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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.

Recovery 823S

 

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 and cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity for comprehensive recovery assurance.

This 2U form factor unit supports byte- level deduplication, hardware enhanced AES-NI encryption and 256 GB of tiered cache SSD for improved backup performance, fast restore and recovery.

To learn more.

Call and ask for a backup specialist – (800) 663-5523

 

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 their rapidly growing storage with less operational expense, and our support of Google Cloud Storage Nearline enables them to take advantage of Google’s groundbreaking new storage offering,” said Mark Campbell, chief marketing and technology officer, Unitrends. “We are unique in offering customers not only our own Unitrends cloud for DR and BC, but also access to other third-party storage clouds. Giving customers this freedom is just one more way we’re delivering on our commitment to provide solutions that increase the confidence and productivity of IT professionals.

Archiving data for long-term retention has traditionally been a complex, costly and time-consuming process as companies typically backup data to rotational media, such as tape, and then work with a third-party vendor to get archived data offsite. Offerings such as Google Cloud Storage are taking the pain out of this process by letting customers archive directly to the cloud. CloudHook enables Unitrends customers to integrate their Recovery-Series physical appliances and Unitrends Enterprise Backup virtual appliances with their preferred cloud storage offering to manage long-term retention of backup data.

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 disk drives, I can’t recall the last time I hear of anyone repairing the mechanical parts of a drive.

As for the data – tape drives write to tape media and it is rear to have data written by just one tape drive in a data center. For the most part your data can be read.

With the amount of data being stored continuing to grow exponentially, tape offers some inherent advantages over disk-based technologies for long-term data storage, including:

  • High capacity:
  • Fast performance:  
  • Lower cost per GB:
  • Reduced energy costs:
  • Portability:
  • Greater reliability:
  • Better longevity:
  • Scalability:
  • Compatibility:

When you combine tape’s superior storage capacities, low cost/GB, and reduced energy costs, tape-based storage solutions provide huge CapEx and Opex cost advantages. Even as technology advances, tape continues to be the ideal solution for long-term data storage and archiving.

Continue using tape, it is reliable and I can state with confidence that most tape drives can and are repaired, I can’t say the same for disk drives.

Sunstar Company.

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 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 environment. This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3). It has a native data transfer of up to 120 MB/sec. In addition, with the use of the IBM LTO Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge, the TS1040 doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression), as compared to the IBM Ultrium 3 Tape Drives and cartridges. IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges. The TS1040 has a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

The IBM System Storage TS1040 LTO Ultrium 4 Tape Drive supports data encryption on the base drive with Ultrium 4 media meeting LTO consortium specifications and Application Managed Encryption. System Managed and Library Managed Encryption and associated IBM Encryption Key Manager access are available as a chargeable licensed key (feature 1604 — Transparent LTO Encryption) under the TS3500 Tape Library L-frames.

Support for the TS1040 encryption function requires a minimum level of microcode firmware that is your responsibility to load, configure, and maintain on the TS3500 Tape Library.

The TS1040 Tape Drive’s encryption capability and its subsystem integration support help provide you with a flexible tape data encryption solution that supports encryption and key management across a variety of environments, supporting a single point of control for all encryption keys, and most importantly can help customers protect tape data in a cost effective way.

The TS1040 can be installed in new or installed TS3500 Tape Library Models L53 and D53, and also in 3584 Tape Library Models L52 L32, D52, and D32.

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 (800) 663-5523 to learn more.

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All-in-One Backup Appliance:                                                           

 

recovery-713S   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:

  • Designed to fit any infrastructure – Physical, virtual, 100’s of versions of servers, storage, operating systems, hypervisors and applications.
  • Provides flexible data protection – Customizable backup strategies, multiserver scheduling, group management and application aware.
  • Protects large scale deployments – Enhanced storage integration with NDMP NAS protection.
  • Includes local archiving – D2D2X for long term retention, cloud seeding and recovery.
  • Incorporates WAN optimized replication – Combining deduplication, compression, and encryption for secure byte-level data transmission.

Unmatched Performance:

  • Enterprise class – Faster CPU clock speeds, AES-NI hardware encryption, increased I/O bandwidth and tiered SSD storage yield dramatic performance improvements.
  • Solid State Drive (SSD) – Yields 300% improvement in backup RPO allowing more data to be protected per day, while recovery times (RTO) are improved by 125%.
  • Near continuous data protection – Enable backups as often as every 60 seconds for world class RPO.
  • Global adaptive byte-level deduplication – Speeds up backups and optimizes storage capacity and WAN data transfer.

Unparalleled Customer Support:

  • Free hardware for life – Pledge free hardware forever with 3 and 5 year support agreements.
  • Award winning customer support – 98% customer satisfaction rating.

Recovery Assurance:

  • Cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity – Through 3rd party clouds via CloudHook, Unitrends No Limits Cloud™, and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).
  • Recovery Assurance for vSphere – Orchestrated testing and instant recovery of applications via Unitrends ReliableDR™.
  • Unitrends Bridge – Local instant recovery of physical (P2V) or virtual (V2V) in one click.
  • Unified Bare Metal – One pass dissimilar bare metal restore.

Call Sunstar Company at (800) 663-5523 for a Quote or Additional Information

 

Sunstar Company stocks spare parts for the StorageTek Tape Libraries listed below.

SL8500

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 for more information or contact us online

 

 

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 more about each offering simply follow the links above to the appropriate section.

OFFERING DEPLOYS AS OR IN PROTECTS

Recovery-Series ***

recovery-933S

Physical Appliance Virtual (Hyper-V and VMware)
Deep Virtual (Hyper-V and VMware)
Physical (100+ Versions)
Converged (Cisco UCS)
Unitrends Enterprise Backup Virtual Appliance Virtual (Hyper-V and VMware)
Deep Virtual (Hyper-V and VMware)
Physical (100+ Versions)
Converged (Cisco UCS)
Unitrends Virtual Backup Virtual Appliance Virtual (XenServer)
ReliableDRTM Windows Software Virtual (VMware & Hyper-V)
Unitrends Cloud Public Cloud Recovery-Series
Unitrends Enterprise Backup

Unitrends Certified Recovery Suite- a suite consisting of Unitrends Enterprise Backup, Unitrends Virtual Backup, and ReliableDR for one affordable price.

*** Most popular

Let us assist you to find the right solution that will fit your needs for now and in the future.

Please call Sunstar Company at (800) 663-5523

TS1130 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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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.

Recovery 603

Unitrends Recovery-603 Appliance & Support Bundle
Recovery-603 Appliance & Support Bundle, 1 Year
3TB Raw Storage, ~2.4TB Max Backup
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Recovery-603 Appliance & Support Bundle, 3 Year
3TB Raw Storage, ~2.4TB Max Backup
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The Unitrends Recovery-713S, ideal for small to medium-sized businesses.

  • This 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.
  • The Recovery-713S supports 6 TB of raw storage capacity organized in a RAID-10 configuration with hot-swap user-replaceable drives, comprehensive data protection and recovery and cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity for comprehensive recovery assurance.

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Unitrends Recovery-713S Appliance & Support Bundle
Recovery-713S Appliance & Support Bundle, 1 Year
6TB Raw Storage, ~3.2TB Max Backup
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Recovery-713S Appliance & Support Bundle, 3 Year
6TB Raw Storage, ~3.2TB Max Backup
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Contact Sunstar sales , call 800.663.5523 or contact us online.

Unitrends Recovery-Series Appliances ease the pain of:

Managing data protection

Backup

Restoration.

Unitrends assists companies with growing data volumes and tight backup windows by providing a unified appliance with storage that simplifies backup and recovery operations

 

IBM 3592-E08

IBMTS1150

     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

3592 E05 in Stand Alone Tabletop Enclosure 

  • 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 storage investments with support for existing IBM tape automation
  • Take advantage of write-once-read-many (WORM) cartridges for long-term data retention
  • Help lower cost of ownership by choosing a single tape storage solution to provide both high capacity and fast data access
  • Scale from midrange to enterprise environments with open-systems server support
  • Integrate with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and other compatible software offerings for storage and tape management

In today’s data-hungry world, cost-efficient storage is more important than ever. Business analytics have increased the value of data stored for long periods of time, while end-user demands for data accessibility just keep escalating—thanks to the growing use of cloud, mobile and social media technologies. Yet storing massive volumes of static, rarely accessed data on expensive storage media can put a huge strain on shrinking IT budgets.

The IBM TS1150 tape drive gives organizations an easy way to deliver fast access to data, improve security and provide long-term retention—and for less expense than disk solutions. TS1150 offers high-performance, flexible data storage with support for data encryption. This fifth-generation drive can help protect investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation. Plus, an upgrade model is available for existing IBM TS1140 tape drives.

The TS1150 supports the LTFS format for direct, intuitive and graphical access to data.

Call (800) 663-5523 for a quote or contact us online.

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 repair and service all the drives noted above. Drives go bad on occasion. A head can go bad, or another mechanical part and certainly it is not uncommon for a drive to require a cleaning.

Sunstar Company 

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  

TS1140 Tape DriveThe 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 compliance requirements

   

Please note that we repair your defective IBM Enterprise Drives (all 3592 models) and should you need a unit today rushed out to you we can accommodate your requirement. Call (800) 663-5523 and we will work with you.

The IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive features storage capabilities to help you establish easy, rapid access to data, improve security, provide long-term retention, and help maintain data governance and regulatory compliance. The TS1140 tape drive offers high-performance flexible data storage with support for data encryption. The drive can help you protect your investments in tape automation by offering compatibility with existing automation.

The TS1140 tape drive supports the System Storage TS3500 Tape Library and IBM racks that enable stand-alone installation.

Media

The TS1140 features three options for Type C media. The 3592 Advanced data tape cartridge, JC, provides up to 4.0 TB native capacity, and up to 4.0 TB are provided by the 3592 Advanced WORM cartridge, JY. A limited capacity of up to 500 GB Economy cartridge, JK, offers fast access to data. The TS1140 tape drive can also read and write on previous media, type B (JB and JX), and read only on type A (JA, JW, JJ and JR).

 

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 – 144 drives

E32V (38.4 TB in 2U, all 2.½″ drives) – 32 drives, add 2 additional shelves – 96 drives

E18V (144 TB in 2U) – 18 drives, add 2 additional shelves – 54 drives

8TB Drives now available!

 

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 products and enhances them with our cloud capabilities. Y

ou get the recovery and recovery assurance technologies you’ve come to expect from our 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 Recovery Assurance for vSphere—and then empowers your appliance with these capabilities and more in our Unitrends Cloud.

Unitrends Cloud is available in three editions: Metered, No Limits Cloud, and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS.)

To learn more how Unitrends can integrate into your infrastructure, please call a Sunstar Company, Inc, specialist at (310) 330-2900 or (800) 663-5523

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 products and enhances them with our cloud capabilities. Y

ou get the recovery and recovery assurance technologies you’ve come to expect from our 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 Recovery Assurance for vSphere—and then empowers your appliance with these capabilities and more in our Unitrends Cloud.

Unitrends Cloud is available in three editions: Metered, No Limits Cloud, and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS.)

To learn more how Unitrends can integrate into your infrastructure, please call a Sunstar Company, Inc, specialist at (310) 330-2900 or (800) 663-5523

Unitrends Logo jan 2015   :   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 Small
Unitrends RC713S 6TB 3.2TB Medium
Unitrends RC714S 8TB 5TB Medium
Unitrends RC814S 12TB 8TB Medium
Unitrends RC823S 19TB 13TB Medium
Unitrends RC824S 25TB 16TB Large
Unitrends RC833S 37TB 20TB Large
Unitrends RC936S 73TB 40TB Large

Desktop

  • The Unitrends Recovery-Series family of desktop appliances include backup, archiving, and disaster recovery capabilities.
  • Available from 1 to 3 terabytes (TBs) of capacity, so you can optimize protection for your environment as well as your budget.

Rackmount

  • All-in- one backup appliances include powerful capabilities like deduplication and inflight encryption—features that cost extra with our competitors.
  • Unified Data Protection™ means agent and/or agentless backup, plus image and/or file restores.

Contact us online or if possible call (800) 663-5523 – for the appropriate configuration and quote.

 

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 spare parts and experienced technical phone support on all  the products

Our support model allows our customers to save!

Request a quote that meets your requirements. Call 800.663.5523

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 

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

 

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.

 

TS1140

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

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

 

  1. Storage Optimization – offload primary storage to free up space for active data and reduce the size, time and costs of monthly full backups
  2. Regulatory & Corporate Compliance – comply with governmental regulatory requirements including HIPPA, SOX and SEC-17. Enforce company data retention, privacy and protection policies
  3. Long-Term Archive – store managed data for days or decades with unsurpassed integrity and protection in an easy to administer system that resides on-premise, in the cloud, or both.

