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Symantec Unveils FileStore

Created: 24 Nov 2009 • Updated: 18 Aug 2010 | 2 comments
jjesse's picture
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Haven't dug much into FileStore, a new cloud based product from Symantec, but apparently it has been released to the public.  Anyone know anything about?

From the artilce: "FileStore is comprised of software-based appliances that run on commodity x86 server nodes and talk to clients using CIFS, FTP, HTTP or NFS. On the back-end, the FileStore nodes aggregate existing Fibre Channel and iSCSI SANs and JBODs as a shared storage pool. A FileStore system can scale up to 16 nodes and 2PB of total capacity."

Also more from the article: "The company is currently using FileStore to manage its own cloud services, with more than 40PB of online storage for more than 9 million users"

Don't know exactly what is going on, but you can find out more on the official site

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Kimberley's picture

You may want to check out the technical article "Symantec FileStore: Introduction to Scalable NAS for the Enterprise" that's available from:

Also, there's an introductory video "Maximizing Your NAS Services with FileStore (formerly Scalable File Server)" by Colin Davition, Group Manager, that you may find helpful:

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teiva-boy's picture

 A soft appliance, allowing you to turn commodity server and storage into one big honking NAS.  It can scale to 16 nodes in a cluster, up to 2PB's of data, and billions of files, and volumes up to 256TB in size.

It's built on a number of existing Symantec/Veritas technologies like CFS, VVR, VxFS, VxVM, and  more..  Best of all, there are some other things built into it that are uncommon to be included and are a nice touch...  AV scanning, HSM, iSCSI support (I think) and a built-in Netbackup client.

Gone are the traditional NAS vendors and big iron..  This is an interesting solution.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."