Qsan All Systems Achieve VMware vSphere 6.0 Certification

Mar 25 , 2015
Taipei, Taiwan, 25 March 2015 - Qsan Technology Inc, the professional network storage provider of iSCSI SAN, Fibre Channel SAN & Unified Storage, today announced that Qsan all products fully support VMware® vSphere 6.0 platform. With integration of the cutting-edge VAAI technologies, our SAN series offering both iSCSI and Fibre Channel interfaces and NAS unified storage series deliver even better performance and better efficiency in VMware virtual server environments.

The complete VAAI support can greatly offload IO from ESXi server to storage systems by reducing the redundant IO paths, overheads and server CPU cycles. In addition, there are tremendous performance and efficiency gains by better integration with hardware and the speeding up of provisioning new virtual machines. Also, the VAAI support significantly increases VM density by the improved scalability and reliability.
“Qsan has its complete product lines passed VMware vSphere 6.0 tests in the shortest time possible, in order to provide the latest and better security mechanism.” said Daniel Lin, Sales director at Qsan. “VMware vSphere 6.0 enhances data protection and replications, to ensure that customers have a better protection to avoid disasters occur in VMware virtualized environments.”

For more details about vSphere 6.0 enhancements, please refer to: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere/VMware-vSphere-Platform-Whats-New.pdf

Through integration with VAAI, VMware host is now able to pass the I/O processes that highly occupy CPU resources to the storage arrays connected at the backend and the system resource can be released for resources demanding VMs and applications on top of the VMs. Thus the performance of the storage array itself appears to be more and more important for handling the workloads passed from VMware host via VAAI instantly. Powered by Intel® Xeon CPU, AegisSAN LX offers outstanding IOPS and throughputs. With hardware RAID and QiSOE, the 6Gb/s SAS AegisSAN LX storage systems best meet the critical business requirements to process huge amounts of IO. 

Apart from the basic three options in VAAI: HW Assisted Locking, Full Copy and Block Zero, the latest firmware from Qsan also provides QThin (Qsan thin provision) feature so that the VAAI thin provisioning function has also been integrated
TrioNAS LX, Qsan's business-class unified storage, provides generic NAS data sharing across multiple platforms, as well as block device access possibility available from iSCSI/FC SAN units.  TrioNAS LX incorporate enterprise-level ZFS file systems to ensure data consistency and avoid the file system crashes which are common in many legacy Linux EXT4-based NAS solutions. Beside, all Qsan NAS products are now VMware Ready certified. Support for VAAI for block will begin to be available through various models and VAAI for NAS will also be supported in the near future to provide an even better integration between TrioNAS and VMware products.

Find all the Qsan models compatibility with VMware:
http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/vcl/result.php?search=Qsan&searchCategory=all

About Qsan Technology
Qsan Technology was founded in 2004 by a group of experienced engineers who wanted to build top-notch storage systems. With outstanding performance, completed data protection, and smart data management, Qsan’s storage systems will be the worldwide best without compromise.
Qsan storage solutions have been deployed globally and trusted by organizations’ businesses of all sizes and locations; furthermore, Qsan is a recognized global leader in the storage industry and the leading developer of data management and protection. Our customers can focus on building their business with award-winning data storage product lines combined with dedicated global service and support from Qsan Technology.
We first designed an iSCSI RAID controller. The resulting P100C was the first iSCSI RAID controller launched in 2005. In 2009, we launched P500Q, the first 10G iSCSI redundant RAID controller system. With QiSOE offload engine design, Qsan resolved the latency challenge for 10G iSCSI, and brought iSCSI to high availability applications. In 2012, Qsan received Computex Best Choice for U600Q TrioNAS LX storage systems. With completed product portfolio, including iSCSI, Fibre Channel, Hybrid SAN, NAS, and Unified storage systems, Qsan provides total and best price-performance solutions for SME.
Qsan is not just a storage vendor, but also a technology and design company with a focus on solution innovation. For more information, please visit: www.Qsan.com