 

Integrity

  • Fingerprints – Each time a file is saved, a unique fingerprint is generated using both an MD5 and SHA1 hash of its contents and metadata, so history and contents cannot be altered after the fact (WORM storage)
  • Serial Numbers – Each file is assigned a serial number which is used to ensure no files are missing or inappropriately added
  • Secure Time – Tampering with the system time clock is prevented by using a global, redundant, secure time source (Stratum Level I hardware time sources
  • Two Copies – Each file and its fingerprint are stored twice in the Assureon.
  • Data Verification – Files are continually verified against their fingerprints, repaired using their copies and safeguarded by RAID disk arrays for days or decades

Scalability and High Availability

  • Remote Replication – Two active Assureon systems can continuously replicate to each other to protect against a site failure
  • Failover/failback – Native active/active replication protects against site disasters with automatic read failover and manual write failover
  • Performance & Capacity – Scale capacity up to multiple petabytes and add performance by using multiple Assureon archive storage systems together
  • InfiniBand – Optional High Speed Assureon with InfiniBand connectivity provides blazingfast retrieval of data from the Assureon archive

Privacy

  • Separation of Data – Assureon provides complete separation of data between departments or projects using logical and physical separation as well as separation through the use of multiple AES-256 encryption keys
  • Encryption – Files can be AES-256 encrypted. Keys for a replicated Assureon are stored safely at 4 sites by the integrated key management system. A nominal annual key management subscription is required
  • Authentication – Users are authenticated with Active Directory or digital certificates
  • Audit Trails – Audit trails report on file access and denied access attempts

Regulatory and Corporate Compliance

  • Government Regulations – Meet regulatory mandates (e.g., Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), SOX, SEC-17, HIPAA, GLBA and PCI DSS)
  • Data Retention – Easily create retention rules and associate them with unstructured data directories or file types
  • Legal Hold – A legal hold can be easily placed on any set of files, overriding their original retention periods until the hold is removed
  • One System – Data sets can be retained for a period of time that can be extended but not shortened. Other data sets can be assigned a flexible retention period that can be lengthened or shortened to accommodate both needs in the organization
  • Data Deletion – Industry-leading single-pointdeletion deletes all copies by destroying the encryption key for the file and deleting all copies of the file. Optional DoD wipe of the drive is also available on a per-object granularity

Easy to Manage

  • Automatic Archive – Assureon Windows Client moves files from Windows Servers to the Assureon and can leave the original file in place or optionally leave a shortcut behind
  • NAS (NFS/CIFS) – Assureon Edge presents a CIFS/NFS NAS interface to users and applications and stores all files on Assureon. Both replicated and Clustered NAS configurations are available
  • Fast, Easy Deployment – The Assureon Client can be installed on Windows Server 2003 or 2008 with no reboot required. Once the archiving policies are established, files and folders are archived, completely transparent to applications and users
  • Global Management – Single pane-of-glass management of all local and remote Assureon
  • Utmost Data Protection – Protecting data with Assureon has many advantages over traditional backups including WORM, single file deletion, greater reliability and availability, and near instantaneous restores to dramatically reduced RTO
  • Authentication – Assureon uses Microsoft Active Directory for authentication in the enterprise and can preserve folderlevel NTFS permissions; it can also use certificates for authentication in Linux or Unix environments, standalone Windows servers or when it is used for a multi-tenancy cloudbased online archive
  • Reports – Standard reports keep track of storage usage for bill back of cloud services customers or within an individual customer bill back for projects or departments
  • Four levels of monitoring – Automated monitoring via system state thresholds, node events, Assureon Client and self-healing file integrity and availability audits
  • Lights-out Management – Self-managing Assureon issues alerts when something needs attention

Easy to Use

  • Non-disruptive– Users and applications do not need to change to work with Assureon. An application running on a Windows 2003 or 2008 server can have its data securely archived, freeing up primary storage while the application is in production
  • Prior Versions – Prior versions of files are easily retrieved by administrators
  • Assureon Explorer – A web-based GUI makes it easy to search the entire archive with role-based restrictions for instant access. Metadata search is included with all Assureon systems. Optional file content indexing and searching is available as an Assureon Content Index Search node for typical files such as office, textual PDF files, text files, html files, xml files, etc.

Efficient

  • Free Primary Storage – Files moved to Assureon free up primary storage
  • Reduce Backups – Archived folders can be removed from the backup stream, significantly reducing the size of full backups. The result is a very fast return on investment based on savings of labor, hardware, media and time
  • Fast Restores – Hyper speed restores replace small shortcuts rather than the actual file contents to meet even the toughest Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
  • Power Savings – AutoMAID energy saving technology reduces power consumption by up to 60% while maintaining fast response
  • Less Space Needed – Single-instance storage technology eliminates duplicate files, saving 20-60% on typical mid-sized organization’s Assureon capacity requirements

Cloud-Ready

  • Multi-tenancy – Multi-tenancy features enable service providers to offer highly secure Archive-as-a-Service with logical, physical and encryption data separation
  • Online Archive – An on-premise Assureon can replicate to a cloud-based Assureon powered archive service. Assureon supports one-to-one and manyto- one replication

To learn more – call and ask for Sunstar’s Archive Specialist at (800) 663-5523 

 

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 flexibility, data tiering, file sharing, and data analytics, as well as an increase in integrated systems and a wider geographical dispersion have resulted in PBBA systems being recognized by end users as an integral part of their data protection strategy. Growth in the worldwide PBBA market remained strong in the fourth quarter, hitting the billion dollar mark for the first time in a given quarter,” said Liz Conner, research manager, storage systems. “An advancement of software features, allowing for greater flexibility, data tiering, file sharing, and data analytics, as well as an increase in integrated systems and a wider geographical dispersion have resulted in PBBA systems being recognized by end users as an integral part of their data protection strategy.”

IDC defines a purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) as a standalone disk-based solution that utilizes software, disk arrays, server engine(s), or nodes that are used for a target for backup data and specifically data comi ng from a backup application (e.g., NetWorker, NetBackup, TSM, and Backup Exec) or can be tightly integrated with the backup software to catalog, index, schedule, and perform data movement. The PBBA products are deployed in standalone configurations or as gateways. PBBA solutions deployed in a gateway configuration connect to and store backup data on general-purpose storage. Here, the gateway device is serving as the component that is purpose built solely for backup and not for supporting any other workload or application. Regardless of packaging (as an appliance or gateway), PBBAs can have multiple interfaces or protocols. Also, PBBAs often can provide and receive replication to or from remote sites and a secondary PBBA for the purpose of DR.

 

    

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 prevent data loss with powerful correction and verification capabilities.

WORM capable media integration.

Secure, manage, and archive critical data records using WORM capable media and StorageTek LTO 5 and StorageTek LTO 6 tape drives.

Encrypt data on the tape cartridge via the drive’s built in data encryption capability and, in the event of tape cartridge loss, data is still protected.

Supports media partitioning

The StorageTek LTO 5 and StorageTek LTO 6 specifications support two media partitions to allow for faster data access.

New, used and reconditioned IBM and HP LTO Tape Drives are available from Sunstar Company.

StorageTek LTO6 Half Height Drives

StorageTek LTO6 Full Height Drives

StorageTek LTO5 Half Height Drives

StorageTek LTO5 Full Height Drives

Contact Sales (800) 663-5523 for a quote or to purchase this product.

7104451 HP LTO6 Fribre Channel, Encryption Ready
7104435 IBM LTO6 Fribre Channel, Encryption Ready

 

7010794 HP LTO5 SAS
7012787 FRU, IBM LTO5
7020569 HP LTO5 FC
7053438 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500
7104076 IBM LTO5 Fibre Channel for IBM AS400
418621401 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
418621601 HP LTO5 FC
418621602 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
418621602 HP LTO5 FC
418621603 HP LTO5 FC
418622401 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500
003-5284-01 STK Storagetek LTO5 FC HP for SL8500
100531-02 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
29-1603 STK Storagetek LTO5 SL500 ID Cable
LTO5-HP8FC-SL500Z STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
LTO5-HP8FC-SL85Z STK Storagetek LTO5 FC HP for SL8500
LTO5-HP8FC-SL85Z/TRAY Tray for – STK LTO5 FC HP for SL8500
LTO5-HPFC-D-SL500 STK StorageTek LTO5 FC HP for SL500
LTO5-IB8FC-SL500Z STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500
LTO5-IB8FC-SL85Z STK Storagetek IBM LTO5 FC Drive Only
LTO5-IBFC-SL500Z STK Storagetek LTO5 FC IBM w tray for SL500

 

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
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

NST

Hybrid Storage  is defined as 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 getting a cache hit without having to access the back-end disks—which results in greater application performance.

Imation’s Nexsan® NST combines high performance, high capacity and innovative FASTier® caching technology to provide scalable performance for mixed application workloads and virtualized environments.

  • Fulfills changing application and storage needs with unified NAS and SAN access capabilities in a single hybrid solution
  • Lets you right-size your initial acquisition by scaling storage, performance, or both as your company grows
  • Compresses data to reduce its storage system footprint and improve write efficiency to cache and storage

 

Entry-Level: NST2000 Hybrid Storage Appliance

Imation’s Nexsan NST2000 combines a full enterprise-class feature set with FASTier hybrid caching to deliver high-value unified storage to your data center.

  • System capacities up to 168TB
Mid-range: NST4000 Hybrid Storage Appliance

It’s a breakthrough: for the first time, Imation’s Nexsan NST4000 puts enhanced FASTier caching and Fibre Channel unified connectivity in reach of mid-range businesses.

  • System capacities up to 2.1PB
High-end: NST6000 Hybrid Storage Appliance

Highly scalable up to 5PB, Imation’s Nexsan NST6000 with FASTier hybrid caching is ideal for organizations seeking greater capacity for extreme data growth or greater performance for applications.

  • System capacities up to 5PB

All in all these are terrific offerings and do let me know if we can be of assistance:

Sunstar Company, Inc.

(800) 663-5523

 

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 days. With so much data around, the pressure on backup windows needs to be eased by the establishment of an archive.

“Stop thinking about tape just as a backup solution, and instead think differently about storage of unstructured file content,” said Eric Bassier, Senior Director, Product Management, Quantum. “With new tape innovations like Linear Tape File System (LTFS), storing files on tape is easier than ever, and can be as easy as drag and drop.”

Add a Tape Archive Tier

Just as companies found it relatively easy to add a Tier 0 for flash, it is also fairly straightforward to add a lower tape tier as an archive for the bulk of data.

By adding a tape archive, organizations can maintain their existing storage architecture as is and ease its burden by offloading data that is no longer heavily accessed onto a tape archive. By doing so, they can avoid the heavier price tags typically associated with adding yet another high end disk array.

Evaluate Tape Vendors Against Ease of Use

Some tape systems are relatively easy to implement while others can be a little complex – or at least foreign to those more used to flash and disk. So a smart approach is to include ease of use as a priority criterion when deciding which tape product to implement. Vendors such as Crossroads are coming out with tape technology that is said to be as simple as disk to install and operate, and makes it fast to retrieve from the archive.

Use Tape for Large Files

Current video and high-res images should be stored on disk as they are being accessed and worked on daily. But as soon as they are completed, they need to be moved off high-end production systems.

Tape for Really Big Data

There is big data and then there is Big Data.

presently you can store more than 300 Blu-ray quality movies on one LTO-6 2.5 TB cartridge, in the future, an LTO-10 cartridge will hold over 14,400 Blu-ray movies.

Use Tape to Lower Storage Costs

There is no question that a LTFS-based ‘Tape as NAS  will cost significantly less than a disk only solution over a 10-year period.

To learn more about Cost-Effective Storage for Long-Term Data Preservation call Sunstar Company at (800) 663-5523

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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

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

  • 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 your appliance with these capabilities and more in our Unitrends Cloud.

Unitrends Cloud is available in three editions:

  1. Metered
  2. No Limits Cloud
  3. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS.)

 

All of our cloud offerings offer the following features:

  • Low Total Cost of Ownership with no second site capital expense.
  • Advanced WAN Optimization
  • Integrated local archiving
  • AES-256 Encryption capabilities for data in-flight and at-rest.
  • Superior ease of use.
  • Rapid deployment
  • Excellent customer support.

 

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 gives you total control over the physical location and redundancy of data and best of all there are no recurring monthly fees.

Solutions for:

  • Legal
  • Heathcare
  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • Design – Build
  • Creative Services

Call (800) 663-5523 to see how the transporter will benefit your organization!

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:

  1. Do you know if all your files are in the “backup” or archive?
  2. Is there a copy of all your flies at your remote site?
  3. What is the health (integrity) of your files at each site?
  4. If they are different which one is correct?

The Assureon will allow your Data Center Manager to state with confidence that “your archived data is safe and has integrity”.

