storageFOUNDRY Launches Nautilus 4K Software-Defined Data Storage System
New SDS Object Storage Platform Features Scalable Cluster Design for High-Performance Application such as HD Media and Big Data.
Nautilus 4K unites the low-cost and versatility of object storage with the high throughput and real-time performance of RAID data storage. Developed for HD, 2K, 4K, and ultra high-definition resolutions, the N4K is an open source platform that features an HA cluster design and delivers expansive bandwidth as the system scales out, even for high frame rate (HFR) workloads delivered to a single workstation.
“With the release of the Nautilus 4K we now have an inexpensive, highly scalable object storage system with the capacity and performance to meet the needs of high-definition media and content analytics,” said Craig Forbes, Solution Architect for Nautilus products. “The data demands from high-res cameras and sensors often exceed the capabilities of both enterprise data systems and cloud-based storage. Nautilus 4K borrows from the design principals of both, while adding in the focused performance needed for today’s content. Based on our in-field experience, we have found that Nautilus is the go-to solution for the Storage of Everything.”
Powered by open source Ceph, the Nautilus series provides object, block, and file-based storage over a number of connectivity options supporting traditional SAN, NAS, and Cloud access. As the proven software core is already a favorite for OpenStack and cloud-service providers, Nautilus is the ideal solution to converging legacy applications and private clouds into a single storage architecture with minimal budget impact.
“With today’s exponential data growth, companies are under immense pressure to store and analyze a greater amount of data, at even faster speeds and much lower costs,” said Brendan Collins, Vice President of Product Marketing, HGST. “Our proven, HelioSeal™ HDD platform and PCIe Flash solutions are synonymous with industry-leading storage capacity, performance, reliability and the lowest total cost of ownership. When coupled with software-defined storage systems, like the Nautilus series, customers can now capture, access and grab real-time insight from their data with speed and confidence like never before.”
The Nautilus 4K is expandable using local or geo-distributed storage nodes connected using low-cost 10G, 40G, or 56G links, allowing it to scale-out and resize according to need. The current roadmap for the Nautilus series adds support for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) transfers and NVM Express (NVMe) caching in Q2 2015, further extending the value obtained from off-the-shelf components and technologies. Existing Nautilus systems can be field-upgraded to N4K systems.
For HD, 2K, 4K, and resolutions beyond, the unique cluster design and multi- threaded, open-source client enables throughput to scale-up as the system scales-out, even for High Frame Rate workloads delivered to a single station. Storage Nodes quickly link together via low-cost 10G, 40G, or 56G links to provide flexible deployments that automatically re-size to need, and supported technologies like...
The storageFOUNDRY Nautilus system is the smart choice for organizations with diverse storage needs and explosive data growth. Nautilus is a massively scalable, open-source storage solution developed from the ground-up to provide object, block and file-system access in one self- managing, self-healing platform. Using a reliable non-stop architecture, this multi-streamed approach to storage grids is the flexible solution for Data...