RackTop released a subscription based, software only delivery option for its myRack data management platform and BrickStorOS storage operating system. This release will allow customers who have current on-premises hardware investments to leverage from RackTop's single pane-of-glass management interface, while possessing the benefits of pay-as-you-go cloud economics.
This new offering compliments RackTop's conventional BrickStor turn-key appliance, and is in response to a high demand from current software defined storage (SDS) users seeking for next generation features without replacing their current hardware, or alter from their preferred hardware vendor. RackTop's myRack platform can transform current supported hardware into an advanced storage and data management solution with features such as universal multi-system management, policy based configuration, automated data protection, and cloud integration.
According to Jonathan Halstuch, RackTop’s COO, "The subscription model enables customers to migrate from existing software defined storage (SDS) systems without a large upfront license and maintenance cost typically charged by other solutions. And they gain the efficiencies of cloud economics in their own data centre without bandwidth or storage IO fees."
RackTop offers two cost-effective subscription models for customers to select from to match their usage pattern. Subscription pricing is based on either total raw capacity of the system, or the total of storage utilised. Both models include software updates, all-the-time support, and flexible monthly, quarterly or yearly billing options. Concierge support with provisioning management and active monitoring is also available. And as with RackTop's turn-key appliance option, subscription customers will also have the embedded ability to duplicate data to RackTop's secure nationwide cloud for disaster recovery and business continuity purposes at a discounted rate.
Customers with current investments in Dell, Cisco, Supermicro, Ciara, Western Digital, SanDisk, HGST and Seagate equipment can redeploy their current hardware investment and change it into a fully supported solution from RackTop. RackTop has a repeatable process for qualifying current hardware, and shifting data from other storage solutions. Shifting from current ZFS based SDS solutions are in-place and effortless, without any movement of data.