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Backup to a Unitrends RC823S

BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY All-in-One Backup Appliance:   Purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified computer protection.   No need to purchase backup software, all operating systems supported. Simply plug in the backup appliance and ion no time you will be ready to backup your network! Unitrends provides physical, virtual and cloud-based protection and recovery for every organization’s most valuable assets: its data and applications. The Unitrends Recovery-823S is perfect for larger organizations. The Recovery-823S supports 19 TB of raw storage capacity organized in a RAID-1/ RAID-6 configuration with hot-swap user-replaceable drives, comprehensive data protection and recovery […]

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Unitrends Supports Google Cloud Storage Nearline Beta

Unitrends, Inc. announced support for Google Cloud Storage Nearline to provide its customers with low cost long-term cloud archival. This offering is possible through the company’s Unitrends CloudHook capability, which facilitates archiving from Unitrends’ Recovery-Series physical and Unitrends Enterprise Backup virtual appliances to third-party clouds, such as Google Cloud Storage, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Rackspace Cloud Files. CloudHook has supported Google cloud Storage’s Standard and Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) offerings for several years and passed compatibility testing for the beta version of Google Cloud Storage Nearline. “Our customers are constantly looking for new and innovative ways tocost-effectively manage […]

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Repair your tape drive

When all is said and done I believe we can’t exclude tape from the data center, Hardware too on occasion fails. We all know this as do the manufacturers of all the disk and tape hardware in the market, after all they offer warranty contracts. Moving part or just electronic go bad on occasion. Today I believe it’s fair to say that good mechanical hardware (such as LTO or enterprise tape drives) are very well made and are reliable. Can we fix a defective drive – almost certainly 99% of the time the answer is in the afermative. As for […]

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Used IBM 3588-F4A TS1040 LTO4 Tape Drive

IBM 3588-F4A TS1040 LTO4 Fibre Tape Drive Used and refurbished IBM 3588-F4A TS1040 LTO4 Fibre Tape Drive are in stock ready to ship  Our prices are too low to publish online, please call (800) 663-5523 for a current quote. All drives are sold with warranty Online quote IBM Ultrium 4 enhancements that help improve performance and reliability include: Native data transfer rate up to 120 MB/sec Ultrium 4 tape cartridge native physical capacity of 800 GB 4-Gbps Fibre Channel drive attachment 256 MB internal buffer LTO Ultrium 4 encryption support 8 KB cartridge memory with Ultrium 4 media   The IBM […]

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Speedup Oracle Database

How do we get optimal performance from our Oracle Database servers? This question is not new to the database administrator. Production systems must be able to quickly process revenue-producing transactions around the clock, while simultaneously executing demanding I/O operations like backups, database replication/failover, and OLAP business analytics and reporting. Enter Kaminario Kaminario’s K2 has the ability to maintain consistent IOPS and low latencies in the face of demanding mixed database workloads. Native technologies like writeable snapshots and inline compression, the Kaminario All-Flash storage infrastructure is cost-effective to deploy Oracle databases. Kaminario’s consistent performance and low latency enables Oracle databases to […]

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Archiving data reduces pain and cost.

Rather than spending more on expensive primary and backup storage to accommodate data growth, move data to protected archive or extended online storage. Your data can then be accessed and protected on less expensive storage without disrupting your day to day workflow. As data is moved to archive storage it is no longer part of the regular backup process, so there is much less data to back up and backups take much less time. The backup window that was out of control is once again manageable. Along with smaller backups comes lower investment. Consider the Nexsan Assureon for your archive solution. Call […]

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Unitrends Recovery-713S

BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY All-in-One Backup Appliance:                                                                 The Recovery-713S is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses. 1U Form factor unit supports byte- level deduplication, hardware enhanced AES-NI encryption and 128 GB of tiered cache SSD for improved backup performance, fast restore and recovery. 6TB Raw storage capacity organized in a RAID-10 configuration with hot-swap user-replaceable drives Comprehensive data protection and recovery Comprehensive Data Protection & Recovery: […]

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StorageTek Tape Libraries

Sunstar Company stocks spare parts for the StorageTek Tape Libraries listed below. Be it a replacement drive in the appropriate tray or any library hardware, we will in all likelihood have inventory or access to more parts. Media – we always have media for sale. (New and re-certified) StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System StorageTek SL3000 Modular Library System StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library StorageTek SL500 Modular Tape Library StorageTek L700 Modular Tape Library StorageTek L180 Tape Library StorageTek L80 Tape Library StorageTek L40 Tape Library StorageTek L20 Tape Library StorageTek SL48 Tape Library StorageTek SL24 Autoloader Please call (800) 663-5523 […]

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Storagetek LTO5 Tape Drive

Oracle’s StorageTek LTO5 tape drives provide fast data transfer, high capacity, and energy savings for midrange tape automation environments, and enable you to meet stringent regulatory requirements. LTO-5 Tape Drive Specifications Compressed Capacity (compressed 2:1): 3TB 5 1/4 inch form factor Up to 256 MB buffer Up to 170 MBps native data throughput LTO hardware encryption compliments WORM media to maintain data integrity Backward read & write compatible Environmentally friendly. Requires no power at rest   7010794 HP LTO5 SAS 7012787 FRU, IBM LTO5 7020569 HP LTO5 FC 7053438 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500 7104076 IBM […]

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Hybrid Storage

Blending flash-based solid state disk and hard disk drives to provide high performance at an affordable price seems to be a trend in the marketplace today.  It seems as if every vendor offers a solution that meets this criteria. Bear in mind these systems are not the typical SAN storage arrays with a couple of SSD drives within the chassis. The controllers (often supporting multiple connectivity options) for Hybrid Storage Solutions along with the system itself have been optimized to address the question of how to best leverage flash by using flash as a large caching area, automatically moving the most active […]

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Nexsan E48VT vs Nexsan E48 and Nexsan E60VT vs Nexsan E60

The Nexsan E48™/E48V™/E48VT™  and the Nexsan E60™/E60V™/E60VT™ are: 4U , rack-mountable RAID storage systems which can hold up to 48 or 60 SATA, SAS, or SSD data disks. The base models of the Nexsan E60™ and Nexsan E48™ use: 3Gb/s SAS for internal communication between the RAID Controllers and hard disks. The V and VT variants use 6Gb/s SAS for internal communication. The VT variants also have a turbo card installed in each RAID Controller which optimizes sequential writes in parity-based RAIDs. There is no upgrade path between the base models and either the V or VT variants. Aside from the difference in internal communication speed and the presence of the turbo card in the VT units, there is no operational difference between the base models and either the V or VT variants. Nexsan E48VT and Nexsan E60VT are available for purchase from Sunstar Company. For addition information please call (800) 663-5523 or contact us online

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Scale your Kaminario FLASH Array

