Blending flash-based solid state disk and hard disk drives to provide high performance at an affordable price seems to be a trend in the marketplace today. It seems as if every vendor offers a solution that meets this criteria. Bear in mind these systems are not the typical SAN storage arrays with a couple of SSD drives within the chassis. The controllers (often supporting multiple connectivity options) for Hybrid Storage Solutions along with the system itself have been optimized to address the question of how to best leverage flash by using flash as a large caching area, automatically moving the most active data into memory-based storage.
We at Sunstar Company work with a number of vendors that have Hybrid Storage offerings.
Nexsan’s (an Imation Company) hybrid offerings include:
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
To learn more (or receive a quote) about Hybrid Storage and the Nexsan NST product line, please contact a sales representative here at Sunstar:
Call (800) 663-5523 or contact us online.