OpenDrives debuts Atlas 2.1, new software & single interface storage control

Editorial Type: News Date: 10-2020 Views: 813 Tags: Storage, Software, Infrastructure, Scale-out, OpenDrives, Atlas 2.1
Features drive scalability, operational management, performance analytics, and service availability

OpenDrives has announced the availability of Atlas 2.1, the next version of its software platform and file system that powers all OpenDrives storage solutions. Atlas 2.1 enables a scale-out storage architecture to accelerate performance, power, and flexibility of OpenDrives’ storage lineup, including the recently released Ultra Hardware series. Customers are now able to overcome significant constraints within key functional areas, such as scalability, operational management, performance analytics, and service availability.

"Many people think of storage as purely hardware. While it underpins the processes and interconnections within a storage solution, it’s the software that drives true performance," said Sean Lee, Chief Product and Strategy Officer at OpenDrives. "Debuting Atlas 2.1 is a significant step towards more fully software-defined storage solutions. We’re proud to reach this milestone, scaling OpenDrives as a boutique hardware company to provide enterprise-grade customers with software that, for the first time, provides customers with the infrastructure they need to enable performance scale-out storage capabilities."

Atlas 2.1 includes features that allow companies to massively scale outward while maintaining scale-up performance. These features include: storage clustering, distributed file systems, containerisation, conditional automation, centralised management and visibility, cloud storage support, and high-availability.

"Most storage solutions are dependent on the performance of the infrastructure," said Lee. "If a network or workstation was poorly configured, for example, these conditions would impact the performance of the storage. OpenDrives is solving for this with advanced software features, such as containerisation, that eliminates unnecessary 'middle-man' components and bypasses bottlenecks."