ATTO Adds illumos and Open Source Support for Celerity HBAs
ATTO Technology is now making illumos support available for their 32Gb and 16Gb Celerity host bus adapters, or HBAs, and supporting a number of open source projects improving data transfer and connectivity.
ATTO Celerity Gen 6 32Gb and 16Gb HBAs were developed to help deal with exponential data growth from applications such as high-performance computing and data warehousing, along with the proliferation of virtualized servers and flash arrays. The HBAs supply fast, redundant and highly available connectivity to Fibre Channel storage. Engineered to help manage latency for real-time applications, the ATTO Advanced Data Streaming system both accelerates and controls data transfers, resulting in very high, consistent performance and reliability.
Derived from the earlier OpenSolaris operating system, illumos is an entirely open community project to develop a reliable and scalable operating system. iIllumos distributions use ZFS, a combined file system and logical volume manager, making it useful in big data environments. As well as ZFS, illumos uses DTrace, a dynamic tracing framework for troubleshooting in real-time, and Solaris Zones for the implementation of operating system level virtualization. Illumos remains a viable platform for those seeking improved performance, observability, security and reliability – which would have to be most developers.
According to ATTO, adding illumos support for the Celerity 32Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs creates more options for software defined storage infrastructures as a way to both manage current complex storage challenges, and lay a foundation for all-flash data centres in the future.
ATTO 32Gb and 16Gb Celerity HBAs currently support NexentaStor, Nexenta’s flagship OpenSDS, and OpenIndiana OS distributions. NexentaStor is an OpenSolaris or, more recently, illumos distribution optimized for virtualization, storage area networks, network-attached storage and iSCSI or Fibre Channel applications employing the ZFS file system.
OpenSDS is an open source project community that works to address software-defined storage integration challenges, particularly in scale out cloud environments handling multiple storage platform providers. The OpenIndiana OS is another Unix operating system derived from OpenSolaris, that is also based on illumos. www.atto.com