With QUADStor Storage Virtualization, administrators create virtual LUNs (VDisk(s)) which are thin provisioned. A VDisk with a capacity up to 64 TB can be created irrespective of the available capacity in the underlying storage. As underlying storage capacity is utilized, additional capacity can be provisioned on a need basis
SAN / NAS Data Deduplication
With fast inline deduplication algorithms, duplicate data present in incoming write requests is identified and never stored. Duplicate data is eliminated on the fly with the option of byte per byte verification of duplicate data. With archival data, storage utilization can be reduced by as much as 90% and by about 40% with primary data. Read more
File-System Independent Primary Storage Data Deduplication
Data deduplication is provided at the disk layer and hence file systems created on top of the VDisk automatically support data deduplication. Data deduplication is transparent to the file system whether Ext3-4, NTFS etc.
Data is deduplicated across VDisks which basically means that duplicate data is identified from all VDisks and not just the VDisk which received write data.
Support for clustering of nodes for high availability and failover
Data Mirroring and Data Cloning
Clone virtual disks locally withing seconds and also mirror virtual disks to another machine
Storage utilization is reduced even further by enabling data compression. Compression rations between 1:2 and 1:4 can be achieved.
Easy of Management
Configuring storage, creating VDisks etc can be easily performed via a simple, easy to use HTML GUI. Tasks can be performed by just a few clicks.
VDisks can be accessed via Fiber Channel, iSCSI or locally. Locally accessible VDisks can be used to export CIFS and NFS shares.
Support for VAAI has is now available. VAAI together with data deduplication gives more power to the storage array and reduces load on servers and network. Read more
Runs on FreeBSD and Linux
QUADStor Storage Virtualization can be easily installed on FreeBSD 8.2/9.0, RHEL/CentOS 5.6/5.7,6.2, SLES 11 SP1 and Debian squeeze 6.04.
QUADStor Storage Virtualization product is FREE and provided AS-IS and can be used unconditionally with your organization, university etc.