In a GeoScale cluster data is spread over multiple datacenters while the complete dataset is available from any of those datacenters. If one of the locations would go offline, the GeoScale cluster remains available and continues to serve data.
A GeoScale Cluster is formed using backends, a group of physical disks. In every individual datacenter, Backends are created using standard HardDisk tiers for capacity or archive storage and Flash drives for pure performance and caching.
GeoScale Storage Cluster
By installing the Open vStorage Edge component, the GeoScale Storage Cluster EndPoint, on your own private hosts, you can create a virtual workload that run locally but uses storage from an external GeoScale storage cluster. This GeoScale Cluster can be used as Active Storage for your Virtual Workload or as Archive Storage. By installing local FlashPods you can keep caching locally and only use the GeoScale cluster for Backend Storage.
You prefer to keep some (or all) of your workload in a public cloud space. Unfortunately Storage in a public cloud is not always the best idea. With Open vStorage you can have your virtual machines running in any public cloud while keeping your storage safe and secure in a GeoScale Storage Cluster. Simply install the Open vStorage Edge component, the GeoScale Storage Cluster End Point, in your Virtual machine and a complete new storage world will open up.
Public Cloud Connect
Private Cloud Connect
You prefer to keep your workload inside a private Cloud, Hosted or On-Premise. For your Private Cloud it is important to have an Always Available, high Performing Storage Cluster. The Open vStorage GeoScale Storage Cluster offers storage to IO demanding advance workloads without the overhead of complex management and maintenance. Simply install the Open vStorage Edge component, the GeoScale Storage Cluster EndPoint, in your virtual machines and let Open vStorage do the rest.