Are you aware that Kaminario is the Only All-Flash Array that… Scales Right: Does BOTH Scale-Up and Scale-Out Globally adapts to applications block-size Supports global inline selective deduplication Allows to mix & match Controllers and SSDs Has highest capacity utilization (87.5% with K-RAID™) and highest density (up to 64 TB/U) This is super important because as your needs grow; be it capacity or performance, Kaminario’s K2 can to: The ability to accommodate various capacity sizes of SSDs and the flexibility of scalability allows a tailored-fit configuration to meet the requirements of the individual customer. SCALE-UP Scaling up means adding more capacity […]

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Consider Unitrends for your backup

We all need to backup our data. Organizations and Corporations can not “live by hope” alone. Scrambling to find hard copies is no longer an option. We do not print all the documents that we receive by email. But where and how should backup? Are you comfortable with your present backup process? Consider Unitrends. Unitrends has a plethora of purpose-built data protection products for unmatched backup, archiving, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Their offerings include: Physical appliances Virtual appliances Software Cloud storage DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) The table below compares a high-level comparative overview of Unitrends products. To learn […]

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Kaminario Flash is well suited for OLTP and OLAP

Kaminario K2 All-Flash Array delivers consistently high performance combined with cost effectiveness and capacity efficiency no matter what the platform or workload. The K2 is quite unique in that it: Scales Right: Does BOTH Scale-Up and Scale-Out Globally adapts to applications block-size Supports global inline selective deduplication Allows to mix & match Controllers and SSDs Has highest capacity utilization (87.5% with K-RAID™) and highest density (up to 64 TB/U) Ideally Suited for: OLTP (On-line Transaction Processing) is characterized by a large number of short on-line transactions   The main emphasis for OLTP systems is put on very fast query processing, maintaining data integrity in multi-access environments and an effectiveness measured […]

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Lenovo Servers for Sale

 Looking to purchase an IBM or Lenovo Server? Please contact us at Sunstar for assistance. (800) 663-5523 – Our Markup on servers is minimal     ThinkServer Tower Servers Balanced Design. Built for Business. For cloud deployments, database, or virtualization workloads, trust ThinkServer rack servers for the right balance of performance, power-efficient designs, & extensive standard features that deliver an impressive ROI. ThinkServer Tower Servers Workload Hungry. Budget Friendly. ThinkServer tower servers provide the performance, reliability, & easy-to-use tools to power your file/print and point-of-sale workloads. Perfect for small databases, basic virtualization, & office applications.

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Repair your IBM TS1130 Tape Drive (IBM 3592 E06)

 Do you need some help with your non-working IBM 3592-E06 Tape Drive (IBM TS1130 Tape Drive?) It does happen – we all the moving parts and sometimes the media can cause an problem too, drives do on occasion go bad. Sunstar Company can repair or replace with warranty your defective IBM TS1130 tape drive. Actually we can repair all defective IBM Enterprise Drives: 3592-E05 3592-E07 IBM 3590 For more information call (800) 663-5523 All drives are repaired with a warranty to suit your needs.        

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Nexsan E Series

Looking for that perfect SAN? Is there such a solution? Consider  The Nexsan E-Series V storage arrays and expansion units offer mid-size organizations affordable enterprise-level Fibre Channel, SAS and/or iSCSI SAN storage used for a variety of capacity-optimized and performance-driven applications. E60VT (360 TB in 4U) E48VT (288 TB in 4U) E32V (38.4 TB in 2U, all 2.½″ drives) E18V (108 TB in 2U) Each can be easily expanded with additional capacity by adding the corresponding expansion unit: E60XV, E48XV, E32XV, or E18XV. For larger organizations, E-Series V is a versatile SAN or DAS solution to stay ahead of the […]

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VDI Boot Storms can be a pain.

    Deploying Flash Storage for VDI Keeping users productive and satisfied is critical to the success of any VDI deployment. Solving this problem can be easily achieved by implementing a solid flash solution – Kaminanrio’s K2. Kaminario’s K2’s consistent low latency and predictable high IOPS/throughput deliver responsive virtual desktops and ensures both IT and users can get their work done. K2’s consistent performance under load extends the scope of VDI from undemanding task workers, all the way up to performance-sensitive expert users where it was previously infeasible, keeping all of the VDI users productive and satisfied. Benchmarks have demonstrated […]

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Unitrends backup for small to medium sized business.

BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY All-in-One Backup Appliance:   Availble from Sunstar Company, these Unitrends Appliances are super reliable, easy to use and with a rich set of features. Let us assiste you? The Unitrends is a simple backup solution to install and in no time your 1st backup will be in effect. The Unitrends Recovery-603 is well suited for small to medium-sized busineses. Rackmount, all-in-one backup appliance. 1U Form factor unit supports byte-level deduplication with an unformatted usable physical storage of 3 TB (meta-data and data) organized in a RAID-1 configuration with cold-swap user-replaceable drives. Unitrends Recovery-603 […]

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Purchase TS1150 Tape Drives

IBM 3592-E08      IBM System Storage® Enterprise tape drives have the solution for your storage needs.      Reduce the costs of long-term data protection in big-data, cloud, mobile and social environments            If you are looking to purchase a TS1150 Tape Drive, look no further. Sunstar can ship drives today.      We also have the IBM TS1150 in a desktop configuration   Deliver high-performance, high-capacity storage with a proven, cost-effective tape drive Leverage IBM® Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) support for fast access to data Protect, retain and secure critical data with encryption Extend […]

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Buy IBM Tape Drives

Are you looking to purchase an IBM tape drive? Sunstar Company has a vast inventory of IBM tape drives. Some of the drives are listed below, please contact at (310) 330-2900 or (800) 663-5523 for a quote. If possible it will be best to have the specific details on hand, connectivity, where it will be installed and in the perfect world a model no. Choice of: External Drives Internal Drives (server) Library Drives Full Height Drives ½ Height Drives Models: LTO6, LTO5, LTO4, LTO3, LTO2 and LTO Enterprise: TS1150, TS1140, TS1130, TS1120 3592-E07, 3592-E06. 3592-E05, 3592 3590 3490e 3490 Services: We […]

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IBM TS1140 Tape Drives aka IBM 3592-E07 available for immediate shipment

New and re-certified IBM TS1140 Tape Drives ready to ship: For your library or in a stand alone configuration. Linear Serpentine recording 4 TB capacity using JC/JY media 1.6 TB capacity using JB/JX media 500 GB capacity using JK media 800 MBps burst data rate Compact 3.8 in x 7.8 in x 18.4 in dimensions   The IBM TS1140: Offers high performance and high capacity tape processing for storage consolidation Helps enhance information security with support for encryption and key management Improves information retention with support for existing IBM tape automation Supports Write Once Read Many (WORM) cartridges to help satisfy […]

