Enterprise storage systems have matured significantly over the last 20 years. Despite considerable enhancements to storage media, many storage vendors are still relying on operating systems that were optimized for slower, rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). With the dramatic improvements in storage technology, storage vendors need new storage operating systems to achieve an optimal balance between rotating and solid-state media.
Evaluator Group established several tests representative of real-world application storage requirements. Two systems were compared under identical conditions, thus evaluating systems in real-world conditions, running multiple workloads. Testing multiple workloads in a head-to-head environment provides a more accurate depiction of how a system will perform during actual use. The AC72 demonstrated its ability to deliver more than 2X the performance as the competitor for mission critical applications at a lower total cost.
When purchasing new storage systems, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a critical factor to consider. Often a low initial price is provided as an incentive; however what is the true cost of the system over the course of the next three to five years? Many factors come into play making the evaluation of the cost of ownership of any storage platform difficult. Comparing product specifications alone can be misleading. In this document we will aim to outline some simple steps you can take to evaluate cost of ownership savings with Starboard Storage Systems.
Hybrid storage is the true convergence of these access and media technologies into a single system. Instead of being bolted together to extend the life of a decades old storage operating system, the software that drives these systems was written from the ground up to specifically support mixed access and mixed workloads.
With its Application-Crafted Tiered Storage™ (MAST) architecture, Starboard Storage Systems provides the characteristics to support mixed workload environments with the Starboard AC72 Storage System™. The Starboard Storage AC72 meets the requirements to provide performance and scalability while enabling consolidation for multiple applications and data types.
Feature description of the Starboard Storage Systems SSD Accelerator Tier
2 Page description of the innovative Starboard Dynamic Storage Pool
Overview of the Starboard Storage snapshot architecture for backup and recovery.
Starboard Thin Provisioning stands out from the pack, delivering the highest levels of efficiency and performance.
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Hybrid Storage performance for server and client virtualization projects
Starboard and SEP combine unified hybrid storage with leading backup and recovery software.
Storage Consolidation and Backup for Virtual Machine Infrastructure.
The key buying criteria in a storage solution were reliability, performance and scalable capacity. These criteria
were driven in large part by the increase in prepress application data demands. Starboard solved this need with an AC72 consisting of 12 TB of storage and an expandable SSD Accelerator Tier.
Delta Dental worked closely with Starboard’s service team to map out a plan to consolidate storing and managing Delta Dental’s Microsoft Applications and file-level data environment onto a single scalable Starboard AC72 Storage System to replace its legacy Fibre Channel SAN. The Starboard Storage AC72 became the new storage backbone and
helped to centralize management, providing ease and flexibility in provisioning.
With the Starboard AC72 Storage System, DigeTekS was able to solve its growing data management and performance challenges using a highly reliable, tiered storage solution.
ECCV had a need to move their DAS environment to an easily consolidated shared storage
platform. Additionally, they required backup and recovery software capable of shortening their backup windows and increased security. ECCV’s recent data center upgrade included a fast and
cost effective solution for implementing a simple shared NAS & NAS storage system with a fully
redundant remote disaster recovery site.
The MBL installed the Starboard AC72 Storage System to store and manage their mixed workloads consisting of massive amounts of unstructured and structured data associated with their biological sequencing systems.
The Starboard AC72 Storage System™ quickly addressed UCLA QPAM’s high availability and scaling needs. Unlike
other solutions, this next generation architecture provided several advanced features to improve speed and
manageability. The system has built-in support for file and block-level access and supports virtualized environments.
With the Starboard AC72 Storage System, LBTO was able to consolidate its storage resources and protect its high volume imaging data. Converging multiple storage types onto one system streamlined management, minimizing administrative burden and costs.
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Virtualizing Disks within a Dynamic Storage Pool
Combine NAS & SAN in a Single System
Fast Disk Drive Rebuilds
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