NAS Cluster integrates Network File System (NFS) protocol functionality with a symmetric cluster file system, high-availability services and cluster and storage management capabilities. The product aggregates up to 16 Linux and Intel-based servers for high-performance, fault-tolerant file serving across a storage area network (SAN).
Each of these 16 servers is an active file server and contributes compute, storage and network bandwidth to the overall system, creating a highly scalable, high-performance network attached storage (NAS) by enabling servers and storage to be managed as one.
File-serving performance is important for applications that must process many files in parallel or large data sets in sequence, such as energy, biosciences, video production and other intensive data-processing activities, Polyserve said in a statement.
The PolyServe NAS Cluster solution for Linux is available immediately and costs $3,500 per processor.