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Build a Scalable & Future-proof Data center

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OCTOBER, 2018

Data centers, as the name implies, are at the center of all the data flowing through an organization/ enterprise/business. If a business is similar to a human body, then data is the blood flowing through it while the data center is the heart that pumps it.

In this article, we’ll explore StoneFly’s innovative technology options for enterprises looking to build a scalable data center. Before taking a closer look at StoneFly’s technology, we encourage you to learn more about StoneFly and its decade worth of experience in delivering enterprise-scale storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions.

Enterprise-scale Data Storage Infrastructure for Data centers

As a pioneer of the iSCSI storage protocol and products, StoneFly offers a number of data storage solutions that address a diverse range of enterprise data requirements. A brief list of the data storage infrastructure that StoneFly offers is as follows:

Network Attached Storage (NAS) Appliance

StoneFly’s NAS appliances are capable of supporting multiple protocols like NFS and CIFS/SMBs. With the SSO™ (Super Scale-out) configuration, IT environments can setup a future-proof and truly scalable data storage solution that can start from Terabytes (TBs) of storage capacity and scale-out to Petabytes (PBs).

StoneFly NAS appliance is a powerful, feature-rich storage solution that delivers a number of data services ensuring higher utilization rates and reduced cost implications of data storage. These data services include:

  • Data deduplication.
  • Data Encryption.
  • Thin provisioning.
  • Geo – replication.
  • Cloud storage gateway to Public clouds (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, Google etc.) and to StoneFly’s private cloud.
  • Automated Data tiering.
  • Self-heal.

The SSO™ NAS appliance is purpose-built for use-cases that require scalable capacity and high bandwidth. With scale-out nodes, the data center delivers aggregated throughput as required by  HPC computing media and entertainment, big data, and data analytics to name a few.

To learn more about StoneFly NAS appliance, click here: SSO™ Scale-out NAS appliances.

Storage Area Network (SAN) appliance

StoneFly’s SAN appliances are battle tested and have been developed over the time span of a decade; currently in the 8th generation, StoneFly SAN appliances are an ideal platform for cost effective, high performance data storage.

StoneFly SAN appliances also come with a cloud storage gateway. IT driven businesses can setup a feature-rich on-premises data center with access to public cloud storage solutions (like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google etc.) and to StoneFly’s private cloud.

Available in a single node and a high availability (HA) node configuration, StoneFly SAN appliances deliver a number of data services, some of them are:

  • Asynchronous replication
  • Campus mirroring
  • Snapshots
  • Thin provisioning
  • Fiber Channel SAN target
  • Volume encryption
  • Deduplication

To learn more about StoneFly SAN appliances, click here: SAN appliances ISC™ & HA

USS™ Hyperconverged Appliance

StoneFly USS™ (Unified Storage & Server) is an “All-in-One” infrastructure solution with storage, server and networking combined within it. USS™ appliances deliver flexibility; enabling businesses to replace the traditional “fixed hardware model”. With StoneFly USS™, enterprises can allocate on-demand resources such as CPU, memory, storage etc.

USS™ appliances are available in three configurations: Single node, High Availability (HA) node and Scale-out node. Similar to the other storage infrastructure that StoneFly offers, USS™ hyperconverged appliances start from Terabytes (TBs) and scale-out to Petabytes (PBs) of storage capacity.

USS™ appliances deliver a number of enterprise-level features; some of them are:

  • Synchronous and Asynchronous replication.
  • Delta-based Snapshots.
  • Compatibility with VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-v hypervisors.
  • Thin provisioning.
  • Tiered storage architecture with hardware and software support.
  • RAID support.

To learn more about StoneFly USS™ hyperconverged appliances, click here: USS™ hyperconverged appliance.

USO™ – Hyperscale NAS + SAN Object Scale out System

StoneFly USO™ (Unified Scale-out) infrastructure combines SAN and scale-out NAS systems. This combination of technology makes it the best solution for ever growing unstructured data. USO™ appliance is purpose-built for use-cases that require the flexibility of both SAN and NAS in a powerful storage solution; with the ability to dually scale in storage capacity and performance. Each node of the USO™ appliance supports up to 256 drives of 12 TBs (3 PBs in total).

USO™ appliances also offer a number of data services that reduce overall CapEx and OpEx and enhance utilization rates. Some of them are:

  • Delta-based snapshots.
  • Mountable read-write snapshot volumes.
  • Campus Mirroring.
  • Thin provisioning.
  • Tiered Storage architecture with hardware and software support.
  • Data encryption.
  • Cloud storage gateway to public (Microsoft Azure, AWS cloud, Google etc.) and private clouds.

To learn more about USO™ hyperscale NAS + SAN object scale-out system, click here: USO™ hyperscale NAS + SAN object scale-out system

This is not the complete list of StoneFly on-premises solutions that can be used to build a data center. StoneFly also offers a number of backup appliances that can be used to build a data center focused on data backups, data recoverability and business continuity.

If you’re looking to build a data center and are looking for storage technology or backup technology that can effectively address your data requirements; then search no more. Contact a StoneFly technology expert today and let us offer you with customized and purpose-built solutions for your requirements.

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