Storage

Keep your data safe, keep it available

With the ever increasing need for greater storage capability, technology has made great strides in the last few years in terms of capacity, performance, reliability, and maintainability, meaning less down time for your business.

Network Attached Storage

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is redefining the way data is stored and shared. Rather than adding or replacing drives in file servers to meet additional storage needs- a costly and time-consuming proposition - NAS enables storage appliances to be connected quickly and inexpensively directly to your network. Adding an NAS appliance eliminates the need to bring down your server to add storage. So no more downtime. No more IT overtime. Just improved efficiency.

Fibre Channel

The Fibre Channel Standard (FCS) defines a high-speed data transfer interface that can be used to connect workstations, mainframes, supercomputers, storage devices and displays. The FCS standard addresses the need for very fast transfers of large volumes of data while relieving system manufacturers from the burden of supporting multiple methods of networking, storage and data transfer.

iSCSI

iSCSI stands for Internet SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard that links data storage facilities and can be run over long distances using existing network infrastructure.  iSCSI is another type of SAN similar to Fiber Channel that uses IP based traffic for a more open and less costly solution.

Storage Area Networks

No other approach to storage offers the impressive capabilities and benefits of Storage Area Networks (SANs).

What is a SAN?

In its simplest terms, a storage area network (SAN) is an information infrastructure dedicated entirely to providing storage and storage management capabilities for an enterprise. It typically connects one or more systems from one or more vendors to storage devices and subsystems.

Why Should I be Interested in SANs?

Because SANs are dedicated entirely to storage and use fast Fibre Channel interconnect technology, they deliver levels of performance, speed, and flexibility that are simply unavailable from previous-generation approaches.

  • The results are most apparent in five key areas:
  • Improved File Sharing
  • Consolidation of Resources
  • Accessibility of Information
  • File Management
  • Protection of Enterprise Computing Resources.

SANs are the way to get gigabit speed (100MB/second), highly reliable, managed server-to-storage connectivity. SANs are the tool to building an easily scalable, multi-terabyte storage network - never before possible. Finally, Storage Area Networks are the way to deploy high availability server/storage clusters and free up your LAN from lengthy backup tasks by moving it onto the SAN.

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