IzumoBASE, INC., a technology leader in next generation Software-Defined Storage, has announced IzumoFS, the world first1 distributed storage software that has an integrated “Secret Sharing Scheme” feature built into its core.
IzumoFS can be installed on any commoditized Linux server and by clustering several nodes it is capable of creating a scale-out NAS easily. It supports inter-site clustering that adds simple but powerful DR (Disaster Recovery) capability from 3 minimum nodes. IzumoFS also comes with inline de-duplication by default that reduces the amount of storage usage for each nodes and increases cache hit rate for better reading performances. User will be able to choose redundancy methods from 2 types, Replication for performance and Secret Sharing Scheme for next generation security. Installation and setup process of IzumoFS is amazingly simple and fast which takes only 2 steps in less than 60 seconds.
In the past years, with the accelerated expansion of big data, IoT (Internet of Things), ultra high resolution media contents such as 4K/8K, demand for more powerful, scalable and flexible storage solutions has never been stronger. The industry for storage space in Japan is currently a 40 billion Yen market and is doubling its revenue every 2 years. It is apparent that traditional hardware-based storage solutions could not meet such a demand. Scale-out NAS has begun to emerge as a new storage solution and in 2016 it is expected to exceed the traditional scale-up NAS in the market.
Currently IzumoBASE has established partnership with CREATIONLINE, INC., Network Value Components Ltd. and UNIADEX, Ltd. to deliver and provide support for IzumoFS.
IzumoFS adopts threshold method for Secret Sharing Schemes. By dividing the data into a certain number of shares, it becomes impossible to read a single byte of data from those shares and can be only restored when certain numbers of shares are obtained.
Scale-Out NAS is a NAS that has architecture to increase its performance and capacity by adding nodes. It enables to create efficient infrastructure without increasing operating cost by handling whole storage nodes in cluster as a single file system.
SDS is a storage virtualization technology that provides scalability and availability by software that was conventionally achieved only by hardware. This cost-effective software will allow users to integrate different types of hardware (depending on their requirements) with the same or higher level of functionality of ordinary hardware based storage.
De-duplication is a technology for reducing the amount of storage usage by eliminating redundant data significantly. IzumoFS processes it on a real-time, on-the-fly basis, with only a few percent overhead. It also has an advantage of extending the lifetime of SSD or increasing cache hit rate for better read performances.
1 As SDS that equipped with Secret Sharing Scheme out of the box.
IzumoBASE, founded at April 27, 2015, is a startup company from The University of Tokyo with vision of “Making Storage As A True Infrastructure”. CEO Dr. Jumpei Arakawa has studied about storage virtualization and distributed storage system at The University of Tokyo and based on that R&D he has developed Software-Defined Storage “IzumoFS”. IzumoFS is equipped with cutting edge features such as Inline De-Duplication and Secret Sharing Scheme while retaining very easy installation and maintenance process. IzumoFS is expected from various industries to provide them a high cost efficient storage solution.
* IzumoFS is a registered trademark of IzumoBASE, INC.
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