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PolyServe Introduces Storage Clusters For Linux Datacenters

The clustering product aggregates up to 16 Linux and Intel-based servers for high-performance, fault-tolerant file serving across a storage area network.
PolyServe Inc. introduced a NAS clustering product for Linux data centers, the company said Monday.

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.