Repurpose your in-house storage system into iSCSI or NAS storage

Want to repurpose your in-house storage system into an iSCSI Storage or NAS storage? Do you want to avail services like Data deduplication, thin provisioning, encryption, disaster recovery, and delta based snapshots?

As most of the legacy storage systems do not have the above said data services, StoneFly USC SAN Gateway can prove highly useful in this scenario

The StoneFly USC Unified Storage Concentrator SAN Gateway appliance allows businesses to easily convert their existing Fibre Channel, SAS, Infiniband, or iSCSI Storage (EMC, Dell, NetApp etc) into their choice of Unified iSCSI, FC SAN or NAS Storage. Once storage volumes have been provisioned by the USC appliance, they can enjoy StoneFly’s numerous advanced data storage management features.

StoneFly USC-diagram

Built-in features of the StoneFly USC SAN Gateway include StoneFly iSCSI, delta-based snapshots with mountable read-write snapshot volumes, real-time synchronous campus mirroring of iSCSI volumes and nodes, thin provisioning with space reclamation, iSCSI port teaming with failover and load-balancing, as well as advanced storage virtualization services.

The features which are available on demand are Hardware enabled block level AES 256 volume encryption( very useful for those concerned over data security) FC SAN Target, Asynchronous replication, NAS Volume support for CIFS/SMB and NFS Protocols, VSS support for quiescing databases, and optimized data deduplication for increased storage efficiency. StoneFly’s data deduplication capability allows users to fit 5x to 137x more data within the same storage footprint without reducing overall performance.

Additionally the USC SAN Gateway is an ideal server and storage systems into one easy to manage and redundant appliance with hot-swappable mirrored OS drives and power supplies. Use of virtualized operating systems allows for complete hardware utilization and considerable reduction in power/cooling costs. USC flexibility replaces the “fixed hardware model” of the past with on-demand resource allocation (such as CPU, memory, storage, etc.) based on your application needs. USC comes with a Virtual SAN (SCVM™) and the ability to create additional virtual storage or virtual servers as needed.

So, what are you waiting for?

Sign up today to start using it!

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