100% software-defined HCI solution
Designed to run on x86 servers. Easy to deploy, maintain and scale.
Distributed block storage proven by production use cases
Home-grown distributed block storage service adopted by leaders, deployed and run in various production environments.
Flexibility in hypervisor choice
No hypervisor lock-in. The built-in virtualization solution is free and feature-rich. VMware and Citrix are also supported.
Inclusive HCL and friendly eco-system
Compatible with mainstream x86 commodity servers and components. Joint solutions are tailored and validated with major vendors of data protection, security, cloud platforms, and container management.
High performance with low resource consumption
The unique storage system design and optimization make SMTX OS consume fewer resources than traditional architectures.
Intelligent operation and maintenance
Machine learning-powered resource usage forecast and VM resource optimization suggestions.
SMTX OS 4.0
Powerful built-in virtualization ready for production applications. Or use popular VMware/Citrix virtualization solutions but without the expensive hypervisor lock-in.
Simple VM operations
One-click creation and batch operations make VM life cycle management easy and efficient. Deleting a resource is safeguarded with double confirmation.
VM high availability
Protect mission-critical VMs with HA so your business is not compromised when host/network failure occurs.
Accelerate app delivery by batch creation of VMs with VM templates.
Create VM snapshots and roll back VMs in seconds. Automatically take snapshots at planned intervals.
Smart VM placement and placement group
Automatically place VMs according to host resource usage and availability zone settings. Apply defined placement rules to VM groups to avoid license restrictions or to meet HA requirements, and so on.
Optimized I/O path
Software-defined approach to enhance per VM I/O data path, providing superior network and storage performance
Storage policies for VMs / volumes
Set thick or thin provisioning and replication factors to virtual volumes or VMs.
Enhance the performance, reliability and flexibility of vSphere, XenServer or Kubernetes with SMTX OS. Manage your VMware VMs without leaving the SMTX OS Web Console.
Enterprise-grade distributed block storage guarantees a high-performance, stable, reliable virtualized environment.
Flexible replication factor and provisioning policy
Choose thin/thick provisioning and flexible data redundancy level (RF1/2/3) based on your needs.
Auto-tiering of cold and hot data
Cold data is flushed down automatically to the HDD tier while hot data is kept in cache on the SSD tier for best performance.
Topology-aware data placement
Placing data across different blocks or racks minimizes risks of failures.
Intelligent data migration
Data is dynamically balanced in the cluster, and data rebalancing automatically follows the cluster expansion. The data migration rate is auto-tuned to minimize the impact on your business, or you can set a static rate.
Automatic data recovery
In the event of a disk/node failure, the compromised data is recovered using the free space of multiple nodes so the data redundancy is maintained. The data recovery rate can also be auto-tuned or static.
Silent data error detection (block checksum)
On every read, data is checked for integrity to detect and fix any possible silent corruption.
Support for all-flash storage for enterprise workloads that require the highest performance
Generic block storage
External clients can access the high-performance block storage through iSCSI protocol. You can use CHAP username and password for initiator / mutual authentication.
With SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations, you can deploy Windows Failover Cluster, Windows Failover Clustering with SQL Server and so on.
Use the Kubernetes CSI driver to provide persistent storage services to Kubernetes via iSCSI.
Meet your data protection needs at all levels with asynchronous/synchronous backup/ disaster recovery solutions.
Deploy a stretched cluster of two availability zones that are synchronized in real time. When the preferred availability zone fails, MultiActive Cluster provides business recovery with RPO=0 and RTO of minutes.
Cross-cluster backup topologies are flexible and bi-directional, along with one-click recovery from remote backups, provides data protection with RPO ≥ 1 hour. Incremental data between backups are automatically compressed before transmitted to remote sites.
Operation and maintenance
Single pane of management provides end-to-end visibility, combined with rich monitoring data and intuitive presentation, simplifies operation and maintenance tasks.
Comprehensive monitoring and analysis
Monitor the health, performance, and so on of the cluster software/hardware. Gain insights into the system status through intuitive data visualization such as Top N charts or user-defined charts.
Alerts cover hardware, services, VM, resource usage. Alerts can be added by customization.
GUI-based installation and deployment
Guided workflow saves deployment time and reduces errors.
Non-disruptively add a node or hard disks to a cluster within 10 minutes.
Automatic topology awareness on specific models makes the brick and disk layout transparent, simplifying operation and maintenance.
Upgrade the cluster software with just one click on the graphic user interface. The upgrade process automatically performs pre-check and shows progress.
Resource usage forecast
With a detailed usage forecast graph based on automatic learning of the cluster operation data, you’ll be fully aware of your future needs and any potential bottlenecks. Workload simulation and resource reservation further increase the accuracy of your expansion plan.
VM resource optimization
Review VMs of four consumption types that might need resource optimization and then take further actions. You can adjust the filtering criteria to your needs.
SMTX VM Tools
Install VM Tools for SMTX VM Service platform to monitor the guest OS details and to better maintain the cluster.
A highly efficient enterprise product UI with consumer-grade UX.
Modern and easy-to-use interface
Excellent UX helps IT managers, O&M personnel, or end users of the business accomplish their goals more efficiently.
One unified management console to view and manage multiple clusters, eliminating the need to log on multiple consoles.
Get direct and intuitive knowledge of complex information from cluster overview, hardware topology, VM placement, monitoring and analysis metrics, and so on.
Heterogeneous hardware platform
Mainstream hardware platforms
The hardware compatibility list has covered mainstream x86 servers and components, giving users the choices and flexibility.
Support for heterogeneous cluster that includes x86 servers of different brands and models avoids hardware vendor lock-in.