Openfiler converts an industry standard x86/64 architecture system into a full-fledged NAS/SAN appliance or IP storage gateway and provides storage administrators with a powerful tool to cope with burgeoning storage needs. Building upon the popularity of server virtualization technologies such as VMware, Virtual Iron, and Xen, Openfiler can also be deployed as a virtual machine instance. This deployment flexibility of Openfiler ensures that storage administrators are able to make the best use of system performance and storage capacity resources when allocating and managing networked storage in a multi-platform environment.
Openfiler addresses all the key data storage concerns
Reliability
Openfiler supports both software and hardware RAID with monitoring and alert facilities; volume snapshot and recovery
Availability
Openfiler supports active/passive high availability clustering and block level replication
Scalability
File system scalability to 60TB+, online file system and volume growth support
Openfiler is usually used in following area
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  • IP Storage Gateway
  • Disk-to-disk Backup
  • Video Surveillance
  • Oracle 10g raw volume
  • Virtual Machine migration
  • Continuous Data Protection
  • Heterogeneous File Sharing
  • Exchange Server backend
  • Virtual Machine storage backend
  • Network User home directories
  • Virtual Machine migration
  • Media archiving