Sunstar Company, Inc.

800.663.5523

Looking for that perfect SAN? Is there such a solution?

Consider Nexsan_byImation_logo-thumb The Nexsan E-Series V storage arrays and expansion units offer mid-size organizations affordable enterprise-level Fibre Channel, SAS and/or iSCSI SAN storage used for a variety of capacity-optimized and performance-driven applications.

Each can be easily expanded with additional capacity by adding the corresponding expansion unit: E60XV, E48XV, E32XV, or E18XV.

For larger organizations, E-Series V is a versatile SAN or DAS solution to stay ahead of the enormous data growth, demanding workloads, and high resiliency requirements in media & entertainment, government, healthcare, HPC, financial, surveillance and service provider sectors.

E-Series V systems exceed the most stringent reliability demands, leveraging an innovative mechanical design including Cool Drive Technology™ and antivibration design that significantly reduce heat and vibration in the unit while improving system reliability and performance. The reliability of E-Series V is qualified through extensive stress testing before shipment. Array-based snaps and asynchronous replication extend E-Series V data protection capabilities.

• Reliability – featuring Anti-vibration design and Cool Drive Technology™

• Availability – using Active Drawer Technology™ and redundant hot swappable active components

• Density – up to 60 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 managing one or many systems within a single, intuitive GUI.

Available from Sunstar Company, Inc. Contact us and let us help you with your storage needs. We will gladly prepare a quote per your requirement.

Please call (800) 663.-5523 or (310) 330-2900 or contact us online

 

Nexsan E18 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

 

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on K2    Deploying Flash Storage for VDI

Keeping users productive and satisfied is critical to the success of any VDI deployment. Solving this problem can be easily achieved by implementing a solid flash solution – Kaminanrio’s K2.

Kaminario’s K2’s consistent low latency and predictable high IOPS/throughput deliver responsive virtual desktops and ensures both IT and users can get their work done.

K2’s consistent performance under load extends the scope of VDI from undemanding task workers, all the way up to performance-sensitive expert users where it was previously infeasible, keeping all of the VDI users productive and satisfied.

Benchmarks have demonstrated K2’s ability to support rapid deployment of VMware View virtual desktops with 1,000 desktops deployed in just 70 minutes. During even this strenuous test, the K2 array remained highly responsive with IOPS peaking at 70,000 while latency remained below 1.0 ms.

Simultaneous startup and shutdown of large groups of virtual desktops typically create storms that bring legacy storage to its knees, resulting in downtime and unhappy users. Benchmarks, run on a single K-Block K2 array holding 1,500 virtual desktops, measured only 8 minutes required to boot all desktops and only 3 minutes required to power them down, with array latency still remaining well below 1.0 ms.

Kaminario can solve your VDI problems. Do reach out to us and ask to speak with a a Flash expert and let us guide you this this process.

Please call (800) 663-5523 or contact us online.

Sunstar Company, Inc

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BACKUP, ARCHIVING, INSTANT RECOVERY & DISASTER RECOVERY

All-in-One Backup Appliance:  

Availble from Sunstar Company, these Unitrends Appliances are super reliable, easy to use and with a rich set of features.

Let us assiste you? The Unitrends is a simple backup solution to install and in no time your 1st backup will be in effect.

The Unitrends Recovery-603 is well suited for small to medium-sized busineses.

  • Rackmount, all-in-one backup appliance.
  • 1U Form factor unit supports byte-level deduplication with an unformatted usable physical storage of 3 TB (meta-data and data) organized in a RAID-1 configuration with cold-swap user-replaceable drives.

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

 

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!

 

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

 

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Consider the Dot Hill AssuredSAN™ 4000 SAN storage arrays for your storage needs.

Offering up to 6400 MB/s sequential reads, and 5300 MB/s sequential writes.

Designed with a powerful processor, these SAN storage systems are tuned for sequential workloads.

Ideal data storage solutions for high performance computing, oil and gas siesmic data analysis, telecommunications data capture, media streaming, video post-production editing, and broadcasting.

Host Connections

  • 4 ports per controller, 8 for dual controller models
  • 16Gb, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 12Gb, 6Gb SAS, and 10Gb, 1Gb iSCSI host connectivity

For more information call (800) 663-5523 – Sunstar Company

 

 

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

 

 

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)

 

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.

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  • 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
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Desktop
1U
1U
1U
1U
1U
2U
2U
3U
3U
4U
Memory
8GB
(Dual)
8GB
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8GB
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16GB
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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

Kaminario

5th Generation Scale-Up and Scale-Out All-Flash Array

Kaminario K2 All-Flash Array delivers consistently high performance combined with cost effectiveness and capacity efficiency no matter what the platform or workload.

Learn how K2 can help make all of your IT deployments perform better and at a significantly lower effective cost than other storage architectures.

With K2 all of your data center systems can consistently perform better, cost less, and scale easily and reliably.

Call (800) 663-5523 for additional information and quote!

Solving the following Solutions

Do you invest a lot for your Oracle databases, yet don’t get the performance you need? Find out how a K2 array can help you deliver consistent Oracle performance while significantly reducing storage costs. Are your SQL Server databases not performing as expected? Are you running into conflicts between production OLTP applications and OLAP business analytics? Find out how an affordable K2 array can keep SQL Server performing even with demanding mixed workloads.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Virtualizing an organization’s desktop PCs can be complex and prone to performance problems, leading to dissatisfied and unproductive users. Find out how deploying VDI on a K2 All-Flash Array can ensure that users get the responsive desktops they need.