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Save power when purchasing a new SAN

So you have a need to purchase a new SAN. Tired of your boss complaining about how much power the IT department is consuming. Shrink your storage footprint Save on power and cost Spend less time administrating storage. Imation’s Nexsan E-Series SAN storage solutions are: Ultra dense Super efficient Increase capacity while consuming less than one-third the power in one-third the rack space as typical storage arrays. The E-Series V is offered in four core configurations: E60VT (480 TB in 4U) – 60 drives, add 2 additional shelves – 180 drives E48VT (384 TB in 4U) – 48 drives, add 2 additional shelves – […]

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Moving forward with Unitrends Cloud

The Cloud. Vendors are constantly trying to sell you their cloud-washed product which offers little in terms of additional benefit from the cloud versus your on premise solution. Vendors are attempting to force you into their cloud services without taking into account limited available WAN bandwidth, SLAs you need for recovery of data, your systems, and your entire IT infrastructure, and your desire to have a single point of responsibility for backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Unitrends Cloud is a disaster recovery and business continuity offering that takes the capabilities of our Recovery-Series and our Unitrends Enterprise Backup backup […]

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The Cloud is it ideal for backup?

The Cloud. Vendors are constantly trying to sell you their cloud-washed product which offers little in terms of additional benefit from the cloud versus your on premise solution. Vendors are attempting to force you into their cloud services without taking into account limited available WAN bandwidth, SLAs you need for recovery of data, your systems, and your entire IT infrastructure, and your desire to have a single point of responsibility for backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Unitrends Cloud is a disaster recovery and business continuity offering that takes the capabilities of our Recovery-Series and our Unitrends Enterprise Backup backup […]

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Unitrends Backup Solution

   :   BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY All-in-One Backup Appliance Purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified computer protection. A single solution. A single management interface. A single line-item in your budget. Protection of 100+ versions of computers, storage devices, operating systems, hypervisors and applications. Let us here at Sunstar Company size the appropriate recovery appliance for your organization. Ease of use and when you need support, Unitrends will be there to support your hardware and software. Model Raw Storage Maximum Backup Solution Size Unitrends RC201 1TB 0.6TB Small Unitrends RC602 2TB 1.6TB Small Unitrends RC603 3TB 2.4TB […]

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Hardware Maintenance

Sunstar Company, Inc provides post warranty hardware maintenance on all of your disk storage, tape storage and servers manufactured by IBM, HP, Dell, Oracle/ Sun/STK, Quantum, Qualstar, Overland, Tandberg and more. We provide two core maintenance offerings: From our southern California office we are able to dispatch a technician to site for same day service level agreements to any state in the Union. We provide technical and logistics service contracts with full spares kits and access to a live technician, allowing customers to self-maintain their IT hardware. Storage arrays are typically fully redundant, with hot-swappable, easy to replace components. Quality […]

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We can repair your LTO5 tape drive

Sunstar Company can repair your LTO5 tape drive. Internal or external Full Height or Half Height Drives Standalone or Library Drives All Manufacturers:   IBM   HP  Tandberg  Quantum Repaired in a timely fashion Repaired with warranty Exchange drives available Call us today for a quote:  (800) 663-55213 or contact us online 

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LTO5 Media Required?

Do you have a need for either new or re-certified LTO Media? We have an inventory of LTO4 and LTO5 media ready to ship. Call (800) 663-5523 and ask for a media specialist. Sunstar Company  

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IBM 3590 Tape Drive Repair Center

If you have an older IBM 3590 Tape Drive that needs to get repaired, please call Sunstar Company for a competitive quote. We have been servicing and repairing tape drives for well over 20 years. We do have units in house that can be shipped immediately if so required. Call (800) 663-5523 for a quote. We guarantee all our repairs.  

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Need a used IBM 3592 Tape Drive?

In stock and ready to ship – all models of the IBM 3592 Tape Drive 3592 E05 3592 E06 3592 E07 Ships today with warranty. Ready to be installed in your IBM Tape Library or we can install a drive into a Table Top Enclosure for your convenience. (Now with ease you can read all 3592 media of a single or dual drive solution outside of the tape library) TS1120. TS1130 and TS1140. To learn more call and speak with a tape specialist at Sunstar Company. (800) 663-5523

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Performance SAN Storage with 2½” Drives

      Reliable High Density Storage Arrays Turbocharged for High Performance. The Nexsan E32V 32 x 2½”  Drives in 3U, Single or Dual Controller SAN, Active / Active Controllers Innovative ease-of-use functionality makes deploying and managing dense storage a simple task for the resource constrained IT administrator. Simply pull out a drawer to service drives or fans while the system is being actively used – all with no application downtime. Available from Sunstar Company. Chassis and Controllers E32V Disk bays / Rack U 32* / 2U Expansion Unit E32XV Maximum Drives with Expansion 96 Maximum Capacity (chassis/total) 57.6TB/172.8TB Mix 7.2K, […]

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Reasons to consider Imation’s Nexsan Assureon Archive

The Nexsan Assureon is a tamper-resistant system, purpose-built with multiple layers of safeguards to prevent, even with administrator-level access to the system and detailed understanding of its technology, any attempt at file deletion or modification. In the unlikely event that an information asset archived on Assureon ever becomes corrupted, the system, when using a redundant configuration, will automatically and transparently replace the asset from one of the redundant copies. Key features • Automatically checks integrity of archived files • Immutability—archived files cannot be changed • Self healing—ensures that all files are healthy and retrievable • Fast access to archived files and metadata • Non-erasable, non-rewritable functionality   Storage Optimization – […]

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Need assistance with your StorageTek SL8500 Tape Library?

It happens. Your library goes down; perhaps its a picker and drive(s), power issues or ……. Sunstar Company maintains a a significant StorageTek SL8500 inventory. We have a number of libraries tested so we can potentially duplicate your problem providing you a quick fix. Parts ship same day with warranty. Drives: T10000 – all models T9840 – all models T9940 – all models Call us toll free (800) 663-5523 and ask for a STK specialist to assist you. www.sunstarco.com  

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Need SAN Storage?

