The new release of Sanbolic's advanced clustered file system, Melio 2009 R2, is now available as a beta product and offers improved performance, better scalability, and new options for data protection. This product incorporates several new components designed for customers who will use Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V for IT
consolidation, business continuity and datacenter optimization projects.
The new lock architecture in the file system adds the ability to support very large numbers of virtual machine hosts accessing virtual machine files on a shared SAN volume with near raw disk performance. Distributed snapshot capability allows snapshots to be created from any host server, and is compatible with any backup software using a standard volume shadow copy service (VSS) client.
One of the largest complaints that I've had, and that I've heard is the lack of Integration that Microsoft has with storage. But I really don't think Microsoft wants to get into the nitty-gritty business of satisfying every need for every company, this is what they have always used third party products to accomplish. It simply goes to show that Microsoft is getting exactly what they want, Third Party integration and community support. With the release of Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V and Melio 2009 R2, you can bet that the virtualization community will be shifting focus very quickly.
Melio 2009 R2 beta and Sanbolic's LaScala clustered volume manager can be used with any physical or virtual Windows Server, and is available as a 120-day evaluation version for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V release candidate at http://www.sanbolic.com/
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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