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Unified Storage

Unified Storage provides multiple networking protocols from a single storage platform

Our Unified Storage solutions enable companies large and small to have a central pool of storage that can be carved up and used for different applications.  By deploying a Unified solution you are able to react to business directives that need storage in an instant.
Unified Storage Solutions

Storage Consolidation

With the huge array of software applications our traditional method of deploying storage was install a server and attach some storage.  This proliferation of systems continued until virtualization appeared and the servers became virtualized through the use of blades.  The amount of storage required for these servers/applications did not decrease and our demand for data storage today is greater than ever.  A Unified solution provides through a single management interface the ability to deploy storage in chunks depending on demand or requirement.  You could, for example, run your VMware server via FC or iSCSI and have a separate pool of storage being used as general purpose NAS.  The Unified Storage can be easily expanded by using JBOD (Just Bunch Of Disk Expansion) shelves or you can add storage directly to the Unified system by SAS/FC or iSCSI.

Unified Storage Solutions

Unified Storage provides both block and file level storage from a single storage platform. A Unified solution will also be easier to manage and less training will be required in addition to this you will also save the following:

  • Energy
  • Maintenance costs
  • Rackspace
  • Greater utilisation of available storage resources
  • Faster deployments
  • Future proof

Storage Networking protocols

The most common Unified Storage network protocols are iSCSI and NAS, many of the Unified systems we supply can also support:

  • Fibre Channel
  • SAS
  • FCoE
  • Infiniband

Unified Storage Summary

To summarise a Unified solution will enable companies to reactively in an instant allocate storage on demand without the need or requirement to invest in a disparate pool of storage that can only fulfill a task or requirement.