RAIDIX Launches RAIDIX ERA 3.2, A New Release Of Software RAID For Flash Drives

21.01.2021

RAIDIX ERA allows to create a highly performative RAID from NVMe and SAS/SATA SSD for the most demanding enterprise-grade tasks, ensuring fast and effective access to data.

New features make RAIDIX ERA 3.2 easier to maintain and more suitable for operating in large server infrastructures. The update helps users to employ RAIDIX ERA as a powerful storage array for the most demanding data center needs. Also, new functionality comprises a new RAID level, widened OS compatibility and additional options for advanced software usage.

What’s new in RAIDIX ERA 3.2:

Support of DKMS framework for RAIDIX ERA drive auto-reassembling. Thanks to this feature, there is an automatic rebuild of RAIDIX ERA after manual or automatic kernel updates.

More operating systems and file systems are supported, including those only compatible with block devices with a sector size of 512 B. The most popular Linux distributions and kernels are supported as well.

A new level — RAID N+M, which allows to create a RAID array with a specific number of drives (up to 32) for checksum allocation.

Possibility to increase a created RAID’s volume capacity or to change its level when adding new drives. It allows to improve RAID reliability on the fly with zero downtime or interrupts.

Possibility to tune buffering time for write operations. Longer buffering time enables to reduce the number of operations of data flushing to the drive. It improves overall system performance when sequential workload patterns are applied.

Besides, RAIDIX ERA 3.2 keeps all the features of previous releases:

  • Enables to utilize up to 97% of hardware performance potential.
  • Delivers up to 10 400 000 IOPS.
  • Ensures high performance in mixed workload mode, and minimal latency in a recovery mode.
  • Supports a variety of RAID levels.

Find more information on RAIDIX ERA 3.2 and a free license on the product page.