How to Deploy High-Performance Multi-Tenant Object Storage with NVMe

Posted on June 6, 2022 by rawee.k

To accelerate the adoption of multi-tenant environments in the data center, OSNexus has partnered with Pogo Linux and Western Digital to provide organizations with an integrated hardware and software solution. Within minutes, data center users with a diverse range of data protection and security breach protection requirements can quickly deploy highly-scalable, high-performance QuantaStor object storage cluster solutions and expansion nodes on industry-standard hardware.

🏢 Leverage Multi-tenancy to Meet Data Center Agile and Secure System Needs

Secure multi-tenant environments that prevent ransomware or data loss must be processed and stored on the right hardware. Pogo Linux hardware solutions powered by Western Digital high-performance, low-latency NVMe storage and NVMe-over-Fabric networking technologies maximize the benefits that OSNexus QuantaStor can deliver.

Our StorageDirector appliance solutions deliver a turn-key, purpose-built unified cluster management solution that’s optimized for QuantaStor and Western Digitial NVMe technologies. While Ceph replicates data to make it fault-tolerant for migration purposes, QuantaStor’s integrated hardware management actively-monitors key Pogo Linux hardware elements, including HDD and flash storage health, power supply, fans and thermal temperature.

Multi-Tenancy Hardware Architecture

The StorageDirector’s deep hardware integration with Intel’s third-generation Cascade Lake Xeon processors, DDR4 memory and high-capacity Western Digital NVMe flash SSDs and NVMe-oF technologies, provides mass storage capability that can be easily expanded when needed. Pogo Linux StorageDirector scale-out and scale-up solutions can be configured for high-availability using three (or more) QuantaStor appliances in a storage layout that’s designed to support erasure-coding.

Multi-Tenancy Storage Architecture

QuantaStor object storage clusters can be deployed using all-flash media or a hybrid mix of NVMe and HDDs for greater cost efficiency at scale. For hybrid configurations about 2% to 3% of the total capacity of the cluster must be flash based with NVMe media preferred.

How does composable disaggregated infrastructure hardware play into implementing multi-tenancy?

As end-user or service requirements change, multi-tenant configurations have kept pace, benefiting from advances in storage innovation. Composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) enables IT organizations to dynamically add hardware resources (compute, storage, networking) on-demand as needs grow.

As a result, data center administrators no longer need to worry about available HDD slots in the servers, as additional capacity from NVMe-oF JBOFs can be added to any rack in the data center. This media can then be sent to any given storage cluster to easily expand those specific clusters as needs grow.

Western Digital is a leader in this space with the new OpenFlex Data24 . The Data24 is an ethernet attached all-flash NVMe-oF storage enclosure that enables one to dynamically expand the storage of any server on the network without having to reconfigure the servers.

Multi-tenant Object Storage Solutions

To accelerate the adoption of multi-tenant environments, we’ve partnered with OSNexus and Western Digital to provide data center users with a diverse range of data protection and security breach protection requirements an integrated hardware and software solution. Pogo Linux StorageDirector appliances have deep hardware integration with Western Digital high-performance, low-latency NVMe flash storage and NVMe-over-Fabric networking, and the powerful file-, block- and object storage backup capabilities in the OSNexus software-defined storage platform.

If you’d like to learn more about how Pogo Linux storage solutions enable secure multitenant environments that prevent ransomware attacks or a data loss event, give us a call at (888) 828-7646, email us at or book a time calendar to speak. We’ve helped organizations of all sizes deploy scalable, high-performance object storage solutions for just about every IT budget.