Starline Computer GmbH, a provider of virtualization and storage solutions including SAN (Storage Area Network), RAID systems and controllers, NAS (Network Attached Storage), IP storage and servers, has introduced PetaSAN – an open source-based software allowing management of unlimited scalable software defined storage as an iSCSI cluster with cloud connection.
With Starline’s PetaSAN software solution, complicated administration and time-consuming reinstallation of many components for better integration with the Ceph environment would be a thing of the past. The open source solution PetaSAN would include all components necessary; the Ceph modules required for the complete installation, from the operating system to the complete Ceph installation and configuration. This also includes the activation of TRUE MPIO iSCSI and TRUE automatic failover for iSCSI paths.
In the standard configuration of a Starline PetaSAN installation, engineers can use the integrated NVMe drives for the Journal to improve performance – a variant that would deliver “agile performance while saving costs.” They can also configure the solution to run fully on NVMe, depending on the customer’s application and requirements. The cluster, which is constantly growing in size and performance, is thus given a further boost by “powerful” hardware.
At Starline, the PetaSAN solution runs on ‘Zealbox’ servers assembled from Supermicro parts. The solution would provide customers the ability to reap the benefits of a scalable Ceph cluster combined with native and highly redundant MPIO iSCSI capabilities for Windows Server and VMware.