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OSNexus: Capacity-as-a-Service for Software-Defined-Storage

Provides enterprises with scalable and dynamic storage license options for next-gen datacenter and on-premises deployments.
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.02.24

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OSNexus, Inc. announced a Capacity-as-a-Service (CaaS) license for software defined storage (SDS) enabling enterprises to dynamically manage and provision their storage license capacities online through a QuantaStor Cloud License Service portal.

The CaaS license combines the power of QuantaStor SDS platform with company's Cloud License Service (CLS) to help automate, install and provision software defined storage for cloud service providers, higher-education, and enterprise customers.

"One of the big challenges facing enterprise and higher-education customers with large storage environments is business agility and the need to not only forecast storage demand but also cost effectively scale their storage assets," said Steven Umbehocker, CEO, OSNexus. "Our new Capacity-as-a-Service offering solves these agility issues by letting customers dynamically retire and redeploy licensed storage capacity at will."

QuantaStor SDS capacity-as-a-service highlights:

  • Online licensing - QuantaStor SDS license keys can be dynamically provisioned and retired for self-service management of license capacities, enabling expansion, contraction, and deployment of new appliances on demand.

  • Internal capacity provisioning and billing - Partners and customers using the Cloud License Service (CLS) are billed at standard subscription rates plus a fee for the CLS portal simplifying internal charge back accounting and automation activities.

  • License quotas - CLS instances are pre-configured with quota(s) indicating the purchased subscription license key capacity. The available capacity can be divided up to meet the storage capacity needs of few or many appliances of any size with a minimum license key size of 32TB per appliance. Previously deployed QuantaStor SDS appliances can be retired at any time and returns its capacity so it can be redeployed elsewhere as a new key or to expand an existing deployment.