Open Source Storage debuts compact Z1C platform to offer flexible storage and consultative services
#OpenSourceStorage announced Wednesday its new, compact Z1C platform and open source storage solution designed to help customers launch or evolve any storage environment flexibly and cost effectively at an SMB price point. Consisting of industry standard commodity x86 hardware integrated with an open-source software stack, the #Z1C platform is a Unified Software Defined storage appliance featuring the Zettabyte File System ( #ZFS ) that delivers scalability and reliability with enterprise-level support and professional services hosted by Open Source Storage. The Z1C comes in two configurations: 11TB or 16TB usable in a high-performance RAID10 configuration with read and write cache. The Z1C is a 3U dual-node highly-available appliance with a shared backplane. The product is ideal for database or hypervisor storage as it provides sub-ms latency writes and around 10,000 4K IOPS in a mixed workload environment. The Z1C is the “compact” version of the Z1. The Z1 is a more flexible and modular appliance that can handle petabytes of data, where the Z1C is an entry-level “cluster in a box” appliance. Both the Z1 and Z1C are storage solutions for tier 1 highly-available storage environments where data integrity is crucial. The Z1C comes as a single 3U system that hosts two controller nodes with shared storage; highly-available storage for database and hypervisor hosts; offers ideal file system for data integrity (ZFS); includes hybrid storage such as HDD and SSD; provides low-latency write requests; and meets high IOPS demands for database and hypervisors.