With the growth of data and the larger question looming, can I erase some of the older data? We all have been faced with this problem. Personally it can be an email(s) or perhaps a duplicate photograph, is it really a duplicate? On occasion it simply is easier to purchase more capacity when we just don’t know what the next step will be. Recently we worked with a client that just needed more capacity, sure we could dig down and figure if there was a better option. However as I said, on occasion we just must purchase more storage. Should […]

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Purpose-Built Backup Appliance

Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenue grew 3.0% Y/Y totaling $1.0 billion in 4Q14, according to the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. For the full year, factory revenue was up 4.0%, to $3.26 billion in 2014. Total PBBA open systems factory revenue increased 3.4% Y/Y in 4Q14 with revenues totaling $902.2 million while the mainframe market experienced a decline of 0.8% for the same period. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped, for 4Q14, reached 924PB, an increase of 40.3% Y/Y, while annual capacity was up 42.8% to 2.68EB. “An advancement of software features, allowing for greater […]

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StorageTek LTO Tape Drives

     StorageTek LTO tape drives feature fast data transfer rates and large capacity so you can process more data in less time. The high speed Fibre Channel interface further improves data movement, shortens backup windows, reduces downtime, and speeds recovery. Combined with StorageTek tape libraries, you can easily and affordably store, manage, and protect your growing data. Cost effective capacity. Store up to 2.5 TB of native data on a single cartridge, reducing media costs while accommodating data growth. Reduced backup windows. Accelerate backups by processing more information in less time. The StorageTek LTO 6 tape drive moves data at rates as high as 160 megabytes per second, uncompressed. Enhanced data protection. Protect data integrity and help […]

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Looking to evaluate SAN Storage, Consider Nexsan

Why Nexsan? Nexsan and Imation Company has been around ~14 years and manufacturers terrific storage solutions. Consider the Nexsan E Series V and their Nexsan NST Series . E Series V High Density Storage Imation’s Nexsan® E-Series SAN storage solutions are ultra dense and super efficient Reduces power use and cost, needs less space, and requires less of your administrative time Increases capacity while consuming less than one-third the power in one-third the rack space as typical storage arrays   E18V E32V E48VT E60VT System Form Factor 2U 18 drives 2U 32 drives ** 4U 48 drives 4U 60 drives […]

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Tips for Implementing Data Storage Tape

According to the Active Archive Alliance, nearly 250 million Linear Tape Open (LTO) tape cartridges have been shipped since the format’s inception. (100,000 PB of data on LTO.) The realities of a Big Data world and the advances in tape technology, density, reliability and usability have brought the realization to many that we should not be too hasty to forgo tape. Tape is returning to some organizations that dumped it a while back. Look Beyond Backup Most people think of tape as a medium for backup. While it can serve that function well, it has a far broader function these […]

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AssuredSAN 4000 from Dot Hill

Consider the Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ 4000 SAN storage arrays for your storage needs. Offering up to 6400 MB/s sequential reads, and 5300 MB/s sequential writes. Designed with a powerful processor, these SAN storage systems are tuned for sequential workloads. Ideal data storage solutions for high performance computing, oil and gas siesmic data analysis, telecommunications data capture, media streaming, video post-production editing, and broadcasting. Host Connections 4 ports per controller, 8 for dual controller models 16Gb, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 12Gb, 6Gb SAS, and 10Gb, 1Gb iSCSI host connectivity For more information call (800) 663-5523 – Sunstar Company    

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Why the StorageTek T10000D

    8.5TB On each Cartridge Compressed throughput of up to 2.8TB/hr Reliable File management with LTFS A T10000D tape drive can store up to 21TB on a single tape drive (..5:1 compression) Minimize storage cost and footprint

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We purchase used LTO4 Media

Have you just upgraded or are you considering upgrading your tape technology? Sunstar Company has a need to purchase LTO4 media (all brands) We also purchase decomissioned hardware. Call 800.663.5523 or contact us online

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Backup or Archive to the Cloud with Unitrends

Backup to a local appliance (ease of full recovery) and send second copy to the cloud Back to the Cloud – ideal for smaller operations Consider Unitrends Unitrends Cloud is a disaster recovery and business continuity offering that takes the capabilities of their Recovery-Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup backup products and enhances them with cloud capabilities. You get the recovery and recovery assurance technologies you’ve come to expect from their appliances—including granular archiving, Windows physical and guest operating system (GOS) level instant recovery and recovery assurance via auditing, and virtual hypervisor instant recovery and recovery assurance via ReliableDR—and then empowers […]

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Private Cloud!

Complete Data Privacy, Total Control of Data Location and Redundancy, Significantly Faster than Public Cloud, Automated Replication and Synchronization, Compatible with Your Backup Infrastructure The Cloud Experience Employees Want Transporter is private cloud file storage delivered in a powerful, easy to deploy appliance. For the user, the experience is just like Dropbox with all of the benefits you’d expect from a public cloud file solution, yet the data remains under your control. Choose where your data is located, who has access, how many copies there are and enjoy a level of privacy and control the public cloud can’t match. The hardware deployment model […]

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Data Protection Strategy

Let me get straight to the point. The sheer volume and variety of ways in which data can be breached is daunting, including: silent data corruption due to hardware failure and software failure, malicious attacks from cybercriminals or human error such as accidental file deletion or overwriting by employees, etc. Yet for all too many data center managers, their response to these threats seems to be a strategy based on hope. Unless we can answer the following four critical questions,the odds are that the data protection strategy is tantamount to just hoping that nothing goes wrong: Do you know if all your files are in […]

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Unitrends Wins Silver in SearchStorage.com 2014 Products of the Year in Backup and Disaster Recovery Software & Services Category

March 2015 Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud recovery, today announced that its Unitrends Certified Recovery Suite™ (UCRS) was named a silver winner in the “Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services” category in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2014 Products of the Year awards. “We are honored that Unitrends Certified Recovery Suite was chosen for this prestigious award from SearchStorage.com and Storage Magazine,” said Kevin Weiss, president and CEO, Unitrends. “We strive to provide uniquely simple, cloud-empowered solutions that increase IT confidence, and given the advancements that we intend to deliver in 2015, we believe that this award is only the […]

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Can you afford to lose your data?

Unless your systems are protected by some kind of mirroring or high availability system, you’re probably going to lose some data when a disaster strikes. The question is, how much data can you afford to lose? Data loss can be expensive! There are many case studies that speak of companies that have in essence gone out of business just because of data loss. A recovery point objective (RPO) is a useful tool for disaster recovery planning, especially when it comes to planning and executing backups. A  RPO is a measurement of your tolerance for data loss and it can help you […]

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Nexsan Capacity update – 8TB Drives are now supported

Nexsan recently announced that 8TB NL-SAS 7,200 drives have been certified for the following E Series: Nexsan E18V Nexsan E48VT Nexsan E60VT    E18V E32V E48VT E60VT System Form Factor 2U 18 drives 2U 32 drives ** 4U 48 drives 4U 60 drives Capacity (Max. per shelf) 144TB 38.4TB 384TB 480TB Max. Number of Drives  54 32  144  180 Raw Storage (Max) 432TB 115.2TB  1152TB  1440TB Controllers (Max) 2 Cache/Controller (Max) 4GB 4GB  16GB 16GB Drive Types 7.2K NL-SAS,   10K SAS,   15K SAS,   SSD    ** 2½ drives only RAID Levels 0,  1,  1+0,  4,  5,  6 […]

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Back to SAN, NAS or Unified Storage Platform

