OSNEXUS Announces Hyperscale File, Block and Object Software Defined Storage Solution for Enterprise and Cloud Deployments

by Lauren House

QuantaStor v4 Grid Technology Enables Scale Up and Out to 64 Nodes and 64 Petabytes of Storage

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 22, 2016 -- OSNEXUS, the leading developer of Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, announced today the availability of QuantaStor v4, a hyperscale SDS platform that enables organizations to turn commodity hardware into globally scalable storage grids with file, block and object protocol access.

Supporting up to 64 storage appliances and petabytes in a single grid, QuantaStor v4 dynamically provides encrypted storage across all standard protocols, with support for all major server vendors (HP, Dell, Cisco, IBM/Lenovo and SuperMicro), all managed as a single grid storage system.

"With the release of QuantaStor v4 our goal is to help enterprises reach new levels of efficiency.  QuantaStor enables deployment, allocation and management of their storage assets worldwide and addresses the needs for encryption and hyperscale," said Steve Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "QuantaStor v4's use of open technologies and our hardware neutral approach enables OSNEXUS to offer a unified SDS solution on a heterogeneous mix of enterprise server hardware with a rich software feature set bundled into one solution."

QuantaStor v4 allows IT generalists to take advantage of complex open source file, block and object SDS technologies with only a few mouse clicks for use cases including high-performance computing, media and entertainment, life sciences, financial services, Big Data and virtualization.

QuantaStor v4 Highlights:

File, Block and Object Storage - QuantaStor v4 adds support for scale-out object storage via the S3 and SWIFT compatible REST based protocols with scalability to 64PB of storage and 64 appliances per grid. In addition, QuantaStor v4 integrates Ceph-storage technology to deliver scale-out block storage (iSCSI, Ceph RBD) and GlusterFS technology for scale-out NAS and file storage.

Security and Encryption – QuantaStor v4 features "one-click" full drive encryption with AES-256 as well as on-the-wire encryption via SMB3, IPSec, and HTTPS. Encryption and decryption performance is accelerated by much as eight times through the use of Intel's AES-NI technology found on Intel Xeon® processors.

High Availability - Multi-node scale-out configurations are highly available with near instant failover. Additionally, native protocol support enables scale-out storage to be used for a wide range of use cases and platforms including VMware.

Remote Replication - Replicate storage volumes over a LAN or WAN to another QuantaStor v4 system with remote replication. Ideal for replicating critical workloads to a disaster recovery site. Replication integrates with snapshots providing minimal data across on-premises or cloud storage deployments.