Closer look: StoneFly’s Innovative Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM)
The capabilities of SDS vary and depend on the product. This brings us to StoneFly’s innovative software-defined storage: SCVM – Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine™.
StoneFly’s decades’ worth of experience is effectively exhibited with this solution. There’s so much that can be done with this
A closer look at StoneFly’s Software-defined storage: Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM)
SCVM delivers a wide range of data services; the brief list is as under:
- SAN and NAS volume provisioning
- Network and I/O Encryption
- Volume Encryption
- Thin provisioning
- Remote Geo Replication
- Geo replication on local volumes
- Erasure Coding
- Cloud Cache appliances
- Cloud Connect to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Easy to use GUI (Graphical User Interface)
- Active-active failover and failback
- Backup and Disaster Recovery
- Scale out to thousands of node
- Automated Tiering
Additional Features of SCVM
1. Data Redundancy with Distributed Volumes
You can opt to disperse your data across multiple physical nodes, physical and virtual nodes or between multiple virtual nodes. This is for a reliable redundancy layer that makes sure that if one or multiple nodes crash or fail; your data is still there for you to work with.
Besides the distributed volumes, another feature of SCVM™ is the optional Erasure coding and hardware RAID.
If you’re intrigued by erasure coding, you should read our point of view about its role in data protection and disaster recovery.
2. Data Accessibility irrespective of nodes
Each server client enables access to data stored in any node. A single IP is used for all nodes and exclusive access can be configured to one or multiple clients using a separately configured IP node.
If you’re configuring a virtual NAS appliance using SCVM on an enterprise network, you can make it so that it’s accessible via authorized credentials. The storage space is shared
3. Automated Tiering for
Cost Effective and Efficient Data Storage
With SCVM you can configure data you wish to assign for fast storage such as SSDs; for instance frequently accessed data and data which you wish to assign to cheaper storage solutions; for instance cold or backup data.
As SCVM enables cloud
SCVM is compatible with
Use cases of StoneFly’s Software-defined storage: Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM)
Here are some of the things you can effectively use SCVM for:
1. Setup Network Attached Storage (NAS) in the Cloud
StoneFly’s NAS storage on the cloud can be easily acquired and setup from the Azure marketplace.
Unstructured data is a hassle in any enterprise work environment. However, if you use NAS storage to effectively store the data; you can use tools like data analytics etc. to leverage this data. You can opt to have an on-premises NAS appliance or enterprise NAS storage on the cloud or hybrid NAS solution. Whichever service suits you.
2. Setup Storage Area Network (SAN) in the Cloud (Cloud Block Storage)
You can deploy dev and test environments on the cloud and you don’t have to worry about
3. Setup Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) in the Cloud
Instead of creating a Storage Area Network (SAN) or a Network Attached Storage (NAS) separately, you can also deploy a combination of both, in the cloud with SCVM. Then using the
What else can you do with StoneFly’s Software-defined Storage: Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM)
1. Data Center Consolidation
If you have a data center with a lot of servers with
You can retain your existing data in your local infrastructure and extend it to the cloud with cloud connect services.
2. Local Synchronous Mirroring
SCVM enables volume mirroring from one physical appliance to another or from one appliance
3. Campus Synchronous Mirroring
The only difference between local synchronous mirroring and campus synchronous mirroring is
The remaining services remain the same. Campus synchronous mirroring also supports any combination of
The same applies to the simplified disaster recovery and reduced downtime.
4. Remote Asynchronous Replication
This feature also supports all kinds of replication like one
As you are still replicating your data, you get simple but effective disaster recovery service which ensures downtime reduction.
Leveraging Existing Infrastructure with StoneFly’s Software-defined Storage: Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM)
Our surveys indicate
In order to rid the enterprises from this drawback and allow them to continue using their favorite storage appliances, StoneFly’s SCVM enables cloud
Instead of changing their existing infrastructure, the enterprise can simply setup StoneFly’s SCVM and tap into cloud storage that they need.
This article is only a brief description of StoneFly’s SCVM features, capabilities and data services. In order to learn more about the appliance, you can schedule a demo with our solutions expert and understand what it’s capable of and how can you use it.