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StorPool Storage is an agile storage platform designed to get your data in order. It converts sets of standard servers into primary storage arrays for large-scale cloud infrastructure. StorPool enables you to deploy and grow reliable, agile, fast, and cost-effective clouds that accelerate your services and delight your users. StorPool storage systems are ideal for storing and managing data needed for primary workloads that demand extreme reliability and low latency - databases, web servers, virtual desktops, real-time analytics, and other mission-critical software (CRM, ERP, SCM, communication solutions, etc.).

Under the hood, StorPool provides standard block device interfaces to your virutalised and containerised workloads. The exact benefits you get from StorPool Storage vary depending on your use cases and your cloud's scale. However, all these benefits will derive from five core competencies built into StorPool's core:
1. Reliable - StorPool Storage is an enterprise-grade solution that enhances your cloud’s reliability, so you never have to worry about service quality again. StorPool keeps your storage system fast irrespective of utilisation rate, if drives or servers break, or while rebalancing. Even in the event of catastrophic power failure or network downtimes, StorPool lets you get up and running as soon as everything returns to normal.
2. Agile – StorPool Storage is all about your growth. It lets you deliver cloud services that meet each customer’s individual needs and budget. It allows for fast and efficient changes to your storage system’s scale and performance by modifying software settings or adding storage devices - meaning you can address changes in user requirements in-flight. Finally, StorPool lets you connect a single primary storage array to all your hypervisors.
3. Managed with Ease - StorPool Storage has native plug-ins for Cloud Management Platforms like OpenStack, Kubernetes, OpenNebula, CloudStack, and OnApp. Thanks to the built-in automation, you can seamlessly manage your cloud from your CMP’s familiar user interface. We also provide a hosted monitoring suite that collects hundreds of metrics per second to deliver deep insights into your data’s performance and availability.
4. Utterly Hands-off Solution – Our team of seasoned storage experts architects deploys, tunes, monitors, and maintains your StorPool storage system. Thanks to StorPool’s hosted monitoring suite, they track hundreds of metrics per second, proactively open support tickets, and quickly deal with any storage issues. You get to focus on building your business with the peace of mind that your cloud’s foundation is running optimally.
5. Speedy – StorPool is the storage that keeps up with your pace! We designed StorPool Storage for minimal latency from the core-out, so it’s perfect for workloads that require lightning-fast data writing and retrieval. The StorPool engineers built a speedy storage product that does not suffer from legacy architectures and benefits from StorPool’s unique technologies.


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  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service Clouds
    IaaS clouds help SMBs and enterprises focus on growing their core business instead of building internal know-how about the intricacies of cloud infrastructure. With its five core competencies, StorPool Storage is an ideal foundation for IaaS clouds.
    TCO optimisation
  • Virtual Web Servers for High-traffic Websites
    High-end Hosting Providers offer virtual web servers as a full-stack solution to companies with large traffic. The reliability, agility and speed of the storage are critical for delivering a flawless end-user experience and growing their customer base.
    Performance-Critical
  • Real-time Analytics
    To enable companies to draw fast conclusions whenever needed, the storage system used in such use cases must be extremely reliable and must deliver low response times. Example uses - credit scoring, customer management software, fraud detection, etc.
    Business-Critical

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Tape backup
+1
Hypervisor
+2
Deduplication
+2
Multiuser
+1
Cloud connector
+1
Total Improvement
+7
 
