OSNEXUS, the leading developer of grid-scale software-defined storage solutions, today announced the availability of QuantaStor Solution Design web apps for QuantaStor 5. The two new web applications enable customers, partners, and system architects to design optimal QuantaStor configurations for SAN/NAS and Object Storage clusters with ease.
QuantaStor has the broadest hardware support of any Software-Defined Storage platform on the market, with support for hardware from vendors including Dell, HPE, Cisco, Lenovo, Supermicro, Seagate, and Western Digital. The new QuantaStor Solution Design web apps make hardware selection, price estimation, and proper solution engineering accessible to a broad audience. Whether the design is for a small SAN/NAS configuration or a hyper-scale S3 object storage deployment, the tools greatly streamline the process and collaborative efforts between resellers and customers.
"Designing Software-Defined Storage solutions used to be a complex process due to the hardware flexibility that comes with SDS. With these new web apps, we've cleared the way for customers and partners to design and model solutions faster and more efficiently than ever," said Steven Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "We're really pleased with all the feedback we've seen so far and will be enhancing the apps with new hardware and modeling features."
Solution Design Web Apps
The SAN/NAS Solution Design web app makes designing SAN/NAS storage clusters quick and easy. Clusters are designed around a two-node server model with attached SAS or NVMe storage chassis. As capacity is increased, the design tool automatically adds servers and storage chassis to meet the requested usable capacity. Customers and Sales Engineers simply move a slider bar to the required usable capacity, pick a use case, and all the calculations to determine the solution design are done for them automatically. Protocol coverage includes block (iSCSI/FC) and file (SMB3/NFS4) storage access.
Similarly, the Object Storage Solution Design web app provides this same ease of configuration and design for scale-out storage clusters. QuantaStor scale-out clusters support replica and erasure-coding based data protection. Protocol coverage includes block (iSCSI/FC/Ceph RBD), file (SMB/NFS/CephFS), and object storage (S3/SWIFT) access.