Exablox’s cloud managed, scale-out, object-based storage appliance solves businesses’ common storage pain points: complicated installation, cumbersome storage management, lack of data security and forklift upgrades. Without the shackles of a legacy storage architecture, Exablox’s clean sheet approach combines the CIFS/SMB accessible OneBlox appliance with OneSystem, an elegant multi-tenant cloud-based management service.
Instead of attempting to retrofit the solution into a legacy scale-up architecture, OneBlox employs a scale-out architecture and introduces the concept of a ring, a number of OneBlox appliances or nodes presenting a single global file system. A ring may consist of one or multiple OneBlox, scaling from a few TBs to nearly 200TBs. The OneBlox architecture enables organizations to start with a single node and add additional OneBlox that join the ring automatically and non-disruptively–supporting the growth of your business.
Bring your own drives
No RAID, no LUNs, no volumes. OneBlox delivers the flexibility for organizations to mix-and-match drive types (SATA, SAS, SSD) and capacity within the same OneBlox and within a ring. Use exactly the capacity your organization needs from the beginning and then add any drive at any time and OneBlox automatically pools the storage within the same global file system. No disruption to applications or users. No configuration settings to complete. No mouse clicks. No command line entries. No storage PhD required. Combined with OneBlox’s powerful inline deduplication, storage waste is minimized and organizations are able to maximize primary storage utilization.
Exablox OneBlox Pricing and Availability
OneBlox is currently available to select businesses with pricing beginning at under $10,000 for a 32TB solution and under $40,000 for a replicated four-node 64TB disaster recovery solution. OneBlox will be generally available in the 1H 2013 and sold exclusively through authorized Exablox partners.