  • General
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Overview
Name: StorPool Distributed Storage (StorPool Storage)
Type: Software-only (SDS)
Development Start: 2011
First Product Release: Nov 2012
Maturity
Release Dates:
SP 19.01: Jun 2019
SP 18.02: Jan 2018
SP 18.01: Dec 2017
SP 16.03: Dec 2016
SP 16.02: Aug 2016
SP 16.01: Mar 2016
SP 15.03: Nov 2015
SP 15.02: Mar 2015
SP 15.01: Jan 2015
SP 14.12: Dec 2014
SP 14.10: Oct 2014
SP 14.08: Aug 2014
SP 14.04: Apr 2014
SP 14.02: Feb 2014
SP 13.10: Oct 2013 (GA)
SP 20121217: Dec 2012 (Early access)
SP 20121119: Nov 2012 (Early access)
Pricing
Hardware Pricing Model
N/A
Software Pricing Model
Capacity based (per TB)
Support Pricing Model
Capacity based (per TB)
 
  • Design & Deploy
Design
Consolidation Scope
Compute
Storage
Data Protection (limited)
Automation&Orchestration (limited)
Network Topology
Standard Ethernet 10/25/40/50/100 GbE
Infiniband (EoL)
Overall Design Complexity
Medium
External Performance Validation
N/A (one internally-validated)
Evaluation Methods
Evaluation license (30-days)
Deploy
Deployment Architecture
Single-Layer
Dual-Layer
Deployment Method
Turnkey (remote install)
 
  • Workload Support
Virtualization
Hypervisor Deployment
Next to Hypervisor (KVM)
None (ESXi, Hyper-V, XenServer, OracleVM)
Hypervisor Compatibility
KVM
VMware ESXi
Hyper-V
XenServer
OracleVM
Hypervisor Interconnect
Block device driver (KVM)
iSCSI (ESXi, Hyper-V, XenServer, OracleVM)
Bare Metal
Bare Metal Compatibility
Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2-2019
CentOS 7, 8
Debian Linux 9
Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS
Other Linux distributions (eg. RHEL, OEL, SuSE)
Bare Metal Interconnect
Block device driver (Linux)
iSCSI (Windows Server)
Containers
Container Integration Type
Hypervisor: None
Bare metal (Linux): Block device driver
Container Platform Compatibility
Most container platforms
Container Platform Interconnect
Standard block devices
Container Host Compatibility
Bare-metal container hosts
Container Host OS Compatbility
Linux
Container Orch. Compatibility
Kubernetes v1.13+
Container Orch. Interconnect
Kubernetes CSI plugin
VDI
VDI Compatibility
VMware Horizon
Citrix XenDesktop
VDI Load Bearing
N/A
 
  • Server Support
Server/Node
Hardware Vendor Choice
Many
Models
Many
Density
1, 2 or 4 nodes per chassis
Mixing Allowed
Yes
Components
CPU Config
Flexible
Memory Config
Flexible
Storage Config
Flexible
Network Config
Flexible
GPU Config
NVIDIA Tesla
AMD FirePro
Intel Iris Pro
Scaling
Scale-up
CPU
Memory
Storage
GPU
Scale-out
Storage+Compute
Compute-only
Storage-only
Scalability
3-63 nodes in 1-node increments
Small-scale (ROBO)
3 Node minimum
 
  • Storage Support
General
Layout
Block Storage Pool
Data Locality
None
Storage Type(s)
Direct-attached (Raw)
Composition
Magnetic-Only
Hybrid
All-Flash
Hypervisor OS Layer
SD, USB, DOM, SSD/HDD
Memory
Memory Layer
DRAM
Memory Purpose
Metadata
Read Cache
Write-back Cache (optional)
Memory Capacity
Configurable
Flash
Flash Layer
SSD, PCIe, NVMe
Flash Purpose
Persistent Storage
Write-back Cache
Flash Capacity
No limit
Magnetic
Magnetic Layer
SAS or SATA
Magnetic Purpose
Persistent Storage
Magnetic Capacity
No limit
 
