OnApp Storage is a distributed SAN for cloud providers that allows you to turn your existing cloud infrastructure into a scalable, resilient, and efficient storage system that is optimized for cloud workloads. While the low-cost SANs are adequate for low-performance workloads and managing data that is not critical, OnApp Storage is an alternative to high-cost Enterprise SAN hardware where the performance throughput or scalability is important.

The OnApp Storage Guide describes the technical aspects and the overall architecture of the OnApp Storage system. For details on managing the other OnApp Cloud components, refer to the Admin Guide.

This section describes the aspects of the OnApp Storage system architecture.