Planning to bring all of your distributed IT under on thread and ease control and access? But want to do this without compromising performance? Well, what if we could help you consolidate and not only maintain performance, but improve it.

You’ve come to the right place. To make it easier for you, let us further classify Consolidation into sub-categories as follows:-

Storage Consolidation

Storage consolidation, also called storage convergence is a method of centralizing data storage among multiple servers. The objective is to facilitate data backup and archiving for all subscribers in an enterprise, while minimizing the time required to access and store data. Other desirable features include simplification of the storage infrastructure, centralized and efficient management, optimized resource utilization, and low operating cost.

Go through the following points, these may be your challenges in case you are considering consolidating your Storage:-

  • Rolling out a new application
  • Backup challenges
  • RTO RPO challenges
  • DC-DR Replication challenges
  • Data Security issues
  • Deduplication challenges
  • What to know the classification of the types of data in your environment?
  • Want to increase your IOPS?
  • Storage and drive utilization challenges
  • Thin Provisioning

What is the Industry talking about?

Unified Storage:-

Unified storage is a storage system that makes it possible to run and manage files and applications from a single device. To this end, a 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 (network attached storage). A unified storage system simultaneously enables storage of file data and handles the block-based I/O (input/output) of enterprise applications.

One advantage of unified storage is reduced hardware requirements. In addition to lower capital expenditures for the enterprise, unified storage systems can also be simpler to manage than separate products.

Large numbers and various types and release levels of direct-attached storage or internal storage can be difficult to manage and protect as well as costly due to very low total utilization rates. Unified storage provides the cost savings and simplicity of consolidating storage over an existing network, the efficiency of tiered storage, and the flexibility required by virtual server environments.