StoneFly helps in repurposing legacy data storage with the help of highly available IP SAN Gateway appliance

It is a known fact that the value of propositions and benefits of SANs are well known and documented. If you already own a SAN and want to avail its storage benefits to the core, then StoneFly, a pioneer in offering iSCSI Storage and a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory is offering SAN Gateway appliance which allows businesses to easily convert their existing Fibre Channel, SAS or iSCSI storage (irrespective of any company make –EMC, Netapp,…) into their choice of unified iSCSI, Fibre Channel SAN or NAS Storage. Therefore you can get the most out of your existing SAN resources.

This gateway appliance of StoneFly, allows provisioning the storage volumes created by the USC appliance, to any number of applications thereafter.

The built-in features of StoneFly Unified Storage Concentrator SAN Gateway include StoneFly iSCSI, delta based snapshots with mountable read-write snapshot volumes, real-time synchronous campus mirroring of iscsi volumes and nodes, thin provisioning with space reclamation, iSCSI port teaming with failover and load-balancing, as well as advanced storage virtualization service.

The other optional features of StoneFly USC SAN Gateway include Fibre Channel SAN target, hardware enabled block level AES256 Volume Encryption, asynchronous replication, NAS Volume support for CIFS/SMB and NFS protocols, VSS support for quiescing databases, and optimized data deduplication for increased storage efficiency.

Therefore, for those who want to convert their existing storage platform into a block level or a file level storage or even both can take the help of this appliance and convert their current storage into a Unified Storage.

Thus, USC IP SAN Gateway of StoneFly will be an ideal solution to consolidate all your server and storage systems into one easy to manage and redundant appliance with hot swappable mirrored OS drives and power supplies. Moreover, with the privilege to use a virtual operating system, users of this storage appliance can avail the benefit of complete hardware utilization and get considerate reduction in power/cooling costs.

For more product information click on StoneFly USC IP SAN Gateway or call 510.265.1616.

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Data Storage for military applications!

Data Storage is emerging as an increasingly important issue in US Military these days. As the services continue to move to a networked force, US Defense Department leaders are beginning to play close attention to how and where to store the data and images that sophisticated technologies are gathering in enormous quantities. The fact is that data not only has to be stored somewhere in a secured manner, but must also be readily accessible to be valuable.

If we get deep into it technically, data storage can prove as a complicated subject as it touches up issues such as interoperability and information assurance. Additionally, military applications are being driven by several standards and no single standard has been set as a named benchmark. Agencies throughout the government recognize that they must determine how to store the information they have and continue to collect, and be sure that as storage technologies mature this data can be moved to newer devices.

According to Defense Department Officials, one of the key elements in their planning process is to determine the benefits that stored data can deliver. While companies have discovered that the insights that stored data provide increase their bottom line, the military is yet to come to a certainty and explain how the stored data can server their forces. This assessment is the first step towards taking data store into the limelight, they say. However, designing the metrics that can measure the benefits is a quandary itself.

Some Storage Networking veterans say that because information is a lifeline of e-commerce, commercial companies are putting all their data at one place so they can exploit it. The defense sector is just beginning to make this move in a cautious way. The military is examining available data storage products to determine the role they play in the global information grid as well as other networked systems.

It is evident that data storage is one component of network-centric warfare, but it is a concept that is still maturing in different verticals. Many military leaders of most nations recognize that in this digital age, data is a powerful weapon, which can make or break a nation. So, all the bits and bytes generated from intelligence reports have a worthy stand to prove. Therefore, data storage must be viewed as an important part in the information assurance arsenal.

So, the need to have a data storage which allows easy access as well as manages and protects the information is becoming the need of the hour.

DNF Defense, a California based company which specializes in data storage technologies related military and aerospace is one such vendor which is offering cutting edge products to many defense segments in United States. The company, which is a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, has become a recognized leader in the field, and its philosophy reaches beyond developing the latest product. The company not only focuses on the research and development of specific products in the said arena, but also assesses the powerful effect an information-centric environment can have on achieving results, both commercially and related to military.

DNF Defense offers products that can store war-fighting information from all the sources and can be stored together, managed consistently and securely made available throughout the command structure from a single technological platform.

The highlight of the products offered by DNF Defense is that it offers several essential features for the global information grid and network-centric warfare which differentiate the solutions from conventional and server-centric storage. The information is secured and available throughout the enterprise by consolidating it into one central location, where military units can work in an information-centric environment by leveraging data to achieve operational and mission critical goals rather than spend time and energy on managing technology assets.

Therefore, with the superfluous feature of interoperability, DNF Defense is one of the companies which is making merry in the $40 billion data storage industry related to defense.

To know more click on DNF Defense web page or call 510.265.1122.

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US Senate votes in favor of Internet Security Surveillance!

US Senate passed a law early this week, which is in favor of the internet security surveillance being carried out by National Security Agency of United States. Unfortunately, the senate could not muster the 60 votes that would have allowed a debate and a vote on the ongoing internet surveillance which is being carried out in the name of NSA Prism activity. So, for those who were against this spying, it is really a bad news.

