Saturday, July 26, 2008

NAS Filers - Network Attached Storage

Network attached storage filers (NAS) products provide a wide-range of network attachment capabilities to a broad ranges of host and client systems.

Network Attached Storage Our DNF NAS products offer a variety of hard drive interface choices including SATA, SCSI, SAS and Solid State Disks.

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IntegratedThese FlexStor-NAS Appliances are a complete and robust solution all in a single integrated NAS storage appliance. Featuring storage solutions in 1U to 8U form factors, the FlexStor-NAS features network-attached storage capacities of up to 16TB in a 3U form factor, or 40TB in 8U. Integrated products are exceptionally easy to install and configure. The storage, RAID controller, and NAS intelligence are all built into a single unit—no external wiring required.

ModularThe modular line of NAS servers is ideal for high-availability, expandable configurations, or where ultimate performance is required. Based on M1, M2, or M4 NAS appliance heads, they can be matched with storage subsystems using SCSI or Fibre Channel connectivity. Typical capacities exceed 100TB in standard configurations, or more if customized.
NavigateStorage can provide you network attached storage supporting NFS and CIFS simultaneously and various drive types in all price ranges, performance, scalability and levels of availability.

Also if you already have NAS filers and are looking to increase their efficiencies then check out our Storwize solution.

Storwize STN-6000™can increase storage capacity by up to 80 percent, stretching storage dollars or allowing postponement of the purchase of additional storage. This storage compression appliance requires no workflow changes, no software agents, no drivers and no configuration changes. Totally lossless, Storwize data compression and decompression occur at speeds that make them transparent to users. The Storwize STN-6000™ appliance can provide organizations significant additional storage capacity and associated savings in capital, operational, maintenance and management resources.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Unified Storage - What is it?

Unified Storage is a single, integrated storage infrastructure that functions as unification engines to simultaneously support Fibre Channel, IP Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) data formats.

A unified storage system simultaneously enables storage of file data and handles the block-based I/O (input/output) of enterprise applications. In actual practice, unified storage is often implemented in a NAS platform that is modified to add block-mode support.

One advantage of unified storage is reduced hardware requirements. Instead of separate storage platforms, like NAS for file-based storage and a RAID disk array for block-based storage, unified storage combines both modes in a single device. Alternatively, a single device could be deployed for either file or block storage as required. To learn more and to request us to contact you.