Saturday, November 17, 2012

Storage Snapshots, Replications and DiskBackups

Our systems continue to offer Enterprise-class performance and features at the lower tier of SMB pricing.  Hopefully that will be something customers are looking for. 

With the latest release of updates to our SAN firmware, we've made some changes that should have value for you and your customers.

- Replication from site-to-site can be triggered by snapshot schedule or a separate replication schedule.
    Example: You can snapshot a virtual disk every hour and choose to replicate nightly at 11PM.  Each snapshot from the day will be sent at that time.

- Added five and ten minute scheduling interval for snapshots (replication can follow this interval if triggered by snapshots).
    (5, 10, 15, 30 minute, hourly snapshots. As well as a specific time of day, day of week or day of the month.)

- Replication can be paused/resumed

Disk backups
to USB/eSATA attached disks

- Now able to backup multiple LUNs to one removable USB/eSATA disk

- Backups to USB/eSATA disk now support spanning (copy continues on next disk)

- Added encryption capability to built-in disk backup feature (user-specified option)

Any questions, let me know.   The solutions are all a well known storage array.
Want to know more, let me know.  NavigateStorage  978-318-9000

Friday, November 16, 2012

Eugene Kaspersky On Enterprise Security  

Search Security, November 14, 2012

According to Eugene Kaspersky, stolen credentials, weak system configurations and poorly maintained patching at corporate endpoints make it far too easy for cybercriminals to hack into corporate networks to steal data.  Eugene advises enterprises to take additional steps and employ more than traditional endpoint security. 

NavigateStorage is a Kaspersky business partner.  Let us tell you more about Kaspersky Anti-Virus plus, and send you a quote.  978-312-9000

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Introducing LSI® Nytro Application Acceleration Solutions 


The Nytro family is the most comprehensive, trustworthy, and highest-performance portfolio of enterprise solid-state storage solutions for customers who seek to unlock unparalleled application acceleration and reduced TCO. Because LSI technologies are so widely deployed within the datacenter and undergo rigorous internal and external qualification testing, Nytro products deliver ease of implementation, seamless integration, extensive OS support, reliability and future-proof scalability. 


Nytro card  

The LSI Nytro family includes:  


Nytro WarpDrive™ Card

  • Designed to offer high performance with low latency and a low CPU burden for efficient application acceleration
  • PCIe® host interface, industry standard drivers and small form factor
  • Flexible and easy to integrate into today's low profile, high performance system chassis

Nytro XD Solution

  • Accelerates SAN and DAS storage environments
  • Intelligently caches the most frequently accessed data on flash storage.
  • The LSI Nytro XD solution includes host-based software designed to detect hot spots of frequently accessed data and store them in a LSI Nytro WarpDrive application acceleration card.

Nytro MegaRAID® Card

  • Combines on-board flash technology with LSI market segment leading RAID-on-Chip (ROC) technology
  • Accelerates key business applications, using intelligent caching algorithms to help identify application "hot spots" and promote them to fast on-board NAND flash.
  • Designed to deliver intelligent application acceleration and enterprise level data protection while offering cost savings over solid state drive (SSD)-only arrays or over-provisioned direct attached hard disk drive (HDD) environments
Join us for a webex.  Contact or call 978-318-9000

Flash-Optimized Hybrid Storage Arrays

Nimble Storage flash-optimized hybrid storage arrays are engineered from the ground up for maximum efficiency. Nimble Storage products integrate the exceptional performance of flash with the favorable economics of high-capacity hard disk drives—making it ideal for storing and protecting data for all of your critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, server virtualization, and VDI.
Nimble Storage is built on the patented Cache Accelerated Sequential
Layout (CASL™) architecture
and delivers:
  • Accelerated performance for higher throughput/IOPS and sub-millisecond latencies
  • Higher storage efficiency—reducing the storage footprint needed by 30 to 75 percent
  • Non-disruptive scaling to fit changing application needs through increased performance, or capacity, or both
  • Maximized data and storage availability with integrated data protection and disaster recovery
  • Simplified storage management and reduced day-to-day operational overhead

Contact NavigateStorage and learn more then let us arrange a webcast with Nimble and provide you with a quote.  978-318-9000

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Workflow Processing and Email Archiving

Increase services revenue by promoting Workflow Processing and Email Archiving to your current customers.
• Is your customer experiencing manual, paper based bottlenecks processing approval for documents such as invoices, purchase orders, or employee records?  Experience the automated workflow processing of Archive Studio WebSearch.  Contact your salesman for more info (click here).
• Based on industry research, approximately 65% of communication and document sharing utilizes email.  Email archiving is now being implemented in a large number of companies to automate email capture, indexing, quick retrieval and eDiscovery of a company’s most critical business asset. Allow DocuLex to demonstrate this powerful, beneficial component of Archive Studio WebSearch today.  Contact your salesman for more info (click here).
• Has your customer experienced employee turnover?  Have your experienced DocuLex administrators left the company?  Ask us about our training services to bring your employees back up to speed on Archive Studio suite of services so you can continue to experience the benefits you expected.  Contact your salesman for more info (click here).

