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, Virtual Iron, 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 multi-platform environment.
Openfiler addresses all the key data storage concerns:
- Reliability - Openfiler supports both software and hardware RAID with monitoring and alert facilities; volume snapshot and recovery
- Availability - Openfiler supports active/passive high availability clustering, MPIO, and block level replication
- Performance - Linux 2.6 kernel supports the latest CPU, networking and storage hardware
- Scalability - filesystem scalability to 60TB+, online filesystem and volume growth support
At the block-level, storage can be exported via:
- Fibre Channel
At the file-level, Openfiler supports: