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Data Protection and Disaster Recovery (The Essential Guide)

This White Paper will help you understand the storage features that are crucial to modern DR / DP practices and provides guidelines on what to look for in a DR / DP storage solution

Big Data & Hadoop Insights:
Manage the Hadoop Big Data with
Scale-Out NAS plug-in

The Apache Hadoop project develops an open source software for reliable, scalable and distributed computing. Apache Hadoop is a core component of a modern data infrastructure. Supporting data pools, allowing organizations to collect, store, analyze and manipulate massive quantities of data on their own terms.

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THE FUTURE OF
COMPUTER DATA STORAGE

In less than 20 years, we have gone from 2 gigabytes to 2 terabytes being a typical amount of storage. That is a thousand fold increase in storage capacity. Let’s take a look at what is in the works for the future of computer data storage.

Demonstration of OMS and Azure Security Center

Generally, most environments have separate disparate systems that don’t have log analytics across the board. OMS gives you that capability to centralize a lot of those things that you are having multiple people look at, multiple very smart people look at, from di erent sources of technology.

CHANGE BLOCK TRACKING (CBT)

Change Block Tracking or Change Tracking or CBT is making a record or journal of which blocks of a storage object were changed by I/O. A storage object is any logically contiguous space used for storage of data.

DOCKER EXPLAINED
Docker Basics & Fundamentals

The difference between traditional virtualization and containers will be covered, what’s the difference between full containers or OS containers and application containers. You will learn the basics of a Docker image, and how a Docker image looks like, and you will learn the basics of a Docker infrastructure and what parts it comprises.

Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)

Today’s data centers and Cloud have moved beyond the rigid deployment of proprietary hardware based compute, network and storage solutions.

RAID Education

Practical RAID Optimization

This paper specifically addresses SMB and SME RAID implementations with current technology and practical application, taking into account manufacturers features and capabilities targeting these two markets.

Disk to Disk Backup – Backup and Restore

Seven Steps to Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery With IP SAN Technologies

Disk-to-Disk Backup & Restore and Off-Site Replication Now Within Reach of SMEs

It’s All About Restoring Your Data

Achieving Rapid Business Resumption with Highly Efficient Disk-to-Disk Backup & Restore

Securing an IP SAN

SANs deliver the capability for any server to access any storage device. Though this is extremely powerful and cost effective, it is obvious that security measures must be in place to prevent illegal access to data and to prevent accidental corruption or loss of data. Networked storage can introduce security vulnerabilities. To counter these weaknesses, it is important to adopt storage-specific security policies and practices.

StoneFly Backup Advantage-for Storage Consolidation, Automated Disk-to-Disk Backup, Archiving and Remote Replication

The prohibitive cost of traditional methods of retaining, managing, and disposing of regulatory compliance records, as well as the sheer volume of newly generated records, has resulted in the need for easy-to-use backup and restore solutions.

Information Lifecycle Management Using StoneFly Backup Advantage

ILM is about applying policies to the management of the data as it pertains to storage. It’s a new approach to managing information that uses policies, processes, practices, and data management software to align the business value of information with the most appropriate and cost-effective infrastructure.

Business Continuity – Disaster Recovery

Achieving High Availability & Rapid Disaster Recovery in a Microsoft Exchange IP SAN

A single-server configuration with DAS storage exposes the entire server as a single point of failure – a failure will halt all Microsoft Exchange services and potentially corrupt the Microsoft Exchange databases. Learn how an IP SAN provides the benefits of a Fibre Channel SAN and meets Microsoft’s recommendation of having storage independent of the server.

The Secret to Affordably Protecting Critical Data

Today, many IT managers are looking to innovative new practices using tiered storage and information classification to optimize access and retrieval while balancing regulatory retention requirements. The ultimate goal is to develop storage and operational practices that not only maximize storage investments, but also ensure that data is protected. Often it requires integrating multiple heterogeneous storage methods with backup and restore, local mirroring, remote data replication, security, and archival applications with information life-cycle management (ILM) policies (ILM is the process of aligning data in tiered storage according to its value).

StoneFly Reflection Synchronous Mirroring

StoneFly Reflection provides continuous access to a volume without interruption to data availability by substituting an exact mirror image, simplifying disaster recovery and reducing system downtime.

Application Notes

Migrating Microsoft Exchange Server Data to a Storage Concentrator

This guide provides the information needed to move Microsoft Exchange Server logs and databases to storage resources managed by StoneFly’s Storage Concentrator.

Implementing a Storage Concentrator in a Microsoft Exchange Network

Microsoft Exchange presents a unique storage challenge to IT management. This paper introduces an innovative storage networking solution that is simple, affordable and easily integrated into an existing Ethernet network.

Storage Consolidation Using a Storage Concentrator

This document explains 3 ways to migrate captured server disks (direct attached external JBOD or RAID) to an IP SAN using StoneFly Networks Storage Concentrators.

Technical Information

How StoneFly IP SANs Leverage Windows Volume Shadow Copy Services for Easy Snapshot Management

StoneFly’s IP SANs provide centralized storage management, advanced storage services and integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) to simplify storage provisioning.

Leverage IP SANs in Virtual Server Environments

StoneFly Storage Concentrators, incorporate a virtualization engine for storage provisioning and management in order to add another important advantage: the ability to cut operating costs.

Implementing Storage Concentrator FailOver Clusters

FailOver is an important fault tolerance function of mission-critical systems that require constant accessibility. A Storage Concentrator FailOver Cluster adds a high availability layer to an IP Storage Network.

Virtual Storage + Virtual Servers

Consolidating hardware resources into virtual storage, servers, operating systems, applications or networks allows any organizations to improve efficiency and simplify the management of its IT infrastructure. Since its founding in 2000, StoneFly has been applying the principles of virtualization in the development of simple-to-operate, highly available, high-performance IP SAN technology

Eliminating Physical Infrastructure Dependence to Centralize System Management

One essential goal for all organizations large and small is to increase system utilization and efficiency. After improving utilization via techniques such as consolidation, virtualization, and centralization, the next frontier requires removing the dependence of applications on physical hardware platforms.

Comprehensive Failover Integrity Certification

The quality we build into every StoneFly storage solution far exceeds the cutting edge design, the state-of-the-art materials, the innovative engineering, the excellent workmanship, and the complete integration of software with hardware inherent in all our appliances. Our extremely competitive pricing is based on some (but not all) of those factors, but what you receive from StoneFly is something much greater. You could in one sense call it pride, but we call it our Comprehensive Failover Integrity Certification Program (CFIC), which is our exclusive and extremely rigorous test battery that each StoneFly appliance must endure and pass before we offer it in the marketplace.

Improve IT Efficiency through Storage Consolidation and Centralized Server Management

IT administrators save time and resources by consolidating storage, server management and system boot imaged onto a centralized IP SAN.

StoneFly Virtualization Infrastructure eBook

A guide to storage and server virtualization

Virtualization Patent Overview

StoneFly Inc., one of the leading pioneers in iSCSI technology, has been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its proprietary method for generating virtualized data

Extending the Reach of Fibre Channel SANs

Workgroups and smaller departments outside the scope of corporate SAN continue to deploy storage one server at a time, producing budget eroding islands of storage. This paper introduces an innovative solution to extending SANs, encompassing isolated storage without requiring costly networking technologies.

RAIDML Technical Brief: Multi-level Data Protection

This technical brief overviews RAIDML, StoneFly’s unique approach to data protection that goes above and beyond conventional No Single Point of Failure (NSPOF) approaches.

Optimizing Large Arrays with StoneFly Network’s Storage Concentrators

This document shows how StoneFly’s Storage Concentrators can provision existing deployed storage and/or newly acquired cost effective large RAID arrays across Ethernet networks as logical iSCSI targets.

IP SAN Technology

Integrated High Availability Storage Concentrators Simplify IP SAN Redundancy and Availability

The Integrated-HA Storage Concentrator (HSC) product line offers the benefits of StoneFly clustering combined with the ease of IP SAN-in-a-Box deployment. With innovative cluster-mirror technology for full redundancy and availability.leveraging core StoneFusion based technologies to maximize intelligence and storage redundancy in IP SANs.

Setting up Disk-to-Disk Backup with CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery Software

This guide provides the information needed to set up the CommVault Galaxy Backup and Recovery software to work with StoneFly Networks’ Storage Concentrator to provide disk-to-disk backup. Includes information to help you backup from an internal disk to the IP SAN volumes and restore from the IP SAN volumes to media agent volumes.

Disk-to-Disk Backup & Restore Application Note

Cost-effective way of offloading backup and restore operations from the company LAN onto a dedicated Ethernet IP SAN by working in conjunction with industry standard software packages.

Unleashing the SAN in Your IP Network

IP networking technology is transforming the world of data storage. Instead of connecting to host computers with complex proprietary technology, storage devices can now be accessed and interconnected using industry-standard IP networks. In addition to simplifying IT infrastructures and offering significant potential cost savings, storage networking has become an increasingly strategic component of IT infrastructure. Learn how to build a storage network based on existing IP infrastructure to better meet the growing needs for business initiatives fueled by increasing data requirements.

Creating a Backup Strategy Over an IP SAN Utilizing Veritas NetBackup

This guide provides the information needed to set up the Veritas NetBackup software to work with StoneFly’s Storage Concentrator to provide disk-to-disk backup.

Storage Concentrators: A New Dimension in SANs

StoneFly’s complete line of Storage Concentrators are IP-based storage provisioning appliances that enable SME and large enterprises to manage and optimize their storage assets in real-time. Combining the functionality of an iSCSI router and bridge with the power of a storage provisioning engine, Storage Concentrators are installed as a centralized appliance at the core of the network for logical volume management of cost effective IP SANs.

Setting up Disk-to-Disk Backup with Legato NetWorker Server

This Guide provides the information needed to set up the Legato NetWorker Backup software to work with StoneFly Network’s IP SAN solution, the Storage Concentrator, to provide disk-to-disk backup. Back up and restore server attached storage to logical volumes across an IP SAN network or standard IP network.

Setting Up Disk-to-Disk Backup with BakBone Netvault

This guide provides the information needed to set up the BakBone Netvault software with StoneFly Network’s IP SAN solution, the Storage Concentrator, to provide disk-to-disk backup.

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