Virtual storage does away with the traditional, monolithic storage array, replacing it with a distributed pool of virtualized storage resources. With storage virtualization, a hypervisor separates the storage capacity from the underlying disc hardware. This capacity is pooled and presented as configurable and unified classes of storage resources. Because it is abstracted from the underlying hardware, virtual storage is considerably more scalable than traditional storage devices. There are virtually no maximum device limitations, and capacity can be added without the need for migration or downtime.
yStor takes a different approach to storage, using intelligent software and resource virtualization to replace antiquated and proprietary architectures with a highly scalable virtual storage solution.
yStor connects virtually any type and size of server or disk into a unified storage fabric, allowing you to build a modular, elastic platform that extends beyond the boundaries of traditional array enclosures. To add capacity, you simply add more disk drives to an existing server, or add another server – the allocation and balancing of resources is done automatically to present one resource pool.
The yStor platform contains three main elements:
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