Why Choose SMTX ZBS?
Reliable and Stable. The core of SMTX ZBS is developed independently by SmartX. It has been tested in production environments of the financial industry over a long period. Stability is guaranteed.
Excellent Performance. The full stack performance optimization brings high performance and low latency. The competitive performance has been verified by actual customer business.
Flexible and Open. SMTX ZBS can be delivered either as all-in-one appliance or as standalone software, and the latter supports mainstream server hardwares.
Simple and Agile. You can invest on-demand and expand online based on your business needs, starting with only three nodes.
Product Deployment Architecture
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Overview
Distributed Architecture. Eliminates the bottleneck of traditional controller architecture, fully makes use of the performance of new storage media, and improves system concurrency and elastic expansion capabilities.
Software Defined. Fully decoupled from server hardware, not only provides users with more flexible hardware choices, quick integration of the latest hardware technologies to improve the overall system capabilities, but also quickly adapts to new CPU architectures such as ARM to meet users' needs.
Storage Resource Pooling. Integrates system storage resources, achieves unified planning / expansion and use-on-demand, improves resource utilization, and reduces operation & maintenance costs.
Multi-Compute Platform Support. Supports compute platforms such as vSphere, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and physical appliances.
Product Features
Rich Features of Enterprise-Level High Availability
Data Block Checksum at Hard Disk Level
Deal with silent data corruption through data checksum.
Data Protection at Node Level and Automatic Data Recovery
Data protection is performed among nodes through a multi-replica mechanism; when a component or a node fails, the available space is automatically used, and concurrent data recovery starts among multiple nodes, ensuring that the data redundancy satisfies the expectations at all times.
Protection at Rack Level
Through rack topology configuration, the replicas are automatically placed on different racks to prevent the cluster from being inaccessible caused by power outage or failure of a single rack, further improving the storage reliability.
Snapshot Protection
By generating a snapshot for the storage, the data can be quickly restored to the state at the time when the snapshot was taken, ensuring data security.
Intelligent Recovery Policy of Business-First
On the premise of ensuring business I/O, adaptively adjust the speed of recovery or migration according to the system load.
Automatic Detection and Isolation of Abnormal Disks
The system automatically detects and isolates the abnormal disks, including unhealthy disks, sub-healthy disks, and disks with insufficient lifetime, etc., to reduce the impact on system performance and reduce the burden of operation & maintenance.
Agile Recovery Mechanism
During node upgrade or maintenance, the expected loss of replicas will not trigger data recovery, and the write requests during the offline period of the replicas will complete data recovery with a smaller granularity after the node is restored.
Outstanding Performance
Fully Distributed Architecture
The distributed architecture eliminates controller bottlenecks, and the concurrent performance increases linearly with the number of nodes.
Automatic Tiering of Hot and Cold Data
Cold data automatically sinks to HDD, and hot data remains in the cache layer, fully making use of the advantages of SSD hardware and further improving performance.
All-Flash Support
Supports all-flash storage environments to fully meet enterprises' needs for high-performance scenarios.
Proprietary File System Based on Bare Metal Devices
A file system is directly built on bare devices, more suitable for accessing high-performance block storage, avoiding the overhead of the existing Linux file system.
High-Performance I/O Link
Provides high-bandwidth, low-latency block storage services for the compute platforms such as VMware ESXi and Linux through the NVMe-oF protocol.
High-Performance Data Transmission
The data is exchanged between cluster nodes through the RDMA protocol, effectively increasing the cluster throughput and reducing the latency.
Persistent Memory
Accelerate ZBS read/write operations with Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory.
Expand on Demand
Powerful Expansion Capability
Starting with 3 nodes, the capacity and performance can be easily expanded online in a single storage pool.
Intelligent Data Migration
Dynamically balance the data distribution within the cluster, and quickly restore the balance of data distribution after storage capacity expansion.
Intelligent Replica Provision
According to the load status of the cluster capacity, the replicas are dynamically adjusted according to the principles of local-first, topological security, localized provision, and capacity balance, to achieve a balance of high performance and high reliability.
Simple Intelligent Operation & Maintenance
SMTX ZBS uses CloudTower for operation & maintenance management, which provides a unified management portal and overview for multiple clusters, and realizes comprehensive monitoring and alerts.
Learn about CloudTower
Learn about CloudTower