So you have the software selected and you now need to choose the right storage platform and manufacturer to implement in your data center. Yes there are many choices but we at Sunstar Company are partial to Nexsan, and Imation Company. Nexsan has a number of offering: How much data do you have to backup? Daily, weekly, monthly changes (growth) we can anticipate? Retention period? Density required? Connectivity? Are you planning to share the storage with other departments? This is just a few of the questions that you would be expected to answer. Nexsan has a number of possible candidates: […]

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Nexsan NST2000 and NST4000

A fully unified, enterprise-class, unified hybrid storage solution that simultaneously supports block and file traffic eliminating the need for organizations to invest in separate SAN and NAS storage systems. The NST4000 and NST2000 from Nexsan support Fibre Channel in addition to iSCSI, 10GbE and NAS . Hybrid Storage  =  a combination of solid-state disk (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) in a single storage system. Use SSD to increase the cache memory pool so that I/Os are accelerated before they go through the controller to the back-end disk drives. The larger the cache memory pool, the greater the likelihood of […]

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Dense SAN Storage

Consider the Nexsan line of Reliable High Density Storage Arrays Turbocharged for High Performance  Excellent quality, performance and cost. Call (800) 663-5523 for a quote or contact us on-line Nexsan E48VT, 48 Drives in 4U, Single or Dual Controller SAN, Active / Active Controllers E48VT with 8 x  16GB Fibre, Dual Controllers ** E48VT with 8 x  8GB Fibre Dual Controllers ** E48VT with 8 x 10GbE iSCSI Dual Controllers ** E48VT with 8 x  6GB SAS Dual Controllers ** **  Includes 4 x 1GbE per controller, (Single Controller 4 +4) Expand with E48X (Max 2) Choice of Drives: SSD, SAS […]

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Repair your existing tape drive!

We repair all tape drives… We service and repair tape drives, tape autoloaders, and  many tape libraries.  Below is a list of the many of the drives that that we service. DLT / SDLT tape drives Quantum, Compac LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5 and LTO6 tape drives IBM, HP, STK, ADIC, Quantum DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4, etc. HP, Sony, Seagate AIT-1, AIT-2, AIT-3, SAIT, Mammoth 1 & 2 ) Exabyte, Sony, HP 3480, 3490, 3490E, 3590, 3590E 3590H – 18 Track. 36 Track, 128 track, 256 track and 384 track – Fujitsu, IBM, Overland Data, MP, Hitachi 9-Track tape drives (Cipher, […]

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Sony DIR 1000

Sony’s DIR-1000 Series data recorder conforms to the ANSI (American National Standard Institute) X3.175-1990 ID-1 format. Standardized in 1990, the ID-1 format is based broadly on technology developed for professional broadcast video a market in which Sony products are widely recognized the world over. The ID-1 format utilizes azimuth recording techniques whereby adjacent helical tracks are recorded at different azimuth angles to minimize the effects of misstracking for greater reliability on interchange. Data recorded on each track on tape is processed by two Reed-Solomon product code arrays. The data is interleaved within the track to minimize the effects of larger dropouts. […]

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Nexsan Assureon Storage Required

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a formalized means of organizing and storing an organization’s documents, and other content, that relate to the organization’s processes.The term encompasses strategies, methods, and tools used throughout the lifecycle of the content. A trusted system is a system that is relied upon to a specified extent to enforce a specified security policy. A trusted system is one whose failure may break a specified security policy. AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) is the global community of information professionals, with a mission to help organizations thrive in an era of Information Chaos led by mobile, social, cloud and big data. Nexsan Content […]

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Trusted ECM Systems for Local Governmental Agencies

California is leading the way in defining how local governmental agencies should maintain official records in an electronic format in order to ensure they are reliable and trustworthy.  The state adopted regulations specifying that official electronic records must be maintained in a trusted system, as defined by AIIM/ANSI standards, specifically meaning AIIM’s Recommended Practices The regulations, which went into effect this week, give clarification to the legal requirement that has been the law in California since 2000.  Local agencies are not required by either the regulations or the law to maintain their official records electronically, but if they chose to do […]

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California 12168.7

12168.7. (a) The California Legislature hereby recognizes the need to adopt uniform statewide standards for the purpose of storing and recording permanent and non-permanent documents in electronic media. (b) In order to ensure that uniform statewide standards remain current and relevant, the Secretary of State shall approve and adopt appropriate standards established by the American National Standards Institute or the Association for Information and Image Management. (c) The standards specified in subdivision (b) shall include a requirement that a trusted system be utilized. For this purpose and for purposes of Sections 25105, 26205, 26205.1, 26205.5, 26907, 27001, 27322.2, 34090.5, and […]

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Storage for Document Management Systems

AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) is the global community of information professionals. Their mission is to help organizations thrive in an era of Information Chaos led by mobile, social, cloud and big data. How is your organization adhering to these standards? How have you equipped yourself to tackle these challenges? WHAT ARE THE RISKS? • How do you manage the risk of growing volumes of content? • How do you automate your contentintensive business processes? • How do you use content to better engage and collaborate? • How do you gain business insight from all this information? The Nexsan Assureon is used by any organization that uses a document […]

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STK T10000B, 7020999

Sunstar Company has a need to purchase: 12 x Sun StorageTek T10000B Fibre Channel Tape Drives, 7020999 Often used in a STK SL3000/PE or SL8500 With or without encryption Please call (800) 663-5523        

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SAN, NAS or both?

So you have a need for a SAN – or do you? Clearly sometime a SAN is the right choice, block level storage requirements such as for a database. Then there is often the need for for file based storage, general files that we work on – daily: word, excel etc. In the last three years we have seen a push for a mixed storage offering; a unified storage solution. But is this really what you want? Yes, rather easy to manage and everything in a single box. We at Sunstar Company represent a number of vendors that have all […]

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Learn more about the StrongBox from Crossroads at NAB Show 2015

See the StrongBox in action at        NAB Show April 11 – April 16, 2015 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV

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Private Cloud Model

Private cloud is a marketing term for an enterprise computing architecture that’s protected by a firewall. Private cloud (also called internal cloud or corporate cloud) is a marketing term for a proprietary computing architecture that provides hosted services to a limited number of people behind a firewall. Advances in virtualization and distributed computing have allowed corporate network and datacenter administrators to effectively become service providers that meet the needs of their “customers” within the corporation. Marketing media that uses the words “private cloud” is designed to appeal to an organization that needs or wants more control over their data than […]

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Corporate Governance

Data storage compliance and corporate governance regulations are having a tremendous impact on the storage organization, as well as the management practices employed to retain, search, certify and destroy data. It’s not just the major regulations, like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which influence storage — there are well over 10,000 regulations that affect data storage,… Tested Backup and Archive Solutions are imperative in the world we live in. Sunstar Company, Inc

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Looking to purchase some Lenovo Servers?

