Government - Overview
Government ComputingTraditional storage is being pushed to its limits by burgeoning federal, state and local government data stores. Whether the Patriot Act at the federal level, which requires retention of almost all electronic communications, or tax records at the state and local levels, government data is growing at a rate of 40% annually.
Many government entities have completed server consolidation projects leveraging virtualization technologies to manage server sprawl reducing computing costs. Yet they still live with silos of separate SAN and NAS storage that are costly to manage. There may be a NAS farm silo for storing images and workflow, a separate SAN silo for databases and email and a third silo for storing VMDKs.
Budgets are tight, but it is an absolute imperative that agencies at the federal, state and local level be able to communicate information instantaneously among departments and branches. These agencies require screaming access rate performance.
The storage systems for governmental IT environments must:
- Support virtualized environments
- Scale massively
- Handle diverse workloads
- Deliver exceptional performance
- Have affordable TCO
The Starboard Solution:Starboard Storage tackles the toughest storage problem facing Midsize Enterprise IT administrators today — the increasing cost and complexity of managing multiple storage systems due to unpredictable capacity growth and performance demands of their data. Government customers are choosing Starboard Storage systems because Starboard offers a flexible storage solution that significantly reduces the percentage of IT budget spent on storage. Starboard’s flash-enabled storage virtualizes SAN and NAS workloads on a single, easy-to-manage system. The result is just-in-time allocation of storage capacity and performance to match business demand. Customers achieve up to 10 times the performance of traditional storage solutions with 90% fewer disks and 75% cost of ownership savings.
The Starboard Storage AC Series is elegant, delivering data consolidation onto a single, massively scalable platform, with SSD performance at the lowest TCO in the industry.