Server Consolidation

Server consolidation can become a performance nightmare for both storage and application administrators. Find out how K2′s advanced technologies and capabilities can keep your virtual servers running at their peak.

Big Data

Big Data places significant demands on storage infrastructure, far beyond those seen from production databases or virtual servers and desktops. K2 can scale up and out meet those demands with ease, letting you use a single array infrastructure for both big data analytics and production systems.

Now available from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Unified Storage is RAID storage device that provides consolidated BLOCK and FILE SERVICES services to system clients, physical and virtual servers shared network.

Unified storage uses standard file protocols such as CIFS, NFS, FC and iSCSI to allow users and applications to access the data on the common platform.

Managing numerous storage systems and platforms can be rather challenging, be it SAN, NAS, external and internal RAID arrays from numerous manufacturers. Deploying unified storage can be cost effective along with simplifying the structure of the network.
Often these unified storage arrays are configured with performance in mind. It is not uncommon for some Solid State Drives (SSD) to be found within Unified storage arrays.

Consider the Nexsan NST4000 when you require a Unified Storage Solution.

Please call (800) 663-5523 or (310) 330-2900 for additional information.

www.sunstarco.com

 

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

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.

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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

ZyXEL

 


 

 

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

www.sunstarco.com

 

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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

 

 

 

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.

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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
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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

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

  • 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

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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Nimble Storage’s Adaptive Flash platform is the first storage solution to eliminate the flash performance and capacity tradeoff.

The Adaptive Flash platform is based on Nimble’sCASL™ architecture, and InfoSight™, the company’s data sciences-based approach to the storage lifecycle.

  • Flexible scaling of storage resources to satisfy the changing demands of business-critical applications
  • Five times greater performance and capacity density than legacy storage systems
  • Up to a 75% reduction in data footprint, and a 10x reduction in datacenter rack space
  • Non-disruptive and independent scaling of performance and capacity, within a single array or a cluster
  • As many as 90 days of hourly snapshots on a single array
  • WAN-efficient replication of snapshot data for disaster recovery
  • Peak storage health driven by powerful data sciences
  • Greater than five nines system uptime

Nimble Storage solutions are built on its patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) architecture. CASL leverages the unique properties of flash and disk to deliver high performance and capacity – all within a dramatically small footprint.

CASL and InfoSight™ form the foundation of the Adaptive Flash platform, which allows for the dynamic and intelligent deployment of storage resources to meet the growing demands of business-critical applications.

Key Innovations from CASL

  • Flexible Flash Scaling 
    Flexibly scale flash to satisfy the changing performance demands of today’s business-critical applications.
  • Dynamic Flash-Based Read Caching 
    CASL caches “hot” active data onto SSD in real time—without the need to set complex policies. This way it can instantly respond to read requests—as much as 10X faster than traditional bolt-on or tiered approach to flash.
  • Write-Optimized Data Layout: 
    CASL collects or coalesces random writes, compresses them, and writes them sequentially to disks. This results in write operations that are as much as 100x faster than traditional disk-based storage.
  • Inline Compression 
    CASL compresses data as it is written to the array with no performance impact. It takes advantage of efficient variable block compression and multicore processors. A recent measurement of our installed base shows average compression rates from 30 to 75 percent for a variety of workloads.
  • Scale-to-Fit Flexibility 
    CASL allows for the non-disruptive and independent scaling of performance and capacity. This is accomplished by either upgrading the storage controller (compute) for higher throughput, moving to larger flash SSD (cache) to accommodate more active data, or by adding storage shelves to boost capacity. This flexible scaling eliminates the need for disruptive forklift upgrades.
  • Scale Out 
    Scale capacity and performance beyond the physical limitations of a single array by seamlessly clustering any combination of Nimble Storage hybrid arrays. Eliminate capacity silos and performance hotspots, and easily manage all hardware resources across the cluster as a single storage entity.
  • Snapshots and Integrated Data Protection 
    CASL can take thousands of point-in-time instant snapshots of volumes by creating a copy of the volumes’ indices. Any updates to existing data or new data written to a volume are redirected to free space (optimized by CASL’s unique data layout). This means there is no performance impact due to snapshots and snapshots take little incremental space as only changes are maintained. This also simplifies restoring snapshots, as no data needs to be copied.
  • Efficient Replication 
    Nimble Storage efficiently replicates data to another array by transferring compressed, block-level changes only. These remote copies can be made active if the primary array becomes unavailable. This makes deploying disaster data recovery easy and affordable – especially over a WAN to a remote array where bandwidth is limited.
  • Zero-Copy Clones 
    Nimble Storage arrays can create snapshot-based read/writeable clones of existing volumes instantly. These clones benefit from fast read and write performance, making them ideal for demanding applications such as VDI or test/development.

To learn more about the Nimble offerings, please reach out to sales at Sunstar Company, Inc or call 310.330.2900 or Toll Free 800.663.5523

The Nimble platform has been adopted by cloud service providers, and mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries. These customers rely on a mix of applications, and run a variety of workloads and then there is their superior customer experience.

Nimble believes flash will upend traditional disk-based architectures, and that cloud-based storage management will eventually replace current approaches to storage management. 

  • Flexible scaling of storage resources to satisfy the changing demands of business-critical applications
  • Five times greater performance and capacity density than legacy storage systems
  • Up to a 75% reduction in data footprint, and a 10x reduction in datacenter rack space
  • Non-disruptive and independent scaling of performance and capacity, within a single array or a cluster
  • As many as 90 days of hourly snapshots on a single array
  • WAN-efficient replication of snapshot data for disaster recovery
  • Peak storage health driven by powerful data sciences
  • Greater than five nines system uptime

And then there is their products:

Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays are the building blocks of the Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble arrays deliver performance and capacity efficiency, seamless scalability and clustering, and feature integrated data protection, data sciences-based management, and support.

  • The CS210 and CS215 provide value and performance for small to medium-sized IT organizations or remote offices, for workloads such as Microsoft Exchange and VDI.
  • The CS300 is ideal for midsize IT organizations or distributed sites of larger organizations. It offers the best capacity per $ for workloads like Microsoft applications, VDI, or virtual server consolidation. The CS300 delivers 1.6x more IOPS than the CS215.
  • The CS500 offers advanced performance for larger-scale deployments or IO-intensive workloads, like larger-scale VDI, and Oracle or SQL Server databases, and provides the best performance and IOPS per $. The CS500 achieves 5x the performance of the CS215.
  • The CS700 is designed for consolidating multiple large-scale critical applications with aggressive performance demands. It delivers approximately 7x the IOPS of the CS215.

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

The exponential growth of digital imaging is driving up demand for storage capacity:

  • 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. 

The following solutions are available from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Contact us online or call (800) 663-5523

Archive Solutions     SAN Storage     NAS Storage      Unified Storage

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Video production and distribution is evolving at a faster pace than ever before.

Post-production activities require massive amounts of storage. Editors cut and coordinate raw content from multiple feeds.

Staying on top is all about asset management and the ability to scale storage on the fly.

To learn more about the storage offerings available to you please contact sales at Sunstar Company, Inc.

Online or (800) 663-5523 

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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
  • 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 
    • Ideal for mixed workloads, critical applications
    • SAN: FC and iSCSI protocols
    • NAS: CIFS, NFS, and FTP protocols

  • Entry & Mid-range: NST5000 Hybrid Storage Appliance

    Imation’s Nexsan NST5000 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 1.4 PB
    • Ideal for mixed workloads, critical applications
    • SAN: iSCSI protocol
    • NAS: CIFS, NFS, and FTP protocols

  • 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
    • Ideal for larger data sets, mixed workloads, critical applications
    • iSCSI, NAS, FC protocol
    • SAN: FC and iSCSI protocols
    • NAS: CIFS, NFS, and FTP protocols

  • High-Availability: Metro Storage Cluster Hybrid Appliance

    In the event of failure or disaster, Imation’s Nexsan Metro Storage Cluster with FASTier hybrid caching enables your storage to keep serving applications and clients, both on and off campus, with no downtime and zero loss of data.

    • System capacities up to 5PB
    • Cluster using direct/switched connections to distances up to 10 KM
    • SAN: iSCSI protocol
    • NAS: CIFS, NFS, and FTP protoc

To learn more about Nexsan and their offerings (SAN, NAS, Unified/Hybrid, Cloud and archive) and solutions, please contact sales at Sunstar Company, Inc.

Online or (800) 663-5523 

 

Digital Images are electronic snapshots taken of a scene or scanned from documents, such as photographs, manuscripts, printed texts, and artwork. The digital image is sampled and mapped as a grid of dots or picture elements (pixels). Each pixel is assigned a tonal value (black, white, shades of gray or color), which is represented in binary code (zeros and ones).

The binary digits (“bits”) for each pixel are stored in a sequence by a computer and often reduced to a mathematical representation (compressed). The bits are then interpreted and read by the computer to produce an analog version for display or printing.

As digital imaging grows, it is driving up demand for storage capacity for three reasons: high definition (HD) cameras produce denser images, data retention polices require longer term storage of images and video, and 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.

Faster Retrieval of Images and Video Files

Customer Benefits

  • Multiple streams of HD content
  • 99.999% availability
  • Windows, Linux support

Features

  • Both Direct-attached or Networked storage (SAN) available
  • Interoperability with Linux and Windows
  • SSD and HDD options meet a range speed and capacity requirements

To learn more – contact sales at Sunstar Company (online) or call 800.663.5523

The Dot Hill Ultra48 SAN storage arrays provide high-density SAN storage options for HPC, Cloud, and Big Data applications.

Taking advantage of high-performance SAS and SSD drives and ultra computing power to deliver 6.4 Gibabytes/second performance, the Ultra48 can house up to 48 drives, increasing storage performance density by 200 percent within a 2-rackunit space.

These high-density SANs are ideal for IT managers in the Media and Entertainment, Oil & Gas, Research, Cloud Computing, and Telecommunications industries.