Attend DocuLex Dealer Training in Winter Haven, FL - December 5 - 7, 2012
Guarantee your success as a DocuLex Value Added Reseller (VAR) by attending this informative, hands-on event.  The DocuLex Dealer Training is designed to show you how your customer can benefit from the DocuLex Archive Studio Content Management Software Suite, through a series of comprehensive tutorials on all components of the Archive Studio software suite, to include Goby, Professional Capture, Office Capture and WebSearch.  This training will also feature sales tools and instruction that can help you as a DocuLex Dealer determine a prospect’s needs, concerns, and how the DocuLex product fits, such as; compliance, disaster recovery, document retention, workflow and retrieval.  Additionally, learn how you can provide a high level technological solution to your clients without having to heavily invest in infrastructure and personnel by partnering with DocuLex. Develop your DocuLex solutions, professional services, and presentation knowledge through this focused two day training.  It will be an excellent investment of your time, and will properly qualify you to easily and successfully sell the DocuLex solution day forward.  Learn through this training how to leverage and maintain a tight relationship with DocuLex IT, Support and Management as a long-term partner in solutions sales.  Gain access to valuable marketing tools and business development programs as a DocuLex VAR, and learn about all that is available to you on site, in Sunny Winter Haven, FL.
By attending, you will learn everything about the products, services and partnership opportunities DocuLex can offer you.  Attract new customers and add value to your existing customer base, while increasing customer retention and growing revenue through higher profit(able) sales.

DocuLex is committed to our partners – we provide innovative, proven solutions to ensure your success, and the tools you need to grow profits. 

Leverage this two day event to gain knowledge and insight on all that the DocuLex suite of products can offer you as a Partner. 

The DocuLex Dealer Training event will include, but is not limited to:
• Market overview
• Enterprise Content Management and Electronic Document Management Systems – what does this all mean?
• How is Document Imaging Different than Document Management?
• Document Security, Access and Control
• Records Management and Document Retention
• Vertical Market Applications
• Software as a Service (SaaS)
• Product Overview
• Product Pricing and Lease Options
• Competition and Comparison
• Online Demos and Marketing Tools
• Software Implementation and Configuration
• Technical Training that will cover some of the technical aspects of the Archive

Contact NavigateStorage to learn more and to join us for a webinar with Doculex.  978-318-9000
The SnapSAN S3000 modular storage array is an ideal platform for providing non-stop storage services for even the most demanding applications. Designed for high availability and performance, the SnapSAN S3000 combines advanced data protection features and proven reliability with flexible connectivity to ensure that it will integrate into any storage environment. Primed for the next generation of SAN challenges, it is able to tackle virtualization and I/O intensive applications data center needs, and beyond. With the new SnapSAN S3000 solution, Overland Storage puts the ease, efficiency and affordability back into your networked storage.

With This Product You Can...

  • Deploy a modular storage solution with iSCSI, FC or SAS host connections
  • Provision cost effective SAN storage for Windows, VMware, Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X
  • Provides fully redundant 99.999% high availability with hot-swappable components
  • Scale to 288TB with the addition of the SnapSAN Expansions


Dual Controllers

With the option to integrate dual Active-Active controllers with automatic failover, administrators can rest assured that their valuable data assets are always available with dual controllers.
  • Active-Active architecture for maximized performance
  • Failover support for 99.999% uptime
  • Fully redundant components with no single point of failure
Why You Need It...
  • Dual Controllers with Active-Active Failover

Flexible Connectivity

With support for a variety of connectivity options, SnapSAN products are ideal for organizations who desire the ability to leverage their existing infrastructure. Choose the best connectivity for your environment with single or dual controller options supporting 1GbE or 10GbE iSCSI, 8Gb Fibre Channel, or 6Gb/sec SAS interfaces.
  • Support for 2 Active-Active controllers per system
  • 2 x 1GbE iSCSI ports per controller
  • 2 x 10GbE iSCSI ports per controller
  • 2 x 8Gb FC ports per controller
  • 4 x 6Gb ports per controller

Thin Provisioning

Lower capital and operating expenses with thin provisioning providing a high utilization, eliminating the need for dedicate physical capacity. Levering thin provisioning allows you to pay-as-you-grow and optimize overall disk utilization.
  • Uninterrupted capacity expansion
  • Reduced acquisition costs
  • Reduced power consumption
Why You Need It...
  • Over provisioning allowing pay-as-you-grow

Volume Cloning

Lower capital and operating expenses with thin provisioning providing a high utilization, eliminating the need for dedicate physical capacity. Levering thin provisioning allows you to pay-as-you-grow and optimize overall disk utilization.
  • Maximize application uptime
  • Leverage for backup staging
  • Create a test environment
Why You Need It...
  • For added protection or application testing


Affordably implement offsite real time remote replication and protect valuable business access to achieve disaster recovery objectives.
  • Eliminate system downtime
  • Utilize for offsite disaster recovery
  • Create a test environment
Why You Need It...
  • Replicate data across multiple business locations


Snapshots are a great way to accelerate backups, reduce the physical capacity consumed to protect data and increase backup efficiencies. More importantly, Snapshots provide the fastest and most granular way to recover data.
  • Reduce the time and space required for your backups
  • Maintain application consistency with Windows VSS integration
  • Roll back to a previous point in time for instant full data recovery
Why You Need It...
  • Create instant, point-in-time images of volumes

Drive-spin Down

Equipped with a variety of “Green” features and advanced cooling mechanisms which maximize energy efficiency and power savings, the auto disk spin-down feature ensures that the system is consuming only the amount of power required to serve data.
  • Auto spin-down feature
  • Temperatures monitored and fan speed automatically adjusted
  • Power supplies optimized for energy efficiency
Why You Need It...
  • Reduces power and extends hard
    disk life

Contact and let us tell you more about Overland Storage or call 978-318-9000


Buy This Product If...
You require a highly available storage solution that includes all the performance and features you need.
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