The Nexsan Assureon™ is an archive system that is ideal for primary storage optimization, regulatory and corporate compliance, and the secure, long-term retention of files.

Assureon offloads data from primary storage to free up space for active data and greatly reduces the size, cost and complexity of backups.

The Assureon is sold as a pair, active – active and given you the second copy of your data.

The Nexsan Assureon supports:

  • Information Capture
  • Document Image Capture
  • Data Capture
  • Indexing
  • Long Term Retention of Files
  • Data Encryption
  • Security and Protection
  • Date and Time Stamps

For more information – please call an archive specialist at Sunstar Company, Inc.

(310) 330-2900 or (800) 663-5523 or request informatiion online

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 beginning.”

UCRS was chosen based on the following criteria: innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value. Judged by the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com editorial staff – in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants – these awards focus specifically on new and upgraded products shipped between October 2013 and October 2014.

Key features of UCRS include:

  • Application-aware hypervisor-level protection of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer
  • Virtual and physical protection of more than 100 servers, storage, operating systems, and application versions
  • Certified application recovery for VMware and Hyper-V with automated failover, failback, testing, and RPO/RTO enforcement
  • Unified backup, dissimilar bare metal (P2P, P2V, V2P, V2V), archiving, instant recovery, and replication capabilities

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 decide how often you need to be backing up, as well as what sort of infrastructure you need in place in order to support those backups.

Enter Unitrends

Unitrends backup appliances provide point-in-time data recovery and speedy restore of failed systems. But your data protection strategy should stipulate a third component: off-site storage for your protected data and systems.

Replicate your data to a second site – be it to another Unitrends Appliance or perhaps to the Cloud.

For additional information – please call (800) 663-5523

 

 

Nexsan recently announced that 8TB NL-SAS 7,200 drives have been certified for the following E Series:

Nexsan E18V

Nexsan E48VT

Nexsan E60VT

Nexsan E18 Nexsan E48 Nexsan E60

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
Network Protocols 1GbE/10GbE iSCSI     8Gb or 16Gb Fibre Channel     6GB SAS

 

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:

Nexsan SAN Storage – E Series V  (Choice of 18V**, 32V, V48VT** and E60VT**) – **now with 8TB NL-SAS Drives

Nexsan NST (Unified Option) with Flash – NST2000, NST4000 and NST6000 Series.

To learn more please call us at (310) 330-2900 or online to learn more.

NST2000  Nexsan E48

 

NST4000side

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 getting a cache hit without having to access the back-end disks—which results in greater application performance.

NST2000 Fibre Channel Unified Hybrid Storage Platforms

NST2000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and four Fibre Channel ports for host connectivity per system.

Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses.

Supports up to one external storage expansion unit with similar performance characteristics (Performance Optimized or Capacity Optimized).

NST2000 iSCSI Unified Hybrid Storage Platforms

NST2000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and optional four 10GgE or four/eight 1GbE ports for host connectivity.

Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses.

Supports up to one external storage expansion unit with similar performance characteristics (Performance Optimized or Capacity Optimized).

NST4000 Fibre Channel Unified Hybrid Storage Platforms

NST4000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and four Fibre Channel ports for host connectivity per system.

Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses.

Supports up to two external storage head units. Must select Network Connectivity option from below.

NST4000 iSCSI Unified Hybrid Storage Platforms

NST4000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and optional four 10GgE or eight 1GbE ports for host connectivity.

Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses.

Supports up to two external storage head units. Must select Host Connectivity option from below.

For additional information call (800) 663-5523 or contact us online

www.sunstarco.com

Consider the Nexsan line of Reliable High Density Storage Arrays Turbocharged for High Performance

E60 open 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 15K, SAS 10K, NL-SAS 7.2K

 

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 (Max 2)

Choice of Drives: SSD, SAS 15K, SAS 10K, NL-SAS 7.2K

 

Specifications E48VT / E48XVT E60VT / E60XVT
Chassis and Controllers
Chassis 3.5” disk bays / rack U 48 / 4U 60 / 4U
Up to 2 expansion chassis of type E48XV E60XV
Maximum number disks 144 180
Maximum raw TB per chassis / total 288TB / 864TB 360TB / 1.08PB
Number of active drawers 3 3
Max active/active controllers 2 2
Max RAID engines per system 12 12
Max cache per system (GB) 32 32
Standard 1Gb iSCSI ports per system 4 4
Optional 10Gb iSCSI ports per system 4 4
Optional 8Gb FC ports per system 4 4
Optional 6Gb SAS(x4) ports per system 4 4

www.sunstarco.com

 

 

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, M4, Qualstar, Kennedy)
  • 9840, 9940 and T10000A/B /C Oracle StorageTek (STK) Sun.
  • IBM 3592 Enterprise Drives: TS1120, TS1130, TS1140 and TS1150
  • Tape Libraries and Autoloaders IBM, HP, ADIC, Qualstar, Overland Data, STK Quantum, etc.

Call to learn more and  we will prepare a quote and issue you an RMA No.

(800) 663.5523 or contact us online.

www.sunstarco.com

 

Sunstar Company has a need to purchase:

T10000B

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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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 they can get by using a third-party hosted service such as Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) or Simple Storage Service (S3).

Promotion of the private cloud model is designed to appeal to an organization that wants more control over their data than they can get by using a third-party hosted service such as Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) or Simple Storage Service (S3).

Let Sunstar Company assist you to build your private cloud.

Unitrends offers:

  1. Cost Effective Capacity-Based Model & Simple Pricing – No hidden fees and no-limits appliance licensing coupled with flexible UEB software licensing models
  2. Lowest Total Cost of Ownership through a broad and cost effective family of all-in-one appliances
  3. 12 Granular Physical Appliances Supporting 0.4TB – 50TB Maximum Backup
  4. Instant Recovery: Physical On- and Off-Host Plus Unitrends Enterprise Backup 7.3 on/off on replication target as well
  5. Unlimited Integrated Cloud – Storage and Replication to Private/Unitrends Public Cloud
  6. 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 IT environments
  • Not top forget, the Unitrends 100% capacity guarantee

Currently Unitrends is extending a “Special Offer to Symantec Backup Exec Customers” interested to switch to Unitrends.

To learn more about this promotion and Unitrends hardware and software offerings, please call Sunstar Company (800) 663-5523 or contact us online.

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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)

  1. NST2000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and four Fibre Channel ports for host connectivity per system.  Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses. Supports up to one external storage expansion unit with similar performance characteristics.
  2. NST2000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and optional four 10GgE or four/eight 1GbE ports for host connectivity. Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses. Supports up to one external storage expansion unit with similar performance characteristics

Now select Capacity Required – two options available:

  1. Performance Optimized
  2. Capacity Optimized

All systems come standard with:

  • FASTier® – Intelligent, self-tuning hybrid caching capability that uses a scalable pool of cache memory comprised of flash technologies to create a more efficient hybrid storage solution. Flash SSD technology is used to accelerate read and write IOPS and throughput. FASTier caching works transparently so there is no administration burden to turbo-charge I/O performance and handle the constant growth of mixed applications in your environment. FASTier caching is especially useful for random I/O workloads such as databases or for VMware, Xen or Hyper-V environments.
  • Inline Compression – As data is written, NST compresses data prior to it being written to the RAID volume. This reduces the amount of data written to SSD cache or HDD storage media, and, in-turn shrinks the total storage capacity requirements, datacenter footprint and improves storage system performance. NST Inline Compression can be set on a per volume basis and is transparent operation.

 

 

Nexsan’s NST’s FASTier hybrid caching accelerates performance while the unified protocol enables mixed applications. The NST2000 delivers a full enterprise-class feature set for your mid-size data center storage.

 

HYBRID STORAGE MODEL

2000
ENTRY
LEVEL

4000
MID-RANGE

6000
HIGH-END

Controller
Controllers per system 2 2 2
System CPU Cores 16 16 24
System Memory (DRAM)

96 GB

96 GB 192 – 384 GB
RAID Level 5, 6, 10 5, 6, 10 5, 6, 10
System Form Factor 2U or 3U 4U 6U
Storage
Maximum Raw Capacity 168TB 2.1PB 5PB

To learn more please reach out to us here at Sunstar Company, Inc.  Please call (800) 663-5523 for additional information and a quote.

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 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.

NST2000 scales capacity and performance.

  • Capacity is scaled by adding an additional NST storage modules. NST storage modules come in different form factors to address different organizational needs.
  • FASTier – Caching is NST’s intelligent, self-tuning hybrid caching capability that uses a scalable pool of cache memory comprised of  flash technologies to create a more efficient hybrid storage solution. FASTier provides increased performance for mixed application workload environments over traditional caching techniques.

The Nexsan NST2000 provides CIFS, NFS and FTP file sharing protocols for enterprise NAS file sharing as well as the FC and iSCSI SAN block storage protocol for server volume sharing.

More information can be found by visiting www.sunstarco.com or better call (800) 663-5523

 

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 was shipped worldwide in 2013, or 67 percent, was for the purposes of storing unstructured data files. Data files are being created by users, devices and sensors and are being copied and proliferated across multiple device types, including personal devices such as tablets and smart phones. But there are not any holistic approaches to protecting all of it. Traditionally, applications have provided sufficient protection for the structured data stored within an organization’s internal IT environment; however with the tremendous growth of unstructured data that is often accessed by client applications, this data has become vulnerable as it may unwittingly escape organizational control or be accessed, tampered with or stolen by unknown threats.

SDMA actively safeguards high-value data from hand to cloud and creation to destruction. It protects high-value data from loss, leakage, destruction or resurrection, and manages it through policy-based control and security. It also addresses the need to safeguard data files throughout the data lifecycle, including archive, remote workers, file sharing and collaboration, storage management and cloud and mobile device endpoints. SDMA protects high-value data throughout the broader information ecosystem by drawing upon core capabilities found within Imation’s Nexsan Assureon™ Secure Archive, IronKey Secure Storage and IronKey Workspace with Windows To Go solutions that are in use today. Assureon provides a comprehensive secure archive solution that protects and preserves high-value data. IronKey mobile storage solutions enable users to securely access their workspaces and files remotely while adhering to corporate IT standards, and IronKey Workspace with Windows To Go is a PC on a Stick™ that equips employees and contractors with a portable Windows 8.1 corporate image.

“Security and storage can no longer be siloed. Imation is introducing comprehensive and innovative protection for high-value data files,” said Ian Williams, president of tiered storage and security solutions at Imation. “Organizations can no longer throw additional point solutions and hardware at the problem – we must take a holistic approach to data loss and leakage issues. The Secure Data Movement Architecture solves these problems in a comprehensive way and provides a framework to protect important data files. No matter where a user is, how much data they create or what device or solution they use to create and house their data – SDMA is designed to safeguard their most important information assets with the utmost confidence.”

A recent Imation survey of end users revealed 70 percent did not classify high-value data, highlighting the organizational disconnect of protecting critical files. Organizations attempt to define or dictate policies or deploy point solutions in an attempt to regain control over their high-value data; this has only succeeded in frustrating and hampering the end user’s ability to do more with their data. End users want their data safeguarded, but they also want to be productive when they are away from the office or working with external contractors and consultants. When faced with cumbersome policies or solutions, end users either bypass them or limit their effort to the boundaries placed on them.

In addition, information technology and security professionals are increasingly challenged by the pace in which data files move both internally and externally. It’s hard for them to manage data across all of the physical and other storage devices that data lives on – personal computers, servers, mobile devices and/or the cloud – and to keep that data from being lost or stolen. These challenges only get more difficult as data growth continues to explode and more data files are seen as important or mission-critical business assets.

“SDMA really goes back to Imation’s roots of helping our customers store, protect and connect their information,” said Claude Farmer, vice president of engineering at Imation. “This is a holistic approach that will include components that empower organizations to protect and preserve files anywhere and anytime.”

“Imation’s Secure Data Movement Architecture is an emerging real-world solution to today’s unstructured data management challenge. Data growth continues at exponential rates, and this data is an attractive target for cybercriminals looking to score big. Despite their best efforts organizations remain vulnerable to many potential problems relating to storing and securing their most important data, which is one of the reasons information security is the most important IT priority for 2015¹,” said Terri McClure, senior analyst, ESG. “Imation is uniquely positioned to lead the way forward for the industry with its pedigree in storage and security, its Nexsan family of data storage solutions and its IronKey mobile security solutions.”

With over fifty years of experience in protecting data for organizations around the world, Imation has a unique perspective to the risk organizations face in managing their data files. This legacy, along with a comprehensive secure product portfolio and over fifty data security patents and patents pending, demonstrate Imation’s mission of safeguarding data across today’s broader storage.

 

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

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 fast time to data and excellent levels of storage capacity. To support that high-capacity capability, the tape drive uses the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592.

