Open Source SAN, NAS & Storage Virtualization

CyOp has commercially viable, enterprise-class open source SAN & NAS solutions that offer high availability, performance and scalability, with robust management features, at a fraction of the cost of traditional networked storage alternatives!

CyOp's team has extensive experience in enterprise storage, storage management and storage area networking including implementing numerous multi-terabyte implementations at numerous Fortune500 companies. The Partners at CyOp have served as subject matter experts for a total of four certification examinations for IBM relating to Storage Area Networking and Storage Management, worked in the development of storage interface technology, and founded the second publicly-traded Storage Services Provider (SSP) in the world.

To be more clear, we know storage management and we take it seriously!

There's no place for "OK" when it comes to managing the most important asset in the organization - The company's data. The storage has to be reliable, secure, protected, and scalable while delivering high performance and enabling easy management.

That's EXACTLY what we deliver today using Openfiler's open source SAN/NAS solution.

OPEN SOURCE STORAGE NETWORKING

Openfiler turns any industry standard x86/x64 PC into a powerful NAS/SAN appliance or IP storage gateway with robust advanced storage management features including multiple level Raid Support, Volume-Based Partitioning, Point-in-Time Copy ("Snapshot"), Block Level Remote Replication, Resource Quotas, Volume Usage Reporting, and much more.

Openfiler management is performed via a powerful and intuitive web-based graphical user interface. Through this interface, an administrator can perform various administrative tasks such as creating volumes, network shares, allocating disk quota for users and groups and managing RAID arrays.

In addition, Openfiler supports a plethora of hardware RAID and Fibre Channel controllers and disk technologies such as SAS, SATA and SCSI. Fast, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet controllers from Intel and Broadcom can also be integrated to provide high bandwidth access to data over a TCP/IP network. RAID controllers from vendors such as Adaptec, LSI Logic, HP, IBM, Intel, and others are fully compatible.

For Fibre Channel, Openfiler support PCI-E and PCI-X host bus adapters from Qlogic and Emulex. Openfiler is compatible with a wide range of network interface controllers including Intel and Broadcom based chipsets. For very high bandwidth requirements, 10Gb Ethernet and Infiniband interconnects offer excellent high performance options.

Openfiler presents a unified storage export paradigm by supporting both block-level and file-level storage networking protocols. Storage may be allocated across any or all protocols simultaneously allowing data to be accessed from a heterogeneous base of network clients - be they Unix, Windows or Mac.

STORAGE MANAGEMENT

Management of the Openfiler storage pool is accomplished using a powerful and intuitive web-based graphical user interface (GUI) that controls the full suite of storage networking capabilities. Management capabilities are grouped into separate sub-interfaces in accordance with their functional domain; networking, physical volumes, user and group authentication/authorization, system configuration and status information are each given a scope.

Allocation of disks or other block-level resources such as hardware RAID volumes into distinct components can be achieved within the physical volume management scope. Physical volume management is in turn a sub-domain of the overall volume management capabilities in the GUI which includes features such as dynamic volume aggregation, logical volume allocation and distribution and point in time copy (snapshot) management.

Administrators can perform resource limiting tasks by taking advantage of the inherent Quota Management tools for both users and groups. The storage resource allocation rules allow the administrator to control the amount of disk capacity usage as well as as the number for filesystem objects, files and directories, that a user or group may take up. If a group is allocated a certain amount of resources, the administrator can further limit resources for specific users within that group.

Openfiler also presents the administrator with a view of system status - displaying system resource usage such as memory, processor and storage capacity. This allows the administrator to better plan for future resource allocation requirements.

By leveraging Openfiler's open source SAN/NAS Storage Virtualization Software with CyOp planning, implementation and support services, even a smaller businesses can afford an enterprise-class networked storage solution.

For more information on CyOp's open source SAN, NAS, storage networking, and storage virtualization solutions, please contact us or signup for a FREE Business Process Assessment.

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