CloudByte ElastiStor is architected to meet the storage demands of public and private cloud service providers, which are witnessing a rapid increase in number of applications. By baking in advanced technologies of virtualization and software-defined intelligence, ElastiStor makes storage predictable, affordable, and easy, even as you scale to thousands of applications.
Predictable and Affordable Storage
Legacy solutions require application-specific storage silos to ensure predictable performance, hindering service providers from realizing the benefits of shared storage. CloudByte overcomes this key limitation by guaranteeing QoS (IOPS, throughput, latency) to every application right from a shared storage platform. With CloudByte, service providers can now replace hundreds of legacy storage silos in their datacenters with a single extensible shared storage platform. By fully sharing storage and optimally utilizing resources, ElastiStor steeply cuts down the storage footprint required, leading to 80-90% cost savings over 3-5 years.
Deliver On-Demand Performance
Manual configuration of storage performance (e.g., by dedicating spindles) is not a viable option in today’s virtualized environments with large number of VMs/applications. CloudByte breaks the need for hardwiring performance with its on-demand performance provisioning. Software-defined, CloudByte allows every storage endpoint to be defined in terms of both capacity and performance. CloudByte intelligently automates node selection and resource allocation, based on the application's QoS requirements. With the flexibility of on-demand performance, service providers can now offer solutions that can compete effectively with Amazon EBS.
Build Scalable Storage Infrastructure with No Vendor Lock-ins
An ElastiStor controller is built by installing ElastiStor software on any industry standard servers. While each of the controllers can host hundreds of applications, controllers themselves can be linearly clustered for scale-out storage. With no proprietary hardware, ElastiStor frees service providers from vendor lock-ins, allowing them to custom-build infrastructure based on their requirements, supporting SATA, SAS or SSD hardware, as well as NFS, CIFS or iSCSI protocols.