Fusion File Share

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High-performance enterprise-grade SMB implementation for file access

Fusion File Share by Tuxera™ is a high-performance, scalable distributed file system for providing access to unstructured or file-based data over a network. It brings support for Microsoft’s Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to public cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings, software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, high-performance computing (HPC) applications, and enterprise-grade network attached storage (NAS). Fusion has all the latest security and SMB capabilities to suit even the most demanding organizational needs.

Fusion File Share by Tuxera SMB server implementation product overview

The fastest and most scalable enterprise SMB server on Linux

Our SMB software is a highly reliable alternative to Samba and other SMB server implementations, especially where scalability and performance are critical requirements for your products.

High-performance SMB server

With its modular and threaded design, our cutting-edge implementation boosts I/O throughput, reduces CPU usage, has a low memory footprint, and enables fast, easy handling of multiple simultaneous connections to shared resources. Reduce bottlenecks with the following features:

  • SMB multichannel
  • SMB compression
  • SMB over RDMA

Highly scalable

The scale-out feature of Fusion File Share allows SMB and file server nodes to be added or removed to scale or descale servers depending on your business and data needs.

  • Runtime configuration changes
  • Scale-out awareness

Extensive SMB-protocol support

Fusion File Share supports SMB 3.1.1 and previous versions (1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.0.2). It works reliably with all SMB/CIFS protocols to ensure file-sharing interoperability across any network. We bring you comprehensive feature support including:

  • Custom VFS modules for proprietary (distributed) file systems
  • Pre-authentication integrity
  • Persistent handles
  • DFS support
  • Shadow copy

High availability, fail-safe

Transparent fail-over – combined with continuous availability – brings robust fault tolerance to your file cluster. Should any server issues occur, or in the case of service upgrades, Fusion File Share restores any connection without client service interruptions.

  • Transparent failover (active-passive, active-active)
  • Continuous availability
  • Persistent handles

Simplified, secure data management

Fusion File Share provides capacity planning and management through quota support, as well as user audit and access log support, plus dynamic configuration of shares – with no re-start required. We also offer support for multiple authentication providers, including: Windows AD services (Kerberos), LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access), NTLM, and more.

Easy integration with Windows

With Windows ACL/inheritance support, Fusion File Share integrates seamlessly with Active Directory (authenticate with KDC), while also working in Forest and trusted domains. Fusion File Share also supports Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

Technical data at a glance
  • Supports SMB 3.1.1 and previous versions (1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.0.2)
  • User or kernel space deployment
  • RDMA through SMB Direct
  • Multichannel support
  • Compression
  • Scale-out awareness (active-active, active-passive)
  • Log/audit support
  • Persistent handles
  • Transparent failover
  • Continuous availability – single, dual, or multi-node
  • Windows Active Directory Integration (join/authenticate Windows AD as domain member)
  • Encryption: AES-256-CCM, AES-256-GCM
  • Dynamic configuration change
  • Multi-protocol support: ACL, Shared access
  • Custom clustering support
  • Distributed file system support
  • Authentication: Windows AD services (Kerberos), LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access), NTLM, file-based local user and group databases, and more
  • Quota support
PaaS and Public cloud
software defined software
media and entertainment
high performance computing
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