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StoneFly is an iSCSI Pioneer, offering cost-effective, field-tested IP SAN solutions. With the scalable architecture of the intuitive StoneFusion platform, StoneFly IP SANs are ideal for storage deployments for all organizations. StoneFly offers a complete line of Storage Concentrators, a new generation of iSCSI-based storage provisioning appliances that enable small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and large organizations to manage and optimize IP SANs. Storage Concentrators are installed as a centralized appliance at the core of the network for logical volume management, business continuity and disaster recovery protection of cost-effective IP SANs.
The Secret to Affordably Protecting Critical Data
Today, many IT managers are looking to innovative new practices using tiered storage and information classification to optimize access and retrieval while balancing regulatory retention requirements. The ultimate goal is to develop storage and operational practices that not only maximize storage investments, but also ensure that data is protected. Often it requires integrating multiple heterogeneous storage methods with backup and restore, local mirroring, remote data replication, security, and archival applications with information life-cycle management (ILM) policies (ILM is the process of aligning data in tiered storage according to its value).
Leverage IP SANs in Virtual Server Environments
For cost-conscious IT decision makers, StoneFly Storage Concentrators, incorporate a virtualization engine for storage provisioning and management in order to add another important advantage: the ability to cut operating costs.
StoneFly Backup Advantage-for Storage Consolidation, Automated Disk-to-Disk Backup, Archiving and Re
The prohibitive cost of traditional methods of retaining, managing, and disposing of regulatory compliance records, as well as the sheer volume of newly generated records, has resulted in the need for easy-to-use backup and restore solutions.
Securing an IP SAN
SANs deliver the capability for any server to access any storage device. Though this is extremely powerful and cost effective, it is obvious that security measures must be in place to prevent illegal access to data and to prevent accidental corruption or loss of data. Networked storage can introduce security vulnerabilities. To counter these weaknesses, it is important to adopt storage-specific security policies and practices.
Seven Steps to Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery
This white paper describes, step-by-step, how to use a StoneFly Intelligent Networking Platform to set up a LAN-free disk-to-disk and disk-to-tape backup and restore environment for 2-25 servers or more with offsite replication.
Implementing Cost-Effective D2D Backup and Recovery with StoneFly’s Integrated IP SANs
Learn how IP SANs solve storage challenges, how using snapshots simplifies data recovery and restoration, ways to expedite backups, and how to simplify storage infrastructure by deploying cost-effective iSCSI technology.
Virtual Storage + Virtual Servers
Learn more about using the benefits of combining virtualized IP SAN storage with virtual server technologies. Centralize management and resources to reduce power consumption, simplify management, and increase storage and server resource utilization.