Oracle Introduces Pillar Axiom Release 5 Storage System Software

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Pillar Axiom Release 5 Storage System Software is a unified storage solution.

It integrates SAN (Storage Area Network) and NAS(Network Attached Storage) technologies into a single platform;Pillar Axiom 600 is a unified SAN/NAS platform.

It is able to cater for Qos (Quality of Service) and user friendly configuration for assignment of storage resources.

In particular, it achieves the following capability.

In terms of SAN (Storage Area Network).
  • Unified storage pool
  • Ability to assign storage resources (CPU, cache, capacity)
  • Unmatched performance
  • Simplified management
And in terms of NAS (Network Attached Storage).
  • Low capital and operating expense (ownership cost)
  • Single management point for file based storage (as well as block based storage)
  • Huge capacity and performance scale
  • Dual-everything design; active-active
Both SAN and NAS are essential to create a powerful storage platform.

SAN and NAS used to be two different products offered by different vendors. Now it is available as modules in a single product.