Saturday, August 9, 2008

Xerox color printer program from NavigateStorage

We just came back from a CompTia meeting in Orlando, Florida - August 4-8, 2008. Amongst the various vendor presentations was a real exciting product offering from Xerox. One that will enable our customers to SAVE significant money in an area they seldom even think about. A Printer!!! And what made it even more exciting the printer comes with a full service and supplies offering under a guaranteed fixed price contract for 3+ years. NavigateStorage immediately signed up as a Xerox partner and is authorized to offer this great deal to our customers. (our website will be updated in the next week). NavigateStorage has specialized for nine years in storage, backup, disaster recovery, e mail and security solutions so this is quite a departure but the program is just too compelling.

Now here is the money saving plan.

FACT: Most companies have no idea how much each color page cost - do you? As an example, a typical printed color page can cost $0.13 per page for supplies only - this does not include the cost of purchasing or maintaining the printer. If you double the ink coverage on the page, the cost per page will also double from $0.13 to $0.26 a page! NavigateStorage's program provides a fixed cost per page so page coverage is no longer an issue! Since service is included for FREE, there is no need to worry about repair charges down the road. NavigateStorage is an Authorized Channel Partner for Xerox and uses genuine Xerox ink and Xerox technicians.

NavigateStorage will provide you with a brand new Xerox Phaser 8860PP, all the ink you need FREE and service for fixed cost of $0.14 for the first 2,000 color pages then only $0.10 each color page over 2,000. No matter what your color print coverage is per page. Remarkably, the more you print, the more you save!

Looking for the convenience of a true Xerox quality "solid ink" printer or multifuntion printer with print, copy, scan and fax capabilities all in color? The Xerox Phaser 8660 color printer or the Phaser 8660 multifunction printer allows you to print, copy, scan, and fax with stunning color output. Match that with its ease-of-use, consistency, quality and reliability and you have the ideal MFP for medium-size work groups with high-volume print demands. The Phaser 8860MFP is $0.14 for the first 2,500 color pages, then $0.10 each color page over the 2,500. Check out our family of printers.

Contact us today and lets talk turkey. Start out small and give us a try. Remember, its Xerox for the best print quality, its Xerox supplies and its Xerox service. You can't go wrong.

Friday, August 8, 2008

NetApp V-Series now de-dupes other vendors

Now here is something that's really exciting for NetApp users or NetApp wanna be's and NavigateStorage wants to tell you more.

On July 31, 2008 -- NetApp this week fired a shot across the respective bows of its competitors with the announcement that its V-Series family of storage virtualization controllers can now front-end primary storage systems from any vendor with virtualization and data de-duplication capabilities.

The V-Series product line already enables customers with non-NetApp storage systems to run the NetApp Data ONTAP 7G operating system. Now, the V-Series allows customers who have EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Hewlett-Packard (HP), or other storage systems to deploy NetApp de-duplication technology -- which is a free feature of ONTAP -- to reduce redundant copies of data on primary storage.

NetApp's A-SIS (Advanced-Single Instance Storage) de-duplication is capable of achieving de-duplication ratios of up to 20:1, with the possibility of even greater ratios over time.
"We believe that we are alone in the market in terms of being able to de-duplicate data on primary storage," says Chris Cummings, NetApp's senior director of data-protection solutions. "Other vendors are focused on de-duping backups and archives."

Claiming to be the sole vendor in the storage industry doing something -- the old "we don't really compete with anyone directly with this product" -- is usually standard vendor FUD. In this case, however, NetApp's claims may be on target, at least temporarily.

"It's an accurate claim today," says Stephanie Balaouras, a principal analyst at Forrester Research. "NetApp supports de-duplication across its entire family of FAS systems and is already talking about the benefits that de-duplication can provide not only in backup environments but also in virtualized server environments, virtualized desktop environments, home directories, file shares, etc. NetApp is ahead of the rest of the market today when it comes to expanding the value proposition of de-duplication beyond backup."

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Nexsan's SASBoy combines SAS and MAID

Here is a creative idea that provides increased performance with SAS drives and combines a touch of "Green"

With the release of its SASBoy disk array, Nexsan Technologies Inc. is combining two technologies rarely seen together: high-performance SAS disks and spin-down for power savings.

SASBoy, Nexsan's first SAS disk array, contains 4.2 TB of 300 GB 15,000 rpm SAS drives, 4 Gbps Fibre Channel or 1 Gbps Ethernet ports, and up to 4 GB of cache. The array also has the ability to spin-down disks for power savings using Nexsan's AutoMAID feature.

With the combination of SAS disks and spin-down, Nexsan is trying to fill a gap between Tier 1 transaction processing storage and bulk SATA secondary storage. "With this product, we're focused on fast random access of fixed-content storage," said Bob Woolery, Nexsan marketing vice president. One example of how this hybrid storage tier could be used would be to store the index of an otherwise static archive for fast search.

MAID was originally developed to prolong the lives of low-cost SATA drives, which have a lower MTBF than typical enterprise drives. But some industry observers aren't sure how much of a market exists for MAID on high-performance drives and the new type of storage tier Nexsan targets. "This is an unusual implementation of SAS," said analyst Arun Taneja, Taneja Group. "Right now it's hard to tell how customers will use it -- but customers often find different creative ways to use systems."

NavigateStorage, a Nexsan Premier Partner, specializes in Storage solutions of all types from all manufacturers. Why not let us offer our expertise to you? Contact us.