Unified Storage Networking... the next step beyond SAN and NAS
Unified Storage Networks... The Next Step in Storage.
Unified Storage combines the best available technologies for networking and sharing storage. Unified Storage utilizes solid-state, enterprise performance, and bulk storage media to leverage all the modern approaches for storage networking including Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Networking (SAN), and SCSI over IP (iSCSI and FC/ip). Each approach offers certain advantages in creating, managing, and accessing shared data resources.
Unified Storage Networks are the next evolutionary step in storage. They allow you to deploy modular, inexpensive, and centrally managed storage components which may be combined and implemented in new and powerful ways.
Storage networking shouldn't be complicated. If you keep your options open, storage networking is a powerful tool to reduce costs. Managing storage resources is easier, more consistent, and global. There is less wasted storage capacity and less administrative effort. Storage performance grows as easily as capacity grows. Network interface reflect best choices for user access and performance requirements. Unified Storage delivers a scalable and more easily managed architecture to accommodate future growth.
All modern disk-based storage systems consist of similar components. The problem has been that each vendor offers different combinations of storage controllers, management software, network components, file system management tools, and remote monitoring software. Worse, some management software runs on the servers, some runs on the storage hardware, and some even runs on the network hardware.
Trying to manage all this disparate technology is complex. With the current economic realities of limited or shrinking staff and budgets, complexity translates into higher costs, less staff productivity, and unstable environments. Some vendors push for a proprietary, single vendor solution to solve these problems, and use their dominant technical position or worst-case disruption scenarios to justify inflated prices.
Luckily, storage and network hardware are converging with open storage standards. Unified Storage gives you choices of easy to use systems which may be configured for a wide range of user requirements.
CorData E-Series storage platform
The E-Series consists of a 2U or 4U enclosure family, featuring world-class density and reliability features. A 6th generation RAID controller provides mulitple disk media support, 2-1/2" or 3-1/2" media choices, substantial on-board cache, and a range of network connectivity options. In addition, low-cost replication and snapshot capabilities allow you to implement an affordable, and simple to manage backup and DR capability.
CorData Unity 2000, Unity 4000, and Unity 6000 Unified NAS, SAN, and private cloud "File, Sync, and Share" Appliances
For CorData clients with file server requirements, the Unity 4000 and Unity 6000 provide Fibre Channel SAN, as well as NFS, CIFS, FTP, and iSCSI storage services over GbE or 10GbE networks. Appliances include fully redundant components, including clustered active/passive network storage servers for fully automated fail-over/fail-back operation in the unlikely event of a hardware failure. Storage components are affordable and modular, offering on-line capacity expansion to 7.56PB of raw disk capacity. These unified storage systems also support snapshot and replication features, making them an out-of-the-box disaster recovery solution with two or more NST systems. The systems also support large SSD adaptive read caching build right in, and a private cloud capability that works like your own, fully secure, in-house Dropbox service..
CorData FXT NAS Caching Appliance
CorData FXT NAS Caching appliances offer a powerful and extensible architecture for high performance NAS performance with a mixed NAS appliance environment. Able to front-end any mix of NAS appliances including Network Appliance, Linux NFS, and other similar systems, our FXT offers enconomical and extensible front-end read/write file caching utilizing inexpensive SAS and SSD disk resources shared across multiple NAS storage appliances. Providing instant write commits and global namespace services, the FXT is much less expensive than upgrading all your existing NAS systems. The FXT also supports industry standard cloud storage interfaces such as S3A, so it may be used as a cloud storage edge server to integrate and manage your local and remote data with adaptive caching and scale-out flexibility.
CorData DX storage platform.
High performance combined with advanced features; the DX offers powerful unified SAN& NAS storage combined with thin provisioning, automated tiering, and easy scale-up without compromise. Combining NAS, SAN, RAID volume management, and network integration onto an industry-standard multi-core xeon platform gives the DX family unprecented economy with Unified Storage capabilities. With highly dense 24-bay 2U 2-1/2" media enclosures as well as dense 4U 60-bay enclosures, the DX family provides the best cost per TB of storage available anywhere, with a fully enterprise-ready design. Leveraging Fujitsu's world-class enginnering and nation-wide on-sire service resources allows you to take advantage of major vendor product features and capabilities for an economical price.
Assureon Archive Appliance
The Assureon Archive creates a unique digital fingerprint for every file that's ingested, providing a way to insure the contents of the file are always in their original state. Strong encryption ensures any file may be digitally protected for an imutable lifetime, or digitally shredded in all locations if desired. And Assureon can replicate to other Assureon appliances to provide a completely secure Disaster Recovery solution for Windows servers or any BYO device via a Assureon attached to the Unity Unified Storage Appliance..
Is it possible to sit down at a network console today and allocate private or shared storage resources on demand for Ethernet, iSCSI, and fibre channel attached servers running diverse operating systems all over your data center? Can you use one console tool to manage access and security to insure that users have the data storage performance, uptime, and the capacity they need?
Yes, CorData clients can do that today. And all for as little as $200 per Terabyte for everything you'll need.
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