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SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 released

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By: Jason Phippen

October 31, 2017 9:44 am

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SUSE Enterprise Storage 5: Faster, more efficient and simpler to manage

Today we are very pleased to announce the general availability of SUSE Enterprise Storage 5,  the latest major release of the multi award winning SUSE software define storage solution.

Grab the version 5 trial download here

What’s New with SUSE Enterprise Storage 5:

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 enables IT organizations to accelerate innovation and reduce costs by transforming their enterprise storage infrastructure with our intelligent software-defined storage management solution.

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5, based on the Ceph Luminous release, broadens the scope and use cases for the SUSE Software Defined Storage solution.   BlueStore, a new native object storage backend  increases performance by up to a factor of two , whilst a more pervasive support of erasure coding increases the efficiency of a fault tolerant solution. Efficiency is enhanced with compression capabilities.

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 is the ideal solution for Compliance, Archive, Backup and Large Data. Customers can simplify and scale the storage of archive, backup and large data file applications without limitations.  Large data applications include: video surveillance, CCTV, online presence and training, streaming media, X-rays, seismic processing, genomic mapping, CAD. Backup and archive applications include: Veritas NetBackup, Commvault, HPE Data Protector, and compliance solutions such as iTernity.

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5: Faster, more efficient and simpler to manage

Release highlights include:

  • The ability to service environments that require higher levels of performance through the enablement of the new “BlueStore” native object storage backend for Ceph. SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 offers up to double the write performance of previous releases, coupled with significant reductions in I/O latency.
  • The ability to free up capacity and reduce data footprint via BlueStore enabled Data Compression
  • Increased disk space efficiency of a fault tolerant solution through enablement of Erasure coding for Replicated block devices and CephFS data.
  • Lowered operational cost with an expanded advanced graphical user interface for simplified management and improved cost efficiency, using the next generation openATTIC open source storage management system.
  • Simplified cluster management and orchestration through enhanced Salt integration
  • Production support of the Network File System (NFS) Gateway exporting CephFS and enabling users on a client computer to access files over a computer network
  • Production support for the Network File System (NFS) Gateway exporting the RADOS object gateway (RGW) and enabling legacy file applications that need a filesystem interface the ability to access  cloud native Amazon S3 or Swift data.
  • Preview of Ceph’s ability to export a file system to CIFS/Samba for heterogeneous connectivity

Learn more….

or grab the V5 trial download

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 SUSECON 2017 Press Release

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