Software Defined Storage is all about elevating storage above the hardware and going beyond traditional protocols to produce a protocol agnostic platform that delivers SAN, NAS, BigData, and Object Storage in a pure software platform. A great Software Defined Storage platforms is also one that's built for the future so you can deploy it just as easily on physical hardware or as a virtual storage appliance (VSA).
This is what QuantaStor is all about and with v3 we've added some key pieces to our Software Defined Storage strategy with integrated Gluster support, CIFS support with advanced Avid media-editing capabilities, and new advanced new hardware support for STEC PCIe SSD, LSI Nytro MegaRAID and Adaptec 7xxx series controllers.
We've also expanded the capabilities of QuantaGrid so you can now manage up to 16 QuantaStor appliances in a grid, virtual and/or physical as a single unit.
For more information on the full feature list and performance of QuantaStor v3 have a look at our new software product brochure here.