The Element OS was originally developed as the operating system for SolidFire storage appliances. Now called eSDS, this technology is available as a software-only solution that customers can deploy on compatible hardware. Like other scale-out storage products eSDS, runs on industry-standard Intel x86 server hardware and commodity storage devices, pooling the flash capacity on each node for use by hosts attached to the cluster. This same software is the SDS foundation for NetApp HCI product the nodes for which can be connected to an eSDS cluster.
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