IBM 3592 Tape Extended,700GB, (JB) TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge

 IBM 3592 Tape Extended,700GB, (JB) TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge

Part No. 23R9830 

BM 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).
IBM 3592 JC TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge - Advanced Data

IBM 3592 JC TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Cartridge – Advanced Data

Part No. 46X7452 

IBM 3592 (JC) Enterprise Tape Cartridge – Advanced Data

The IBM 3592 Advanced Data Cartridge (46X7452) was developed to help enterprise data centers address data protection, data retention and security challenges.

Features and Benefits

  • IBM 3592 Advanced Data Tape JC
  • Capacity with IBM TS1140 Drive – 4TB Native / up to 12 TB Compressed (3:1)
  • Capacity with IBM TS1150 Drive – 7TB Native / up to 21 TB Compressed (3:1)
  • Archival Life up to 30 Years

These tapes are also available Labeled and Initialized (46X7452LI) or just Labeled (46X7452L)

 

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 V is offered in four core configurations: E60VT (360 TB in 4U), E48VT (288 TB in 4U), E32V (38.4 TB in 2U, all 2.5″ drives), and E18V (108 TB in 2U).   6TB Drives now available!
  • NST-SERIES : The NST-Series Unified Hybrid Storage solutions for NAS and iSCSI features FASTier® acceleration technology which leverages a modest amount of solid-state to exponentially increase the performance of the underlying spinning disks for up to 10X performance over traditional storage. NST6000NST6000MNST5000, NST4000

To learn more about these Nexsan offerings, please contact us at Sunstar Company, Inc.

Call (800) 663-5523 or contact us online

LTO6M

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. 

 

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

 

Unitrends Logo jan 2015

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:

  1. Metered
  2. No Limits Cloud
  3. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS.)

To learn more about Unitrends Cloud Offerings, call us here at Sunstar Company,  (800) 663-5523

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

 

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 software and hardware vendor.

It is for these reasons that many of our clients have opted to an “all in one” solution.  Unitrends is one of our “go to vendors” when a client will best be suited by an all in solution.

recovery-stack
  • Unitrends delivers award-winning business recovery solutions for any IT environment.
  • The company’s portfolio of virtual, physical, and cloud solutions provides adaptive protection for organizations globally.
  • To address the complexities facing today’s modern data center, Unitrends delivers end-to-end protection and instant recovery of all virtual and physical assets as well as automated disaster recovery testing built for virtualization.
  • Unitrends’ offerings are backed by a customer support team that consistently achieves a 98 percent satisfaction rating.

Contact us at (800) 663-5523 for assistance, we will size the appropriate solution for your company.

Recovery-Series family features include:

  • All-in-one integrated appliance models with AES-NI hardware encryption, scaling from 1TB to 97TB of raw storage, 8GB to 256GB memory, and 2 to 16 CPU cores.
  • Solid State Drives (SSD)—1st integrated appliance (1U and larger) to include variable sized solid-state drives (SSDs) as a 2nd-layer read cache. As more backups are processed and replicated, data is cached in SSD cache, speeding up read requests and increasing data I/O.
  • Recovery assurance including the industry’s only Windows VM and physical server instant recovery capability coupled with hypervisor-level instant recovery and auditing via the ReliableDR add-on.
  • Virtualization, deep virtualization, physical, and unified compute protection for over 100 versions of applications, operating systems, servers, and storage.
  • Unitrends Bridge Convert physical systems to virtual systems, vSphere or Hyper-V, in a single click to external virtualization hosts.
  • Unified Bare Metal One-pass dissimilar bare metal capability that performs both bare metal as well as granular file-level backup.
  • NDMP Backup and NAS Backup Optional NDMP NAS Protection provides enhanced storage integration for EMC and NetApp NAS devices with simplified backup management, improved performance, while maintaining access control lists (ACLs) on recovered files.
  • Cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity your way—via ourUnitrends Cloud which offers No Limits Cloud storage with strict RTO SLAs and DRaaSfor Windows and VMware. But we don’t lock you in—we offer cloud disaster recovery even via third-party cloud solutions with our CloudHook functionality supporting Amazon, Google, Dropbox and many more.
  • Granular disaster recovery via local archiving—D2D2x (Disk-to-Disk-to-Any) including rotational disk, rotational tape, fixed SAN, and fixed NAS—so that you can build WAN bandwidth-saving disaster recovery and business continuity policies.
  • Our Pledge free hardware forever policy included with any 3 or 5 year support plan.
  • Predictive analytics that monitors and predicts hardware and software failures before they occur.

Right-size your appliance to fit your exact business needs, from the remote office to the enterprise. Choose from a granular family of Recovery-Series appliances that easily scale up and scale out as your business grows.

Model
201
602
603
713S
714S
814S
823S
824S
933S
936S
943S
Raw Capacity (TB)
1
2
3
6
8
12
19
25
37
73
97
Backup Capacity (TB)
.6
1.2
1.6
3.2
5
8
13
16
20
40
50
U Height
Desktop
1U
1U
1U
1U
1U
2U
2U
3U
3U
4U
Memory
8GB
(Dual)
8GB
(Dual)
8GB
(Dual)
16GB
(Dual)
16GB
(Dual)
16GB
(Dual)
32GB
(Dual)
64GB
(Dual)
64GB
(Dual)
256GB
(Dual)
256GB
(Dual)
Cores/Threads
2/2
4/4
4/4
8/8
4/8
4/8
4/8
12/24
12/24
12/24
16/32

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

 

 

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
Drive interface Dual SCSI or Dual Fiber

Unitrends Logo jan 2015

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, Release 8.0 introduced the industry’s most robust protection and recovery for Hyper-V environments.

ReliableDR 4.0 provides:

Guaranteed failover of virtualized applications and business services.

Automated certification that RPOs and RTOs will be achieved.

Fully automated application recovery testing.

Immediate detection and alerting of SLA deviations.

Detailed compliance and audit reporting.

Dramatically lower costs for DR testing by eliminating time consuming manual processes.

“IT professionals overwhelmingly choose Unitrends because of our steadfast maniacal focus on ensuring that they can recover their IT infrastructure quickly and safely,” said Mark Campbell, chief marketing and technology officer, Unitrends. “With ReliableDR 4.0, we now offer storage replication, Microsoft Hyper-V as well as VMware vSphere replication, and integration of ReliableDR with Unitrends Recovery-Series, Unitrends Enterprise Backup, and Unitrends Virtual Backup platforms.”

To learn more contact 800.663.5523 or contact us online.

Sunstar Company.Com

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

Can you guarantee the integrity of your data in the backup or archive?

  1. How do you know if all your files are in the backup or archive?
  2. How do you know if there is a copy of all your files at your remote site?
  3. What is the health (integrity) of your files at each site?
  4. 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

assureon web

  1. Protect your high-value data and fulfill all corporate governance and government regulatory needs with constant data verification.
  2. Users are authenticated with Active Directory or with digital certificates to ensure they can only get to files for which they are authorized, and audit trails report on user’s activities such as file accesses and denials. Legal holds can be easily placed on any set of files, overriding their original retention periods.
  3. Two copies of all files, along with their fingerprints, are stored on separate RAID disk sets.
  4. Two Nexsan Assureon systems can be replicated to each other to protect against a site failure.
  5. Files are continually verified against their fingerprint, automatically repaired by their copies, and safeguarded by RAID disk arrays to ensure the utmost file protection and integrity.
  6. Native active/active replication protects against site disasters with automatic failover, while delivering increased performance over active/passive systems.

For more information – call (800) 663-5523 or contact sales at Sunstar Company, inc.

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 environment.

This model incorporates the new Linear Tape-Open (LTO) IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drive, with enhanced maximum tape drive throughput over the IBM LTO generation 3 Tape Drive (Ultrium 3).

It has a native data transfer of up to 120 MB/sec., and supports a 800 GB Data Cartridge.

The TS1040 doubles the maximum tape cartridge capacity providing up to 800 GB native physical capacity (1,600 GB with 2:1 compression).

IBM Ultrium 4 Tape Drives can read and write LTO Ultrium 3 Data Cartridges and read LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridges.

Lastly the TS1040 has a 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interface for connection to a wide spectrum of open system servers.

 

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 require a physical data migration, but this can happen with major upgrades. In these cases a physical transformation process may be required since the underlying data format can change significantly. This may or may not affect behavior in the applications layer, depending largely on whether the data manipulation language or protocol has changed – but modern applications are written to be agnostic to the database technology so that a change from Sybase, MySQL, DB2 or SQL Server to Oracle should only require a testing cycle to be confident that both functional and non-functional performance has not been adversely affected.

Application migration

Changing application vendor – for instance a new CRM or ERP platform – will inevitably involve substantial transformation as almost every application or suite operates on its own specific data model. Further, to allow the application to be sold to the widest possible market, commercial off-the-shelf packages are generally configured for each customer using metadata. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are supplied to protect the integrity of the data they have to handle. Use of the API is normally a condition of the software warranty, although a waiver may be allowed if the vendor’s own or certified partner professional services and all tools are used.

Call Sunstar Company professional services to learn more: (800) 663-5523

Hybrid Storage  is defined as a combination of solid-state disk (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) in a single storage system.

Two approaches; the first being the more common method of placing SSD drives behind the controller as a capacity tier within the storage system.In the case of Nexsan, their E Series, fits this option should the system be configured with a mix of SSD and spinning disk such as the SAS and Near-line SAS drives.

This  second approach is to 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.

NST4000   NST4000

The Nexsan NST4000 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

Two Platform Options; Fibre and iSCSI

NST4000 Fibre Channel Unified Hybrid Storage Platforms

  • NST4000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and four Fibre Channel ports for host connectivity per system.
  • Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses. Supports up to two external storage head units

NST4000 iSCSI Unified Hybrid Storage Platforms

  • NST4000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and optional four 10GgE or eight 1GbE ports for host connectivity.
  • Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses. Supports up to two external storage head units.

External Storage Options:

  • E18V
  • E32V
  • E48VT
  • E60VT

To learn more about Imations’ Nexsan NST offerings, please call us at Sunstar Company at (800) 663-5523 or contact us online

3592 Library and standalone and dektop TS1140 drives available for shipment today.

New and Refurbished Drives are sold with warranty.

IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive Model E07 (machine type 3592) is the fourth generation of the highly successful IBM 3592 Enterprise Tape Drive.

The IBM 3592 TS1140 Model E07 has a native cartridge capacity of 1.6 TB and 4.8 TB extended. 

  1.  Native data rate performance of up to 250 MB/sec (up to 650 MB/sec compressed)
  2. Uncompressed cartridge formatting of up to 4.0 TB (12.0 TB with 3:1 compression) with the use of IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Advanced Data (Type C)Dual Fibre Channel interface at 8 Gbps designed to enhance attachment flexibility
  3. Effective media reuse with capacity to read and write up to N-1 generation media
  4. Encryption capabilities designed to work with the IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager
  5.  Small form factor to help improve space efficiency of tape infrastructure
  6.  High availability design
  7. The high reliability of the 3592 tape drive and media is maintained and improved with these features:

 The TS1140 is designed to provide up to 4.0 TB uncompressed capacity with the IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Advanced Data (Type C) media. 

Models Native cartridge capacity (native/compressed) Extended
TS1120 Model E05 800GB 2.1 TB
TS1130 Model E06 1 TB 3 TB
TS1140 Model E07 1.6 TB 4.8 TB

To receive a quote, call us at 800.663.5523 or contact us online.

Sunstar Company, Inc

Nexsan E60

Nexsan E60VT is a super dense RAID array that supports 60 Drives in 4U, choice of controllers, single or dual.

Ideal for unstructured data, backup ballooning data growth. Designed with energy conservation in mind.

Choice of connectivity: 

  • 8GB Fibre
  • 16GB Fibre
  • 10GbE iSCSI
  • 6GB SAS

Expansion: Easy with the E60X (Max 2), Supporting a total of 180 Drives in under 12U.

Choice of Drives: SSD, SAS 15K, SAS 10K, NL-SAS 7.2K

Call (800) 663-5523 for a Quote or Additional Information

Reliable High Density Storage Arrays Turbocharged for High Performance

Sunstar Company, Inc

Can you afford to loose your data?

None of us wish to loose data, and hopefully we backup our data on a regular basis. For many of us we find that we tend to be backing up the same data time and time again,

Ask yourself the following. How much of your Corporate Data changes be it on a daily, weekly or monthly basis? For many of us not that much?

Surely if we archive this data, data that has not changed in a long time, we should be able to achieve the following:

  1. Know that we can retrieve this “stagnant” data at any time should we need to review it.
  2. Free up capacity on our primary storage.
  3. Reduce the backup.

This applies if you need to archive unstructured data, or just old data that is never looked at, or those “old” emails.

