Story image

Suse responds to enterprise need for better storage solutions

18 Feb 15

Suse has announced the general availability of Suse Enterprise Storage solution in New Zealand.

The solution is powered by Ceph, the open source distributed storage solution, and is priced at 0.1 cent per gigabyte per month.

Suse says the solution enables organisations to build scalable storage using commodity off-the-shelf servers and disk drives.

IDC estimates that from 2013 to 2020 the amount of data created and copied annually will grow by a factor of 10 from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion. The analysts say data volume doubles every two years.

“This data growth has created a critical need for reliable yet affordable storage solutions beyond the traditional, expensive proprietary solutions we're used to,” says Nils Brauckmann, Suse president and general manager.

“Suse Enterprise Storage is a highly scalable and resilient software-based storage solution that allows enterprises to move away from proprietary, hardware-centric storage solutions to software-based storage that delivers functionality comparable to mid- and high-end storage products but at a fraction of the cost,” says Brauckmann.

Based on the Firefly version of the Ceph open source project, Suse Enterprise Storage is suited for object, archival and bulk storage, with features including cache tiering, thin provisioning, copy-on-write cloning and erasure coding, says Suse.

Laura DuBois, IDC program vice president says “The emerging combination of reliable open source software and commodity hardware has rocked the storage market, to the benefit of storage customers.

“Lower costs, deployment flexibility and the all-important availability of data are benefits delivered by solutions like Suse Enterprise Storage.”

Suse Enterprise Storage is available as an option with Suse OpenStack Cloud or as a stand-alone storage solution.

Vertiv reveals new ‘plug-and-play’ data centre options
The new product families are said to enable the rapid deployment of right-sized, just-in-time data centre and power capacity.
Fujitsu takes conservation prize for immersion cooling system
The prize was awarded for the Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY Immersion Cooling System that can reduce power consumption by up to 40%.
5G will propel RAN market to $160b in near future
5G growth is expected to advance at a faster pace than LTE, particularly within the APAC region.
Telstra partnerships boost subsea cable infrastructure
Telstra’s customers across Asia Pacific will soon be able to take advantage of major major boosts to Telstra’s network services and subsea cables.
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
NTT Com launches Azure stack in Singapore
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has introduced the Managed Microsoft Azure Stack Solution to its Singapore operations.
Liquid cooling key to silencing a noisy data centre
Data centre are famous for being very noisy, but Schneider Electric's Steven Carlini says liquid cooling infrastructure could change that.
Achieving cyber resilience in the telco industry - Accenture
Whether hackers are motivated by greed, or a curiosity to assess a telco’s weaknesses; the interconnected nature of the industry places it in a position of increased threat