wtorek, 8 maja 2012

Nas software

Network attached storage is an attractive solution for small business and private use storage. The NAS server is already equipped with operation system which contains storage for implementing NAS . However, the NAS software is also available separately and allows for quick installation on the popular operating systems.
NAS software solutions vary from the simplest applications offering basic NAS services to most comprehensive software.
These complex NAS software products do not only provides NAS services but also support SAN’s iSCSI functionality and the possibility of future upgrades and storage capacity expansion. NAS/SAN software packages also allow to transform standard hardware into a NAS/SAN type device.
NAS applications create an environment for high-speed data transfer between network devices and data storage and backup for heterogeneous clients. They provide the functionality of iSCSI targets and initiators for NAS users and allow for quick access to the data. Depending on the product, the access type can be only file level, or both file as well as block level.
NAS software is an indispensible tool for network storage management. It relieves the responsibility and saves a lot of workload to IT network administrators. The applications provide most advanced storage security system and data protection, with data reduplication, disaster recovery and automatic failover solutions. NAS allows the data to be l available on the network and accessible by clients. Fault tolerant measures such as RAID, can additionally be used to make sure that the NAS device does not become a point of failure.
NAS technology with dedicated software enables effective management and high availability of the company’s IT system, ensures business continuity and successful functioning of the enterprise at a lower cost.

piątek, 4 maja 2012

Little something about SAN

In order to manager your storage area network successfully, a professional SAN software is indispensable. SANs can be very complex systems and their administrations is often a complicated and difficult task. For this reason, IT producers have been elaborating on more innovative solutions for SAN software which simplifies this task. It allows you to build your own high availability SAN easily and quickly The prices , due to an increasing competition on the market are also more and more attractive. You can choose between solutions based on Fibre Channels as well as iSCSI protocols.
SAN software products vary from less complex and basic applications to most comprehensive systems. Usually, when you have got a SAN software product, there is no requirement to purchase any proprietary servers, storage or any additional networking hardware. It saves your cabling and switches cost hence effectively reducing the total storage cost. With SAN software you can convert your server into a SAN device. Of course, if you want to, you can buy a SAN device which has an operating system for SAN already installed.
 SAN software allows for centralization of all storage resources in the network, as well as securing the data which is stored there. Independent disk array structures, advanced backup solutions, security management applications and various updates are standards for SAN software.
 Many SAN systems are in the form of applications which allow for virtualization of storage resources. Here, the costs are even more reduced and you can share the benefits which are the same as provided by a physical SAN. The software can transform server disk drives and external storage into a virtual iSCSI SAN. Not only cost, but also complexity is minimized.
  With SAN software which guarantees business continuity and success of your enterprise, you can build a reliable source of shared storage for all your server applications.