StorONE, a New York-based storage software platform vendor, has announced the launch of its new S1-as-a-Service (S1aaS), a use-based solution integrating StorONE’s enterprise-class S1 storage services with Dell Technologies and Mellanox hardware.
The value proposition speaks to cloud-like simplicity and the pricing flexibility of a cloud-based model with the performance and control of an on-premise infrastructure.
“S1aaS is going to change the economics not only of storage but of the entire data center,” said Gal Naor, CEO and co-founder of StorONE. “S1aaS makes enterprise-class all-flash array performance and data protection and control available for only $999 per month.”
One of the key components contributing to the reduced price point is the StorONE Total Resource Utilization (TRU) capabilities. TRU maximizes the communication channels and balance between storage media and CPU utilization. All storage services (high-performance, hyperconverged infrastructure, scale-out file storage, backup and archive/long-term retention), all protocols (block, file and object), and all media types are supported on a single platform.
In terms of data protection, StorONE’s S1 architecture accelerates drive rebuild times, replaces dedicated hot spares with their abstracted system based balanced resource utilization model which offers more granular resiliency levels. In addition, S1aaS also provides unlimited, nestable, writeable, and persistent snapshots based on patented algorithms guaranteeing zero performance impact.
“Advanced storage solutions like this require high-performance, programmable and intelligent networks,” said Motti Beck, Senior Director Enterprise Market Development, at Mellanox. “The combination of StorONE’s S1 software and Mellanox Ethernet Storage Fabric solutions eliminate the traditional bottlenecks that have been associated with server to storage communication and supports critical storage features, which improves date center efficiency and ensures the best user experience available.”
(S1aaS) starts at $999 per month for an 18-terabyte all-flash array that delivers up to 150,000 IOPS. Customers may cancel or modify their plan with a simple thirty-day notice.
The solution is intended to drive a new level of storage economics and resource utilization while preventing storage media from becoming a performance bottleneck through the use of high-performance SAS and NVMe flash drives.