Today OpenDrives launched the latest version of their software platform and file system that powers all OpenDrives storage solutions, OpenDrives Atlas 2.1. The company claims the new version will enable a scale-out storage architecture to accelerate performance, power, and flexibility of OpenDrives’ storage lineup. This lineup would include the recently announced OpenDrives Ultra Hardware platform.

Today OpenDrives launched the latest version of their software platform and file system that powers all OpenDrives storage solutions, OpenDrives Atlas 2.1. The company claims the new version will enable a scale-out storage architecture to accelerate performance, power, and flexibility of OpenDrives’ storage lineup. This lineup would include the recently announced OpenDrives Ultra Hardware platform.

OpenDrives Atlas 2.1

OpenDrives has been around for nearly a decade and is primarily known for shared network attached storage (NAS) for high-resolution video and imaging. As stated, the new OpenDrives Atlas 2.1 will come with several benefits including the ability for companies to massively scale outward while maintaining scale-up performance. A full list of the new features follows.

OpenDrives Atlas 2.1. features include:

  • Storage Clustering allows individual scale-up devices, or nodes, to be aggregated together forming a cluster. This parallel distributed architecture enables balanced workloads among cluster nodes without sacrificing performance hits such as increased latency.
  • Containerization brings functions such as compute and the application itself closer to where the data resides in our storage. While many vendors commonly approach containerization from the compute side, OpenDrives is the first to approach containerization from the storage side. Through this, OpenDrives is able to achieve huge performance gains by intelligently and efficiently delivering the data to the container.
  • Conditional Automation is a complementary feature to containerization enabling triggering actions, such as time-based or file-based actions, to create automated tasks that fire up and operate independently of other tasks. Whether it be snapshots or bandwidth throttling actions, or containerized applications Atlas 2.1’s software and it’s integrated conditional automation makes for the most efficient use of storage resources, while also including flexibility and adaptability without operator intervention.
  • Centralized Management and Visibility through a single pane of glass (SPOG) to simplify management from a centralized console, with easy-to-consume APIs. This enhances the ability to gather more extensive telemetry information for comprehensive data analytics, giving operators unique insights into storage infrastructure efficiency and better configuration settings to tune nodes and storage clusters.
  • Cloud Storage Support increases support for commonly used storage services, such as AWS. Altas 2.1 users can send and receive both on-premise and cloud data via the S3 protocol, and share S3 remote targets through Service Message Blocks (SMB) locally. No matter which use case is most desirable for customers, OpenDrives can incorporate S3 support into any larger workflow.
  • High Availability is a feature that manages operational continuity so customers can configure standby nodes that can activate when a primary device goes down. Deployment options are unlimited: users can choose from a dual C-Module or fully clustered and distributed deployments, all supported and managed by Atlas for storage service continuity.

Availability

OpenDrives Altas 2.1 is available starting now.

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