The Ultra48 AssuredSAN models are built on Dot Hill’s reliable, field tested, modular platform that makes these models the easiest SAN storage or direct-attach storage arrays to service and maintain.

The three extensible drive trays support a mix of 2.5-inch drives or SSDs allowing you to achieve ultra productivity.

For the energy conscious, Ultra48 High-Density SAN storage includes Dot Hill’s patented EcoStor, battery-free cache backup technology as well as energy saving drive spin-down.

Optional software features include a full complement of data protection software including snapshots, volume copy and remote replication.

To learn more about Dot Hill, please conntact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 800.663.5523

Nexsan™ NST™ hybrid storage appliances combine high performance, high capacity and innovative caching technology to meet mid-sized enterprise application and storage needs

OAKDALE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 10, 2014– Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that it will feature its innovative Nexsan™ storage appliances – including the new NST4000 – at next week’s VMworld® 2014 Europe conference in Barcelona. VMworld Europe is a perfect venue for exhibiting Imation’s flexible portfolio of Nexsan storage solutions, because supporting mixed application workloads, data protection and virtualized environments with the right balance of capacity, performance, cache and scale remains a critical challenge for IT administrators everywhere.

Imation’s Nexsan NST is a set of flexible hybrid storage appliances that scale to meet mid-sized organization application and storage needs with unified NAS and SAN access capabilities in a single solution. NST combines high performance, high capacity and Imation’s innovative FASTier™ caching technology to provide scaling performance for backup, virtualized environments and mixed application workloads. FASTier is NST’s hybrid caching layer that uses intelligent algorithms over DRAM and SSD cache tiers to grow performance cost-effectively when it is required. NST enables businesses to right size their initial acquisition and increase performance as their applications demand it. Also, NST’s data compression capabilities reduce storage system footprint in the data center and improve write efficiency and performance to SSDs and HDDs.

The NST family is just one part of Imation’s Nexsan portfolio of purpose-built storage solutions, enabling users to deploy the right storage products for the right application. Imation’s Nexsan portfolio includes:

  • Imation’s Nexsan E-Series™ is a family of high-density, high-performance and highly reliable storage solutions that can be directly attached or networked to workstations and servers. E-Series delivers the density and efficiency that mid-sized organizations need to scale their capacity while lowering their overall space requirements and operating costs.
  • Imation’s Nexsan Assureon™ is a set of secure storage solutions that reduce storage cost by offloading and deduplicating data from primary storage that is infrequently used or has aged by policy. Assureon, through policy automation, can eliminate or greatly reduce the size, cost and complexity of backups for primary and infrequently accessed data.

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage contact sales at Sunstar Company or call 800.663.5523 or 310.330.2900

Active Archive Is the Lifeboat

We all need to protect our data. Businesses typically have to back it up, and there are hundreds of backup solutions out there. Why then, do so many storage administrators say that managing backup data is their biggest challenge? As data continues to grow, content is lodged in backup cycles, increasing backup windows and spurring the need for more storage and data protection investments. A significant percentage of enterprise data likely won’t be accessed again after it is first created.   

The solution? An active archive with built-in data protection, offload data from primary storage and reduce backup!

Facts:

  1. Backup – Copies of current, changing data saved in case of emergency
  2. Archive – Copies of fixed content stored for long-term retention or compliance
  3. Active Archive – Seamless tiered storage which gives access to data across a virtualized file system and migrates data between multiple storage systems and media types as appropriate

Backup and archive are not synonymous, but active archiving can have a huge impact on your backup, leaving a much smaller amount of data that requires routine backups.

There is not magic formula for reducing data center costs; it takes a strategic implementation of the right tools with continual optimization of the infrastructure. By moving infrequently accessed data into a protected archive, users can reduce the volume of data stored on expensive primary storage, thus reducing the amount of data that has to be protected during full backup windows.

Many active archives are constructed with hybrid storage technologies, such as flash, disk and tape.  While disk or flash provides the “active” data access, tape delivers low-cost, ultra-scalable storage. LTO tape is one of the most reliable storage mediums available, lasting 6 times longer than typical disk life spans. With an active archive, you could essentially have data stored on disk for fast access, while a copy always remains on a protected tape layer. Additional system policies or features like hash coding, media integrity checks and restricted access all bolster tape-enabled archiving’s appeal for data protection and longevity.

Additionally, storing files in an active archive can dramatically improve recovery times. Unlike offline backups, active archive data is available all the time. With client-level connectivity, there is no need for a storage administrator to manually retrieve offline data or recall physical media from offsite.

Plain and simple: Stop backing up fixed content. Store and protect it in an active archive instead.

While every data center has different needs, we can all agree that shorter, simpler backups would cause even the most organized IT director to breathe a little easier. Watch your total costs for data storage and protection decrease as your environment operates without the latencies and complexities of overburdened backups.

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about backup and archiving technologies, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online 

The Nexsan Assureon line of products is specifically designed for long-term retention and adherence to compliance requirements.

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Archive File Shares

Offload File shares and reduce storage overhead. Take advantage of de-duplication and advanced federated search across File and Exchange servers. Full support for hybrid and dedicated cloud infrastructures to improve cost-efficiency and accessibility.

