StorPool enables so called “converged deployments”, i.e. using the same servers for both storage and compute, therefore making it possible to have a single standard “building block” for the datacenter and slashing costs. An extension to this concept is having a tight integration of the software layers running on this converged infrastructure – hypervisor, cloud management, etc – known as “hyper-convergence” or “hyper-converged” infrastructure.
To start using StorPool you will just need 3 servers with the basic installation of one of the StorPool supported operating systems. Immediately after installing StorPool you are now ready to start using the system, create volumes, file systems and virtual machines on top. More Info »
You can seamlessly scale the whole cluster by simply adding more drives or servers. This will expand both capacity and performance. The expansion of volumes and file systems on top of StorPool happens online, without stopping the service itself. The updates for StorPool are also carried out online, without any interruption to your services, which simply continue running on top.
StorPool is a very powerful software defined storage system and has advanced storage features including thin provisioning, data integrity, snapshots and clones, Quality of Service (QoS), self-healing, load balancing and others.