SOURCE: Sanbolic Inc.

Sanbolic Inc.

April 29, 2009 10:25 ET

Sanbolic's Clustered File System Supports Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - Sanbolic's Melio clustered file system and LaScala clustered volume manager are now compatible with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides a comprehensive, multi-platform virtualization management solution for the virtualized data center that enables increased physical server utilization, dynamic resource optimization, and centralized management of both physical and virtual machine infrastructure. Sanbolic's Melio FS is the only fully featured clustered file system available for virtual data centers and provides advanced enterprise storage management features for Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization deployments. Customer can download evaluation software at

Sanbolic Melio and Microsoft Hyper-V provide a lower cost solution for server virtualization than VMware. Unlike other storage solutions for server virtualization, Sanbolic's Melio FS provides capability unique to an enterprise clustered file system. Melio FS provides a high performance, scalable single LUN storage solution that supports Live Migration on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. In addition, Melio FS provides essentially unlimited volume sizes, storage I/O reporting and per-VM quality of service management, and can support up to several hundred nodes in a storage cluster. In addition, Melio together with Sanbolic's LaScala volume manager can also be used to centrally assign SAN application data volumes and provide shared SAN data access to Windows Server 2008 R2 application servers running on Hyper-V virtual machines. Full distributed snapshot capability will be available in Q2.

"System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and Hyper-V 2008 R2 add valuable new capabilities, including Live Migration, which improve IT efficiency enabling customers to move their enterprise workloads onto virtual infrastructure," said Dai Vu, Director of Virtualization Marketing, Microsoft. "Sanbolic provides customers with the ability to add extended storage management capabilities to their Microsoft virtualization deployments."

Customers who purchase the Enterprise version of Melio for production deployments today can use it to provide a single LUN solution for Quick Migration on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V now, and then upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V when it is released to add Live Migration capability. There will be no need to reconfigure the store when moving to Server 2008 R2.

Sanbolic's Melio clustered file system and LaScala clustered volume manager install easily on physical or virtual servers, and can utilize any fibre channel or iSCSI storage hardware. Sanbolic's products have been designed to integrate easily with Windows Server and virtualization software.

Sanbolic software currently supports Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, including Server Core, and Windows Server 2008 R2. Sanbolic distributes its product solutions worldwide through a network of distributors, OEMs, VARs and system integrators.

About Sanbolic, Inc.

Sanbolic, Inc is a Watertown, Massachusetts-based company that provides software for simplifying and sharing SAN storage. Sanbolic's products extend the capability of Windows applications by allowing SAN storage to be easily administered, expanded and reassigned, while supporting shared data access to improve application availability and/or application scalability. Further information about Sanbolic can be found on its website

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