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 unified storage resources. Abstracted virtual storage is considerably more scalable than traditional storage devices. There are virtually no maximum device limitations, and performance and capacity can be added without the need for migration or downtime.
The yStor software platform provides an end-to-end data management solution that is intelligent, scalable, and easy to manage. yStor's virtual SAN functionality incorporates a virtualization layer to the local disk of existing commodity hardware, resulting in a hardware independent system in which resources are pooled and then distributed with tremendous flexibility.
A yStor vSAN can employ virtually any type of storage disc media, as well as combinations of disparate discs. Scale-out building blocks can be pooled together to create highly extensible storage systems, with individual data volumes expandable to 4 petabytes. To add capacity, you simply add building blocks. The allocation and balancing of resources is done automatically to present one resource pool.
The yStor platform contains three main elements:
yStor eliminates the limitations found in traditional storage architectures: it lowers the cost of entry, reduces the cost of ownership, and creates an infrastructure that can adapt to a changing business environment.
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