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Why choose SUSE Enterprise Storage?
As businesses evolve in today’s hi-tech business world, coping with the sheer volume and growth of data is proving to be a significant challenge. The capital outlays required for extra storage capacity often exceed an IT organization’s budgets. Managing all this extra capacity is proving too much for storage administrators to handle without additional head count, which in turn pushes up operational costs.
You need a storage solution that is both highly scalable and that radically changes your storage costs. It also has to be simple, robust, flexible, and deliver industry-leading functionality.
SUSE Enterprise Storage, powered by Ceph, is the highly scalable and resilient software-defined storage (SDS) solution that delivers cost-efficient and highly scalable storage using commodity off-the-shelf servers and disk drives.
A storage cluster that provides unlimited scalability
SUSE Enterprise Storage is an open source solution, powered by Ceph and tightly integrated with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. It is designed as a distributed storage cluster to provide virtually unlimited scalability from terabytes to petabytes.
What's more, SUSE Enterprise Storage is self-managing and self-healing. Its intelligent algorithms store data in a highly distributed manner. It continuously monitors data utilization and re-balances data placement. This means it can optimize system performance without the need for teams of administrators to constantly monitor and manage the storage.
Using the built-in iSCSI support, SUSE Enterprise Storage can easily provision all the block storage capacity you need for your choice of Linux, UNIX, or Windows servers.
Keep with growth of storage while maintaining your budget
Traditional enterprise storage hardware, including SAN, NAS, and proprietary storage arrays, are expensive to purchase and even more costly to scale.
As a software-defined storage solution, SUSE Enterprise Storage is built on off-the-shelf commodity server and storage hardware, with all of the advanced functionality being provided by open source software. This means that initial capital expenditure (Capex) is greatly reduced, lowering the cost per GB of enterprise-class storage deployments by as much as 50% in some cases. The ongoing costs of owning, managing, scaling, and upgrading your storage over its lifetime are also lowered.
This makes it possible for you to keep up with the relentless growth of storage requirements while maintaining close control of your IT budgets.
Fast and easy access to data
While scalability and lower costs are important factors, fast and easy access to data is also critical to the modern business. This means that reliability and resilience are always vital factors in choosing a suitable storage solution.
SUSE Enterprise Storage is designed so that data is evenly distributed across the storage cluster, using a highly redundant architecture to eliminate any single points of failure. It provides replicated copies of data, remote replication, and erasure coding for advanced, robust data protection as well as more efficient recovery and faster rebuild times. All of this provides confidence that your data will be available when you need it.
To us, SUSE has always been at the forefront of innovation, and their product offerings have always stood head and shoulders above the rest.
And now...self-healing, self-managing, distributed software-based enterprise storage. The enterprise needs it, and SUSE has it. This is a brilliant move by a company that should be on the radar of every enterprise business.
The major claim to fame for SUSE is taking open source technology and all of its relevant components and making it available to its customers in an easy-to-install, easy-to-use, supported way.