Sanbolic Kicks up SAN Clustering

Arthur Cole

Windows users: Is virtualization causing you to outpace the clustering capability of your SAN? Sanbolic says it has a fix.


The company recently beefed up the Melio clustered file system with new distributed locking components designed specifically for block objects like virtual disk files and databases. The change gives the system the ability to dramatically increase SAN I/O performance to support a virtually unlimited number of clustered host machines while maintaining native performance on the SAN infrastructure.


The system supports Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 beta. The R2 beta version also provides support for shared host access to a LUN, enhancing the live migration capabilities of the Hyper-V hypervisor.


Sanbolic has also added to the Melio FS system, providing shared access to SAN data from XenServer VMs. The system previously offered this capability only for Hyper-V and VMware.

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