Build a Scalable & Future-proof Data center
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:
- Enterprise NAS Storage Appliance
- Enterprise SAN Storage Appliance
- USS™ Hyperconverged appliance
- USO™ Hyperscale NAS – SAN Object scale out storage
- And more!
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
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
- Thin provisioning
- Fiber Channel SAN target
- Volume encryption
- Data 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.