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Adaptec® Smart Storage Offering is First to Include Open Source Toolkit for Managing Data Center Storage. Availability of open source tools for market-leading OpenStack cloud management software simplifies configuration, deployment and management of storage resources.

Public and private cloud infrastructure suppliers are turning to open-source tools to simplify the configuration, deployment and management of their server storage platforms. Until now, companies were faced with the challenge of creating their own tools to manage their storage adapters and embedded solutions for these platforms. Microchip is the first to address this need by offering production-ready open source tools for managing its Adaptec® Smart Storage HBA, SmartHBA and SmartRAID offerings in OpenStack data centers.

By investing in and offering readily deployable open source tools and plug-ins, Microchip removes complexity for customers that are connecting storage resources to its Adaptec lineup of storage controller solutions in heterogeneous data centers powered by OpenStack. The prequalified and tested Adaptec Smart Storage tools are scalable and customizable, simplifying management of large networks of cloud servers within enterprise-class infrastructures.

Features

The Adaptec Smart Storage OpenStack tools include three components:

1) a plug-in for Metal as a Service (MaaS), a bare-metal deployment tool from cloud industry leader and Ubuntu creator Canonical Ltd.;

2) a scripted service formula, or “charm”, created with Canonical’s Juju modelling tool that allows users to remotely deploy Adaptec ARCCONF in any type of cloud environment so the adapters and attached devices can be configured and managed remotely using the Juju dashboard; and

3) a plug-in for the OpenStack Horizon Graphical User Interface (GUI) that allows users to discover, configure and conveniently manage both Adaptec Smart Storage standard adapters and custom embedded solutions.


Target applications

  • Large networks of cloud servers within enterprise-class infrastructures


 

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