StoneFly Expands High-Availability IP SAN + NAS Cluster Line with Voyager WX Appliance Optimized for Windows Environments
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 30 June 2014
Release date- 27062014 - Hayward, Calif. - StoneFly, Inc., a leading supplier of integrated IP storage area network (SAN) systems and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), today announced the Voyager WX Series of IP SAN + NAS Cluster Appliances, StoneFly's fifth generation of high-availability cluster appliances.
The cornerstone of the Voyager WX IP SAN + NAS Cluster Appliances is our Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM), which is StoneFly's patented storage virtualization engine running the award winning StoneFly StoneFusion IP SAN operating system. StoneFusion provides iSCSI block-level provisioning as well as centralized storage management and advanced storage features including synchronous campus mirroring, 2520 delta-based snapshots per subsystem, and thin provisioning with space reclamation. Optional features include asynchronous replication, hardware-enabled AES 256 block level volume encryption, optimized data deduplication for efficient storage utilization, and Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) agents for quiescing databases.
Utilizing strong native support with unlimited concurrent SMB 3.0 connections for Windows clients, the Voyager WX includes a Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 virtual NAS storage appliance failover cluster configured to support NFS and CIFS protocols. Implementing StoneFusion for its backend storage allows Windows Storage Server to supplement its built-in features with StoneFly's elaborate toolbox of enterprise storage management features like snapshots, replication, encryption, deduplication and more.
'Voyager WX IP SAN + NAS clusters are perfectly optimized for Windows-based customers while providing them with the most advanced storage technologies', said Mo Tahmasebi, president and CEO for StoneFly.
The new Voyager WX can be used as iSCSI and/or NAS storage for both conventional workstations and servers, as well as virtualized machines. The Voyager WX supports a wide range of virtual server environments including VMware, Citrix XenServer, and Microsoft Hyper-V. It was designed to deliver exceptional performance at an economical price point. The Voyager WX is ideal for enterprise customers in need of a robust SAN offering both high availability and versatility for primary and secondary storage applications.
As the newest member of the StoneFly Voyager family of IP SAN + NAS appliances, the Voyager WX base configuration comes standard with dual hexa-core storage virtualization engines and 32GB of data packet and command queuing cache per cluster node, mirrored OS drives separate from the data storage arrays, RAID cache battery backup, redundant 80-PLUS certified hot-swappable power supply modules, and quad gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and quad bonded 10Gb SFP+ connections per cluster.
Available hardware upgrades include up to 512GB cache per node and up to twenty bonded gigabit or twenty 10Gb (RJ-45/CX4 Copper, SFP+, SR/LR Optical) connections per cluster. This high-end performance makes the Voyager WX ideal for critical applications involving online transaction processing, databases, email, disk-based archives, disk-to-disk backup, VDI, virtual servers and other core business uses.
Featuring active-active components for appliance redundancy, business continuity and increased system performance, the Voyager WX offers full RAID protection and requires no down time for storage expansion. Its architecture enables customers to start smaller and then expand to up to 672 drives via expansion arrays and expansion units. For added flexibility, configurations can be mixed and matched according to customer need with any combinations of nearline 7200RPM SAS, enterprise 10k or 15k SAS, and SSD drives.
About StoneFly, Inc
StoneFly, Inc., headquartered in Hayward, was founded in 2006 to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a business division of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage, storage area networks, RAID and iSCSI systems. For more information on StoneFly, please visit www.stonefly.com and www.iscsi.com
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