OSNEXUS announces QuantaStor 5.4 featuring scale-out NAS, IBM Key Protect integration, and storage firewall management
27 Aug 2019 Bellevue - OSNEXUS, a developer of grid-scale software-defined storage solutions, has made available QuantaStor 5.4 with new capabilities including CephFS based scale-out NAS, IBM Key Protect integration, and storage protocol firewall management.
"QuantaStor 5.4 represents a significant step forward with the new security features and scale-out NAS capabilities", stated Steven Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "Using Ceph technology for file, block, and object storage unifies our scale-out storage strategy and enables customers to get even higher ROI out of their scale-out storage deployments."
The QuantaStor Software-Defined Storage platform helps organisations reach new levels of IT agility by enabling standard servers to be set up as enterprise storage systems. To enable these systems to reach hyper-scale capacities, QuantaStor has a unique storage grid technology allowing the combination of up to 64x systems together into a "storage grid". Storage grid technology also enables deployment and management across public Cloud, private Cloud, and hybrid-Cloud environments to meet the needs of a broad set of storage use cases.
QuantaStor 5.4 highlights include:
- Scale-out NAS with CephFS: QuantaStor now utilizes scale-out NAS capabilities based on CephFS. Scale-out configurations support NFS and SMB protocols with features including compression, encryption, and snapshots.
- IBM Key Protect Integration: QuantaStor supports IBM Key Protect as a key management system for creating encrypted Storage Pools.
- Storage Firewall Management: Updated firewall settings enable IT security administrators to easily control protocol access at a system and network interface level.
- Enhanced Upgrade Manager: Simplified upgrade process makes it easy to apply driver and security updates to QuantaStor systems.
- S3 Bucket Management: Common S3 bucket management operations are now accessible via the QuantaStor web management interface, CLI, and REST API.