OpenStack is a widely supported, open-source platform for public and private clouds. ProphetStor Federator SDS currently supports OpenStack, but has plans to support other leading platforms in the future such as CloudStack and VMware, among others.
ProphetStor Federator SDS provides a convenient way to plug storage into OpenStack without requiring vendor-specific storage drivers, thereby expanding the storage choices for IT decision makers. ProphetStor also provides Storage Hypervisor that offers advanced storage functionalities on standardized commodity hardware.
ProphetStor Federator SDS provides functions similar to comparable products such as separation of control and data planes, storage resource abstraction with virtual pools, and service catalogs for user self-provisioning. In addition, ProphetStor Federator SDS storage provisioning intelligently schedules storage based on storage capabilities, performance, and utilization. Federator is built on industry standards, with open APIs; Federator Storage API allows the development of third-party storage drivers for easy storage docking onto the Federator platform. Federator is fully integrated with OpenStack enabling software-defined storage the cloud platform.
ProphetStor Federator SDS discovers storage using vendor-specific techniques.
ProphetStor Federator SDS currently supports ProphetStor Storage Hypervisor, and iSCSI block storage from NetApp, Dell Equalogic, Nexenta, Ceph, and Falconstor.
ProphetStor Federator SDS provides:
- Discovery of storage resources that can be abstracted into virtual storage pools
- Classification of pools by performance, capabilities, and cost
- Self-service automated-provisioning through storage service offerings
No. Our priority is to provide a software-defined storage platform that storage vendors can easily integrate into OpenStack (and other) environments.
ProphetStor publishes the open Federator Storage API that developers can use to create adapters allowing third-party storage systems to plug into Federator. ProphetStor also provides customized development on-demand.
ProphetStor Storage Hypervisor converts commodity hardware into a storage server with enterprise-class storage features such as storage virtualization, disk pooling, snapshots, and rollback.
ProphetStor Federator SDS separates the data and control planes. Data plane HA is provided by individual storage systems. ProphetStor Federator SDS will support control plane HA in a future product release.
ProphetStor Federator SDS discovers the supported protocols and underlying storage of individual storage systems. Storage resources are then abstracted into virtual storage pools, classified according to block, file, and object types, and then automatically provisioned through storage service offerings. Federator supports object storage through OpenStack Swift and the Ceph RADOS Gateway using S3 and Swift APIs.
ProphetStor Federator SDS supports scale-out by design, as data paths connect application servers directly to storage systems without going through Federator. ProphetStor Federator SDS HA, which will be available in a future release, further provides control path scaling and availability.
ProphetStor Federator SDS does not support storage composition at this time.
Using ProphetStor Federator SDS, administrators can create service catalogs based on storage service offerings that address special storage IOPS requirements and storage pools.
Yes. Please contact our sales office for more information.
ProphetStor plans to offer support for BC/DR in the near future.
Cinder is a platform for connecting storage to OpenStack, whereby storage is provisioned manually. ProphetStor Federator SDS enhances Cinder by providing the intelligence to schedule provisioning automatically based on storage capabilities, performance, and utilization.
ProphetStor plans to open source functional modules of the product.
ProphetStor Federator SDS pricing and licensing is set by capacity. Please contact our sales office for more information.