Name: StorPool Distributed Storage (StorPool Storage)
Type: Software-only (SDS)
Development Start: 2011
First Product Release: Nov 2012
StorPool was founded in 2011 and began to ship its first software-defined storage (SDS) platform, StorPool Distributed Storage, towards the end of 2012 to early access customers. In October 2013 the StorPool solution became Generally Available (GA). StorPool combines direct-attached storage drives from multiple standard servers to create a single pool of shared block storage. StorPool leverages a fully-distributed, shared-nothing architecture. All storage functions are performed by all servers that are part of the cluster on an equal peer-to-peer basis. StorPool can be used with any industry standard x86 server hardware.
StorPool is a mature SDS offering that has been running in production environments for over 7 years now and up to multi-petabyte scale.
The platforms customer install base is unknown. There are currently more than 30 employees working for StorPool.