Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Storwize will optimize NAS CIFS/NFS

NavigateStorage partners with Storwize to optimize CIFS/NFS NAS storage space and gain significantly more space at a real savings without sacrificing performance.

Storwize is the capacity optimization company for primary storage.The Storwize family of online data reduction solutions eliminates businesses reliance on storage and infrastructure sprawl by increasing storage capacity and efficiency - all without buying more storage. Leading companies worldwide use Storwize to enhance productivity and reduce cost by making better use of their existing storage infrastructure.

"Storwize real-time compression solutions give you up to 10-times more capacity from storage you already own so more primary, secondary, and backup data can be stored, accessed, and protected without increasing foot print, power, or cooling requirements.

We give you the products, tools, and services to optimize your storage infrastructure throughout the entire data lifecycle." And Storewiz is tested and certified by EMC, NetApp and more.

Technology Overview

Unlike deduplication, which cannot meet the random-access, transaction, and throughput needs of actively utilized primary storage, Storwize real-time compression is purpose-built for primary storage data reduction. Based upon a powerful multi-core hardware platform, Storwize appliances are deployed in-line between your network switch and storage providing average data reduction rates of > 65% without compromising application performance, enabling it to be deployed in even the most data intensive enterprise environments.

Storwize Real-Time Compression

The appliance does not require workflow changes, software agents or server drivers and can be deployed seamlessly without any configuration changes to existing environmentsWith over 35 patents, our solutions are based upon several key technology pillars

Real-Time Operation - only Storwize supports the performance, throughput, and accessibility requirements of business critical primary storage applications including VMWare and Oracle.

Complete Transparency - Storwize works with any vendor's NAS arrays and supports both UNIX (NFS) and Windows (CIFS) protocols. The solution requires no software drivers or server, application, or storage configuration changes.

Data Integrity - our Data Integrity Assurance architecture provides end-to-end verification throughout the data path, fault detection, correction, and verification.
High Availability - Storwize appliances include fully redundant components and deploy seamlessly into high-availability environments.

Check this out by calling us at 978-318-9000 or drop us a line Check out our other great solutions at NavigateStorage

Monday, July 20, 2009

Who wants unified storage and what is it?

Who wants unified storage and what is it?

In you want to serve iSCSI and NAS (CIFS/NFS) from the same array, then your should look at unified storage. Or if you have a NAS box and a iSCSI box and want to consolidate many disperate arrays and manage from a single pane of glass or want to replicate portions or all for disaster protection using one box, then you should consider our unified storage.

RELDATA’s 9240i delivers integrated storage services from a single virtualized platform that delivers best-in-class performance. There are no capacity licenses; choose the service that best meets your environment.iSCSI SAN and WAN Replication plus Snapshots. Turn on optional non-disruptive data migration, integrated NAS, and more, when you need it. NAS and WAN Replication plus Snapshots. Turn on optional file data migration, iSCSI SAN and more, when you need it.Unified Storage. Choose the licensed functionality you need today; turn on optional licensed functionality when you need it later. Each 9240i includes up to 12 TB SAS Storage in the same 2U chassis for reduced rack space and power consumption.There is no vendor lock-in for storage arrays; Scale your system to meet increasing business requirements. Expand Storage by adding Reldata Expansion Shelf JBOD storage. Incorporate legacy disk arrays with Heterogeneous Virtualization for maximum ROI. Cluster 9240i for high availability and performance Mix 1GbE and 10GbE network connectivity. The solutions are easy to implement, operate and manage, yet deliver enterprise-class performance and functionality.Customers can independently scale disk storage capacity, SAN/NAS/WAN replication storage services, and network performance without application disruption.Customers can further leverage VMware® and Citrix® server consolidation, independently scale storage capacity and performance to meet their specific needs, and migrate data without application disruption.

RELDATA products, from NavigateStorage are designed to seamlessly integrate into the customer’s existing storage infrastructure, virtualize and manage legacy third-party storage systems, and co-exist with more expensive storage solutions from vendors such as Network Appliance® and EMC®.Let us tell you more, setup a demo or provide you with a quote. Call 978-318-9000.

NavigateStorage's StoneFly Integrated Storage Concentrator

NavigateStorage's StoneFly Integrated Storage Concentrator(ISC) product line offers a simple, rapid to deploy IP SAN in a box designed for virtual server storage, file server storage, disaster recovery, storage consolidation and disk to disk archiving.

The entry-level ISC, ISC-401 supports 4 SATA drives, for storage capacities up to 4TB in a single system. The ISC S-Class systems support SAS (including 450GB disks), SATA and SSD in configurations ranging from 4-48 drives. ISC S-Class 1602S, 2402S, and 4802S systems also support external expansion for up to a total of 120 drives, via ISC E-Class Expansion Systems available in 16 or 24 drive versions.

Within a single chassis, all IP SAN functions are consolidated for virtualization, management and storage.Based on the extensible StoneFusion® OS, ISCs deliver best in class flexibility and performance to deliver a cutting edge IP SAN solution. With 2 to 120TB in a single system, the ISC product line offers a simple IP SAN-in-a-Box solution to support your growing storage needs.

Contact Jim Addlesberger at 978-318-9000 for more details, demo or quotes. You will be glad you did. NavigateStorage