Products: Overview

First, a few definitions:

ESOS Commander - This is the GUI application that runs on your Windows, macOS, or Linux desktop and allows you to manage one or more ESOS® array.

ESOS RPC Agent - The RPC agent is installed on each ESOS® storage server that you'd like to manage, and provides the API access for any custom programming.

Enterprise Storage OS® / ESOS® - The open source Linux distribution that runs off a USB flash drive and used on each server that you'd like to turn into a storage array.

Front-end Targets - These are the Storage Area Network (SAN) facing "ports" that interface and provide connectivity to your SAN.

Back-end Storage - This is any storage that is directly connected to an ESOS® array, and can include logical types of storage as well (eg, LVM, RAID, ZFS, etc.).

What do I need to try ESOS® and the GUI product?

  • Just about any old server laying around that has direct-attached storage (DAS)
  • The server should have at least 4 GB of memory, and x64/x86_64/AMD64 processors
  • For a Fibre Channel SAN you'll need ATTO or QLogic HBA's
  • For an iSCSI SAN, just about any Ethernet adapter will do
  • And for InfiniBand (SRP) and FCoE SAN's, you'll need a supported adapter
  • The GUI management application (ESOS Commander) runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux

How about building a production-ready ESOS® array?

With ESOS®, the hardware options are nearly limitless -- just about any combination of servers and storage hardware/software can we be used to craft a disk array for your exact needs.

Whether it be small disk array with NL-SAS disk used as a backup target, or a high-end redundant NVMe flash array for serving virtual desktops, ESOS® can do it all!

Checkout the array builder page to see sample hardware configurations and generate some design options.

How does it all work?

ESOS® (Enterprise Storage OS®) is installed to a USB flash drive using your normal desktop system (Windows, macOS, or Linux) using the OSS ESOS® packages, or using a special build package available from the Parodyne portal.

Each server is booted with the ESOS® USB flash drive, and then the user performs a basic configuration on the machine (password, network, etc.).

After each ESOS® server has network connectivity, the ESOS RPC Agent can be installed on each ESOS® server that you'd like to manage using the GUI (ESOS Commander).

Finally, ESOS Commander is installed on the desktop of your choice, and all of the ESOS® stand-alone hosts and clusters/nodes can be added and managed.

Licensing Overview

  • Simple, annual subscription model, with 3-year discount available
  • Each ESOS® server that you'd like to manage requires a ESOS RPC Agent license
  • The ESOS Commander GUI application is licensed by machine, not by user
  • No add-on SKU's or separately licensed features -- its all included
  • Unlimited storage capacity, only license by ESOS® host/node
  • To get a quote or purchase, please email sales@parodyne.com

Licensing Examples

One Single-head Array
(1) x ESOS Commander + (1) x ESOS RPC Agent = $2,998 annually

One Dual-head Array
(1) x ESOS Commander + (2) x ESOS RPC Agent = $3,997 annually

One Single-head Array, One Dual-head Array
(1) x ESOS Commander + (3) x ESOS RPC Agent = $4,996 annually

Two Single-head Arrays, One Dual-head Array
(1) x ESOS Commander + (4) x ESOS RPC Agent = $5,995 annually

No GUI, No API, Three ESOS® Servers, Support Only
(3) x Support Contract = $2,097 annually

Pricing Tables

ESOS Commander
$1,999 per year
1 license / management host
Windows, macOS, or Linux
Maintenance/support, GUI + ESOS®
Support via email/voice/remote
24x7 online resource access
Manage ESOS+Agent arrays
Easily setup ESOS® clusters
GUI for storage provisoning
3-year price: $4,199
ESOS RPC Agent
$999 per year
1 license / ESOS® server
Installs directly on ESOS®
Maintenance/support, API + ESOS®
Support via email/voice/remote
24x7 online resource access
Control via ESOS® GUI / API
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3-year price: $2,099
Support Contract
$699 per year
1 license / ESOS® server
No GUI, no API
Tech support, ESOS® only
Support via email/voice/remote
24x7 online resource access
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3-year price: $1,499