QuantaStor 5.8 Released with Automated Reporting, Zero-Touch Maintenance, and Single Sign-On with LDAP

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The QuantaStor 5.8 release includes new automation features around zero-touch maintenance, single sign-on security features, and new automated reporting capabilities for monitoring storage grids and grid health.

QuantaStor’s security system has been enhanced to support single sign-on authentication of management users via Active Directory and OpenLDAP.

"With the release of QuantaStor 5.8, OSNEXUS continues to focus on features that bring the public cloud ease-of-use and ease-of-maintenance to the private cloud for utility-grade storage," said Steven Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS.

OSNEXUS, the leading developer of grid-scale software-defined storage solutions, today announced the newest version of its QuantaStor platform (v5.8). QuantaStor 5.8 includes new automation features around zero-touch maintenance, single sign-on security features, and automated reporting capabilities for monitoring storage grids and grid health.

"With the release of QuantaStor 5.8, OSNEXUS continues to focus on features that bring the public cloud ease-of-use and ease-of-maintenance to the private cloud for utility-grade storage," said Steven Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. “Simplifying storage management has been our main goal with QuantaStor since the beginning and we are happy to further that with this release.”

QuantaStor 5.8 Highlights

Zero-Touch Maintenance - QuantaStor now fully automates the management operations to bring a system to full health after replacing bad media. This feature is especially important for rack-scale and multi-rack configurations because media replacement is more common due to simple factors of scale. Zero-touch maintenance covers both scale-out and scale-up storage pools and QuantaStor’s alerting system automatically notifies IT staff when auto-healing starts and is completed.

Automated Reporting for System Health & Maintenance - Users can now schedule reports to be sent to IT staff automatically, providing a comprehensive summary of storage grid health and storage capacity usage. Reports may be received via email or generated directly using the QuantaStor CLI and QuantaStor REST APIs.

Single Sign-On with LDAP & Active Directory - QuantaStor’s security system has been enhanced to support single sign-on authentication of management users via Active Directory and OpenLDAP. This greatly simplifies security enforcement for large organizations and eliminates the complexity of having to manage multiple passwords for IT staff.

Block Device Copy - QuantaStor now includes a Block Device Copy feature to assist organizations with copying 3rd party iSCSI and FC devices (LUNs) to and from QuantaStor systems. This enables organizations to migrate their data to/from 3rd party SANs to QuantaStor block or file storage. It also enables one to copy LUNs directly from one 3rd party SAN to another 3rd party SAN using QuantaStor systems as a pure data mover.

To learn more or to download a free trial of QuantaStor, visit osnexus.com.

About OSNEXUS

Founded in 2010, OSNEXUS enables organizations to manage their storage as composable infrastructure with its QuantaStor™ industry-leading Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform. The QuantaStor platform provides scale-out file, block, and object storage on commodity hardware as an easy-to-manage storage grid solution.

QuantaStor, deployed by Fortune 500 companies and major research institutions, addresses a broad set of storage use cases ranging from backup & archive, HPC, big data, cloud computing, virtualization, and high-performance applications through its scale-out grid architecture.

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