OSNEXUS and Pogo Linux Announce Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution for Microsoft Azure

by Lauren House

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 29, 2017 -- OSNEXUS, the leading developer of grid-scale Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, and Pogo Linux, a leading provider of server and storage products, today announced a hybrid cloud storage solution that combines on-premise OSNEXUS based Pogo Linux Storage Director appliances with OSNEXUS QuantaStor Virtual Storage Appliances (VSAs) for Microsoft Azure. To help organizations implement a hybrid cloud strategy, Pogo Linux will be offering all of their OSNEXUS based Storage Director series appliances with a QuantaStor VSA cloud license key with every purchase.

QuantaStor Virtual Storage Appliances are Microsoft Azure-hosted virtual SAN/NAS storage appliances that support all major protocols including iSCSI and NFS/SMB. QuantaStor VSAs provide shared cloud storage that can aggregate and manage Azure storage resources with storage assets from multiple vendors across sites, on-premises, or across global data centers. QuantaStor VSAs can also be combined into a heterogeneous grid of virtual and physical appliances that scale to 64 nodes for increased IT efficiency and agility.

The Pogo Linux Storage Director series of SDS appliances is the ideal building block for creating a hybrid cloud storage solution. By providing many different storage and connectivity options, organizations can take advantage of the cost, performance, and security advantages of having local large-scale storage combined with the benefits of a cloud-based storage solution for archiving critical data or for use as a DR site. By creating a storage grid encompassing on-premise Pogo Storage Director and a QuantaStor VSA hosted in Microsoft Azure, organizations can seamlessly serve storage to both local and cloud applications in a completely integrated environment. This hybrid approach reduces costs, boosts performance, and simplifies security enforcement.

"The Pogo Linux Storage Director appliance series combined with QuantaStor VSAs for Microsoft Azure is a next-generation hybrid cloud solution for scenarios ranging from backup and archive, disaster recovery or any high availability storage need," said Erik Logan, CEO of Pogo Linux. "Our combined offering is a great opportunity for companies to get the most out of their storage and IT infrastructure, both on-premises and in the Microsoft cloud."

"Microsoft Azure is an ideal platform for companies looking to host their data both in the cloud and on-premises," said Steven Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "Storage Director appliances combined with QuantaStor VSAs on Microsoft Azure deliver an easy-to-manage global storage platform for organizations large and small."

Companies will now be able to purchase any Pogo Linux Storage Director appliance and receive a free one-year QuantaStor VSA cloud license key for use on the Microsoft Azure platform.

Visit the Storage Director product page to see all of the appliances supporting integration with QuantaStor VSA.