Software modules

You can access advanced features by activating licenses for EMC Isilon software modules.

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If you are running IsilonSD Edge, the supported list of software modules varies, depending on whether you have configured the free or purchased version of this product. For more information on the software modules available with IsilonSD Edge, see the IsilonSD Edge licensing overview section in this guide.

SmartLock protects critical data from malicious, accidental, or premature alteration or deletion to help you comply with SEC 17a-4 regulations. You can automatically commit data to a tamper-proof state and then retain it with a compliance clock.
OneFS works with the Hadoop Distributed File System protocol to help clients running Apache Hadoop, a framework for data-intensive distributed applications, analyze big data.
SyncIQ automated failover and failback
SyncIQ replicates data on another Isilon cluster and automates failover and failback between clusters. If a cluster becomes unusable, you can fail over to another Isilon cluster. Failback restores the original source data after the primary cluster becomes available again.
Security hardening
Security hardening is the process of configuring your system to reduce or eliminate as many security risks as possible. You can apply a hardening policy that secures the configuration of OneFS, according to policy guidelines.
SnapshotIQ protects data with a snapshot—a logical copy of data stored on a cluster. A snapshot can be restored to its top-level directory.
You can reduce redundancy on a cluster by running SmartDedupe. Deduplication creates links that can impact the speed at which you can read from and write to files.
SmartPools enables you to create multiple file pools governed by file-pool policies. The policies move files and directories among node pools or tiers. You can also define how OneFS handles write operations when a node pool or tier is full.
Built on the SmartPools policy framework, CloudPools enables you to archive data to cloud storage, effectively defining the cloud as another tier of storage. CloudPools supports EMC Isilon, EMC ECS Appliance, Virtustream Storage Cloud, Amazon S3, and Microsoft Azure as cloud storage providers.
SmartConnect Advanced
If you activate a SmartConnect Advanced license, you can balance policies to evenly distribute CPU usage, client connections, or throughput. You can also define IP address pools to support multiple DNS zones in a subnet. In addition, SmartConnect supports IP failover, also known as NFS failover.
The InsightIQ virtual appliance monitors and analyzes the performance of your Isilon cluster to help you optimize storage resources and forecast capacity.
The SmartQuotas module tracks disk usage with reports and enforces storage limits with alerts.
Isilon Swift
Isilon Swift is an object storage gateway compatible with the OpenStack Swift 1.0 API. Through Isilon Swift, you can access existing file-based data stored on your EMC Isilon cluster as objects. The Swift API is implemented as a set of RESTful web services over HTTP or HTTPS. Since the Swift API is considered as a protocol, content and metadata can be ingested as objects and concurrently accessed through other supported EMC Isilon protocols.