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Sanbolic Brings Server-Side Flash to Enterprise Systems


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Sanbolic says it is now shipping software that delivers distributed scale-out, high-availability, and enterprise data services incorporating server-side flash. Server-side flash has seen rapid adoption for applications such as hyper-scale web serving, but limited adoption in general-purpose enterprise applications. Sanbolic's new product, Melio5, seeks to change that, enabling enterprise customers to adopt server-side flash, SSD and HDD as primary persistent storage. 

Melio5 aggregates across nodes for scale-out and availability while providing RAID, remote replication, quality of Service, snapshots and systems functionality through a software layer on commodity hardware.  This provides customers with the ability to deploy commodity and server-based storage architecture with similar economics and flexibility as public cloud data centers such as Google and Facebook, according to Sanbolic.

“By utilizing high performance commodity storage devices Melio5 scales linearly, provides systems level availability, and 650,000 IOPs per server,” says Momchil Michailov, co-founder and CEO of Sanbolic.  “Software enabled storage with this level of performance is disruptive to legacy vendors by allowing our enterprise customers to leverage flash, SSD server-side architecture, together with high capacity hard drives, to create a scalable infrastructure, with Web 2.0 economics.”

With validation by hundreds of enterprise and government organizations running in production, Melio volume management and file system technology addresses the needs of high performing cost effective storage infrastructure on-premise.  Melio5’s architecture is designed to scale up to 2,048 nodes and up to 65,000 storage devices enabling linear performance scalability in a cluster. 

Melio5 also eliminates the need to deploy a redundant flash caching layer in front of legacy storage area network (SAN) hardware by directly incorporating flash into hybrid volumes and intelligently placing data based on file system access profiles.  A hybrid volume will place random access data such as file system metadata on flash sectors while placing sequential data on low cost hard disk drives to greatly reduce the cost of capacity.  The result is a highly scalable, high performance storage system, with a much lower cost than legacy storage arrays.

For further information please visit the Sanbolic website.


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