A SAN designed for cloud providers
OnApp Storage is designed for cloud workloads. It's a new approach to storage for cloud providers who have always struggled to find the right balance of performance, resilience and cost with traditional, centralized SANs.
Use commodity hardware
OnApp Storage is an extremely cost-effective cloud storage platform. There is no vendor lock-in with supported disk types or custom network backplanes: you can use off-the-shelf hypervisor servers, disks and Ethernet components. You can build your distributed SAN with SATA, SAS or SSD devices, and get exceptional performance even in a 1Gbit network environment.
> Use commodity hardware
Rapid SAN deployment
Building your SAN is easy. You deploy additional disk drives in the hypervisor servers used by OnApp Cloud, and assign them to virtual datastores. Datastores are categorized by performance, and have their own policies for striping, redundancy and over-commit.
> SAN deployment
Intuitive SAN management
Once you have set up your distributed SAN, you can allocate storage to virtual machines in the same way you would assign traditional SAN storage. Datastores are linked with billing plans and limits, just like they are with storage based on legacy SAN arrays - except, you can give your customers more options for redundancy and performance.
> Intuitive SAN management
OnApp Storage has a modular design - you can add additional storage capacity when you need it, without having to rebuild the whole SAN.
You can add multiple disks to any servers connected to the platform.
> Scale on demand
Fast & efficient
OnApp Storage optimizes I/O throughput for your SAN. Each disk’s I/O queue is independent, so there is no single point where bandwidth bottlenecks can occur. Each storage node manages and compresses its own content in the most efficient way possible, without loss of performance. This ensures that data is stored optimally across the whole environment, while maintaining data replication and drive resiliency properties.
- Runs alongside or instead of any centralized SANs you already use
- Supports disk over-commit/thin provisioning
- Includes disk snapshot and revert
- Configurable striping and redundancy
- Fully open, RESTful API