  • Offload File Servers

  • Apply Federated Search

  • Improve Storage Efficiency

  • Deploy On-Premises or Cloud

Systems like these provide fingerprinting of data so that each time a file is saved a unique ID is assigned to it. This enables the system to confirm that data has not degraded and that it  has not been altered. The system continuously monitors for data corruption or alteration and provides alerts as well as self-healing functionality to ensure no data falls out of compliance or is lost!

The Assureon provide long term data durability. First, a fully audited copy can be protected at both the primary and secondary sites. Optional additional audited copies may be added to one or both sites. Files can also be individually encrypted with their own AES-256 encryption key for maximum security. Data can be set as unalterable and unerasable for complete adherence to compliance standards. Assureon offers all of these capabilities at a price and footprint in the
datacenter that is far less than using a secondary NetApp Filer or Isilon..

One challenge remains in the use case of the NetApp Filer: how to get data to the Assureon Archive.

Assureon is a cost-and-energy-efficient archive system that provides complete tamper-proof security for compliance while reducing the cost and footprint of primary storage.

Metalogix builds the bridge for seamless migration and transparent access of attachments and database information from Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint to NetApp Filers. Nexsan and Metalogix  together offer compliance, easy management and efficiency.

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Metalogix Builds The Bridge 
Metalogix offers easily deployed and managed solutions for SharePoint and Exchange, which provide the bridge for attachments, file data and database information to be archived out of these application structures and into a
dedicated archive solution like Nexsan’s Assureon.

The Exchange and SharePoint environments are indexed and analyzed. Qualified attachments in both environments are moved to the archive storage system and shortcuts are left in their place, preserving the user’s file access structure. Whenever the user needs to access one of these older attachments the shortcut triggers it to be returned to primary storage transparently to the user. This process provides significant business benefit by securely archiving data on cost-effective, energy-efficient storage.

Metalogix also adds a single instancing capability to further reduce the data footprint. Metalogix and Nexsan together make the NetApp environment perform better and delay the need to upgrade to a more powerful Filer
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User Transparency

Authorized users can administer their own file system by manually archiving and restoring documents. Ordinary users are not affected by the file archiving process; they remain completely unaware of the Archive Manager Files Edition installation. The user interface is unchanged and the users’ daily file processes are unaffected.

Automatic Versioning

If an archived document is accessed and edited, Archive Manager Files Edition recognizes the amendments and automatically stores the revised document as a new version. Authorized users can then view the different instances, new or original, of that document. This prerequisite archiving is central to compliant storage management and retrieving files for e-Discovery.

Compliance Management

The IT Administrator can set retention times on documents for complete control of the file lifecycle with regards to litigation. After designating a file with a deletion time, the admin can assign a “keep-alive period” that issues a warning when the retention time is reached and the file is about to be deleted from the archive. Compliant storage media can be installed to ensure the files are not tampered with while stored.

Global File Management

Manage multiple domains of File Server environments in different locations around the world. Create file archiving jobs from remote servers and replace stored files using HTML shortcuts. Network flexibility and offsite systems improve the adaptability of file archiving infrastructures. Archived files are easily accessible via the web portal from worldwide locations.

Archive Manager for Files

Archive Manager for Exchange

Available from Sunstar Company. To learn more about the Nexsan Assureon and alternative archiving technologies, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online

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The Nexsan Assureon™ is an archive system that is ideal for primary storage optimization 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. Stringent data integrity features like file-fingerprinting ensure the file you save is the file you will retrieve regardless of time. Assureon is easy to administer, operates transparently without disruption to users or applications and can reside on-premise, in the cloud, or both.

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Some features and benefits:

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.

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 NAS 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.

Cloud

General-purpose NAS does not meet demands storing or sharing sensitive data in a cloud. Assureon has built-in multi-tenancy that allows a cloud storage provider to service several customers securely off of one Assureon system. Customer’s data can be kept safe with the built-in encryption and multi-site key management of Assureon.

Data Integrity

Each time a file is saved, it is fingerprinted so its history and contents cannot be altered after the fact. This write-once, read many time (WORM) storage architecture is part of how Assureon meets even the strictest regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, SOX and SEC17.

Longevitry

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.

The Assureon data archive system supports both compliant and non-compliant policies simultaneously while competitors require two systems to be purchased in order to provide both. All files can optionally be encrypted with AES-256. The built-in key manager ensures that all keys are safely stored in three locations worldwide. Industry-leading single point deletion technology permits Assureon to effectively delete all copies of a file worldwide by destroying the file’s encryption key.

Available from Sunstar Company. To learnm more about archiving technology, please call (310) 330-2900 or contact us online

Sunstar Company, Inc can help you with your data extraction, conversion, copying, media transfer.

Services Provided: Systems Migration    Duplication:    Disaster Recovery/ Business Continuity    Litigation Discovery

Data Migration is the process of moving static or preexisting long-term retention data to a newer technology. This involves the moving of data on specific media one or a combination of disk or tape technologies. The process and issues are largely dictated by the platforms and applications involved. Why migrate data? To take full advantage of newer technologies and your investment in them, it is necessary to port your older data to such new storage platforms.

For more information call 800.663.5523

StorageTek Enterprise available to ship from Sunstar Company, Inc.

Also: Sunstar Company repairs most tape drives, however our speciality is LTO, StorageTek and IBM Enterprise Tape drives.

