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StoneFly, Inc. the original innovator of the iSCSI protocol and a recognized global leader in the storage and backup and disaster recovery industry with a robust range of purpose-built NAS, SAN, unified (NAS + SAN), and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), released a newer version of their patented and award winning storage Operating System (OS): StoneFusion™ and SCVM™.

Version 8.0.4 New Features

The latest version (8.0.4) of the enterprise storage software includes:

  • WORM (Write-Once, Read-Many) storage provisioning
  • Anti-virus, malware and ransomware detection & removal
  • Deduplication for NAS volumes (in addition to iSCSI SAN workloads)
  • GUI (Graphical User Interface) update that offers real-time performance reporting of provisioned NAS, SAN and unified storage resources.

Brief Overview of StoneFly Storage OS

StoneFly patented* storage OS, StoneFusion and SCVM, enables users to provision NAS, SAN and unified (NAS + SAN) volumes on bare-metal, Windows and Linux servers. The enterprise storage OS comes pre-configured in all StoneFly storage and backup & Disaster Recovery (DR) appliances.

StoneFusion is also available as a standalone software. The storage OS can be installed on bare-metal servers and mainstream enterprise storage appliances such as Dell EMC, HPE, among several others.

Besides storage provisioning, the storage OS facilitates integration of several enterprise-grade features such as delta-based snapshots, synchronous and asynchronous replication, volume encryption, automated storage tiering, and others.

The innovative storage software also facilitates cloud integration with StoneFly appliances and other servers. Supported cloud repositories include Azure, Amazon S3, other S3 compatible cloud and StoneFly private cloud.

The SCVM storage OS can be installed on mainstream hypervisors such as VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, and Citrix (formerly XenServers) to provision virtual NAS, virtual SAN, virtual unified (NAS + SAN) storage repositories and/or to integrate desired cloud repositories to build a hybrid HCI storage solution. With SCVM, users can run VMs in their preferred cloud, create snapshots in the cloud, replicate to the cloud, and more.

StoneFly also recently introduced StoneFusion MSP edition, the storage OS version that facilitates MSPs and large organizations to provision virtual, purpose-built, multi-tenant and noise-less storage repositories on on-premises, remote or cloud-based servers. For more information, read the press-release: link.

Patent #: 7302500, 7555586, 7558885, 8069292

Building a Software-Defined Storage Data Center with StoneFly StoneFusion & SCVM

Commenting on the new update the CEO and Founder of StoneFly, Inc. Mo Tahmasebi, had the following to say:

“Our culture is driven by customer feedback. We listen to our enterprise customers and develop our solutions accordingly to enhance their experience. The latest version of our storage OS is developed to help with concerns such as high impact ransomware attacks, compliance and data center consolidation. It’s an eighth generation product, which is truly one-of-a-kind in the context that it facilitates NAS, SAN, unified and hyperconverged workloads. Not many storage OS in the market can do that”

StoneFusion & SCVM Availability:

StoneFusion comes pre-configured in all StoneFly NAS, SAN and Unified (NAS + SAN) appliances. It’s also available as a standalone product for bare-metal, Windows and Linux-based servers.

SCVM is the built-in virtual storage appliance in StoneFly HCI appliances including Unified Server and Storage (USS™) appliances, the DR365™, DR365V™ and DR365U™ backup and DR appliances.

SCVM is also available as a standalone product compatible with VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, and Citrix (formerly XenServer) hypervisors facilitating data center consolidation, VM migration, VM snapshots, DR, and other similar use-cases.

About StoneFly Inc.

StoneFly, Inc., headquartered in California, was founded to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a leading manufacturer of high-performance Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Networks (SAN) – iSCSI systems, Hyperconverged systems, and RAID systems.


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