Los Gatos, California – (The Hosting News) – November 29, 2005 – MyPhotoAlbum, a division of web hosting company FortuneCity.com Inc.,
has chosen the Bobcat NAS Gateway from ONStor Inc. as the cornerstone of its storage environment to support MyPhotoAlbum’s online photo sharing service.
MyPhotoAlbum currently hosts 13 million photos on 28 terabytes of Nexsan ATABeast RAID storage accessed via an ONStor Bobcat 2260 NAS gateway. With its storage requirements doubling every 120 days, MyPhotoAlbum needed a solution that was highly scalable and vendor-neutral so that NAS server performance and storage capacity could be scaled independently to keep pace with its rapidly changing storage demands.
Chris Ferry, Director of Operations and Systems Administration at MyPhotoAlbum, explained how the decision to purchase ONStor was an easy one, based on the freedom to select vendor-independent storage and simplicity of storage administration, ”The majority of the storage vendors tied me down with their disk solutions which were severely overpriced.With ONStor’s virtualization capabilities I’m free to switch disk vendors without having to migrate the data. We also enjoy the easy administration ONStor provides. We had the unit installed, configured and deployed in less than two weeks.”
Jon Toor, Vice President of Marketing at ONStor added, ”MyPhotoAlbum is typical of many enterprise customers with fast-growing storage environments who demand highly scalable solutions without the usual vendor lock-in that prevents them from achieving the lowest possible storage TCO. ONStor is the only vendor with an open NAS gateway having the requisite performance, scalability and open storage support to meet enterprise data consolidation, data mirroring and content delivery demands.”
The MyPhotoAlbum deployment enables six Linux web servers to access 14 TB of storage via the ONStor Bobcat 2260 NAS gateway over NFS, supporting one million page views per day. The backend storage consists of two Nexsan ATABeast arrays with 14 TB of capacity each deployed in a mirrored configuration.
ONStor’s Bobcat Series of easy-to-deploy and simple-to-manage NAS Gateways and industry standard storage arrays deliver scalable, shared storage to Windows, UNIX and Linux clients and servers. Because ONStor NAS Gateways are interoperable with the industry’s broadest range of storage arrays, customers are free to choose the storage that best fits their business needs, eliminating vendor lock-in. ONStor’s NAS Gateways consolidate enterprise-wide file services for Windows, UNIX and Linux clients and servers onto Fibre Channel attached, multi-vendor disk arrays.
Taking the best of both worlds, ONStor NAS Gateways combine all the ease of deployment and simplicity of management of conventional NAS with the scalability and flexibility of SAN. Built on a 64-bit symmetric multiprocessing pipelined architecture that employs high-speed network processors more commonly found in network infrastructure products, ONStor delivers the industry’s highest performance open NAS gateways with three times the performance of NetApp products and enterprise-class scalability to 40 Petabytes of capacity and more than 10,000 users.
To learn more about MyPhotoAlbum, please visit: www.myphotoalbum.com.
For further information on ONStor storage solutions, please visit: www.onstor.com.