Server and desktop virtualization environments require highly-available block storage that can deliver consistent performance with minimal downtime.

QuantaStor appliances are designed with high availability and scale-out features needed for mission-critical desktop and server virtualization solutions.

Virtualization Key Features

Virtualized Database and OLTP Applications

QuantaStor scale-up cluster configurations are ideal for the heavy IOPS workloads seen with databases and OLTP applications that run within a virtualized environment. QuantaStor’s integrated ZFS technology combined with QuantaStor’s integrated HA cluster and failover management technology ensures that applications always have access to their storage even in the event of a switch outage, head-node outage, or a back-end enclosure outage. Storage pools deliver both file and block storage via all major protocols including NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel so that applications can make use of any given configuration for both structured and unstructured data.

All-Flash and Hybrid-Flash Accelerated Storage

For configurations requiring performance in excess of 30K IOPS, OSNEXUS recommends dividing up VMs across multiple hybrid pools in one or more QuantaStor appliance that includes HDD and SSD storage for write logging. Configurations that require over 30K IOPS in a single storage pool should deploy QuantaStor as an all-flash storage appliance that will deliver performance ranging from 30K IOPS to 1M+ IOPS depending on the number and type of SSDs used in the deployment. All highly-available scale-up cluster configurations require a shared SAS/Fibre Channel (FC) or dual-ported NVMe storage back-end.

VMware VAAI Integrated with VMware 5 and 6 Certification

To ensure best performance with VM migration and compatibility, OSNEXUS keeps QuantaStor up to date with the latest in VMware certifications including VMware 6 and VAAI support.