What are Enterprise Unified Storage Solutions

Data runs your organization and it is the single most important digital asset that you need to protect. Protection of this data, ensuring it's accessible all the time, its performance levels and ability to scale up or scale out are all critical for your business continuity.

Enterprise storage solutions help you with these challenges and more. At the core, data storage is the same- it's all stored on SSDs, hard drives, or tapes for long-term archival. Enterprise storage takes this further by adding reliability, redundancy, and performance at the minimum. à maximum.

From the hardware engineering perspective, enterprise-grade hardware is rock-solid reliable, has redundancy for failover, higher MTBF, and longer hardware warranties. The storage media used in enterprise storage has higher MTBF and performance (in case of HDDs) and higher endurance with overprovision to keep a steady performance in the case of SSDs. High performance and reliability are achieved with this hardware engineering.

Software-wise - there are many enhancements that make enterprise solutions perform fast and offer higher reliability. Some could be vendor-specific like Infortrend's IDR which enhances the standard RAID protection offering faster RAID rebuild, and some could be based on industry standards like iSER which offers better iSCSI performance.

But this is not all, this hardware and software stack is backed by Service level agreements so you have a guaranteed response time in case something goes wrong. SLAs operate at the system integrator level so you always have a local rep to turn to anytime you have a service call.

Unified = SAN + NAS

SAN solutions are Ideal for enterprise applications like database, virtualization, video editing, backup, surveillance, and AI. NAS on the other hand is easy to manage, offers excellent data sharing capabilities.

In any working environment, a mix of NAS and SAN devices is required for various services. You may need an IPSAN for storing your VM, and a NAS to run a file server that hosts your marketing resources which are shared internally and externally for example.

Unified Devices are NAS at heart, with added iSCSI functionality so they also can work as a SAN. A single device with File-based services and block-based services both. This unified nature is what has made NAS so popular that they have become the most used storage solutions for Small and Medium businesses.

For Enterprise requirements though, the NAS would have to be enterprise-grade with higher reliability, performance, and optimum redundancy to ensure your data is available all the time, at the performance levels you need.

Infortrend Enterprise NAS and Unified Data Storage Solutions with SLA

Infortrend EonStor GS is a unified storage system that enables SMBs and large enterprises to manage file-based (NAS) and block-based (SAN) storage in a single device. It enhances the performance and optimizes the high availability with redundant controller design which effectively reducing the downtime and promises business continuity.

GS is ideal for running general-purpose and mixed workload computing applications such as databases, virtualization, media and entertainment, and file sharing.

  • Redundant controller with Intel ® Xeon® D 4 ~ 8 Core
  • Up to 256 GB RAM per Controller
  • Built-in 4 x10GbE ports (SFP+) per controller. Option of adding FC, iSCSI, Network ports with host boards
  • Use Enterprise SAS hard drives, or mix SSD and HDD for separate volumes
  • Customized SLA as per your requirement. NBD replacement, extended warranties, on-site service options available
  • Start with as little as 100TB and Scale easily go up to 16PB

EonStor GSe Pro is a single controller solution with support for SATA and SSD drives exclusively designed for SMBs, integrating SAN and NAS services as well as Cloud Gateway features to be deployed under a general NAS architecture for file sharing, backup, cloud synchronization, video editing, and surveillance purposes. Its complete product line features a hardware design of rackmount or desktop enclosures and flexible host boards to choose from; as for software, it comes with complete data services and simple, intuitive management interfaces, so that you can find the perfect storage device according to your performance or budget needs.

  • Intel ® Xeon® D 4 ~ 6 Core
  • Upto 64 GB RAM per Controller
  • Built-in 4 x1G iSCSI ports. Option of adding FC, iSCSI, Network ports with host boards
  • Use Enterprise SATA hard drives, or mix SSD and HDD for separate volumes
  • Customized SLA as per your requirement. NBD replacement, extended warranties, on-site service options available
  • Start with as little as 100TB and Scale easily go up to 8PB

With DataCare's local presence, you can rest assured of the timely deliveries, implementation, and post-sales warranty support. Reach out to us today if you have any project requirements. We are authorized distributors of Infortrend for Dubai, UAE, and offer the following advantages

  • Infortrend Certified Engineers
  • Complete solution Offering including media ( hard drives/SSDs)
  • ADMCC and SIRA regulations Compliant solutions
  • 1 Year free Remote support and complimentary services ( ask for details)
  • Option to buy Infortrned Extended warranty
  • Option to buy Onsite Support for Infortrend products
  • Option to buy Support for Infortrend Expired Warranty products
  • Customized SLA for Infortrend