GreenBytes offers a replication capability that provides for continuous data protection and optimizes network utilization.
GreenBytes, a developer of inline
deduplication data storage solutions, announced Solidarity, a high-availability
(HA), globally optimized solid-state storage array that is designed to meet the
production storage needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBes).
Featuring the GreenBytes GO
OS (Globally Optimized Operating System), including inline real-time
deduplication and compression, Solidarity packages incorporate a dual
controller unit outfitted with a solid-state drive (SSD), offering 3.5TB (15TB
effective) to 13.5TB (60TB effective) and capable of delivering 120,000 4K IOPS
(input/output operations per second).
Solidarity is designed to
help enable the SMB market to meet all primary and transactional storage
missions, including virtual infrastructure (virtual machine (VM)/virtual
desktop infrastructure (VDI)) and databases with a single data tier, all-solid-state
platform. The platform offers large virtual storage pools for single-tier
storage, eliminating traditional tiering and the need for tiering software
processes and heuristics. Additionally, the Solidarity GO OS uses Smart Write
technology to coalesce writes and transactional/synchronous I/O.
The GreenBytes GO OS offers
customers SAN (iSCSI) connectivity for integrating applications requiring high-performance
storage. Additionally, the StorageManager administration interface provides
graphical tools and wizards to configure, provision iSCSI LUNs and file
systems, and subsequent monitoring. GreenBytes Solidarity will be generally available
later in Q1, the company noted in a release.
As the SMB market continues
to deploy VDI and VM projects, budget-conscious storage administrators are
looking for a total solution that provides high-performance, enterprise-class
features and ample capacity, said Deni Connor, principal analyst at Storage
Strategies Now. With features including high availability and global inline
deduplication and compression for replication, the GreenBytes Solidarity
platform is a fresh architectural approach to an all-SSD solution and is
certainly a product to watch in this growing space.
The company offers both
software-based and hardware-accelerated compression options. GreenBytes
compression achieves reduction by as much as 3.6X or more and combines in real
time with GreenBytes inline deduplication for greater reduction. GreenBytes
offers a replication capability that provides for continuous data protection
and also optimizes network utilization by compressing and deduplicating
replication data over the wire.
Solidarity Smart Write
technology de-amplifies writes to the array by orders of magnitude. This
technology is designed to increase the service life of the equipment well
beyond typical write endurance specifications of multi-level cell (MLC) SSD
used for block and file storage. The Xeon-based controllers are redundant and
can operate independently and are each equipped with four 1 Gigabit Ethernet
and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet network ports. For Windows and VMware iSCSI
environments, GreenBytes systems dynamically return thin-provisioned blocks
when they are removed from their hosted environments.
Many SMB profile customers
have diverse storage applications like large enterprises, but have neither the
budget nor the staff to purchase and administer a one-of-everything solution,
said Matt Aitkenhead, vice president of sales of GreenBytes. Solidarity
provides a complete SSD-powered, single-tier solution for primary storage and
virtualization missions that removes complexity and provides orders of
magnitude increases of performance and capacity, which are true game changers
in the midmarket storage arena.