Benefits of the VMware-Ready Qsan P600Q RAID system include:
• Improves storage performance by integrating with supported hardware through the latest version of VMware vSphere.
• Offloads server and network loading by reducing the redundant IO paths, overheads and server CPU cycles without impact on storage performance.
• Speeds up provisioning of new virtual machines, such as moving a VM, starting it, creating a new VM from a template, taking snapshots or even stopping a VM.
• Increases VM density through improved scalability and reliability.
“Now supporting vSphere 5 and VAAI, P600Q offers greater interoperability with new virtualisation features including native integration with supported hardware and eliminates data flow with less need for VMFS to use storage from the storage pool,” said Daniel Lin, Sales Director at Qsan. “This is really valuable to our customers especially when virtualisation and storage integration are so critical in VM deployments. What’s more, Qsan provides this additional functionality at no additional cost to customers.”
Qsan’s P600Q is a 10GbE iSCSI, 6G SAS high-performance IP SAN system. The fully redundant and hot-pluggable design makes this iSCSI RAID array a high-availability system ideal for industries processing huge amounts of random access data. The P600Q includes QiSOE (Qsan Hardware iSCSI offload engine) as well as QReplica for remote replication and QThin for thin provisioning. It also offers two connector options: GBIC and SFP+ cable plus RJ45 and Cat6A cable. In addition to VMware, P600Q also supports Citrix and Hyper-V.