Recently IBM sold their server line over to Lenovo. Expect the same if not better quality servers from Lenovo, one of the top three manufatcurers of servers, notebooks, workstations and personal PCs in the world. Options available to you. Call Sunstar Company at (800) 663-5523 for assistance. Configure a Server to your specifications. (Lenovo Showacase) and then call Sunstar to place the order Another alternative, purchase a Lenovo Server for an extremely competitive price, direct from distribution.      

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StorageTek T10000 T2 tape cartridge

Store up to 8.5 TB of uncompressed data per standard cartridge and 1.6 TB per sport cartridge Unique hub lock design and the StorageTek T10000 tape cartridge SafeGuide system Minimize tape mounts and improve automation efficiency with a low cost-per-gigabyte storage medium Reformat and reuse StorageTek T10000 tape cartridges with the next-generation tape With up to 8.5 TB native capacity, the StorageTek T10000 T2 tape cartridge, for the StorageTek T10000D tape drive, stores more data in the same footprint. For the StorageTek T10000A and T10000B tape drives, the StorageTek T10000 tape cartridge can store up to 1 TB of data […]

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Unitrends replaces Symantec Backup Exec more than any other competitor.

       vs         Unitrends offers: Cost Effective Capacity-Based Model & Simple Pricing – No hidden fees and no-limits appliance licensing coupled with flexible UEB software licensing models Lowest Total Cost of Ownership through a broad and cost effective family of all-in-one appliances 12 Granular Physical Appliances Supporting 0.4TB – 50TB Maximum Backup Instant Recovery: Physical On- and Off-Host Plus Unitrends Enterprise Backup 7.3 on/off on replication target as well Unlimited Integrated Cloud – Storage and Replication to Private/Unitrends Public Cloud Integrated Archiving: disk, tape, NAS, SAN – Rotational or Fixed Ninty- Eight percent customer satisfaction rating Unlimited cloud Hardware/software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud […]

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Are you looking for denisty within your storage array?

Connect via Fibre and iSCSI simultaneously to the host. Expand from 60 drives in 4U to 180 drives in 12U With 6TB Drives you can now achieve 1PB in 12U All this can be achived with Nexsan E60VT, 60 Drives in 4U, Single or Dual Controller SAN, Active / Active Controllers E60VT with 8 x  16GB Fibre, Dual Controllers ** E60VT with 8 x  8GB Fibre Dual Controllers ** E60VT with 8 x 10GbE iSCSI Dual Controllers ** E60VT with 8 x  6GB SAS Dual Controllers ** **  Includes 4 x 1GbE per controller, (Single Controller 4 +4) Expand with E60X […]

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Nexsan’s New Unified Hybrid Storage for Small to Mid-Sized Business

                                                                      NEXSAN NST2000 UNIFIED STORAGE WITH FIBRE OPTION   A truly efficient storage solution for the SMB market. As you will see below the NST2000 comes in a number of flavors with the ability to grow with ease. Select Fibre or iSCSI Connectivity (A or B) NST2000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and four Fibre Channel ports for host connectivity […]

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Unified Storage, Fibre Channel Option

The Nexsan NST2000 by Imation expands the availability of fault-tolerant FASTier™ DRAM caching and Fibre Channel SAN connectivity, and puts them in reach of mid-range businesses Use SSD to increase the cache memory pool so that I/Os are accelerated before they go through the controller to the back-end disk drives. The larger the cache memory pool, the greater the likelihood of getting a cache hit without having to access the back-end disks—which results in greater application performance. Hybrid Storage  is defined as a combination of solid-state disk (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) in a single storage system. A fully […]

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Scale-Up and Scale-Out Flash Array

Kaminarios’s K2 is an All-Flash Array that can “scale-right” – scale-up with expansion shelves to increase capacity or scale-out with added K-Blocks to increase performance, or both. Scaling up and out is impressive on its own, but what about performance. K2 delivers consistent performance even in the face of challenging concurrent I/O demands from databases and virtualized servers or desktops. K2’s consistent performance capabilities under even extreme mixed workloads and SPEAR’s advanced technologies enable K2 to perform exceptionally well as the primary storage tier for a wide range of applications, servers, databases, and user workloads. Then there is capacity. K2 […]

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Secure Data Movement Architecture

Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, announced it has unveiled its new Secure Data Movement Architecture (SDMA™) to give organizations a holistic approach to actively manage their high-value data files and protect them from tampering, destruction, loss or leakage through their entire lifecycle. SDMA empowers end users to manage their own policy for protecting their high-value data in addition to enabling organizational control and management policies. High-value data is comprised of an organization’s critical data files that must be safeguarded from tampering, loss or corruption. According to IDC, 25.2 of the 37.4 exabytes of storage that […]

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Purchase your IBM 3592 Media

  Looking to purchase 3592 Tape Media. We at Sunstar Compay can help you. We purchase 3592 Tape Media! Please call (800) 663-5523 for a quote. Available with and without labels IBM 3592 Tape TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge – 300 GB   Part No. 18P7534  Provides physical cartridge capacity up to 300GB (up to 900GB with 3:1 compression) Includes memory feature to track cartridge usage, helping to enhance media reliability Compatible with automation in the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494 or in the StorageTek 9310 Powderhorn Tape Library The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 is designed to provide […]

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All-in-One Backup Appliance

Backup with a  single solution, single management interface and with a single line-item in your budget. Protect over 100 versions of computers, storage devices, operating systems, hypervisors and applications with the Unitrends Recovery Series BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY All-in-One Backup Appliance                                                            The Unitrends Recovery-Series family of appliances delivers backup, archiving, disaster recovery and instant recovery in a shrink-wrapped package. This federated, scalable architecture means flexible deployment options and no […]

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Looking for a reliable SAN Manufacturer

If you have a need for a SAN Storage Solution, perhaps there is a need for: Density and /or Performance and /or Future Growth Consider NEXSAN: E-SERIES V :  The Nexsan E-Series V is an ultra-reliable, high-density, high performance, efficient storage array that enables lower storage costs, maximum storage uptime, and data storage ROI boosts for your organization. E-Series V systems Consume less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays, with up to 240 terabytes of capacity in just 4U and now offers 400% more memory and 50% increased CPU speed over the E-SeriesTM. The E-Series […]

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LTO Media Sale

Sunstar Company has received a large shipment of NEW LTO media: LTO6 LTO5 IBM, Quantum and Fuji in-stock, ready to ship. Available with or without label. Please call (800) 663.-5523 for price.   

