100% software-defined HCI software
Designed to run on x86 servers. Easy to deploy, maintain and scale.
Distributed block storage proven by production use cases
Homegrown distributed block storage adopted by leaders, deployed and run in various production environments.
Flexibility in hypervisor choice
No vendor lock-in. The built-in virtualization platform is free and feature-rich. VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer are also in the support list.
Hardware compatibility and friendly eco-system
Compatible with mainstream x86 commodity servers and components. Joint solutions are collaborated 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 to consume fewer resources than traditional architectures.
Intelligent operations and maintenance
Machine learning-based resource usage forecast and VM resource diagnosis and optimization.
SMTX OS 4.0
Powerful built-in virtualization services ready for production applications. Also can be worked with popular VMware / Citrix virtualization solutions without vendor 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
Protects mission-critical VMs with HA architecture to keep your business continuously when the host / network failure occurs.
Accelerates application systems deployment and reduces the usage of storage capacity by VM batch creation with VM template.
The processes of snapshot creation and roll back in seconds. Supports for scheduling snapshot by snapshot plan.
Smart VM placement and placement group
The virtual machines are placed automatically based on resource usage and the policy of availability zone, also related to the user-defined policy of VM placement group to meet requirements such as access rule or high availability.
Optimized I/O data path
Software-defined approach to enhance per VM I/O data path, providing superior network and storage performance.
Volume level data storage policies
Set the provisioning and replica policies based on the granularity of virtual volumes or virtual machines.
SMTX OS can connect with platforms such as vSphere and XenServer to provide a flexible, stable and high performance solutions, and also vSphere clusters work with SMTX OS can be centralized managed by vCenter.
SmartX homegrown enterprise-grade distributed block storage guarantees a high-performance, stable, reliable for virtualized environment.
Flexible replication factors and provisioning policies
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 allocation
Allocating data across different bricks 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.
Automated 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 corruption 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.
Support for 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 application services 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.
Operations 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 friendly 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 GUI management console. 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 increase the accuracy of your expansion plan.
VM resource optimization
Proposes optimization tips for virtual machines with unreasonable resource usage. Provides 4 types of optimization suggestions with customize the filter conditions.
SMTX VM Tools
Install VM Tools for SMTX VM Service platform to monitor the guest OS details and to better maintenance.
A highly efficient enterprise product UI with consumer-grade user experience.
Modern and easy-to-use interface
Excellent user experience helps IT managers, O&M personnel, or end users of the business application accomplish their goals more efficiently.
Users one unified management console to view and manage multiple clusters.
Gets 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.