Virtual Storage Container™
Make Storage Consolidation Possible
Eliminate Storage Complexity with our Virtual Storage Container™
Storage Consolidation, reducing the number of storage systems to one solution that addresses all storage requirements, is a goal for many organizations. Despite this goal, most organizations are forced to purchase a storage system per use case. To make storage consolidation possible, IT needs a solution that uses storage resources efficiently, doesn't compromise data integrity or resiliency, and provides a mechanism enabling IT to control how they provision those resources.
That's why we created the Virtual Storage Container™, which is a self-contained storage environment operating within The StorONE Engine. It enables IT to provision the Engine's resources so that one storage solution can address an entire data center's storage needs.
Virtual Storage Container™ Powered by The StorONE Engine
The StorONE Engine is efficient and can deliver hundreds of thousands of IOPS from fewer flash drives, and PBs of capacity from a few dozen hard disk drives (HDD). Our Virtual Storage Container™ enables you to control and provide resources to deliver Use Case Specific Quality of Service (QoS). With our Virtual Storage Container™, you will meet the demands of your organization's storage needs without the expense of over-provisioning or the risk of under provisioning.
Storage Stoftware that is Hardware Agnostic
With StorONE, drives of different capacities and from different manufacturers are grouped into pools by the class of the drive; Storage Class Memory, NVMe Flash, SAS Flash, and HDD. IT sets use case-specific performance QoS by the pools they select. A high-performance application may connect to your Virtual Storage Container™ with Storage Class Memory and NVMe Flash. A mainstream application may connect to the Virtual Storage Container™ with SAS Flash and HDD allocated. Secondary storage (backup/archive) use cases may be connected to your Virtual Storage Container™ with mostly hard disk drive allocation.
The abstraction from physical hardware also means future flexibility. IT can add new higher-density drives within an existing pool, and those drives' total capacity is automatically available to the VSCs that use it. vRAID automatically maintains data accessibility even when the Virtual Storage Container™ share different capacity drives. IT can also introduce new storage media types as they are introduced in the future, grouping them into a new pool and making that pool available to your existing Virtual Storage Container™.
Improved Data Resiliency
In addition to performance, you will also set data resiliency per use case within your your Virtual Storage Container™ environment. Configure StorONE's vRAID within your environment to deliver per use case drive redundancy settings. Set the frequency that your data is protected and how long it is retained by vSnap, which is StorONE's immutable snapshot technology. Disaster Recovery requirements can also be set per use case within your Virtual Storage Container™ using StorONE's replication technology vReplicate.
In addition to immutable snapshots, StorONE's vEncrypt will set encryption per Virtual Storage Container™. If the application within your environment can encrypt data, like VMware and Oracle, then you do not need to turn on encryption within that environment. However, you can activate encryption for another one of your Virtual Storage Containers™ that has other applications that don't support encryption.
Consolidation Done Right
When it’s time to consolidate your storage systems into one place, StorONE's Virtual Storage Container™ allows you to do this at your own pace. No matter the use-case, or the timing, you can consolidate your systems safely and efficiently to The StorONE Engine and gain confidence that you will not have to do a storage refresh, or migration again.