There are a number of offerings to consider from Sunstar Company.

  1. Archive to disk – a truce archive such as the Nexsan Assureon.
  2. Archive to disk or tape – Crossroads StrongBox
  3. Archive email to Barracuda’s Message Archiver (physical appliance) or take advantage of Archive One (software), now a Barracuda Company.

We have experience with all these solutions. Please reach out to us here at Sunstar Company to learn more: Call (800) 663-5523

www.sunstarco.com

 

Can we really afford to keep all our data on spinning disk? Offload data from primary storage, consider the Dternity Archive from Fujifim.

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Dternity is Fujifilm’s data protection and archival solution for organizations seeking to preserve and protect their critical data. Combining cost-effective data tape with seamless onsite and online content protection, Dternity’s holistic approach to archiving is easy to use, reliable and scalable for future data growth.

Dternity, combining innovative tape media, onsite network storage appliances, and online vaulting to streamline and simplify the data archive process, is comprised of the following:

Dternity Archive Media

Based on Fujifilm’s NANOCUBIC technology that incorporates Barium Ferrite (BaFe) particles to offer superior performance and longer archival life compared to conventional metal particle (MP) tape.  Dternity Archive Media is used to enable seamless movement of content between the Dternity NAS and the Dternity Media Cloud.

Dternity NAS

On-site network attached storage (NAS) appliance built to provide online data access, low-cost scalability and data protection for unstructured, fixed content. Using linear tape file system (LTFS) tape technology, Dternity NAS delivers the performance of disk with the economics of tape in one simple and massively scalable solution.

Dternity Media Cloud

Complete online storage solution for the preservation and protection of digital data archives. Features include multiple connection methods, fully customizable SLAs, regulatory-compliant security, auto-migration, and archive verification.

Available from Sunstar Company: (310) 330-2900

 To Lean More – Contact Sunstar Company, Inc  sales at (310) 330-2900

Oracle Corp

Oracle has released the StorageTek T10000D enterprise tape drive with 8.5 TB of native capacity and a data transfer rate of 252 MB/s. It is backward read compatible for the three previous generations of this product.

It has 54 percent more capacity per cartridge compared to the previous generation. The company touts it as the first tape drive with support for both 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) and 10 Gb/s Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Users can drag-and-drop multiple tape volumes onto a single StorageTek T10000D cartridge.

“Oracle’s new StorageTek T10000D tape drive is the fastest and highest capacity drive available,” said James Cates, Vice President, Hardware Development, Oracle. “Customers can use it to accelerate massive consolidation of long-term archives, improve data center efficiency, and lower TCO.”

IBM

IBM has released the TS1150 enterprise drive with a native data rate of 360 MB/sec, up about 50% from the previous version (TS1140). It has a capacity of 10 TB per cartridge.

The company has also been busy with the release of LTFS LE version 2.1.4 (Linear Tape File System) which now supports non-IBM tape libraries. And IBM has been working with Quantum and HP on the future of tape with a roadmap they plan to extend to Linear Tape Open (LTO) generations 9, 10 and beyond.

The guidelines these companies have come up with plan to achieve compressed capacities of 62.5 TB for LTO-9 and 120 TB for generation LTO-10. They also plan to push the envelope with compressed transfer rates reaching as high as 2,750 MB/second for LTO-10.

HP

HP has released StoreOpen Automation to simplify the process of using Linear Tape File System (LTFS). LTFS makes tape file-based and easier to use. In addition, it lets users use standard file operations on tape media for actions such as accessing, managing and sharing files. This is done using an interface that behaves similarly to a hard disk. The latest release extends its support to Windows. Previously it was available for Mac and Linux.  This extends LTFS functionality by presenting a tape library and its cartridges as a collection of folders.

Fujifilm Recording Media USA

Fujifilm may not be the first name on anyone’s lips when they think of storage media. Yet the company had made over 100 million Linear Tape Open (LTO) Ultrium data cartridges (53 exabytes) since they were released at the turn of the millennium.

Fujifilm also demonstrated data density levels of 85.9 Gb/in2 on linear magnetic tape using Fujifilm’s NanoCubic and Barium Ferrite particle technologies. This is part of the overall tape roadmap to continue to make it possible to product bigger and bigger LTO cartridges.

“This equates to a standard LTO cartridge capable of storing 154 terabytes of uncompressed data,” said Peter Faulhaber, President of FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. “Together with IBM, we have been able to create the basis for extraordinary data density on tape that is fast, cost effective and energy efficient.”

Crossroads 

Crossroads partners with FujiFilm to provide the StrongBox, which has the aim of making tape as simple to use as disk. StrongBox is said to provide the economics of tape with speed and simplicity of disk.

“We call this Capacity Defined Storage, using the right amount of disk/SSD with the right amount of tape,” said David Cerf, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Crossroads. “StrongBox has user defined policies to intelligently deliver capacity optimized storage for unstructured data to ensure optimized performance at the lowest cost per gigabyte.

Quantum

Quantum has introduced StorNext PRO Production. It delivers production, review, archive and LTFS sharing in one system, and is said to offer high capacity and performance.

“This solution integrates Quantum tape technology as part of customer workflows for video content production and archiving,” said Eric Bassier, Senior Director, Product Management, Quantum. “This is a great example of a market where the use of tape is not declining – in fact it is growing.”

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Technology’s given us some amazing tools to tinker with, but sometimes those tools fail. Maybe your car won’t start while trying to leave for work or your game console freezes after spending two hours reaching that final boss – it happens.

As reliable as your hard drive may be, it can fail. In fact, 140,000 hard drives fail every week.

“Human error accounts for 29% of all data loss.”

The infographic below gives some interesting stats of top causes behind a hard drive failure. Like with most technology, failure can be in an instant or something that happens over time. As you would with any piece of machinery or equipment, you need to take the right measures to protect your gear to keep it working properly. Fortunately hard drives don’t require heavy maintenance but as the graphic states, “Failure may be total, progressive, or limited.” Knowing this, it’s a good idea to have a solid backup plan.

Contact Sunstar, we will help you with your backup plan

(800) 663-5523

What is Unified Storage?

Often we at Sunstar Company are asked by prospective clients questions such as, “can you tell me the difference between SAN, NAS and Unified Storage?”

A simple explanation about Block and File Storage and the different connectivity options often suffice.

The looming questions, what about unified?”

Unified Storage is a storage system that makes it possible to run and manage files and applications from a single device.

Also unified storage system consolidates file-based and block-based access in a single storage platform.

Connectivity: Ideally Fibre Channel SAN, Ethernet and IP-based SAN (iSCSI) is supported. .

End Result: Block and File Storage, SAN and NAS in a single chassis.

To learn more and see some of the manufacturers that we recommend when you have a need for Unified Storage, please visit our Web Site at www.sunstarco.com

or call (310) 330-2900  (800) 663-5523

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BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY

All-in-One Backup Appliance:                                                              Call (800) 663-5523 FREE for a Quote or Additional Information

Purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified computer protection.

Companies are facing unrelenting data growth, increased server virtualization, and new silos of high performance physical server applications. This data growth places demands on business such as aggressive Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

The good news is that Unitrends Recovery 714S, perfect for small to medium-sized businesses are well suited pose-built to meet these challenges.

1U Form factor unit, supporting  byte- level deduplication, enhanced AES-NI encryption and 128 GB of tiered cache Solid State Disk for improved backup performance, fast restore and recovery.

Recovery 714S

The Recovery-714S supports 8 TB of raw storage capacity organized in a RAID-10 configuration with hot-swap user-replaceable drives, comprehensive data protection and recovery and cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity for comprehensive recovery assurance.

One of our client has a number of these Unitrends Appliances in locations around the USA and world. These appliances are backing up all their data and in many instances replicating to another branch office. In 2014, the Head Office for this client was left with no alternative but to restore all their data from their appliance due to corruption by a virus. The process was seemless and in a mere 4 hours all the data was restored.

Many Thanks

www.sunstarco.com

 

 

 

All Oracle StorageTek LTO Tape Drives are library specific, requiring firmware and the appropriate tray for your Oracle / Sun / StorageTek Tape Library,

LTO4 for SL8500 Tape Library

 

In addition it is best to match drives, this is preferred by Oracle. Please indicate of you prefer IBM or HP Drives.

  Contact us online or call us at (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900 for a quote!

 

Oracle’s StorageTek LTO tape drives provide fast data transfer, high capacity, and energy savings for midrange tape automation environments, and enable you to meet stringent regulatory requirements.

We have hundreds of STK branded drives in our warehouse, ready to ship with warranty.

We stock HP and IBM StorageTek conversion kits along with the following tape drives.

STK LTO6, STK LTO5, STK LTO 4, STK LTO3 and STK LTO2 Drives.

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80 Percent of data on primary storage is unstructured and never changes or changes infrequently. This data can be moved easily and transparently to a more cost-effective archive storage platform.

With the Nexsan Assureon Archive Solution from Imation, data can be moved one time and recalled as needed. With the assistance of shortcuts the original disk becomes a cache for the data that has been moved off to the Assureon, reclaiming existing disk space.

. When considering the various solutions, IT managers should assess how each of the solutions will:

The implementation of an Assureon Archive Solution enables IT managers to reduce the size of their backups and the time required for their backups. It enables the elimination of two to three storage tiers while retaining performance. Primary storage growth can also be eliminated while retaining full access to all of the data with an Assureon Archive Solution.

Features and Benefits

Integrity

Fingerprints

– Each time a file is saved, a unique fingerprint is generated using both an MD5 and SHA1 hash of its contents and metadata, so history and contents cannot be altered after the fact (WORM storage)

Serial Numbers

– Each file is assigned a serial number which is used to ensure no files are missing or inappropriately added

Secure Time

– Tampering with the system time clock is prevented by using a global, redundant, secure time source (Stratum Level I hardware time sources

Two Copies

– Each file and its fingerprint are stored twice in the Assureon. The second copy is either stored in a separate RAID disk set in the same Assureon or on a remote Assureon

Data Verification

– Files are continually verified against their fingerprints, repaired using their copies and safeguarded by RAID disk arrays for days or decades

Scalability and High Availability

Remote Replication

– Two active Assureon systems can continuously replicate to each other to protect against a site failure

Failover/failback

– Native active/active replication protects against site disasters with automatic read failover and manual write failover

Performance & Capacity

– Scale capacity up to multiple petabytes and add performance by using multiple Assureon archive storage systems together

Privacy

Separation of Data

– Assureon provides complete separation of data between departments or projects using logical and physical separation as well as separation through the use of multiple AES-256 encryption keys

Encryption

– Files can be AES-256 encrypted. Keys for a replicated Assureon are stored safely at 4 sites by the integrated key management system. A nominal annual key management subscription is required

Authentication

– Users are authenticated with Active Directory or digital certificates

Audit Trails

– Audit trails report on file access and denied access attempts

Compliance

Data Retention

– Easily create retention rules and associate them with unstructured data directories or file types

Legal Hold

– A legal hold can be easily placed on any set of files, overriding their original retention periods until the hold is removed

One System

– Data sets can be retained for a period of time that can be extended but not shortened. Other data sets can be assigned a flexible retention period that can be lengthened or shortened to accommodate both needs in the organization

Sunstar Company’s Web Site Has Been Refreshed!

Today we added additional content for our customers that have a need for additional hardware and or software that traditionally would be purchased at a higher cost.

PURCHASE ONLINE

Sometimes there is no need to engage with your Sunstar representative when you know exactly what you want and your cost is displayed immediately.

Simply, find what you need, add the item(s) to the shopping cart and in no time you will receive an email stating that your purchase order has shipped!

This go-to source for our customers should save time and certainly dollars for all our clients.

ComputersStoragePrintersSoftwareNetworksComponents …..

Manufacturers: 

3M

ABBYY

Absolute software

Acer

Acronis

Allied Telesis

Antec

APC

Apple

ASUS

Aten

Autodesk

Axiom

Axis

Belkin

Bretford

Brocade

Brother

Buffalo

CA

CablesToGo

Canon

Check Point

Check Point Software

Chief

Cisco

CMS

Comtrol

Corel

CyberPower

Dell

Dialogic

Digi

Draper

Dymo

Eaton

EMC

Emulex

Enterasys

Epson

Ergotron

Extreme Networks

Fellowes

FileMaker

Fortinet

Fujitsu

Griffin

Hitachi

HP

IBM

Imation

Infocus

Intel

iogear

iomega

Ipswitch

Kaspersky Lab

Kensington

Kingston

Kodak

Kofax

Konica Minolta

LaCie

Lantronix

Lenovo

Lexar

Lexmark

LG Electronics

Lifesize

Logitech

Maxell

McAfee

Microsoft

Mitel

Motion

NEC

Netgear

Novell

Nuance

OKI

Olympus

Open Text

Optoma

Oracle

Parallels

Peerless

Philips

Planar

Plantronics

PNY

Premier Mounts

Promise Technology

QLogic

Quantum

Raritan

Red Hat

Rhinotek

Ricoh

Samsonite

Samsung

SAP

Sharp

SIIG

Solarwinds

SonicWALL

Sony

StarTech.com

Supermicro

Symantec

Tandberg Data

Targus

Toshiba

Toshiba Tec

Transition Networks

Trend Micro

Trendnet

Tripp-Lite

US Robotics

Vasco

Verbatim

Viewsonic

Visioneer

VMWare

Wasp

WatchGuard

Western Digital

Wyse

Xerox

Zoom

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StorageTek LTO Tape Drives

The LTO3 Tape Drive  (aka Ultrium4) is available in both the full height and half height form factor.

