VMworld 2011: Storage Products Take Center Stage


Cleversafe: Improving Storage Slices In Cloud Environments

Cleversafe used VMworld 2011 to unveil version 2.5 of the Cleversafe Dispersed Storage technology, which stores data by slicing it up into several slices and distributing the slices across multiple storage nodes. The Chicago-based company's software now proactively migrates active slices from a failing hard drive in order to shorten rebuild times, and performs additional diagnostic and recovery operations on troubled drives in the system. The new release also supports named objects, and is fully compatible with Amazon’s S3 interface. The software is also now available as a virtual appliance to improve scalability and re-purpose legacy storage hardware



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