Enterprise Storage Solutions
ďAlliance Technologies first recommended a SAN to meet our needs of faster access to our data, concerns over integrity of our existing storage and, for a mechanism to get reliable back-ups. Our SAN has proven to be a sound investment and has become the foundation of our infrastructure. It has enabled us to expand our infrastructure painlessly to support business growth and has exceeded the return on investment we originally anticipated.Ē
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High performance centralized storage is the cornerstone of a robust IT infrastructure, whether virtualized or not.
- Do you need to add storage capacity?
- Do you have concerns over the robustness or limitations of your current infrastructure?
- Can your current system be used as part of a virtualized infrastructure?
- Are you able to replicate from your storage to provide for Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery needs?
- Is the high cost of expanding an existing SAN or NAS prohibitive?
- Are you seeing dramatically increasing maintenance costs after year three?
- Are you running out of power or floor space in your server room?
- Is the performance and available capacity of your SAN or NAS guaranteed by your storage vendor?
With innovative, next generation storage products from Oracle (Pillar Data Systems), Dell (EqualLogic, Compellent), and F4 Labs, Alliance Technologies can provide the right storage solution to meet your unique requirements.
Contact us to discuss how we can provide you with the capacity and performance you need while reducing your TCO and storage management overhead.
Oracle Pillar Data Systems
Pillar Data Systems takes a unique approach to networked storage and storage management - One that dramatically increases the flexibility of your storage assets, significantly reduces the cost and complexity of managing your storage environment, and delivers one point of control and one storage pool. Pillar Axiom is the first and only True Application-Aware storage system.
Pillar Axiom storage systems are integrated, automated, and cost-effective:
- Highly available, scalable storage systems that seamlessly unite SAN and NAS environments and combine fibre channel and SATA drives into a single storage pool
- Systems that enable multiple tiers of storage on one storage platform
- The highest disk utilization rates in the industry
- Systems that deliver Dynamic Performance priority levels and enable thin provisioning
Pillar Data Systems - Getting Greater Value from Your Virtualized Data Center
Data centers reduce costs and improve agility when they consolidate and virtualize their infrastructure. Combining VMware with the Pillar Axiom allows you to fully utilize the capacity and computing power of your existing physical servers. The resulting virtual infrastructure results in server consolidation, power and space savings, high server availability, and affordable disaster recovery.
The Pillar Axiomís ability to consolidate network storage for SAN and NAS within the same storage enclosure makes it the ideal storage solution for any data center. But it is the Axiomís ability to be provisioned in the same way that you provision virtualized severs that makes it the ideal storage solution in VMware virtualized environments.
Contact us today to learn more about how a centralized storage solution from Pillar Data Systems can transform your organizationís infrastructure.
Dell Compellent - Storage Center SAN
The Only Storage Solution That Manages Data Inside the Volume
Compellentís Storage Center is an enterprise class storage area network (SAN) that significantly lowers capital expenditures, reduces storage management and administration time, provides continuous data availability and enables storage virtualization. Storage Centerís industry-standard hardware and sophisticated software manage data at the block-level, maximizing utilization, automating tiered storage, simplifying replication and speeding data recovery.
Why the Storage Center SAN is Different
- Unique architecture manages data inside the volume
- Scalable hardware eliminates the need for a forklift upgrade
- Powerful software optimizes utilization, automates replication and speeds data recovery
- Core system technology provides essential storage features that are traditionally considered add-ons
- Single interface manages entire solution
How You Benefit from Compellent
- Radically reduce storage costs and extend the life of your equipment
- Cut storage management time by 50 percent
- Provide continuous data availability
- Automatically reduce power and cooling costs by more than 90 percent
Contact us today to learn more about how a Storage Center SAN solution from Dell Compellent can benefit your organization.
Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage Solutions
Whether you're looking to consolidate servers to lower operational costs, replicate for data protection, or upgrade your Network Attached Storage (NAS) to a full featured iSCSI SAN, Alliance Technologies offers the affordable EqualLogic data storage solutions from Dell with enterprise-strength performance and reliability plus easy installation, management, and growth.
The Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN brings storage consolidation benefits to all your data - it's affordable, based on standard protocols, reduces operational costs, and is easy to deploy.
EqualLogic virtualized storage solutions are a perfect fit for virtualized server deployments. PS Series iSCSI SANs fully integrate with the leading server virtualization solutions to enable cost effective shared storage to fully realize all the benefits of moving to a virtual infrastructure.
Backup and Restore
The PS Series iSCSI storage arrays include all of the functionality, at no extra charge, to enable comprehensive and affordable backup and restore solutions. Advanced snapshot, clone, and replication features work seamlessly with leading backup vendors to ensure that your data is protected and easily recoverable.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
EqualLogic PS Series SANs enable IT administrators with the technology and tools to build out affordable and easily manageable business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. With the built-in snapshot, replica, clone, and replication features of the PS Series, along with partnerships with industry leading technology partners, Dell simplifies the planning, deployment, and maintenance of an IT infrastructure that ensures that your business is fully protected and always operational.
Contact us today to learn more about how a Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage solution can benefit your organization.
F4Labs Customized Storage Solutions
F4Labs offer a range of storage products taylor made for your specific requirements, whether they be for an all-in-one host for a back-up virtual infrastructure, a cost effective replication solution, or a state of the art compute server with internal storage.
Virtual Infrastructure and Replication
The F4Labs SaRA (Storage and Replication Appliance) is specifically designed for the small to mid size enterprises that need a cost effective replication solution. Fully compatible with VMware, and with a full range of drive options for either capacity or I/O performance, F4Labs SaRA can be deployed as a centralized storage solution to a VMware infrastructure or, as a replication gateway.
For smaller organizations or workgroups, F4Labs SaRA is available with sufficient compute power to be a complete, cost-effective hardware solution to host a virtualized infrastructure.
F4Labs SaRA can be used in conjunction with the Business Continuum service, bringing the benefits of a full disaster recovery site and infrastructure to those organizations that do not have a secondary site.
Contact us today to learn more about F4Labs SaRA and find out how you can implement a cost effective replication strategy.
Open-E Storage Solutions
Open-E®, Inc is a leading provider of unified file and block storage management software solutions. The Open-E Data Storage Software (Open-E DSS V6TM) offers support for Network Attached Storage (NAS), iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN (Storage Area Network) functionality all in a single, easy to use storage operating system. Open-E DSS also provides Automatic iSCSI Failover and Failback for high-availability, Remote Volume Mirroring and Asynchronous Data Replication for disaster recovery, WORM (Write Once Read Many) support for digital archiving, and NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) support for universal backup - ensuring better data security, increased fault tolerance and improved availability of all data, ultimately delivering better overall performance and value.