Standalone, Table Top and Library Drives

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc, – Reconditioned with warranty and we have New units in inventory.

We Repair Your Non Working Drives, with Warranty  – Fast Turnaround

Please contact us here at Sunstar Company, online or call (800) 663-5523

Native Capacity 800GB

Connectivity Options: Fibre, SAS and iSCSI

Manufacturers: IBM, HP, Quantum and Tandberg

Media

For Sale: New and used media available.

For Purchase: We purchase used and unused media

Do you need fast, reliable storage that can support vast quantity of capacity?

The Nexsan E48VT can do just that and more. Add two expansion shelves, now 864TB in 12U. Using active drawer technology the disk drives are easily accessible as are the Dual Active-Active Controllers, Power Supplies and Fans. (We are told that 8TB drives will be qualified rather soon).

Nexsan E48VT

Redundancy is built into this storage array, the likelihood of loss of data is very small.

Controller: Dual Active – Active, Choice of connectivity, Fibre Channel (8GB and 16GB), 10GbE, iSCSI, SAS

Drives: SSD, SAS 15K, SAS 10K and NL-SAS 7.2K

Warranty: Three Years Advance Exchange and we can certainly arrange uplifts to 7 x 24 x 4 should you wish.

  • Reliability: featuring Anti-vibration design and Cool Drive Technology.
  • Availability: using Active Drawer Technology™ and redundant hot swappable active components.
  • Density: up to 48 drives in 4U.
  • High Performance: utilizes Imation’s latest multi RAID engine controller technology
  • Energy Efficient: delivering up to 87% reduction in power while lowering your cooling needs through the use of AutoMAID
  • Flexible Connectivity: connecting via SAS, Fibre Channel or iSCSI
  • Easy to Manage: remotely managingone or many systems within a single, intuitive GUI
The Nexsan E48VT 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. The Nexsan E48VT system consumes less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays and now offers 400% more memory and 50% increased CPU speed over the E-Series
The most popular models:
E48VT 16x6TB 7.2K, dual controller 8Gb FC E48VT2J96N/6
E48VT 32x6TB 7.2K, dual controller 8Gb FC E48VT2J192N/6
E48VT 48x6TB 7.2K, dual controller 8Gb FC E48VT2J288N/6

To receive a quote: Call 800.663.5523 or contact us online

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StorageTek LTO Tape Drives

The LTO4 Tape Drive  (aka Ultrium4) is available in both the full height and half height form factor.

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc, – Reconditioned with warranty and we have New units in inventory.

We Repair Your Non Working Drives, with Warranty  – Fast Turnaround

Please contact us here at Sunstar Company, online or call (800) 663-5523

Native Capacity 800GB

Connectivity Options: Fibre, SAS and iSCSI

Manufacturers: IBM, HP, Quantum and Tandberg

Media

For Sale: New and used media available.

For Purchase: We purchase used and unused media

Do you have a need for a replacement IBM 3590 Tape Drive?

It’s Official – IBM No longer Supports 3590 Tape Drives.

Sunstar Company Repairs 3590 Tape Drives (all models)

Look no further, we have refurbished units ready to ship today. These drives ship with warranty, you determine the length.

Call the sales team, Sunstar Company, Inc. (800) 663-5523 for a quote.

Models that we stock:

IBM 3590-E1A

IBM 3590-E11

IBM 3590-H1A

IBM 3590-H11

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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 backup to tape, simply backup to disk, no software required; includes Bear Metal Restore!

Option: Replicate data either to a second unit to to the cloud

Recovery 824S  Unitrends Recovery 936S

  • 73TB of Storage capacity (raw) organized in a RAID-1/ RAID-60 configuration with hot-swap user-replaceable drives
  • 40TB Backup Capacity
  • Data Protection and Recovery and cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity for comprehensive recovery assurance.
  • Supports byte- level deduplication, hardware enhanced AES-NI encryption
  • 480GB of Tiered cache SSD for improved backup performance, fast restore and recover all in 3U.

Call us at Sunstar Company for a quote and additional information: (800) 663-5523

Additional Models available: Smaller and large needs

Recovery Series Models (2015) 201 602 603 713S 714S 814S 823S 824S 933S 943S
Backup Capacity (TB) .6 1.2 1.6 3.2 5 8 13 16 20 50

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Nexsan’s 18 and 32 drive bay storage arrays have a reputation as being super reliable, fast and easy to expand storage arrays.

The Nexsan E18V supports 3½” disk drives whilst the Nexsan E32V supports 2½” disk drives. maximum capacity at this time, 324TB behind a single controller.

E-Series V features an advanced active/active controller design, including use of a dedicated hardware engine, which accelerates RAID parity generation. The turbocharged E-Series V is ideal for continuous data streaming bulk storage and back-up and recovery applications.

Features Anti-Vibration Design and Cool Drive Technology and uses Active Drawer Technology and redundant hot swappable active components.The Nexsan E Series has a high performance multi RAID engine controller technology along with an energy efficiency that delivers up to 87% reduction in power while lowering your cooling needs.Easy to manage even remotely one or many systems within a single, intuitive GUI.

Flexible connectivity options for Nexsan E18V, (2U in height housing 18 bays, note these controllers are truly Active-Active)

  • 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

Flexible connectivity options for Nexsan E32V, (2U in height housing 32 bays, note these controllers are truly Active-Active)

  • 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

With up to 16GB of battery-backed and flash-protected cache per controller, the E-Series V solution mirrors cache between controllers in a dual controller configuration

An added feature where Fibre and 10GbE are present along with 1GbE iSCSI, should the former connection be lost the system will default to the latter.

Drives Utilized:

Organizations deploying E-Series V SAN Storage Arrays can mix and match capacity-optimized HDDs and performance-optimized HDDs and SSDs to meet performance and capacity needs. E-Series V arrays consume less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays.

  • E18V: NL-SAS 7.2K, SAS 10K, SAS 15K and SSD
  • E32V: SAS 10K and SSD

Future Expansion

  • The E18V can support up to 54 disk 3½ inch drives with the addition of two additional trays below the controller
  • The E32V can support up to 96 2½ inch disk drives with the addition of two additional trays below the controller

Warranty

  • Standard warranty is three years advance exchange, uplifts available.

Please call us at Sunstar Company, Inc at (800) 663-5523 for a quote or additional information about Nexsan Storage 

Businesses and organizations are recognizing the value of active archives in addressing their overall long-term storage needs.

Here’s a look at what’s to come according to some of the industry’s top storage experts:

Advanced Data Tape Will Carry More of the Storage Load
With all th innovation occurring in the tape market, the pieces are in place for tape solutions to expand their presence in the data center and carry more of the storage load in 2015. The timing could not be better as users struggle with increasing data loads and limited budgets. Innovations like LTFS, barium ferrite, tape NAS, Flape (flash + tape), tape in the cloud, high capacity formats and extended roadmaps are coming together to provide solutions for data protection and active archiving.

There Will Be Increased Adoption of Storage Tiers
The need for large-scale data capacity is driving the implementation of an increasing number of tiers of storage across a growing number of organizations. There will be an increase in tier 0 with a tidal wave of flash adoption for the fastest form of storage as well as a multi-tier approach to long-term data, with the rapid adoption of public cloud and an anticipated swift increase in private cloud creation. Combinations of flash, disk and tape are being used in both public and private clouds to meet custom requirements. An increasingly complex storage environment will become the norm, with specific data being placed on specific storage technologies for specific periods of time with automated ‘data fluidity’ systems controlling the life-cycle process.

Greater Intelligence Between Applications and Storage 
Will Simplify Active Archive Deployments
Applications that can be integrated with storage will improve overall storage management by removing complexity and helping organizations to better utilize active archive solutions. Solutions will use intelligence to deliver the right storage to meet application performance while driving efficiencies that help keep storage costs within targeted budget requirements.

There Will Be a Move to Object Storage as an Archive
There is a movement in the industry towards object storage as an archive. Object storage is attractive for several reasons: 1) it is massively scalable; 2) it is cost effective; and 3) it is able to also act as a cloud infrastructure for collaboration. The trend is being accelerated because there are many ways to access an object based archive these days, including NFS, CIFS, mobile OSs.

As the demand for more cost-effective, long-term storage options continues, active archives will proliferate.

Sample of Archive Solutions recommended by Sunstar Company, Inc

  • Nexsan : The Nexsan Assureon™ is an archive system that is ideal for primary storage optimization, regulatory and corporate compliance, and the secure, long-term retention of files. Assureon offloads data from primary storage to free up space for active data and greatly reduces the size, cost and complexity of backups.
  • StrongBox from Crossroads: A network-attached storage (NAS) appliance that is purpose-built to provide online data access, massive scalability, and reliable protection for unstructured, fixed data. Lowest TCO.

  • SpectraLogic : Large-scale, long-term storage and archive solutions utilizing automated tape libraries and disk systems will protect your data efficiently and securely.

  • Unitrends : Unitrends D2D2x (Disk-to-Disk-to-Any) offerings include the ability to archive and perform disaster recovery from disk, tape, NAS, SAN and cloud.

  • dternity:  Dternity is Fujifilm’s new deep storage solution. Dternity, a truly holistic approach to archiving, lives inside your pre-existing systems to provide a simplified and streamlined data storage experience. Dternity’s ease-of-use and empowered workflow allow organizations to focus on managing their data, as opposed to becoming encumbered by it. Dternity provides both on-site and online peace of mind for the preservation and protection of your data.

To learn more – contact Sunstar Company sales at (800) 663-5523

 

Standalone and Library LTO4 Tape Drives Repaired Promptly with Warranty

Sunstar Company repairs your defective HP, IBM, Quantum and Tandberg LTO4 Tape Drives

We have spare parts and a significant inventory of replacement drives in stock should you require a replacement drive immediately.

Specifications

Native Capacity: 800GB

Compressed Capacity: 1.6TB (assuming 2:1)

Buffer Size: 128MB

Please call (800) 663-5523 for a Quote

Performance
Native data transfer rate
  • 120 MB/s with LTO-4 media
  • 80 MB/s with LTO-3 media
  • 35.6 MB/s with LTO-2 media
Data transfer rate, compressed (assumes 2:1 data compression)
  • 240 MB/s with LTO-4 media
  • 160 MB/s with LTO-3 media
  • 71.2 MB/s with LTO-2 media
Burst transfer rate
320 MB/s (Ultra320 SCSI)
Data rate matching range
40 – 120 MB/s
Data access time (from BOT)
  • 46 s (LTO-2 media)
  • 52 s (LTO-3 media)
  • 62 s (LTO-4 media)
Rewind time from EOT
  • < 124 s for LTO-4 media
  • < 102 s for LTO-3 media
  • < 92 s for LTO-2 media
Rewind tape speed
7 m/s for (LTO-3 and LTO-2 media)
Average load time
< 19 s (Rewriteable), 22 s (WORM-initialized)
Average unload time
< 19 s (Rewriteable), 22 s (WORM-initialized)
Security
Encryption
AES 256-bit
WORM media support
LTO-4 media

Do you have a defection Quantum Super DLT Tape Drive that needs to get Repaired?

We at Sunstar Company, Inc repair all the models listed below. Many of these drives have been discontinued for years, however we have spare parts and in some cases replacement drives ready to ship.

Sunstar Company repairs all tape drives. Standalone or library drives are repaired, tested and shipped with warranty:

Please call us at (800) 663-5523 or  contact us online for a quote. All our drives ship with a warranty.
Drive Capacity (GB) Interface Data Rate (MB/s)
DLT8000 40 Fast/Wide SCSI-2 6
SDLT 220 110 Ultra-2-Wide SCSI 11
SDLT 320 160 Ultra-2-Wide SCSI 16
SDLT 600 300 Ultra-160 SCSI/FC 2Gb 36
SDLT 600A 300 GbE (FTP, HTTP) 36
DLT-S4 800 Ultra-320 SCSI/FC 4Gb/SAS 60
DLT-S4A 800 GbE (FTP, HTTP) 60

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BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY

All-in-One Backup Appliance:                                                              Call (800) 663-5523 for a Quote or Additional Information

Purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified computer protection.

