SolidFire All-Flash Array Software

Element OS transforms the data center, addressing all five key storage requirements for accelerating IT service delivery.

Agile data centers around the world run on SolidFire Element OS, the storage operating system of the next-generation data center. Included on every SF Series Appliance, Element OS provides all the features you demand from primary storage—total reliability, all-flash performance, end-to-end security, a simple user interface, and more—plus all five criteria for delivering agile, predictable storage performance.

Scale-out
Grow with your business demands by seamlessly and granularly adding capacity and performance for each new business need.
  • Deploy 10s of TBs to multiple PBs
  • Scale without disruptions or downtime
  • Mix nodes—size or network protocol—in the same cluster
Guaranteed performance
Optimize your infrastructure by managing performance independent of capacity for complete control of utilization performance.
  • Guarantee performance to every volume
  • Manage performance in real time
  • Use fine-grain Quality of Service settings
Automated management
Set your infrastructure to automatic and respond to business demands rapidly with on-the-fly adjustments.
  • Provision instantly and balance loads automatically
  • Utilize a comprehensive API
  • Upgrade regularly and with no interruptions
Data assurance
Consolidate with confidence using SolidFire’s Helix data protection — assurance for protecting your most critical information.
  • Ensure complete data and performance availability regardless of system condition or application activity
  • Safeguard data with 256-bit encryption
  • Protect data with both synchronous and asynchronous replication, along with integrated backup/recovery
Global efficiencies
Maximize TCO with always-on deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning that reduce storage, space, and power costs.
  • Increase effective memory utilization with inline compression
  • Distribute data automatically (no hot spots) with always-on deduplication
  • Eliminate performance impact as data is written

Additionally, SolidFire Element OS includes the industry’s deepest integrations with leading solutions. SolidFire delivers validated solutions that make your next-generation data center deployment more cohesive, automated, and dynamically scalable.

  • Comprehensive integration with industry leading orchestration software, including OpenStack and CloudStack
  • Simplified management through our VMware vCenter plug-In, PowerShell scripting, and integration into VAAI, VASA, VVol, SIOC, and vRealize
  • Predictable performance for Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, and MongoDB databases from a shared storage infrastructure