of marketing at Scalent Systems, said: The virtualization of storage access is critical to automating the retargeting of storage from one server to another. Scalent can repurpose servers and move storage without reconfiguration of the SAN or physical redeployment of adapter cards. This capability means that servers with SAN storage can now be brought on-line or fail-over in about five minutes.
Scott McIntyre, vice president of product marketing at Emulex, said: Automating storage access with server provisioning greatly simplifies data center operations in a SAN environment. This integration tightly couples SAN connectivity and server provisioning, helping customers minimize time-consuming, manual storage fabric and disk LUN reconfiguration changes.