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Start-up Cloud Vendor ParaScale launches Cloud Storage Beta Trial

ParaScale Cloud Storage Software

Instead of implementing a strategy where every node knows everything about every action, the ParaScale architecture leverages central metadata control servers that are out of the data path. This centralization provides many benefits and enables new levels of scalability as storage nodes can focus on serving read and write requests without needing confirmation from peers. Mixing and matching of heterogeneous commodity hardware gives users the ability to expand when necessary based on current economies of scale while providing perpetual data availability.

ParaScale is full featured cloud storage software with key differences from existing clustered NAS solutions that have been designed typically for supercomputing applications. Key differentiating highlights include:

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Asymmetric architecture with central metadata control servers that are out of the data path
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Highly available control nodes with real-time metadata sharing and automatic failover;for high-performance computing;
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Massively scalable as storage nodes can focus on serving read and write requests without needing confirmation from peers, a key difference versus existing NAS clusters
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Support for heterogeneous commodity hardware with different performance and capacity profiles in a single cloud; and
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The ability to expand/upgrade the cloud when necessary over decades based on current economies of scale while providing perpetual data availability

“The trial will demonstrate for customers how ParaScale software can be used to cobble together standard servers from multiple vendors, including older servers that are ready to be decommissioned, into a self-managing cloud, adding capacity and removing nodes on the fly,” said Cameron Bahar, CTO and co-founder, ParaScale, Inc “For the first time, end-users and service providers can download software off the web, and have a scale-out NAS solution ready to store data in under an hour.”


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