Data Management Glossary
OneFS is a distributed file system developed by Dell EMC for its Isilon scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) platform. Now called the
Dell PowerScale OneFS Operating System, it is designed to provide a highly scalable and resilient storage solution for managing large volumes of unstructured data.
What makes OneFS different?
The most important design choice and fundamental difference of Dell PowerScale scale out NAS is that with OneFS the storage system does not rely on hardware as a critical part of the storage architecture. Rather, OneFS combines the three functions of traditional storage architectures—file system, volume manager, and data protection—into one unified software layer. This combination creates a single, intelligent file system that spans all nodes within a storage system.
- High Performance
- Resiliency and Data Protection
- Simplified Management
- Multi-Protocol Support
OneFS is a powerful and scalable distributed file system that forms the foundation of Dell EMC’s PowerScale Isilon NAS platform. It enables organizations to efficiently store, manage, and protect large amounts of unstructured data while providing high performance and scalability to meet evolving storage needs.