StorageTek Tape Drives

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

Legacy

To learn more about StorageTek Enterprise offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

Imation debuted the Nexsan E32V – an expansion of our E-Series V storage array family. The E32V is a 32-bay enclosure for 2.5″ hard drives and solid state drives that requires just 2U of rack space, bringing new value to datacenter professionals that require the very highest storage performance within a small footprint. 
 
The E32V is a perfect fit for entry-level storage consolidation that requires high availability, high performance and business continuity without sacrificing ease of use and reliability. It also is ideal for small-block transactional workloads like SQL Server, Oracle, Exchange, SharePoint and more. With configurations available using 600GB, 900GB and 1.2TB 2.5″ 10K drives and 200GB and 400GB SSDs, users can mix and match drives within a single E32V to handle different application needs in true hybrid storage fashion, just as they can with any other E-Series V solution.
 
The E32V is the latest offering in Imation’s Nexsan E-Series V family of storage arrays and expansion units, which are known for offering mid-size organizations affordable, enterprise-level Fibre Channel, SAS and/or iSCSI SAN storage for a variety of capacity-optimized and performance-driven applications. E-Series V solutions have proven themselves to be ultra-reliable, high-density, high performance and efficient, enabling organizations to lower their content storage costs, maximize storage uptime and boost data storage ROI. E-Series V systems can be deployed as either a versatile SAN or DAS solution to stay ahead of enormous data growth, demanding workloads and high resiliency requirements, such as those found in sectors like media and entertainment, government, health care, HPC, financial services, surveillance and others.

The Nexsan E-Series E32V is a dense, highly reliable and efficient storage array – offering array-based snapshots, asynchronous replication and many features including Active Drawer Technology with hot swappable drives, and an Anti Vibration design to maximise disk lifespan and reliability. The E32V has up to 4GB of cache per controller and supports:

  • 8Gb Fibre Channel
  • 16Gb Fibre Channel
  • 6Gb SAS
  • 10Gb SCSI
  • 1Gb iSCSI.

The E32V can support up to 32 x 2½” drives of mixed type and capacity in 2U of rack space, offering up to 38.4TB of raw capacity per chassis. It can also be expanded with up to two expansion chassis (E32X**) providing up to 115.2TB of raw capacity in 6U.

To learn more about the Nexsan E Series V and other Nexsan storage offerings, please contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

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Nimble Storage has released two new hybrid storage arrays, the CS300 and CS500.

The new units refresh Nimble’s lower and mid-range offerings, boasting a 50% increase in performance over the CS200 and CS400 models they’re replacing.

Like the high-end CS700, the new systems leverage Nimble’s Adaptive Flash technology which allows for independent scaling of capacity and performance.

The CS300 and CS500 use a 3U form factor and offer 10Gbase-T, GbE, and GbE SFP+ connectivity.

Nimble systems can be configured to order, giving customers the opportunity to select networking, disk and flash capacity that meets their workload needs. 

Like the CS700, the new CS300 and CS500 support 36TB raw capacity, with the ability to scale to 256TB via shelves. 

To learn more about Nimble and its technology, Contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, is redefining the storage market by enabling enterprises to meet performance and capacity requirements for any workload in virtualized datacenters and cloud environments. Nimble Storage’s Adaptive Flash platform provides the performance of flash-only arrays and the capacity of hybrid arrays with the introduction of the CS700 Series arrays and All-Flash Shelf delivering up to 500,000 IOPS, 64 terabytes (TBs) of flash, and a petabyte of capacity. By minimizing performance and capacity tradeoffs, Nimble’s Adaptive Flash platform enables the consolidation of all workloads and eliminates storage silos.

CIOs have struggled to accommodate storage infrastructure quickly and cost effectively to handle unpredictable data growth and to meet changing requirements. As such, they have been forced to create storage silos to meet service level agreements for various types of applications that require different levels of performance and capacity. Nimble’s Adaptive Flash platform dynamically and intelligently allocates storage resources to meet diverse and stringent application demands on a single platform.

Adaptive Flash is based on CASL™, Nimble’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout architecture, and InfoSight™, the company’s automated cloud-based management and support system. The platform is engineered to provide organizations with the highest levels of performance efficiently. Along with integrated data protection and predictive support, enterprise customers can deploy confidently and seamlessly scale their storage infrastructure as their business grows.

The new CS700 Series array can handle a variety of performance-intensive enterprise workloads, such as large-scale VDI deployments and high transaction-volume databases, as well as other performance intensive server virtualization workloads such as Microsoft Exchange. The new All-Flash Shelf provides the flexibility to scale flash gradually up to 16 TBs per node, or 64 TBs in a 4-node scale-out cluster, delivering industry leading flash densities. These new products are able to deliver leading performance by leveraging CASL, a CPU-driven architecture that eliminates the dependence on disk spindles.

Meeting Enterprise Demands: Intelligent Cloud-based Analytics & High Availability

Organizations are forced to overprovision flash for performance-centric applications, incurring significant costs with overprovisioning and other overheads. Though performance-intensive applications benefit from residing on flash, enterprises are burdened with overheads associated with maintaining the entire working sets within a flash-only environment. Nimble’s Adaptive Flash platform leverages InfoSight to recommend the exact amount of resources required as application demands change within an enterprise, while Nimble’s scale-to-fit approach allows non-disruptive addition of resources, thus avoiding over provisioning, under-utilization, and increased costs.

