Ensure continuous availability of all data and keep your business running. Open-E software provides solutions that allow your company to maintain operations in spite of critical situations or disasters.
Generally speaking, Hyper-converged Storage is the combination of computing, networking and storage in one unified hardware platform. Using commodity HDDs and solid state drives, the Software-defined Infrastructure automatically takes care of the storage and virtualization. The hardware platform is normally based on cheap x86 hardware which can be easily and cost-effectively scaled to growing requirements for performance and storage space.
The Failover feature provides High Availability of data. In an iSCSI Failover setup of two servers, data is saved on both servers simultaneously. When one system fails, its processes and all resources are being relocated to and restarted on the second node. The Active-Passive setup allows having all volumes active on one node (the primary node), while the other node has all passive copies and takes over the tasks in case of an emergency (the secondary node). A load-balanced Active-Active Failover on the other hand, doesn’t have a primary or secondary node. It adds extra performance by enabling the user to decide which volumes are active on which node. The failover process is the same, but the servers are able to utilize their full network performance and eliminate the unnecessary cost of idle hardware.
High Availability through Failover is crucial for many companies. Despite using high-quality hardware and superior connections, still any server can crash, leading to data loss. Providing High Availability can be tricky, but fortunately Open-E DSS V7 is able to work with a second node. It keeps data redundant and when aware of the original node’s failure, the redundant node continues serving clients; effectively replacing the missing node. This process is commonly known as Failover.
Having a highly available storage is one thing, but what about its overall performance? Learn how you can achieve both, using Open-E DSS V7 with iSCSI Active-Active Feature Pack.
The Avago Syncro™ technology is a solution for businesses of all sizes that require high available storage for high performance, high capacity or hybrid system. The Syncro™ CS solution is a hardware based, high-available DAS which is shared between two head-nodes. In combination with Open-E DSS V7 software, it is possible to create a customized solution for any need, from a high performance SSD storage to high capacity 3,5” HDD server with SDD caching.
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