Unified Storage is a storage system that makes it possible to run and manage files and applications from a single device. Unified storage system consolidates file-based and block-based access in a single storage platform and supports fibre channel SAN, IP-based SAN (iSCSI), and NAS .
The Nexsan NST Hybrid Storage system simultaneously supports Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, SMB and FTP protocols within a single storage operating system leveraging DRAM and SSDs to create a caching tier called FASTier™.
With FASTier, Nexsan NST Hybrid Storage System is able to support the most demanding block-level SAN and file-level NAS workloads within one system, effectively solving your SAN versus NAS debate.
- Nexsan NST6000 : Enterprise Classs Unified Hybrid Storage- fully unified, enterprise-class, unified hybrid storage solution that simultaneously supports block and file traffic eliminating the need for organizations to invest in separate SAN and NAS storage systems. The NST6000 unified storage system is the newest member of the NST family, offering new high performance controllers and an expanded front-end FASTier™ caching engine connected to efficient E-Series storage arrays of NL-SAS / Performance SAS drives or to compact NST224X storage enclosures of 2.5″ Performance SAS drives.
- Nexsan NST6000M:Unified Hybrid Metro Storage Cluster is an integrated high availability and disaster recovery solution that extends data replication and failover capability from within a data center to remote sites. The NST6000MC metro storage cluster system is a unified storage system that supports both SAN and NAS protocols while leveraging the power of solid-state storage to accelerate the read performance of the underlying SAS and SATA drives housed in efficient Fibre Channel-connected E-Series storage arrays.
- Nexsan NST4000 : Fully unified hybrid storage solution for mid-sized organizations. NST4000 features FASTier™ caching acceleration technology. It is fully unified with NAS, iSCSI, and now FC support. NST provides organizations with a single unified hybrid storage solution that can flex with their mixed application performance needs and is more efficient in its use of high performance technologies with the ability to non-disruptively scale capacity and processing using Nexan’s experience as a provider of industry leading high-density, highly-reliable storage.
- Nexsan NST2000: Designed for small to midsized business with easy deployment, allowing you to focus on your business. NST’s FASTier hybrid caching accelerates performance while the unified protocol enables mixed applications. The NST2000 delivers a full enterprise-class feature set for your mid-size data center storage.
- IBM Storwize V7000 and V7000 Unified : Highly scalable midrange virtual storage designed to consolidate workloads into a single system for simplicity of management, reduced cost, storage efficiency, high performance and high availability.
- IBM Storwize V5000 : Highly flexible, easy to use, virtual storage helps midsized businesses overcome storage challenges with advanced functionality.
- IBM Storwize V3700 : Easy to use, efficient and affordable entry block storage designed for growing data requirements and infrastructure consolidation needs — with capabilities unusual for entry storage.