Nimble provides greater than ‘Five-Nines’ (99.999 percent) level of system availability. Taking a ground-up approach, Nimble built its software architecture, CASL, with design elements such as fully redundant hardware, no single points of failure, and fully non-disruptive upgrades – all of which address today’s availability challenges. Furthermore, Nimble’s unique approach to storage lifecycle management, InfoSight, leverages data sciences to deliver excellent storage health and operational efficiency

To learn more about Nimble and its technology, Contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

  • 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. Security features comply with corporate and governmental regulatory requirements including HIPAA, SOX and SEC-17. Stringent data integrity features like file-fingerprinting ensure the file you save is the file you will retrieve regardless of time. Assureon is easy to administer, operates transparently without disruption to users or applications and can reside on-premise, in the cloud, or both

EASY TO MANAGE

Imation’s Nexsan Assureon archive system is a complete, turn-key archiving solution for fixed content data like document archiving, email archiving, medical/PACS archiving and the general archiving of all unstructured data. All local and remote Assureon online archive systems can be managed from a web browser within a single-pane-of-glass. The web-based GUI makes it easy to create retention rules and associate them with files and folders. Once installed onto the Windows Servers and configured, the Assureon Windows Client copies or moves files onto Assureon leaving a small shortcut file behind, so user access to the file remains the same. Hyper-speed restores are available by using the shortcuts for immediate access as files are restored in the background. Users are authenticated with Active Directory or with digital certificates to ensure they can only get to files for which they are authorized. 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. Individual users do not change how they work as the archiving is transparent to them. Files and folders, though offloaded, appear to be in the same familiar locations thanks to the shortcut files that are left behind. Once archived, prior versions of files are available with the right click of the user’s mouse in Windows Explorer. A web-based GUI makes it easy to search the entire archive with role-based restrictions. All existing applications work unaltered with Assureon because there are no special APIs required.

INTEGRITY

Each time a file is saved, it is fingerprinted so its history and contents cannot be altered after the fact. This write-once, read many time (WORM) storage architecture is part of how Assureon meets even the strictest regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, SOX and SEC17.

LONGEVITY

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. The Assureon data archive system supports both compliant and non-compliant policies simultaneously while competitors require two systems to be purchased in order to provide both. All files can optionally be encrypted with AES-256. The built-in key manager ensures that all keys are safely stored in 3 locations worldwide. Industry-leading single point deletion technology permits Assureon to effectively delete all copies of a file worldwide by destroying the file’s encryption key.

CLOUD-READY

Multi-tenancy features enable service providers to offer archive-as-a-service. This also allows large organizations to achieve strict separation of departments or projects. An on-premise Assureon disk archive can replicate to a cloud-based archive service, which is powered by Assureon

To learn more about Nexsan and in particular about the Assureon Archive, Contact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

Unitrends Backup & Disaster Recovery solution for virtual, physical and cloud is a leader in enterprise-level data protection.

It is used by IT professionals for backup of their virtual and physical servers and for performing disaster recovery to remote locations, private and public clouds.

Unitrends Backup & Recovery solution provides US-based support that boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rate, reinforcing its reputation for quality.

Features include: No Limits Licensing, Heterogeneous Protection for 100+ versions of Operating Systems, Continuous Data Protection & Point-in-Time Protection, Global Deduplication, Encryption, Ease of Use, Simply Scalable, Instant Recovery with Failover Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, Archiving and Replication.

See how other Data Protection offerings stack up against Unitrends Backup, Recovery and Replication Solutions!

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To learn more about UnitrendsContact sales at Sunstarco.com or call 310.330.2900

Ideal for business, the Duracell Cloud is perfect for small to mid-sized businesses. That needs to back up, share files and folders across their network using a variety of PCs and mobile devices.

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Back up of critical data that is secure, seamless, durable and flexible.

Extremely low cost for unlimited Cloud storage.

The Duracell Cloud acts as NAS file server and back-up appliance all in one. The budget friendly, Duracell Cloud appliance provides 256-bit encryption, privacy, fast dependable and reliable data assurance. The Duracell, Cloud is supported by our USA based technical support engineers available by our 1 800 number or Email. 24/7/365.

Redundancy is achieved both locally and in the cloud. In Duracell’s Hybrid system. Security is assured from top of the industry 256-bit encryption on files and 128-bit encryption on transport.

Our aim is to help your business perform at its best. Never worry about losing critical data ever again.

Greater workforce efficiency. Duracell Cloud enables more effective Data Access, Sharing, Syncing on-site and remotely. Helps address your companies security and control concerns, but also enables existing on-premises storage infrastructure.

Predictable Costs. Duracell Cloud’s fixed monthly cost with unlimited cloud storage brings a new model to market for business customers, enabling you to scale your business with confidence and predictability at a fixed cost with no hidden charges. Duracell Cloud consolidates all major cloud services into a highly usable and cost effective solution giving you and your business control and flexibility of your IT needs.

Duracell Cloud Two Tier Benefits.

