EMCWorld news: ScaleIO now available for free!
I have always been a big fan of distributed storage and of virtual storage appliance and when I saw about a year ago ScaleIO, I quickly started to learn about it and follow its growth.
ScaleIO is a software defined storage solution that turns local disks in a shared block storage. ScaleIO is composed by two components: a server component (called SDS) that is able to consume any HDD, SDD, PCI Flash you give it and a client component (called SDC) that is able to communicate with any number of SDS across network (ethernet or infiniband) via a proprietary protocol.
ScaleIO supports vSphere, KVM, Hyper-V, Openstack, Linux, Windows and is able to scale to hundreds of nodes.
Starting May 29th, ScaleIO will be available for free with community support! It will be available for download qere
You can find all the technical detail and a deep dive on Chad Sakacc blog :