A cluster is one of the most secure storage setups that can effectively increase performance, reliability or capacity in an IT environment. Workloads are balanced, files are accessible at all times and features such as failover ensure Business Continuity. Learn more about clusters with Open-E software.
A High Availability Cluster with multiple JBODs over SAS or FC with Open-E JovianDSS is a typical cluster setup where the communication between nodes as well as the data transfer is based on two server heads connected to a common storage with one or more redundant JBODs. Depending on what kind of performance, availability, flexibility and costs is demanded, a-user can set up such a cluster by means of a SAS connection, or with Fibre Channel (FC).
A Cluster over Ethernet with Open-E JovianDSS is built of two nodes. Each node has its own hard drives attached directly to the node. The solution allows for using a commodity server that is made up of only SATA drives.
A High Availability cluster over Ethernet is a type of cluster setup where the communication between redundant nodes as well as the data transfer, are being realized over an Ethernet connection in an automatic failover configuration.
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.
A Cluster-in-a-Box system houses two servers and a common set of direct attached hard drives within one server enclosure. This system simplifies the physical setup and deployment of a two-node High Availability storage cluster since all necessary connections are pre-configured between the inner components.