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Openfiler converts an industry standard x86/64
architecture system into a full-fledged NAS/SAN appliance or IP storage gateway
and provides storage administrators with a powerful tool to cope with burgeoning
storage needs. Building upon the popularity of server virtualization
technologies such as VMware, and Xen, Openfiler can also be deployed as a
virtual machine instance.
This deployment flexibility of Openfiler ensures that
storage administrators are able to make the best use of system performance and
storage capacity resources when allocating and managing networked storage in a
Openfiler addresses all the key data storage
Openfiler is the first commercially viable Open Source
NAS/SAN solution and it comes with a wealth of features and capabilities that
address specific storage management pain points. First, it can be installed on
industry standard server hardware, negating the need for expensive proprietary
storage systems. Simply run through the 10 minute installation process on an
industry standard server from Dell, HP, IBM or Compaq, setup configuration in 10
minutes and you are left with a powerful networked storage appliance.
Also, unlike many proprietary storage solutions, Openfiler
management is performed via a powerful and intuitive web-based graphical user
interface. Through this interface, an administrator can perform various
administrative tasks such as creating volumes, network shares, allocating disk
quota for users and groups and managing RAID arrays.
As a purely software-based solution, Openfiler can be
downloaded and installed in minutes on any industry standard hardware. It is the
perfect solution for redeploying or breathing new life into previously ancillary
hardware resources. It can be used to build a storage gateway for existing
deployed SAN or DAS storage systems. In that context, Openfiler creates new
avenues for sharing existing storage capacity.
Openfiler supports a plethora of hardware RAID and Fibre
Channel controllers and disk technologies such as SAS, SATA and SCSI. Fast,
Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet controllers from Intel and Broadcom can also be
integrated to provide high bandwidth access to data over a TCP/IP network. And,
of course, both the Intel Xeon® and AMD Opteron® range of
x86-64 architeciture enterprise computing processors are supported. RAID
controllers from vendors such as Adaptec, LSI Logic, HP, IBM and Intel are fully
compatible, amongst others.
For Fibre Channel, Openfiler support PCI-E and PCI-X host
bus adapters from Qlogic and Emulex. Openfiler is compatible with a slew of
network interface controllers including Intel and Broadcom based chipsets. For
very high bandwidth requirements, 10Gb Ethernet and Infiniband interconnects are
Openfiler continues to integrate and enable hardware
support as new solutions and technologies are introduced by respective industry
leaders in the storage and networking arenas.
With a range of file-based and block-based storage export
protocols, there is something in Openfiler for everyone. Openfiler provides both
block-level and file-level storage networking capabilities. At the block-level,
storage can be exported via:
Openfiler presents a unified storage export paradigm by
supporting both block-level and file-level storage networking protocols. Storage
may be allocated across any or all protocols simultaneously allowing data to be
accessed from a heterogeneous base of network clients - be they Unix, Windows or
Mac. As the transition in horizontal scale-out of computing resources by
taking advantage of Operating System virtualization technologies gathers pace,
iSCSI target functionality in Openfiler stakes a claim in the sphere of
compelling solutions to the problem of allocating and managing backend storage
to complete the overall virtualization architecture. In Openfiler, iSCSI coupled
with Openfiler's powerful dynamic volume manager gives administrators a powerful
and flexible storage networking solution that will scale in terms of
performance, reliability and availability.
No amount of technical features in a storage solution can
compensate for a lack of good administrative capabilities. Openfiler meets this
challenge head-on with its powerful and intuitive web-based graphical user
interface (GUI). All facets of the trove of storage networking capabilities in
Openfiler are controlled via this management interface. Management capabilities
are grouped into separate sub-interfaces in accordance with their functional
domain; networking, physical volumes, user and group
authentication/authorization, system configuration and status information are
each given a scope.
At the base level, allocation of disks or other
block-level resources such as hardware RAID volumes into distinct components can
be achieved within the physical volume management scope. Physical volume
management is in turn a sub-domain of the overall volume management capabilities
in the GUI which includes features such as dynamic volume aggregation, logical
volume allocation and distribution and point in time copy (snapshot) management.