ScaleIO ECS is a software-only solution that uses application hosts’ local disks to realize a virtual SAN that is comparable to or better than external SAN storage, but at a fraction of the cost and complexity. ECS makes a convergence of the storage and application layers possible, ending up with a wall-to-wall single layer of hosts. The lightweight software components of ECS are installed on the application hosts alongside applications like databases and hypervisors.
Breaking traditional barriers of storage scalability, ECS scales out to hundreds and thousands of nodes. ECS’ performance scales linearly with the number of application servers and disks. With ECS, any administrator can add, move, or remove servers and capacity on demand during I/O operations. ECS helps ensure the highest level of enterprise-grade resilience while maintaining maximum storage performance.
ECS natively supports all the leading Linux distributions and hypervisors and works agnostically with any SSD, HDD, and network. The product includes encryption at rest and quality of service (QoS) of performance. ECS can be managed from both a command-line interface (CLI) and an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). Deploying ECS in both greenfield and existing data center environments is a simple process and takes only a few minutes.
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