Published on : 18, Jun 2013
Free Full-Featured Storage QoS Software Available for Cloud Service Provider and Enterprise Private Cloud Environments
Campbell, Calif., June 18, 2013 – CloudByte, the first company to guarantee quality of service (QoS) to every application from a shared storage platform, announced today the availability of a free perpetual license for its full-featured storage software, ElastiStor. With the free ElastiStor software, users can utilize up to 4 TB of data and evaluate how ElastiStor makes it feasible to host performance-sensitive enterprise applications in the cloud and easily deliver on-demand storage performance. The ElastiStor software can be installed on various industry-standard server hardware and storage devices, including SATA, SAS, and SSD drives; it also supports various access protocols such as NFS, CIFS, FC and iSCSI. CloudByte will provide email support to potential customers taking advantage of this offer.
ElastiStor delivers storage provisioning as a service by automating node selection and resource allocation based on an application’s performance demands. The ElastiStor clusters with hundreds of applications, spanning across multiple sites, can be managed from a single web-based console. The console allows administrators to monitor, manage, and control storage resource usage at application-level granularity within shared storage, a capability not available today with legacy storage architectures.
“I downloaded and installed ElastiStor into my lab environment and found it to be flexible, scalable, resilient and easy to use,” said Greg Schulz, StorageIO senior advisory analyst and vExpert. “I like the extensibility and ability to scale without complexity, not to mention the freedom to choose the mix of HDD, HHDD or SSD drives along with server-side iSCSI, NFS, CIFS and Fibre Channel access. This makes for a solution well suited to the needs of enterprises, hosting, managed and cloud services providers. CloudByte has expanded the scope of hybrid storage systems to be more than just HDDs and SSDs by including cloud access with flexible deployment and configuration options for performance, availability, capacity, energy and economics.”
“With this free software download, we would like to show our potential customers and partners what ElastiStor can do for their public and private cloud environments,” said Greg Goelz, CEO of CloudByte. “All of the product’s features are available and our support team will be ready to assist with any questions. Our product is already in production in cloud service provider environments around the world. Download the software and let us know what you think.”
Sample configurations and more information are available at http://cloudbyte.com/free-trial.