Storage Consolidation - OverviewOne of the major issues facing IT administrators today is managing rapidly growing and diverse workloads. In the past handling multiple workloads with different performance, capacity and cost profiles required purchasing multiple storage systems driving up cost and complexity. Multiple storage platforms require multiple pools of disks, multiple management tools, multiple software licenses and multiple support contracts.
Most companies have virtualized their server infrastructure using VMware, Microsoft or Citrix hypervisors but very few have taken the steps required for true storage consolidation. Whether you are looking to deploy an internal storage cloud or looking to increase the agility and lower the cost of your storage infrastructure, storage consolidation with Starboard Storage is a powerful solution.
Consolidating with Starboard Storage
Starboard has solved the problem of mixed workload consolidation enabling you to confidently consolidate your storage and in the process improve performance and reduce costs. There are three fundamental capabilities that form the foundation of our storage consolidation solution.
- A highly available storage system that can virtualize SAN volumes and NAS shares and is managed by a single pane of glass.
- A single, scalable disk pool that eliminates the complexity and stranded storage of traditional RAID controller based architectures
- A virtualized pool of solid state storage that provides performance acceleration for all of your workloads in real-time based on actual user demand.
With Starboard Storage file shares, media applications, email, databases, virtual servers and desktop workloads can be consolidated on a single platform with predictable performance. No matter if applications are read-intensive, write-intensive, random, sequential, small file or large block, the Starboard AC Series storage systems monitor I/O and route data to the most appropriate disk class for lower cost capacity or higher performance. Our caching algorithms track application access and quality to ensure the data most needing acceleration gets the performance it needs when it needs it. Because we thin provision performance across multiple applications Starboard systems get the performance of solid state at the cost of spinning hard disk drives.
By consolidating with Starboard Storage you can transform your storage infrastructure.