The Unitrend Recovery Series 713S is one of the new appliances announced earlier this month. A 3rd Generation, all-in-one integrated appliance models with faster CPU clock speeds than than the RC713.

Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses, the 713S supports byte- level deduplication, hardware enhanced AES-NI encryption and 128 GB of tiered cache SSD.

The Result: Improved backup performance and faster restore and recovery.

Supporting 6 TB of raw storage capacity (RAID-10)

Call us to learn more and receive a quote.

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  • Do you know if all your files are in the “backup” or archive?
  • Is there a copy of all your flies at your remote site?
  • What is the health (integrity) of your files at each site?
  • If they are different which one is correct?

Imation’s Nexsan Assureon will allow your Data Center Manager to state with confidence that “your archived data is safe and has integrity”.

To learn more about the Assureon, please call (800) 663-5523, and yes we can guarantee the integrity of your data.

Refurbished, IBM 3590 Tape Drives are available from Sunstar Company in a variety of models. Our complete tape drive sub-systems includes; software, cables & SCSI controller suited for your platform. 3590 Tape Drives read and write to 128, 256 and 384 Tracks

  • Traditionally the 3590E model E1A is for use in IBM 3494 Automated Tape Library.
  • IBM’s 3590 E1A  brings diversity in that its controllers can be configured for stand-alone frames, racks, or automated library solutions. The IBM 3590 E1A can be used with a SCSI host interface or Fiber Channel interface of selected IBM and non-IBM midrange and open systems as well as with ESCON channels on S/390 systems through a Magstar 3590 controller.
  • The 3590E model E11 is a rack-mounted tape drive with an automatic cartridge facility (ACF). The 10 cartridge ACF allows the drives to be used as a mini-library with access up to 600 GB (with 3:1 compression). The E11 can be easily converted to an E1A for use in a fully automated library system.

Call (800) 663-5523 for a Quote or contact us online

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Unitrends is making waves again.

Yesterday they announced the release of the 3rd generation, all-in-one integrated appliance models

New to these models:

  1. Faster CPU clock speeds
  2. AES-NI hardware encryption
  3. Increased I/O bandwidth
  4. Scales from 1TB to 97TB of raw storage
  5. 8GB to 256GB Memory in an appliance
  6. 2 to 16 CPU Cores in an appliance.

Solid State Drives (SSD) have been integrated into many of the appliances. These solid-state drives (SSDs) perform as a 2nd-layer of read cache.

When more backups are processed and replicated, data is cached in SSD cache, speeding up read requests and increasing data I/O.

Word is that the SSDs yield a 300% improvement in backup RPO.by allowing more data to be protected per day, all while improving recovery times by 125%

Now we at Sunstar Company, Inc. have sold a bunch of the previous generation of appliances. My clients testimonials says it true. The Recovery Appliances work and have saved some of my clients major headaches.

I suspect that the new Recovery Series will be even a greater hit, better performance coupled with larger capacity will certainly bring about more sales.

Please do reach out to us by calling (800) 663-5523 or receive a quote or learn more about Unitrend’s new 3rd generation of recovery appliances.

 

 

 

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Unitrends Unveils Next-Generation Physical Backup and Recovery Appliances with Tiered Flash Storage

BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Unitrends today unveiled the next generation of its Recovery-Series family of purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs). With its new portfolio, which includes 11 models that scale from 1 terabyte (TB) to 97 TB of raw storage, Unitrends sets a new standard in backup and recovery performance with tiered flash storage and makes cloud adoption much more affordable for companies of all sizes.

Tiered Flash Storage Boosts Performance
With the release of the next-generation Recovery-Series family, Unitrends becomes the data protection industry’s price/performance leader. The company is bringing the value of flash storage, at new unprecedented price points, to its Recovery-Series appliances ranging from 1U and above. Tiered flash storage delivers improved backup performance, faster restore and disaster recovery processes, and greater scalability and flexibility. Additionally, customers now have the ability to implement policies around flash cache usage to optimize performance as data grows and prevent performance degradation, even as appliances age.

In addition to tiered flash storage, Unitrends has made a number of product enhancements that drive superior performance, including upgrades to the hardware’s central processing unit (CPU), advancements in its memory and RAID, and improvements in compression capabilities. The result is unrivaled backup and disaster recovery performance both locally and in the cloud, including:

  • A 300 percent improvement in backup processing time
  • A 300 percent improvement in recovery point objectives (RPOs)
  • A 125 percent improvement in recovery time objectives (RTOs)
  • A 200 percent improvement in local archiving

The Unitrends Recovery-Series family now caters to organizations of all sizes – from small businesses and remote office/branch office (ROBO) locations to large enterprises. The product line features three new low-cost physical appliances for small businesses and two new 3U form factor appliances, along with a 4U model, for enterprises with high-volume storage needs. Small businesses with a modest IT budget can purchase the Recovery-201 desktop appliance, which is priced at approximately $1,200, or the Recovery-602 or Recovery-603 1U half-height rack appliances, which start around $4,000. Companies with large storage requirements can choose from two new 3U appliances – the Recovery-933S, which includes 37 TB of raw storage, or the Recovery-936S, featuring 73 TB of raw storage – or the 4U 943S appliance with 97 TB of raw storage.

Additionally, Unitrends is making hybrid cloud adoption more affordable than ever by offering its No Limits Cloud™ service to Recovery-Series customers at price points suitable for entry-level companies. The No Limits Cloud replication service, along with the company’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering, comprise the Unitrends Cloud, which is augmented with Recovery Assurance for vSphere™ and Hyper-V® environments.

Unitrends next-generation Recovery-Series appliances are available now and can be purchased from Sunstar Company, Inc.

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BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY

All-in-One Backup Appliance:  

Delivering a new RC824 to one of our clients today.

Recovery-824

The Unitrends Recovery-824 possesses backup, archiving, and disaster recovery capabilities. The 824 can protect up to 16 TB of data and applications. Standard features are instant recovery and deduplication.

Interested to learn more about the Unitrends Recovery Appliance, please contact Sunstar Company, Inc.

(800) 663-5523   or  (310) 330-2900  or  Online

 

 

 

Sunstar Company has the following StorageTek Tape Drives ready to ship. All drives come with a warranty.

We offer exchange, advance ship, repair services and more!

To learn more contact us: Call (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900 online

StorageTek speed- and capacity-optimized tape storage drives enable robust data protection, energy efficiency, and fast data transfer. 

Current Drives

 T10000 Drives

 
 

StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive   ►8.5 TB (uncompressed) capacity – 252MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T10000C Tape Drive   ►5.5 TB (uncompressed) capacity – 240MB/s Data Rate

LTO Drives

 

 

StorageTek LTO Tape Drives         ► (STK LTO5 and LTO6 – include conversion kit) 

 Legacy Drives

T10000 Drives 

 

StorageTek T10000B Tape Drive  ► 1TB (uncompressed) capacity – 120MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T10000 Tape Drive    ► 500GB (uncompressed) capacity – 120MB/s Data Rate

LTO Drives 

 

StorageTek LTO Tape Drives        ► (STK LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5 – include conversion kit) 

T9840 Drives 

 

StorageTek T9840D Tape Drive   ►75GB (uncompressed) capacity – 30MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T9840C Tape Drive   ►40GB (uncompressed) capacity – 30MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T9840B Tape Drive   ►20GB (uncompressed) capacity – 10MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T9840A Tape Drive   ►20GB (uncompressed) capacity – 10MB/s Data Rate

T9940 Drives

 

 

StorageTek T9940B Tape Drive    ►200GB (uncompressed) capacity – 30MB/s Data Rate

StorageTek T9940 Tape Drive      ►60GB (uncompressed) capacity – 10MB/s Data Rate

Offered in shrink-wrapped packages based on an integrated, scalable architecture, the Unitrends Appliances offer flexible deployment options and No Limits Licensing™, giving you maximum protection at the industry’s lowest TCO.

Supporting 100+ versions of computers, storage devices, operating systems, hypervisors and applications, work alone or in tandem with Unitrends Enterprise Backup virtual appliances, and can extend from on-premise to second site or cloud environments.

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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.

RC833 To learn more, call 800.663.5523 or contact us online at Sunstar Company, Inc

 
  RC-712
  RC-713
  RC-813
  RC-822
  RC-823
  RC-824
RC-833/
RC-863
  RC-943
Capacities
Raw Storage (TB)
4
6
9
13
19
25
31
97
Maximum Backup (TB)
2.4
3.2
6
9
13
16
20
50
 

 

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► IBM 3588-F3B Library LTO3 Tape Drive

 

► IBM 3588-F4A Library LTO4 Tape Drive

 

► IBM 3588-F5A Library LTO5 Tape Drive

 

► IBM 3588-F6A Library LTO6 Tape Drive

  Generation
 

LTO-1

LTO-2

LTO-3

LTO-4

LTO-5

LTO-6

Native data capacity 100 GB     200 GB     400 GB     800 GB     1.5 TB     2.5 TB    
Max uncompressed speed (MB/s)         ] 20 40 80 120 140 160

Refurbished and some new IBM LTO Tape Drives are available from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Call 800.663.5523

We also repair defective tape drives!

Imation’s Nexsan portfolio features solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage systems, secure automated archive solutions and high-density enterprise storage arrays.

Nexsan solutions are ideal for mission-critical IT applications such as virtualization, cloud, databases, and collaboration; and energy efficient, high-density storage for backup and archiving

By Application


Data Protection
Protecting your company’s data is as important to Imation as it is to you. We partner with top vendors from around the world to develop all-encompassing, enterprise-class data protection solutions to help your organization efficiently protect, archive and recover data.

Virtualization
Imation solutions accelerate efficient data protection in virtualized environments by partnering up with leading virtualization vendors and offering high-capacity, high-performance, enterprise class storage systems that are ideal for virtualized environments.

Archive
Imation solutions protect and store files for long-term retention while reducing the size and cost of primary storage and the complexity of backups. Stringent data integrity features like file-fingerprinting ensure the file you save is the file you will retrieve, time after time.

By Industry


Healthcare
Managing and securing massive amounts of sensitive patient data presents a unique challenge to healthcare IT. Imation offers innovative solutions that secure, protect and recover crucial healthcare data.

Media & Entertainment
Successful Media & Entertainment production starts with reliable access to digital data throughout the workflow process. But it doesn’t end there. To stay competitive, your company needs the high-density, flexible storage that Imation excels in: cost-effective, efficient, fast.

Digital Video Surveillance Storage (DVS)
Increased surveillance doesn’t have to mean higher cost. Provide more peace of mind for less with Digital Video Surveillance solutions from Imation: performance, capacity and efficiency that can scale with your needs.

By Technology


NAS
Increasingly popular for both primary storage and scalable backup protection, NAS solutions from Imation deliver scalable, cost-effective, and manageable storage that handles your organization’s ever-growing unstructured data requirements.

SAN
Imation’s Nexsan® SAN storage arrays provide scalable storage and hybrid systems that scale in capacity and performance. Get enterprise-class reliability, performance and high-density for traditional and virtual environments; achieve efficiency in data protection and archiving.

Hybrid
Hybrid storage solutions from Imation are efficient, flexible and intelligent. NST®, with FASTier® scalable caching technologies, lets you meet your organization’s demand for additional applications while freeing you from the task of planning capacity and performance.

To learn more about Nexsan and their offerings (SAN, NAS, Unified, Cloud and archive) and solutions, please contact us: Online or (800) 663-5523 

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Purchase the right appliance for your business, turn it on, configure it, and get back to the rest of your life. No more finger pointing when there’s a problem. No more resizing nightmares as your business grows.

The Unitrends Recovery Series is a wide range of purpose-built physical backup appliances for enterprise-class virtual, deep virtual, physical protection, and unified compute protection.

Offering unmatched backup, archiving, disaster recovery, and business continuity simply delivered via our No Limits™ licensing, flexible deployment options, and Unitrends Cloud storage and DRaaS offerings featuring application-level recovery assurance via ReliableDR™.

The hardest working appliance in your rack. 

Choose the appropriately sized Recovery-Series appliance, available in 11 storage sizes. Easily scale up and scale out as your business grows

To learn more call (800) 663-5523, the sales team at Sunstar Company, Inc.

Rackmount Appliances Specifications
  712 713 813 822 823 824 833/ 863 943
Major Features
No Limits Licensing
Protects 100+ Versions of Operating Systems and Applications
Continuous Data Protection
Point-in-Time Recovery
Adaptive Deduplication™
Unitrends Cloud Enabled
Private Replication Enabled
Simply Scalable™ Architecture
May Serve as Private Replication Target
May Cross Replicate
Rapid Recovery Console
Hot/Cold Bare Metal
Dissimilar Bare Metal
AES-256 Bit Encryption
Windows Instant Recovery via Failover Virtualization
VMware Instant Recovery via Failover Virtualization
Capacities
Raw Storage (TB) 4 6 9 13 19 25 31 97
Maximum Backup (TB) 1 2.4 3.2 6 9 13 16 20 50

Sunstar Company, Inc. repairs tape drives and tape libraries.

