- Client Connection Manager for clustered storage.
- Centralised client administration.
- Connection Profile includes node, interface, protocol and mount options.
- Granularity for user and host.
- Removes the requirement to configure and maintain profiles on local machines.
- Client application currently available for Apple OSX.
CLIO : Clustered Storage Connection Manager
At A Glance
CLIO from Tamed Technology: A client connection manager for clustered storage. Centralising the management and administration of client connections to clustered storage in media and entertainment environments.
CLIO : How it works
Example Use Case
Clustered storage solutions such as Isilon from EMC² are the perfect fit for many Media and Entertainment environments. The underlying infrastructure of clustered storage allows the distributed connection of clients according to bandwidth, throughput and resilience requirements.
Client machines must be configured appropriately, taking into account protocol choice (eg. NFS or SMB), protocol options (eg. protocol version, file locking, read/write block size, etc) and local filesystem options.
The management of these connection profiles on client machines can be a large administrative overhead – requiring the System Administrator to set and maintain a configuration on each workstation and server.
Additionally, it can be difficult to make connection settings part of an individual user or application profile – meaning that dynamic or user-specific connection options are even more difficult to maintain.
CLIO from Tamed Technology simplifies and centralises the management and configuration of client connections to clustered storage; including node, interface, protocol and mount options; with control granularity for user and host.