► Integrates seamlessly with VMware Infrastructure
► Simple virtual iSCSI SAN from DAS storage
► Mirroring, snapshots, replication
► Supports VMware ESX & VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
► VMWare vCenter SRM support with failback automation
► Windows Server 2008 Hyper V multi-site cluster support
The FalconStor NSS Virtual Appliance creates a virtual SAN on a VMware ESX server by turning internal disk resources into a shareable pool of storage. If the FalconStor NSS Virtual Appliance is deployed on a single VMware ESX server, that server can share storage resources with other servers in the environment. This is accomplished without the need for external storage arrays, SAN switches, or costly host bus adapters (HBA). Internal data drives are detected by the software and incorporated into the management console through a simple GUI. At that point, storage can be provisioned and securely allocated via the iSCSI protocol, which operates over standard Ethernet cabling.