The Kinetic Open Storage is dedicated to creating an open standard around Ethernet-enabled, key/value kinetic devices. According to Seagate, Kinetic Open Storage is a revolutionary object-based storage platform that breaks from block and file architectures. Designed for unstructured cloud data, the Kinetic medias reduce TCO by up to 50% and simplifies the software stack, boosting performance up to 4×.
While keeping all the key features of OpenIO Object Storage, such as built-in tiering, never rebalance, erasure coding, geo-replication, and without modifying the internals of the core solution, OpenIO leverages easily and efficiently all the benefits of Kinetic drives.
“OpenIO’s unique storage solution represents an innovative approach for customers, and is a great fit for the Kinetic Open Storage Project. While providing flexible object or file based interface options, they offer tailored business additions for video, email, or enterprise deployments, offering even more value to customers.”David Burks, Director, Enterprise Product Strategy at Seagate Technology & Chairman, Kinetic Open Storage Project, Linux Foundation.
From high-end storage arrays, the industry has evolved to commodity x86 servers to efficiently reach petabyte scale. Kinetic Open Storage is an evolutionary step that will enable finer grained scalability for even larger platforms. OpenIO embraces the idea of reducing overhead drive costs by presenting them directly on the network. It drastically simplifies the software and hardware stack, and reduces the management complexity of the storage platform. The OpenIO technology and Kinetic Open Storage combined replace the usual x86 servers in the data center.
OpenIO is among the very few object storage vendors that are able to cope with thousands of nodes in one single platform. Each Kinetic drive is managed as an OpenIO node, reflecting Seagate’s vision while designing the Kinetic technology. At Petabyte scale and more, this order of magnitude in terms of number of drives is easily reached.
About the Kinetic Open Storage Project
The Kinetic Open Storage, a Linux Foundation project, is dedicated to creating an open standard around Ethernet-enabled, key/value kinetic devices. The architecture is inspired by the scale-out data center in which Ethernet and Linux are ubiquitous, open source software reduces barriers to entry, and hardware is becoming commoditized. Project members include Cisco, Cleversafe, Dell, Digital Sense, EMC, Exablox, Huawei, NetApp, OpenIO, Red Hat, Scality, Seagate, SwiftStack, Toshiba and Western Digital.