  • Data Availability
Reads/Writes
Persistent Write Buffer
Hybrid configurations (optional): Intel Optane NVMe, "Pool" NVMe drive, Broadcom/LSI CacheVault or BBU
Disk Failure Protection
0-2 Replicas (1N-3N)
Node Failure Protection
0-2 Replicas (1N-3N)
Block Failure Protection
Fault Sets
Rack Failure Protection
Fault Sets
Protection Capacity Overhead
Mirroring (2N) (primary): 100%
Mirroring (3N) (primary): 200%
Data Corruption Detection
Read integrity checks (end-to-end checksums)
Disk scrubbing
Points-in-Time
Snapshot Type
Built-in (native)
Snapshot Scope
Local + Remote
Snapshot Frequency
Seconds (workload dependent)
Snapshot Granularity
Per Volume (LUN)
Per VM/container (eg. OpenStack, Kubernetes)
Backup Type
Built-in (native)
Backup Scope
Local or Remote
Backup Frequency
Seconds (workload dependent)
Backup Consistency
Crash Consistent (also Group Consistency)
Restore Granularity
Entire Volume
Restore Ease-of-use
Entire Volume: API or CLI
Single File: Multi-step
Disaster Recovery
Remote Replication Type
Built-in (native)
Remote Replication Scope
To remote sites
Remote Replication Cloud Function
DR-site (several cloud providers)
Remote Replication Topologies
Single-site and multi-site
Remote Replication Frequency
Seconds (workload dependent)
Remote Replication Granularity
Per Volume (LUN)
Consistency Groups
Yes
DR Orchestration
N/A
Stretched Cluster (SC)
Linux KVM: Yes
SC Configuration
2+sites = two or more active sites
SC Distance
<=1ms RTT (targeted, not required)
SC Scaling
<=32 nodes in each site part of a synchronous stretched cluster configuration
SC Data Redundancy
Replicas: 1N-2N at each active site
 
  • Data Services
Efficiency
Dedup/Compr. Engine
N/A
Dedup/Compr. Function
N/A
Dedup/Compr. Process
N/A
Dedup/Compr. Type
N/A
Dedup/Compr. Scope
N/A
Dedup/Compr. Radius
N/A
Dedup/Compr. Granularity
N/A
Dedup/Compr. Guarantee
N/A
Data Rebalancing
Full
Data Tiering
Yes
Performance
Task Offloading
OpenNebula, OnApp, OpenStack, CloudStack
QoS Type
IOPs and/or MBps Limits
Fair-sharing (built-in)
QoS Granularity
Per volume
Per vdisk (CMPs)
Flash Pinning
Yes
Security
Data Encryption Type
N/A
Data Encryption Options
Hardware: Self-encrypting drives (SEDs)
Software: N/A
Data Encryption Scope
Hardware: Data-at-rest
Software: N/A
Data Encryption Compliance
Hardware: FIPS 140-2 Level 2 (SEDs)
Software: N/A
Data Encryption Efficiency Impact
Hardware: No
Software: N/A
Test/De...
Fast VM Cloning
Yes
Portabi...
Hypervisor Migration
Hyper-V/ESXi/XenServer to KVM (external)
File Services
Fileserver Type
N/A
Fileserver Compatibility
N/A
Fileserver Interconnect
N/A
Fileserver Quotas
N/A
Fileserver Analytics
N/A
Object Services
Object Storage Type
N/A
Object Storage Protection
N/A
Object Storage LT Retention
N/A
 
  • Management
Interfaces
GUI Functionality
Centralized
GUI Scope
Single-site and Multi-site (read-only)
GUI Perf. Monitoring
Advanced
GUI Integration
OpenStack
CloudStack
OnApp
OpenNebula
Kubernetes
Programmability
Policies
Partial
API/Scripting
REST-API
CLI
Integration
OpenStack
CloudStack
OnApp
OpenNebula
Kubernetes
Self Service
N/A
Maintenance
SW Composition
Unified
SW Upgrade Execution
Rolling Upgrade (1-by-1)
FW Upgrade Execution
Hardware dependent
Support
Single HW/SW Support
Yes (limited)
Call-Home Function
Yes
Predictive Analytics
Partial

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