Seanodes has joined its "virtual SAN" software to virtual servers, looking to create pools of storage for virtual machines without requiring an underlying storage network.
Seanodes, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Toulouse, France, and Boston, emerged in 2007 with Exanodes Shared Internal Storage (SIS), comprising software that creates a virtual pool from storage available within multiple networked servers.
Because Exanodes doesn't require interaction with any external storage arrays, Seanodes has claimed it will scale more easily than storage pooled from SANs a la vendors such as Datacore. "We don't add more layers to the process," says Frank Gana, Seanodes's marketing director.
With this release of Exanodes Virtual Machine Edition, Seanodes is making its pooled servers' storage available to virtual machines. "We work within the hypervisor, presenting storage as an underlying array," Gana says.
Presently, Seanodes's Exanodes Virtual Machine Edition works with the Xen open-source hypervisor. Pricing starts at $500 per Tbyte. The product is offered through Seanodes's resellers. The vendor plans to release versions for VMware and Microsoft's Hyper-V in October.