Fast Back up, sync, and share, your data is backed up to the first tier, the local Duracell appliance immediately. On your command, your selected data will be ported from the appliance to the Duracell data center (cloud). Within your local area network, files can be shared using standard Network Attached Storage (NAS) protocols. Microsoft Exchange can be backed up and restored, including the ability to recover individual mailboxes.

Fast restore, simple and reliable disaster recovery, When an element of your IT infrastructure fails and data is lost reconfiguration is fast, and easy at LAN speeds, Using your onsite Duracell Cloud tier 1 appliance. Remote restore is possible directly from your tier 2 cloud space, ensuring that every member of your workforce’s computers and digital storage is protected and easily restored.

Complete disaster security, as your data is stored onto tier 1 cloud appliance it is encrypted using 256-bit AES Encryption before being sent to your Duracell Cloud Space with a TLS (transport Level Security) Connection.

Greater workforce efficiency, Duracell Cloud enables more effective data access, sharing and syncing both onsite and remotely. Helps address your company’s security and control concerns, but also enables existing on-premises storage infrastructure.

Predictable costs, Duracell Clouds’ fixed monthly cost with unlimited cloud storage brings a new model to market, enabling you to scale your business with confidence and predictability at a fixed cost with no hidden charges. Duracell consolidates all the major cloud services into one highly usable and cost effective solution, giving you flexibility and control if your IT needs.

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To learn more – contact on online or call 310.330.2900

Unmatched price point as well as impressive data management and automation capabilities can change how organizations approach long-term storage

Crossroads Systems, Inc. global provider of data protection solutions, today announced the availability of StrongBox® DataManager, the newest component of the award-winning StrongBox shared storage solution for data protection and preservation. StrongBox DataManager is specifically designed to solve the two most common challenges for IT managers: reducing costs and eliminating the complexity of NAS filers.

Pricing and Convenience that Disrupt the Current Approach to Storage
Despite the fact that between 50 and 80 percent of all content on primary storage will never be accessed again, IT administrators continue to purchase more and more disk for capacity expansion.  The new StrongBox DataManager enhancement provides a seamless solution that moves data from expensive primary storage into StrongBox for the most cost-effective archive with built-in data protection.

While meeting long-term preservation and scalability requirements, StrongBox provides unprecedented savings.  As noted in a recent study conducted by Brad Johns Consulting, LLC, StrongBox can provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) of less than $0.003 per gigabyte per month, depending on the configuration.

StrongBox DataManager moves and/or copies files based on a simple, scalable policy engine that gives organizations fluid data movement, all within a single, integrated file system that works seamlessly with NetApp, Windows, Linux, Novell, and most CIFS/NFS file systems.

“Not only does StrongBox DataManager offer the most cost-effective, scalable solution, but it also eliminates the complexity and data protection issues for long-term data retention,” said David Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. “StrongBox DataManager can augment most disk environments, allowing users to reduce their overall storage cost regardless of their existing storage types. Instead of just buying more disk, users can add StrongBox to complement their existing infrastructure. While providing more than a 50 percent cost reduction, it is the first seamless solution that is simple, secure and scalable. StrongBox is changing the way we think about storage!”

To learn more: Contact sales at Sunstar Company by calling 800.663.5523 or contact us online

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Imation’s Nexsan Assureon archive system, available from Sunstar Company, Inc. is a complete, turn-key archiving solution for fixed content data like document archiving, email archiving, medical/PACS archiving and the general archiving of all unstructured data.

All local and remote Assureon online archive systems can be managed from a web browser within a single-pane-of-glass. The web-based GUI makes it easy to create retention rules and associate them with files and folders. Once installed onto the Windows Servers and configured, the Assureon Windows Client copies or moves files onto Assureon leaving a small shortcut file behind, so user access to the file remains the same. Hyper-speed restores are available by using the shortcuts for immediate access as files are restored in the background.

Users are authenticated with Active Directory or with digital certificates to ensure they can only get to files for which they are authorized. 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.

Individual users do not change how they work as the archiving is transparent to them. Files and folders, though offloaded, appear to be in the same familiar locations thanks to the shortcut files that are left behind. Once archived, prior versions of files are available with the right click of the user’s mouse in Windows Explorer. A web-based GUI makes it easy to search the entire archive with role-based restrictions. All existing applications work unaltered with Assureon because there are no special APIs required.

INTEGRITY

Each time a file is saved, it is fingerprinted so its history and contents cannot be altered after the fact. This write-once, read many time (WORM) storage architecture is part of how Assureon meets even the strictest regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, SOX and SEC17.

LONGEVITY

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.

The Assureon data archive system supports both compliant and non-compliant policies simultaneously while competitors require two systems to be purchased in order to provide both. All files can optionally be encrypted with AES-256. The built-in key manager ensures that all keys are safely stored in 3 locations worldwide. Industry-leading single point deletion technology permits Assureon to effectively delete all copies of a file worldwide by destroying the file’s encryption key.

CLOUD-READY

Multi-tenancy features enable service providers to offer archive-as-a-service. This also allows large organizations to achieve strict separation of departments or projects. An on-premise Assureon disk archive can replicate to a cloud-based archive service, which is powered by Assureon.

To learn more please contact Sunstar sales online: Phone: 800.663.5523 or 310.330.2900