Beta Preview of Suse Storage

Based on Firefly version of Ceph
This is a Press Release edited by on 2014.11.28

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Suse LLC. has begun the beta testing phase of Suse Storage, a self-healing, self-managing, distributed software-based storage solution for enterprise customers.

Using Suse Storage and commodity off-the-shelf (COTS) disk arrays, customers can cost effectively meet growing demands for object, archival and bulk storage.

According to Stanley Zaffos, VP, servers and storage, Gartner research, Gartner predicts that open source storage will gain 20% market share by 2018, validating it as a legitimate market solution for organizations. (Gartner, 2014 Strategic Road Map for Storage, Rakesh Kumar, Dave Russell, Stanley Zaffos, 24 March 2014)

Based on the Firefly version of the Ceph open source project, the featured Suse Storage delivers lower TCO, making it suited for object, archival and bulk storage. Features include cache tiering, thin provisioning, remote replication, copy-on-write cloning and erasure coding.

"The storage market today is poised for disruptive change, just like the server market was 15 years ago," said Larry Morris, storage product manager, Suse. "Suse Storage is an ideal solution for those enterprises struggling to manage their explosive data growth, meeting their needs reliably, securely and cost effectively."

Suse Storage is scheduled for release in the first half of 2015.