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IBM releases the new IBM FlashSystem V9000

The new IBM FlashSystem V9000 delivers up to 57TB per building block. Scales to four building blocks  – four additional 57TB V9000 Storage Enclosure expansion units for large scale enterprise storage system capability. FlashSystem V9000, including its MicroLatency Flash Modules, is covered by up to seven years of hardware support. Software support for the FlashSystem V9000 is also available for up to seven years   To learn more call the sales team at Sunstar Company, (800) 663-5523 FlashSystem V9000 offers the advantages of software-defined storage at the speed of flash. These all-flash storage systems deliver the full capabilities of the hardware-accelerated […]

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StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives

Sunstar Company has STK T10000C Tape Drives ready to ship. Drives mounted in SL8500 Trays. Sold with warranty! Call (800) 663-5523 for a quote Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C delivers up to 252 MB/sec and 5 TB, native High 5 TB capacity (uncompressed) 25% more capacity than any other tape drive Up to 252 MB/sec native (uncompressed) Protects your investment with media reuse and broad compatibility Enhances security and ensures data protection with encryption support www.sunstarco.com  

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Archive your data adhearing to regulatory requirements

Nexsan’s Assureon advanced archive system is ideal for freeing up primary storage, reducing the size and cost of backups, or complying with governmental regulatory requirements including HIPPA, SOX, and SEC-17. Also corporate regulators have introduced stringent compliance archiving requirements regarding electronic communications in response to the explosive growth of email & instant messaging (IM) as principle business communication tools. Enforce company data retention, privacy, and data protection policies. Archive data for days or decades in a system that is easy to manage and to use. Single pane of glass management makes it easy to create data retention rules and to apply […]

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Need to Share Data between Offices – Consider Wide-Area File Services (WAFS)

Today it is not uncommon for a company to have multiple offices over a wide geographical area. Yet their is a need to share data on a daily basis between personnel. Wide-area file services (WAFS) makes it possible to access a remote data center across a wide area network (WAN) as though it were local. WAN optimization and file access acceleration are important elements. Caching is used to reduce WAN congestion and disruption. WAFS enables businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies with numerous branch offices to centrally manage data backups in real time. Benefits include immediate read-write access to backed-up […]

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Nimble News

Just four and a half years after shipping its first Adaptive Flash platform, Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that more than 5,000 customers worldwide have adopted the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform. Achieving this significant milestone underscores the company’s vision to deliver the industry’s most efficient flash storage platform. Since shipping the first CS-Series array in 2010, Nimble has established a strong track record for delivering innovation. In the first half of 2014 the company introduced its high-end CS700 platform and All Flash Shelf as part of the Adaptive Flash platform, effectively addressing all-flash […]

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Can Backups Be Reasonably Restored?

Disk is typically easier to access than tape, but doing so does requires some effort. With disk, the data is usually not encrypted because it does not change hands that often (though disk-based encryption is quickly becoming standard). If the backup is unencrypted, it is possible to retrieve a single identified item or group of items without restoring the entire backup, making it far superior to tape for finding data. This is yet another reason why information management professionals and counsel must be prepared for the possibility of disk backups coming under the scope of reasonably accessible sources for discovery. […]

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Cloud Backup

Unitrends Cloud is a disaster recovery and business continuity offering that takes the capabilities of their Recovery-Series and their Unitrends Enterprise Backup backup products and enhances them with our cloud capabilities. You get the recovery and recovery assurance technologies that you would traditionally achieve from their appliances. Offerings: Metered No Limits Cloud Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS.) To learn more about Unitrends Cloud Offerings, call us here at Sunstar Company,  (800) 663-5523

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T10000B Drives for your StorageTek Tape Library

StorageTek T10000B Tape Drives with the appropriate tray for your SL8500, SL3000 Tape Library. Drives ship with warranty Key Facts: 1 TB native capacity and 120 MB/sec throughput Built in encryption technology Supports FICON and Fibre Channel using the same hardware Protects your investment with T10000 media Enhances security and ensures data protection Call for a current quote: (800) 663-5523 www.sunstarco.com  

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How to get optimal performance from Oracle Database servers.

Getting optimal performance from Oracle Database servers, can be challenging for their supporting storage infrastructure. Our goal; get Oracle Databases to run at optimum levels of performance even when faced with challenging workloads Production systems must be able to: Quickly process revenue-producing transactions around the clock Simultaneously executing demanding I/O operations like backups, database replication/failover, and OLAP business analytics and reporting. Enter Kaminario: Delivering true scale-out architecture for all-Flash enterprise storage  Kaminario’s consistent performance and low latency enables Oracle databases to run at top performance even when faced with challenging workloads. To learn more, contact sales at Sunstar Company, (310) 330-2900 […]

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Unified Storage for media and entertainment

Imation Introduces the Nexsan™ Fibre Channel Hybrid Storage Appliance, Purpose-Built for Media and Entertainment and Data Protection Workloads     Tuesday, February 24, 2015 The NST2000 delivers next-generation hybrid caching technology to mid-sized organizations, fulfilling changing application and storage needs with new levels of performance, scalability and efficiency Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today at BVE 2015 in London introduced the Nexsan NST2000 – a new ultra-efficient hybrid storage appliance purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads that will deliver Fibre Channel connectivity and all the benefits of hybrid storage to mid-sized organizations. […]

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Looking for a Backup Solution?

At some point in time a backup solution will be deployed in all organizations. Sure there is a wide choice of offerings and we are not just talking about disk or tape.  For the most part a number of vendors are required for a backup solution to be deployed. More likely both software and hardware will be required. This works but what we at Sunstar have learned over the years that in time, more challenges arise. Operating Systems get updated or changed, hardware is replaced and then there is the added headache that support must be available from both the […]

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Why deploy flash Storage?

FLASH STORAGE! All organizations would like to deploy new applications and capabilities faster and provide a more agile and a more  scalable infrastructure. Application performance and predictability and the ability to raise operational efficiency while reducing  cost is very attractive to the administrators that work with the likes of Oracle Databases, SQL Server Databases, VDI, Server Consolidation and Big Data. Performance is everything. If you are considering installing a Flash Array in the near future, reach out to us here at Sunstar, online or call (800) 663-5523

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Scale Up and Scale Out All Flash Array

5th Generation Scale-Up and Scale-Out All-Flash Array Kaminario K2 All-Flash Array delivers consistently high performance combined with cost effectiveness and capacity efficiency no matter what the platform or workload. Learn how K2 can help make all of your IT deployments perform better and at a significantly lower effective cost than other storage architectures. With K2 all of your data center systems can consistently perform better, cost less, and scale easily and reliably. Call (800) 663-5523 for additional information and quote! Solving the following Solutions Do you invest a lot for your Oracle databases, yet don’t get the performance you need? Find […]

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Imations Nexsan E18V SAN Storage

18 Drive Bays in just 2U, Two drawers, each supporting 9 drives, Mix and match drives Choice of drives: SSD, SAS 15K, SAS 10K and NL-SAS 7.2K Single or Dual Controller Four 16Gb FC and four 1GbE iSCSI connections Four 8Gb FC and four 1GbE iSCSI connections Four 10GbE (SFP+) and four 1GbE iSCSI (RJ45) connections Four 6Gb SAS (4 lanes per interface) and four 1Gb iSCSI connections Eight 1GbE iSCSI connections Future Expansion The E18V can support up to 54 disk 3½ inch drives with the addition of two additional trays below the controller Features Anti-Vibration Design and Cool Drive Technology […]

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SAN Storage Required?