Our clients often assume that a drive is defective, sometimes this is not the case.

Prior to shipping the “defective” drive to our repair center consider that there could be an issue with the media or perhaps the tape heads need to be cleaned.

  • Tapes: Tape drive manufacturers specify which brands and lengths are compatible with their data storage equipment. You should always check your tape drive’s documentation for full compatibility, since unapproved tape brand or type can consistently fail. It is also important to only use tapes of the proper length since some tape drives can use various lengths but others can’t. Tapes can vary in thickness, tension, and particle density and tape drives are designed to properly handle those differences without causing damage to themselves or the tapes.

Cleaning cartridges: You should regularly clean your tape drives by using cleaning cartridges, which not only clean the tape drive head, but also the full tape path. Cleaning will prevent both read/write and tape positioning problems. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning tapes and follow the instructions. Some cleaning cartridges are only good for a certain number of uses. If used more than specified, they will reach their end and not perform any cleaning. Most manufacturers recommend cleaning the tape drives every 25 to 30 hours of use, as well as after using a new tape for the first time.

Tape drives: Just because a tape drive is new does not mean its heads are clean, so while head cleaning on a new drive is not necessary, it also can’t hurt. If a tape drive was not cleaned according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, there could be build-up on the heads and a cleaning tape won’t be able to remove it. Such build-up, or a drive hardware failure, can cause media errors. If the same errors occur after trying new tapes and cleaning the drive, it needs servicing. You could also try performing the same backup using a different software program

Please call us at (800) 663-5523 or  contact us online for a quote and RMA No.

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Reconditioned Tandberg Data LTO4 tape drives.

Models:

7202, 7200 and 7203

3501, 3503, 35304 and 3505

Call us for a quote: 800.663.5523

Drives ship with warranty!

Ready to ship from Sunstar Company, Inc

 HP LTO4 Drives for your existing tape library

HP Library Drives

 

 

 

EH860A StorageWorks LTO4 1840

SAS – 3Gb/Sec

Full-Height

Internal Tape Drive

EH861A StorageWorks LTO4 1840

SAS – 3Gb/Sec

Full-Height

External Tape Drive

EH853A StorageWorks LTO4 1840

SCSI LVD, Ultra320

Full-Height

Internal Tape Drive

EH854A StorageWorks LTO4 1840

SCSI LVD, Ultra320

Full-Height

External Tape Drive

HP Internal and External Drives                  

 

 

 

StorageWorks LTO4 1760

SAS – 3Gb/Sec

Half-Height

Internal Tape Drive

StorageWorks LTO4 1760

SAS – 3Gb/Sec

Half-Height

External Tape Drive

StorageWorks LTO4 1760

SCSI LVD, Ultra320

Half-Height

Internal Tape Drive

StorageWorks LTO4 1760

SCSI LVD, Ultra320

Half-Height

External Tape Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ships with warranty. 

Call 800.663.5523 for additional information

Ensuring continuity is an important consideration for maintaining a healthy and prosperous business. If recovery is ever required by your organization, you would  expect a simple, fast, and ultra-reliable data disaster recovery solutions. more

The process, policies and procedures that are related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure which are vital to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster.  Disaster recovery focuses on the IT or technology systems that support business functions, as opposed to business continuity, which involves planning for keeping all aspects of a business functioning in the midst of disruptive events.

Prior to selecting a disaster recovery strategy, a disaster recovery planner first refers to their organization’s business continuity plan which should indicate the key metrics of recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) for various business processes. 

  • Unitrends Recovery Appliance : BareMetal data protection: BareMetal is a technology designed to dramatically decrease the time and effort required to restore a computer to its original state in the event of a system failure.  BareMetal protects not only the typical files and data of the user but also the operating system and applications.
  • Nexsan Assureon: Two copies of all files, along with their fingerprints, are stored on separate RAID disk sets. Two Assureon systems can be replicated to each other to protect against a site failure. Files are continually verified against their fingerprint, automatically repaired by their copies, and safeguarded by RAID disk arrays to ensure the utmost file protection and integrity. Native active/active replication protects against site disasters with automatic failover, while delivering increased performance over active/passive systems.
  • Nimble Storage systems can efficiently replicate volumes to another array at a recovery site by transferring changed blocks of compressed snapshot data without additional hardware or software licenses. This means disaster recovery is fast, affordable, and easy to manage. Nimble Storage InfoSight not only helps you make sure that replication is operating as expected across sites, but also helps you plan for replication bandwidth as well.
  • Nexsan NST series, there is no performance penalty for taking snapshots. Up to 2048 snapshots are supported. Storage does not need to be reserved to hold snapshot data. The management GUI makes it easy to setup and manage snapshot creation and deletion schedules. Snapshots are mountable for testing or other purposes. Granularity is per pool, per share, or LUN.
  • Spectra Logic : Spectra Logic’s large-scale, long-term storage and archive solutions utilizing automated tape libraries and disk systems will protect your data efficiently and securely.

In many cases, an organization may elect to use an outsourced disaster recovery provider to provide a stand-by site and systems rather than using their own remote facilities, increasingly via cloud computing.

  • Some of the most common strategies for data protection include:
  • backups made to tape and sent off-site at regular intervals
  • backups made to disk on-site and automatically copied to off-site disk, or made directly to off-site disk
  • replication of data to an off-site location, which overcomes the need to restore the data (only the systems then need to be restored or synchronized), often making use of storage area network (SAN) technology
  • Hybrid Cloud solutions that replicate both on-site and to off-site data centers. These solutions provide the ability to instantly fail-over to local on-site hardware, but in the event of a physical disaster, servers can be brought up in the cloud data centers as well. 
  • the use of high availability systems which keep both the data and system replicated off-site, enabling continuous access to systems and data, even after a disaster 

To learn more about the different Disaster Recovery Solutions are available to you, please contact sales @ Sunstar Company, Inc. (800) 663-5523

Digital Imaging continues to drive up demand for storage capacity.

Three reasons:

High Definition (HD) cameras produce denser images

Data Retention polices require longer term storage of images and video

Data Replication – multiplies images as business seek to protect valuable archives.

As archives grow, storage performance must keep pace so that valuable files are accessible at all times. more

Contact us at Sunstar Company, Inc. to learn more. (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900

  • Offload NAS: Data such as photographs, video, medical records, scanned documents, court evidence, reports, experimental results and email messages do not change. Rather than fill expensive primary storage with this data, and then wasting time and media backing it up repeatedly, it is best offloaded onto a data archiving storage system where it will be better protected yet fully available to users and applications.
  • Compliance: General-purpose NAS does not always meet demands for corporate compliance or government regulatory compliance. Data archiving storage is more secure than NAS because all files stored on the system are fingerprinted, optionally encrypted, stored in WORM (write once read many times) format, and protected with a lifetime policy, all in a security-hardened storage system with built-in, multi-site key management and full audit logs.
  • Cloud: General-purpose NAS does not meet demands storing or sharing sensitive data in a cloud. Multi-tenancy storage that allows a cloud storage provider to service several customers securely. more

For more about archiving contact sales at Sunstar Company: CALL 800.663.5523

The data you create, maintain and destroy will have different use cases.

Some of these use cases will involve the near daily access of this data, but in most cases the data is never accessed again until some event triggers its restoration need. 

Structured and Unstructured Data.

For the most part, structured data refers to information with a high degree of organization, such that inclusion in a relational database is seamless and readily searchable by simple, straightforward search engine algorithms or other search operations.

Unstructured data, the lack of structure makes compilation a time and energy-consuming task. It would be beneficial to a company across all business strata to find a mechanism of data analysis to reduce the costs unstructured data adds to the organization. 

IDC estimates the volume of digital data will grow 40% to 50% per year. By 2020, IDC predicts the number will have reached 40,000 EB, or 40 zettabytes (ZB). The world’s information is doubling every two years. By 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of information and 75 times the number of information containers. Computer World states that unstructured information might account for more than 70%–80% of all data in organizations.

Protect your data

Offload your unstructured data to the Nexsan Assureon:

Free up capacity on primary storage.

Reduce your daily backup

This is all possible because the Nexsan Assureon:

  • Do you know if all your files are in the “backup” or archive?  ASSUREON √
  • Is there a copy of all your flies at your remote site?  ASSUREON √
  • What is the health (integrity) of your files at each site?   ASSUREON √
  • If they are different which one is correct?   ASSUREON √
  • The  ASSUREON √ will allow your Data Center Manager to state with confidence that “your archived data is safe and has integrity”.

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage contact sales at Sunstar Companyor call 800.663.5523

Sunstar Company, Inc is pleased to offer our client Unitrends Cloud.

Unitrends Cloud is a disaster recovery and business continuity offering that takes the capabilities of our Recovery-Series and our Unitrends Enterprise Backup backup products and enhances them with our cloud capabilities.

It means that you get the recovery and recovery assurance technologies you’ve come to expect from our 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 Recovery Assurance for vSphere—and then empowers your appliance with these capabilities and more in our Unitrends Cloud.

Features:

  • Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with no second site capital expense and simplified pricing (based on the size of the on-premise appliance) maximizes your budget dollars.
  • Drives lower energy consumption by eliminating large server rooms, saving power consumption and energy cost at your site. Lower carbon footprint and energy consumption helps companies meet green IT initiatives.
  • Advanced WAN Optimization (WO) with variable block source deduplication for highly effective use of available WAN bandwidth.
  • Integrated local archiving with replication for granular protection and WAN optimization.
  • Configurable security options with AES-256 encryption capabilities for data in-flight and at-rest.
  • Superior ease of use with integrated granular archiving and Unitrends Cloud offerings integrated into our single-pane-of-glass for management and monitoring.
  • Rapid deployment in a matter of minutes with the same replication and archive wizards as Recovery-Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup on premise appliances.
  • Our award-winning crazy-committed customer support who leads the industry with 98% customer satisfaction.

Metered Cloud
Our Metered Cloud storage service offers the following features

  • Metered cloud storage is available in 250 gigabyte increments.
  • Metered storage is provisioned dynamically based upon customer demand.

No Limits Cloud
Our No Limits Cloud offering provides all of the features of our Metered storage service and in addition offers the following features

  • Our affordable cloud storage service on a per gigabyte basis.
  • Dynamically scales to the capacity of your on premise Recovery-Series or Unitrends Enterprise Backup appliance.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Cloud
Our DRaaS offering provides all of the features of our No Limits Cloud storage service and in addition offers the following features

  • Spin-up of VMware environments.
  • Spin-up of physical and GOS (Guest Operating System)-level Windows.
  • Our managed DRaaS white glove service means that Unitrends disaster recovery experts to help you recover your IT infrastructure and provide business continuity in the event of disaster.
  • Recovery assurance via optional ReliableDR automated orchestration

To learn more call (800) 663-5523

 

 

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TS1150

 

IBM TS1150 Model E08 (3592-E08) is the fifth generation of the highly successful IBM 3592 enterprise tape drive and is designed to provide higher levels of performance, reliability, and cartridge capacity than the TS1140 Model E07 tape drive. The TS1150 has a high-technology, 32-channel GMR head design to deliver a native data rate performance of up to 360 MB/sec versus the 250 MB/sec data rate of the TS1140. TS1150 tape drives have dual-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces for Fibre Channel attachment to host systems or a switched fabric environment.

The 3592 tape drives deliver the following performance, capacity, and availability features:

  • N+1 power supplies
  • Speed matching
  • High resolution tape directory
  • Channel calibration and dynamic adaptive equalization
  • Recursive accumulating backhitchless flush
  • Backhitchless backspace
  • Capacity scaling
  • WORM
  • Capacity-based and position-based LEOT reporting
  • Enhanced format for recording error-correction codes
  • Mechanical and electrical drive reliability
  • Data compression
  • Data buffer with read ahead feature
  • Offboard data string searching
  • Encryption

TS1150 Tape Drive (machine type 3592) is the fifth generation for the highly successful 3592 Tape Drive. It is designed for high-performance tape applications, including:

  • High-speed data-save operations where backup windows are critical and large amounts of data are archived to tape
  • Large-scale automated tape environments where performance and reliability are required
  • Large-scale mass data archive applications where massive amounts of data need to be quickly saved to tape for storage and later recalled, such as data warehousing, record management applications, and within the seismic industry

The TS1150  tape drive is available in a standalone tabletop enclosure with display

To learn more, contact sales at Sunstar Co. or call 800.663.5523