The Metro cluster solution is a resilient active-active setup that synchronizes data between two separated physical locations, providing complete protection not only for "simple" problems like disk, server or network failure, but also for "worst-case" scenarios such as complete data center failure.
- Simple to deploy and reduced costs: Set-up involves no special hardware and only requires a low-latency connection, up to 5ms, allowing two data centers to be placed over the same LAN while removing the traditional overhead of installing fiber channel and other management connectivity.
- Redundancy and availability: Data is synchronously mirrored and distributed to two independent physical locations to prevent application downtime. Active-active nodes ensure that there is no central orchestration, no complex infrastructure to set up and maintain and no single point of failure.
- Network synchronization: The cluster is interconnected through a private, high-speed, low-latency network. This network deals with synchronization between the nodes while the public network delivers access for clients through any of the major protocols: SMB, NFS, iSCSI, Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift.
- Easy scalability: Scaling is done simply by installing new nodes and adding them to the primary and secondary locations. Users will see a linear increase in capacity, performance and IOPS as new nodes are added.
Koen de Jonge, CEO, Inprove IT Infrastructure Solutions, said: "As a supplier of IT infrastructure solutions based on open standards, our mission is to provide our customers with industry-leading technology that is flexible and doesn't require a lot of configuration or additional training. We have found that the Metro cluster from Compuverde is very easy to deploy. You can really feel the 'Swedish by design' philosophy. We appreciate the flexibility and freedom we have gained with this solution."
Amit Katz, vice president, Worldwide Ethernet Switch Sales, Mellanox Technologies, said: "The Compuverde Metro Cluster is a great demonstration of the performance and cost efficiency of our 100G Ethernet networking solutions. The combination of the SN2100 100G Ethernet switch, ConnectX®-4 Lx 25G adapter server connectivity and LinkX® cabling achieves unmatched performance, reliability and robustness. This solution achieves high availability in 1U of Rackspace, with low power, and at an affordable price point."
Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder, Compuverde, said: "A Ponemon Institute study found that unplanned data center outages cost companies nearly $9,000 per minute – not to mention damage to brand reputation. We have developed a solution that not only solves these challenges but also provides end users and MSPs alike with the reliability needed for protecting critical applications and data."
Compuverde is an established provider of software-defined storage solutions, based in Sweden. Its energy-efficient, unified storage solution has made possible a hardware-agnostic storage platform that easily scales to hundreds of nodes, exabytes of data and trillions of files. Find out more at www.compuverde.com.
Nadel Phelan, Inc.
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