Our customer (a Fortune 500 company) is a leader in services oriented storage software solutions. They develop and distribute complete storage solutions for enterprises of all sizes.
Typical challenges faced in storage management are:
|Efficient Storage Provisioning and Storage Management – Simplified and unified storage provisioning to support applications and change management (grow/shrink) without application down-times.|
|Protect Data from corruptions and attacks.|
|Integration between Application and Storage – Achieve end-to-end seamless integration between application and storage and build integration between SnapShot and multiple enterprise apps.|
Calsoft helped them by developing a SnapShot. This is an OS Independent / Unified Snapshot Solution. This provides a unified Snapshoting mechanism for SAN / NAS arrays and has consistent snapshot interface across different OS. This supports both Volume and File Snapshots’ and provides a Generic API.Snapshot solution provides – Snapshot Management, Provisioning and Multi-Application integration capability. In Snapshot management it maps LUNs / Snapshots to Host and Off-Host and performs Snapshot replication. In provisioning it performs management of back-end storage such as:
- Backend storage Aggregation / Creation / Deletion / Growth
- Building Logical Objects (Volumes, LUNs)
- RAID configuration
Calsoft’s other major contribution are
- Extending the support for other applications such as: Oracle Database with RAC support, SAP, VMware, Hyper-V, etc.
- Supporting Windows, UNIX and LINUX OS
Unified SnapShot Solution enabled storage ISVs to –