DataCore Updates Platform to Converge SAN, NAS Functions
SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software now employs standard Windows servers using off-the-shelf disks to provide a high level of shared file services at a lower price point.DataCore Software, aiming to join the hot "converged infrastructure" data center trend, has updated its SANsymphony-V network-attached storage platform to satisfy an enterprise's evolving NAS requirements in addition to meeting its SAN needs. The storage virtualization software maker made the announcement March 21 on the first day of the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 in Las Vegas.
DataCore's new SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software now employs standard Windows servers using off-the-shelf disks to provide a high level of shared file services at a lower price point, DataCore vice president of product management John Bocskor said.
- It overcomes common shared-storage shortcomings and makes it feasible to employ widely used NAS services already built into the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 platform.
- Feature set can be easily configured to enhance Windows Server services. The combination speeds up performance and adds a new level of fault tolerance to clustered NFS and common Internet file system (CIFS) sharing.
- The new solution is suited for IT organizations that prefer to
store their VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenDesktop
virtual machine images under NFS or CIFS. Many users are eager to
eliminate bottlenecks and disruptions in their underlying storage
systems but not willing to spend a lot of money doing it.
"This resulting combination of SANsymphony-V and Microsoft is additive; it is simple to set up, requires no additional purchases, and best of all it allows organizations to meet both their NAS and SAN requirements from one virtual infrastructure."