Understanding how storage systems scale matters. It means the difference between getting trapped when managing independent storage silos and having the flexibility to adapt to any workload demand.
SolidFire’s scale-out storage platform expands storage clusters through the addition of nodes, each instantly expanding the capacity and performance of the system -- no controller upgrades necessary. Simply add new nodes as your business and application demands dictate.
Nothing to migrate, no interruptions, no settings to change.
Add or subtract nodes to see the gains
Imagine a storage system that never requires a full-scale generational upgrade.
With SolidFire, forklift upgrades are a thing of the past. Simply add new nodes with more capacity and performance into an established cluster, while old nodes are removed and retired.
Expanding a SolidFire system never requires rebalancing, restriping, or volume reallocation. You simply add 1U storage nodes to an established cluster — all without disrupting service or compromising volume - level Quality of Service (QoS) settings.
As nodes are added to a cluster, each delivers an exact amount of additional performance and capacity for a predictable pattern of linear scalability. Data is automatically redistributed in the background across all nodes in the cluster, maintaining perfect balance as the system grows.
Add or subtract nodes to see data automatically rebalance
With SolidFire’s scale-out architecture, you simply manage flexible pools of capacity and performance, eliminating storage islands and the need to deploy different architectures for different workloads.
“With mixed-node support, SolidFire has eradicated the concept of “generational” or “forklift upgrades” common with traditional disk and other all-flash storage systems.”
- Christian Dawson, COO, ServInt
Start with exactly what you require and scale your storage infrastructure over time with the confidence of the industry's most comprehensive platform compatibility.
Mix, match, and add new nodes as demand dictates
Make new performance and capacity resources instantly available to all volumes
Add and remove nodes from production clusters without downtime