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Definition

X-CBS (XSKY Cloud Block Storage) is a carrier grade software-defined-storage product for Cloud Service Providers and Private Cloud customers. X-CBS is based on mainstream open-source scale-out storage system Ceph, with enhancements on performance, stability, and manageability. It implements automatic maintenance of 24*7. X-CBS can be both applied to large scale public cloud and mission-critical private cloud on-premises.

Challenges

A top secret of global leading CSPs is how to implement the block storage backend of their Cloud clusters. And this is always a critical source of their business margin. A right choice of cloud backend storage solution leads to a better end-user experience in the cloud, and decides carrier’s TCO structure.

Features

High Performance

High Performance

Based on Ceph core, with performance enhancements and flash/ networking optimization.

Dynamic QoS

Dynamic QoS

Realtime QoS setting on volume, adapting to seasonal application.

Reliability and availability

Reliability and availability

Redundant design in IO path and management module, no SPF. Multiple data copy with automatic recovery.

Control on Data Recovery

Control on Data Recovery

Fine-grained control on data recovery when storage cluster facing permanent or temporary inconsistency.

Protection Domain

Protection Domain

Impact of malfunctions on software and hardware can be quarantined to a Protection Domain. Other parts of the storage cluster are guarded.

Smart Engine

Smart Engine

Self learning Read/Write Cache, flexible tiering. With redundancy policies, reliability and performance are well balanced.

Manageability

Manageability

Visualized management and automatic maintenance, covering installation, administration, monitoring, and upgrading.

Friendly to Open-source Cloud

Friendly to Open-source Cloud

Support XEN, KVM, and mainstream open-source orchestration layer with tuned standard interfaces.

Advanced Features

Advanced Features

Support EC, snapshot, deep clone, online resizing volume.