By Storage Asia Editors | Jun 5, 2012
EMC is readying the next version of its EMC Isilon OneFS scale-out NAS operating system, code named “Mavericks.”
This upcoming version of OneFS is being designed to enable enterprises to extend the scalability and efficiency of EMC Isilon storage systems to a broader range of enterprise applications and infrastructure environments.
Isilon scale-out NAS solutions have been designed to address the challenges of managing large, rapidly growing file-based and unstructured data environments for organizations in data-intensive industries including media and entertainment, life sciences and energy exploration.
“Mavericks” is designed to extend those advantages to mainstream enterprises now contending with the challenges of managing their own rapidly growing unstructured data across large-scale home directories, files shares, archives, virtualization and business analytics.
In addition to Isilon’s ability to provide massively scalable, highly efficient storage that is simple to manage, the new version will incorporate new data protection and security tools and increased levels of performance and interoperability that enterprises can use to gain a further competitive edge while meeting essential large-scale corporate IT requirements.
EMC says roles-based administration with “Mavericks” will create a strict separation between storage administration and file system access, improving security by preventing malicious or accidental change. Authentication zones will enable the creation of secure, isolated storage pools that allow IT departments to consolidate for increased operating efficiency without compromising organizational security.
According to EMC, “Mavericks” will simplify and accelerate disaster recovery and business continuity at scale with integrated, push-button failover and failback capabilities, reducing both RPO and RTO for mission critical applications.
The NAS OS is also expected to provide near-immediate restoration of snapshot backups to recover critical files in the event of error or attack.
To support more demanding applications and workloads across the enterprise, EMC Isilon will deliver more than 100 gigabytes per second of system throughput and remains the world-record holder with 1.6 million SpecSFS2008 CIFS operations per second.
“Mavericks” will increase overall throughput by 25%, significantly improving performance for large-scale enterprise applications. In addition, Isilon will provide a dramatically improved caching capability to reduce average latency by 50% for I/O intensive applications.
With OneFS “Mavericks,” Isilon will enhance integration with VMware by leveraging VMware’s VAAI and VASA APIs to accelerate and simplify Scale-Out NAS for virtualization. “Mavericks” will also incorporate a new Platform API to provide third-party ISVs and enterprise IT with a more robust automation and control interface to OneFS.