Exablox NAS – scale out storage solution

Exablox Scale out NAS

Exablox has designed a unique storage solution from the ground-up for small and midsize enterprises to help address their escalating data storage needs and deal with runaway storage costs and information management nightmares. Exablox offers OneBlox, a scale-out storage solution that is an on-premises hardware appliance combined with OneSystem, an integrated, enterprise-grade cloud-based storage management service.

OneBlox is a purpose-built appliance with all enterprise-grade features built-in such as continuous data protection, compression, inline deduplication, and disaster recovery and is completely automated for the IT personnel to setup and operate. The unique scale-out, converged storage appliance consolidates primary data as well as the backup and archival data.

Management

Exablox’s cloud managed, scale-out, object-based storage appliance solves businesses’ common storage pain points: complicated installation, cumbersome storage management, limited capacity and forklift upgrades. Without the shackles of a legacy scale-up storage architecture, Exablox’s clean sheet approach combines the CIFS/SMB and NFS accessible OneBlox appliance with OneSystem, an elegant multi-tenant cloud-based management service.Exablox Scale Out NAS

Scale-out Architecture

OneBlox employs a seamless scale-out Ring architecture supporting multiple OneBlox appliances presenting a single global file system. A Ring may consist of one or multiple OneBlox, scaling from a few TBs to nearly 700TBs of raw storage capacity. As business storage requirements change, OneBlox is extremely agile; simply add any number of disk drives, at any time, and in any capacity granularity to meet your storage requirements. OneBlox simply grows the global file system with zero configuration and no application downtime

Dynamic Reduction

Exablox is the only vendor in the storage industry enabling organizations to select between inline variable-length and fixed-length deduplication. Variable-length deduplication is perfectly suited for backup/recovery applications and yields exceptionally high deduplication ratios, typically, 10:1* or more. In addition, OneBlox’s unique architecture enables inline compression and continuous data protection as well. Within a single Ring, OneBlox’s effective storage capacity scales in excess of 4PBs.

*Actual dedupe ratios will vary and results are based on each customer data

Dynamic Growth

Bring your own drives. No RAID, no LUNs, no volumes. OneBlox delivers the flexibility for organizations to mix-and-match drive types (SATA, SAS) and capacity (1-8TB) within the same OneBlox and within a OneBlox Ring. Purchase exactly the capacity your organization needs at the beginning and then at any time in the future, increase capacity by mixing and matching any number of additional drives. In two minutes and zero configuration, OneBlox automatically pools the new storage within the existing global file system. No disruption to applications or users. No configuration settings to complete. No mouse clicks. No command line entries. No storage PhD required. Combined with OneBlox’s powerful inline deduplication and compression, storage waste is minimized and organizations are able to maximize primary storage utilization.

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