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Server virtualization drives demand for storage Server virtualization has transformed the datacenter and is changing all aspects of IT operations...

Server virtualization drives demand for storage

Server virtualization has transformed the datacenter and is changing all aspects of IT operations — including greater demands on storage and availability, and unexpected bottlenecks in performance.

Storage costs continue to grow

Storage costs can consume up to 40% or more of enterprise IT budgets and represent one of the top barriers to adoption for server virtualization projects. Current SAN technologies (Fibre Channel, iSCSI) are too expensive, too complex, and poorly adapted for dynamic virtualization workloads.

The outpace.IO A Series unique architecture delivers high throughput and a flexible SAN topology that can support the most demanding virtual computing environments. outpace.IO can be deployed with Citrix XenServer™, VMware vSphere™, or Microsoft® Windows Hyper-V® platforms to create a flexible, high performance virtual infrastructure.

Overview

As virtual infrastructures grow, the requirement for storage space grows exponentially. Most server virtualization users estimate their organization has experienced a net increase in total storage volume since their organization implemented a server virtualization solution

The ability to take advantage of networked storage as if it were locally attached storage allows common storage functions to be performed quickly and easily, reducing wait times for storage needs. As virtualized environments grow, more critical applications find a home there, increasing the need for highly available networked storage.

outpace.IO SAN storage systems integrate with server virtualization hypervisors using a simple driver that enables the hypervisor to mount EtherDrive storage arrays as if they were local drives. A server administrator can provision and manage virtual machine storage without the need for Fibre Channel SAN administration or iSCSI client configuration.

The outpace.IO scale-out architecture solves the controller bottlenecks caused by the virtual machine « I/O blender » common with legacy storage. Instead of forcing every I/O through a single system, outpace.IO provides massively parallel access to every drive, ensuring that performance scales linearly with capacity.