How To Deploy Multiple Sanbolic Clusters in the Same Network Environment
The Software-Defined Storage (SD) capabilities integrated in the Sanbolic Scale-Out Platform enables users to significantly reduce data and storage administration (time, effort and money) and complexity through infrastructure consolidation and/or reduction.
Users of the Sanbolic Platform can amalgamate their hardware-based storage arrays (of different makes, models, types) and present logical volumes comprised of storage provisioned from the disparate arrays to multiple application servers for shared (block) access. With its extensive storage management capabilities, the Platform enables unified management and scale-out of the resulting “converged” infrastructure and supported workloads.
For customers looking to avoid the higher capex and opex costs of proprietary storage arrays as well as the per-feature licensing costs typically incurred through their use, the Sanbolic Platform affords them the ability to arbitrate for the storage devices (Flash, SSD, HDD) they need based on performance, capacity and budgetary requirements. After installing the devices inside their application servers, the Platform’s integrated mirroring capabilities can be used to create a distributed RAID across the devices for high-availability and scale-out. Logical volumes accessible by all the nodes participating in the resulting “hyper-converged” infrastructure can then be created on top of the RAID pool. Similar to the “converged” approach, unified management and scale-out of both infrastructure and supported workloads is enabled by the Sanbolic Platform.
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