To remain competitive, Financial Services companies must address their data-intensive storage needs for applications including Big Data, analytics, high-frequency trading, digital banking, risk-management, compliance and disaster recovery. The QuantaStor SDS platform provides financial services organizations with highly secure and highly available storage capabilities to scale up and out with a grid architecture that enables physical and virtual storage appliances to span global datacenters, on-premises sites and the cloud. Leveraging open source file systems and protocols including NFS, CIFS, SMB, iSCSI and ZFS, QuantaStor SDS allows access to file, block and object storage for fast and efficient performance, the ability to handle massive data sets and multi-petabyte backup and recovery or disaster recovery scenarios.

Advantages of QuantaStor SDS for Financial Services

Big Data

Big Data requires storage architectures that not only scale but are flexible enough to handle a wide range of workloads ranging from real-time data processing and analytics, archiving and “cold” data storage. With the ability to scale to 64 petabytes and 64 nodes, QuantaStor SDS is an ideal solution for Big Data workloads. Key features include scale-out NAS capability, Global Namespace support, a flexible storage pool architecture and integrated RAID management.

Encryption and Security

To counter cyber threats and ensure compliance, QuantaStor SDS includes end-to-end security coverage enabling multi-layer data protection “on the wire” and “at rest” for enterprise and cloud storage deployments. Combining protocol-level encryption with SMB, IPsec and HTTPS across any storage grid, hardware and software disk drive encryption with Intel AES-NI technology and advanced user security featuring role-based access controls, QuantaStor SDS end-to-end security is ideal for any financial services use case.

Disaster Recovery

QuantaStor’s grid technology enables users to deploy a highly efficient business continuity solution for remote backup and disaster recovery (DR) either locally, across global datacenters or in the cloud. QuantaStor utilizes snapshots and remote replication protocols to create a complete copy of the selected storage volumes and network shares from the primary to secondary DR site. Key features include remote and multi-directional replication, file protection with snapshots and single console multi-site management.

Further reading:
Technical Whitepaper: End-to-End Security and Encryption with QuantaStor SDS
Assigning Network Share Ownership Using Active Directory
Hardware Accelerated Encryption with Intel AES-NI Technology and QuantaStor SDS
Enabling Strong Storage Security with TLS
Remote Replication and Disaster Recovery with Software Defined Storage