L-Store provides an extremely flexible framework that can adapt to your needs not just today but as they evolve. It’s plugin based architecture allows even more flexibility.
Entry Level System – L-Store can evolve based on your needs. The entry level L-Store solution is comprised of a single L-Server for handling metadata operations coupled with a single storage depot appliance. L-Store can then be natively mounted on Linux based systems and all operating systems can access data using the LIO command line tools.
NFS & CIFS Support – L-Store accepts a NAS head to export data natively to NFS & CIFS clients.
Commercial Backup Support – L-Store is fully integrated with the True incremental Backup System for automated backup of defined L-Store storage to TiBS backup servers.
Data Assurance & High Availability – Aditional L-Servers can be added as auxillary metadata servers introducing redundancy for directory services. Additional L-Store Archive and NAS Depots can also be deployed to permit data to be distributed accross multiple appliances and locations providing greater uptime and durability.
Synchronous and Lazy Replication Options – L-Severs can be placed in geographically diverse locations. Data can be synchronously replicated among locations or high availability applications. In addition, L-Servers can facilitate faster access to data in geographically remote regions by employing lazy-replication features to local depots.
Archive Storage – L-Store archive appliances can ingest data from foreign storage platforms and archive it into L-Store. When integrated with the True incremental Backup System, L-Store archive appliances can extend storage capabilites to Robotic Tape Library Systems from virtually any manufacturer. File lookup databases are simultaneously available in both TiBS and L-Store systems.
Mountable Archive – Users can mount the L-Store archive locally as a read-only file system without having to do a transfer back to local storage.
Transparent Migration Capabilities – Transparent migration capabilities for data is available in L-Store due to the separation of name and metadata services from the file service. Files can be replicated and moved across NAS and Archive appliances without the users needing to know specific mount points.
Location Independence of L-Store Data – File data can be located anywhere in the fabric or in multiple locations simultaneously.