2. Introduction

Virtuozzo Storage is a software-defined storage solution that leverages commodity server hardware for building redundant, fault-tolerant, self-healing, and high-performance storage platforms. It is optimized for storing large amounts of data and serving multiple concurrent users.

Virtuozzo Storage is designed to consume a minimal amount of system resources to operate, effectively deploying storage service components to the servers which will have most of their compute power available to the applications. This allows you to place Docker compute and storage components on the same physical servers, making Virtuozzo Storage a perfect Docker storage solution that will enable you to transparently scale out your storage platform as your Docker platform grows and never require separate hardware for your data.

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