It seems as if at some point in time we all need to purchase some SAN Storage (Block). In some cases we can make do with a NAS (File) but if you need to run a database of some significance a SAN will be required. So what is a SAN? A storage area network (SAN) is any high-performance network whose primary purpose is to enable storage devices to communicate with computer systems and with each other. SAN’s connect one or many servers to storage, enabling the users to negotiate device ownership among themselves and, ideally, to share data. By deploying […]

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StorageTek T10000 & T9840 Drives In Stock

Sunstar Company, Inc continues to grow it’s inventory of StorageTek Tape Drives. We have all models of both the T10000 and T9840 drives ready to ship with the appropriate tray for your Oracle / Suns / StorageTek Tape Library T10000A   T10000B   T10000C T9840A   T9840B   T9840C  T9840D Looking for a replacement drive? Call with the tray part number and we can match your requirement. Sunstar sales: (800) 663-5523    

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IBM 3590 E1A

The IBM 3590 models E1A designed for automated tape libraries, including the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494, IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server, and StorageTek Silos. Also available as Standalone – call Sunstar Company, Inc. (310) 330-2900 for information. Model E1A supports up to 40GB per cartridge and 14MB/second data rate uncompressed. IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 at a glance Model Number 3590 characteristics LZ1 compression Standard Number of tracks 256 Cartridge capacity, native in GB 20 Cartridge capacity, compressed in GB1 60 Extended cartridge native in GB 40 Extended cartridge compressed in GB1 120 Maximum drive rate 14MB/sec […]

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Nimble Storage Issues an Adaptive Flash Challenge

Flash certainly has disruptive potential in the data center, but do you really need to pay for flash-only storage, when you could realize better price-performance and capacity with the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform? That’s a crucial strategic question facing enterprise storage buyers today, who must support more and more performance-intensive applications and workloads – all while containing costs and complexity. To help answer that question, Nimble is issuing an Adaptive Flash Challenge: If your organization is actively evaluating all-flash storage systems, simply run a side-by-side comparison with the Adaptive Flash platform, and we’ll send you a new Apple Watch […]

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Nexsan and PS 880 Certification

Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that its Nexsan Assureon™ secure storage solutions have been certified by audit firm KPMG. The audit covers the use of Assureon by organizations based wholly or in part in Germany as part of their efforts to comply with German auditing processes. It also enables Imation and its partners to offer Assureon and its best-in-class storage backup and archive capabilities as part of the comprehensive IT solutions they build to store and protect high-value data for end users throughout the nation. “PS 880 certification enables us to bring the variety of benefits […]

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Unitrends ReliableDR 4.0 – Recovery Assurance to Hyper-V® Environments

Unitrends today announced general availability of Unitrends ReliableDR™ 4.0, the industry’s first automated disaster recovery failover and testing solution for Microsoft® Hyper-V® environments. Version 4.0 extends the widely-sought recovery assurance capabilities previously available for VMware vSphere. The release of ReliableDR 4.0 is the latest in a remarkable succession of product innovation unveiled by Unitrends in the past three months. This incomparable technology advancement comes directly on the heels of the launch of Unitrends’ next-generation Recovery-Series family of purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) as well as Unitrends Release 8.0. A major upgrade of the software powering the company’s physical and virtual appliances, […]

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Backup v Archive

There is a difference between Backup and Archive Solutions BACKUP A backup refers to a copy of data that may be used to restore the original original in the event that the latter is lost or damaged beyond repair. This is your “go to” in the case of data loss. ARCHIVE An archive refers to a single or a collection of historical records specifically selected for long term retention and future reference. Typically this data is seldom reviewed. Need guidance, call (310) 330-2900 or (800) 663-5523, or

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Imation Delivers 4.9PB of Storage in a Single Data Center Rack by Enabling/Optimizing 8TB Disk Drives

OAKDALE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 13, 2015— Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced it is now offering HGST’s 8TB Ultrastar® hard disk drives with its Nexsan E-Series™ family of data storage solutions. Now, with Nexsan E-Series, users can store up to 144TB of data in just two rack units and nearly 5PB in a standard rack, unlocking new levels of density and capacity customization in their data centers.       8TB  3.5-inch Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Drive   “Users in media and entertainment, high performance computing and many other industries struggle today with how to […]

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Data Integrity

Can you guarantee the integrity of your data in the backup or archive? How do you know if all your files are in the backup or archive? How do you know if there is a copy of all your files at your remote site? What is the health (integrity) of your files at each site? If they are different which one is correct? There are very few solutions in the market-place that can say with certainty that the integrity of your data is indeed there. For True Data integrity take advantage of the features of the Nexsan Assureon Protect your high-value […]

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LTO4 – IBM 3588-F4A

IBM 3588-F4A-LTO4 Tape Drive Please call (800) 663-5523 for a price and more information  Looking to sell IBM Library LTO4 tape drives. Sunstar Company just received a shipment of a couple of hundred of these drives – all full height, to be sold with warranty. Yes we are in the process of testing and based on pre4milimary results (35%) it looks as if this batch is very clean. The IBM System Storage™ TS1040 (machine type 3588, Model F4A) is designed to be installed in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (machine type 3584) to offer high capacity and performance for the midrange open systems […]

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Looking to Purchase IBM 3592 JB Tape Media

IBM 3592 Tape Cartridges are designed to work with the first-generation IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3592 Model J1A (3592 J1A tape drive) and the second-generation IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive (TS1120 Tape Drive). Cartridges are available in three lengths and in either re-writeable or Write Once, Read Many (WORM) formats. The short length 3592 JJ/JR cartridges provide rapid access to data and the standard length 3592 JA/JW cartridges provide high capacity. The 3592 Extended Data JB and Extended WORM JX 700GB high capacity cartridges support TS1120 tape drives only. Rewritable cartridges The first-generation 3592 J1A tape drive can […]

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Storage Migration

Sunstar Company can help with the movement of your data! At some point in time a business will choose to take advantage of more efficient storage technologies. The result; move physical blocks of data from one tape or disk to another, often using virtualization techniques. The data format and content itself will not usually be changed in the process and can normally be achieved with minimal or no impact to the layers above. Database migration It may be necessary to move from one database vendor to another, or to upgrade the version of database software being used. The latter case is less likely to […]

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