Feeds

DataCore adds NAS head, high-availability

More tunes for SANsymphony-V

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

DataCore has added NAS acceleration and high-availability to its SANsymphony-V product.

The basic configuration is two mirrored servers. SANsymphony-V software runs in each server with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and its built-in NAS services, Hyper-V, and Microsoft's Clustered File Share functions, and provides a thinly-provisioned virtual block storage pool underneath them.

The storage media can be the server's own, direct-attached storage (DAS) or an external array. Hyper-V apps access files through the Cluster File Share subsystem and SANsymphony provides the block storage underpinnings of this.

Because the two servers are mirrored, one can act as the the failover target for the other. In normal operations both servers handle file requests through the clustered file system. SANsymphony-V's adaptive caching, with a virtual disk copy, provides a degree of NAS acceleration. This is not filer acceleration in the Avere or Alacritech senses though, as we understand it.

In larger systems the SANSymphony-V software can run in separate servers connected by iSCSI or Fibre Channel. DataCore says its NAS acceleration and high-availability features are cost-effective and scalable, and don't require "enterprise NAS hardware". Nor is expensive hardware required to provide the level of high availability offered by SANsymphony-V.

Existing DataCore SANsymphony-V customers, running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V, do not need to buy any extra software to support the clustered NAS file-sharing features. Snaphots and Continuous Data Protection are optionally available. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.