1.1. About Acronis Storage¶
Acronis Storage is a software-defined storage solution that allows you to quickly and easily transform low-cost commodity hardware and network equipment into protected enterprise-grade storage like storage area networks (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS).
Acronis Storage is optimized for storing large amounts of data and provides data redundancy (replication and erasure coding), high availability, self-healing, and storage sharing.
In Acronis Storage, user data is stored on organized clusters of servers in the form of fixed-size chunks. These chunks are automatically replicated and distributed across available servers in the cluster to ensure high availability of user data.
Cluster storage space can be exported through access points like iSCSI, S3, or Acronis Backup Gateway.