It is a known fact that all the internet activity along with other communication mediums are being spied upon by NSA in the name of national security. As soon as, Edward Snowden leaked this news to the world in June 2012, US populace started to express privacy concern on this issue.

From the past two years, US Senate is receiving requests to stop the ongoing internet surveillance activity taken up by NSA. But US President Barack Obama said in 2013 that the surveillance was doing more good than harm and so clarified that white house has no plans to drop it for now.

Early this week, the Senate tried to resolve this issue and wanted to impose some curbs on the surveillance activity. But it did not receive enough votes to go against the ongoing surveillance activity and so had to drop the plan of even discussing it.

Moreover, the Senate also rejected the proposal of allowing a bit of transparency in the ongoing surveillance, as 42 votes went against it.

So, for those who are not willing to live in the presence of spying eyes, this development is indeed hard to digest.

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Hidden costs of Virtualization!

Virtualization has proved as one of the cost-saving server technologies to emerge in the last decade. The flexibility to start-up whole servers when needed and to stop them, has in theory meant that general-purpose server hardware can be readily re-allocated from one task to another as per the requirement.

Therefore, there won’t be idle resources wasting money doing nothing, because that particular area has been over-specified. But the theory doesn’t work this way in practice, as there can be hidden costs that the concept obscures. So, in this post, a briefing on some of the hidden costs related to virtualization can be uncovered.

One of the key areas when virtualization has hidden costs comes from the fact that hardware has to be designed to give the best possible performance across a broad range of the most frequently used applications. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t deliver best-in-class performance for any given application compared to hardware that was designed specifically with that task in mind. Therefore, if the network admin is well aware of which apps will need high performance, then there is a good chance that dedicated hardware will prove more cost-effective than full virtualization.

Linked to this point is multi-core scaling, which is another area of virtualization, well capable to create performance bottlenecks. Even when a virtual machine has dedicated use of underlying hardware and isn’t using emulation, it can still result in performance that is a few times slower than the non-virtualized equivalent.

The main reason for this issue to crop up is the intervention of virtual machine manager during synchronization-induced idling in the application itself, host operating system or supporting libraries. It is possible to implement software that reduced the detrimental effect of these idling times via a process of idleness consolidation.

This will ensure that each virtual core is fully utilized via interleaving workloads, allowing unused cores to power down. This will reduce energy consumption costs to the enterprise. However, in practical virtualized systems do not pay back that easily. Their virtual cores will spend a fair bit of time sitting around doing nothing whilst they wait for the next block of work to do.

Now, coming to the purchase of software license, generally they are priced on per-core basis for the host server, even if only some of those cores will actually be tasked with running virtual environments using that particular piece of software. There may be no legal right to ask for fewer licenses than the server capacity, although some vendors do offer a sub-capacity license agreement.

Even in this case, it will probably be necessary to set up a complex dynamic license auditing system that checks how many licenses are in use, and ensures that the number purchased is never exceeded. In either way, extra cost is involved.

Thus, an enterprise will either have to shell out more licenses than it really needs or at least purchase and implement an additional sophisticated system so that the company can prove it is complying with licensing levels. In worst case scenario, where a virtualization server is considerably over-specified for a particular application, for failover reasons or because it runs a number of other virtual tasks, a company may end up paying for many more licenses than it ever actually uses.

Additionally, a network admin should also start tracking costs, when IT services are virtualized. In traditional IT environments, a department or application will have specific hardware, software, and infrastructure allocated to it, and the costs for this will be clearly ascribed.

But in a virtualized environment, the hardware and infrastructure is shared across all departments and applications that use it, and is allocated dynamically as required. Therefore, usage levels will be constantly in flux, so keeping track of how much each department or application is using will not be straightforward. This makes it hard to build solid, data-driven business cases on how utilization might require new capacity initiatives for a particular scenario.

Here, it has to be notified that only some sophisticated integrated cloud based virtual server systems make it possible to allocate costs to various different types of deployment and their utilization levels, or to the underlying server resources used.

This makes it possible to keep a track of how much different usage scenarios are costing relative to others, which will make it possible to equate this with the revenue these activities are generating, so development budget can be allocated accordingly. But this will require extensive work modeling the implications of infrastructure, hardware and software licensing costs for different types of virtual machine, which in itself is the cost.

Where all these hidden costs are becoming a problem, a solution like StoneFly Hyper Converged Unified Storage and Server could be an answer, as it allows to dynamically re-allocate resources from one task to a radically different one. With the use of a virtualized operating system, complete hardware utilization and considerable reduction in power/cooling costs can be observed.

Though, virtualization will continue to have a huge amount to offer for future of computing, in certain circumstances, its hidden costs could potentially outweigh the benefits. But solutions such as StoneFly USS appliance can help in replacing “fixed hardware model” of the past with on-demand resource allocation based on your application needs.

For more technical details call 510.265.1616 or click StoneFly USS Unified Storage and Server Hyper Converged appliance.

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DNF Security offers fanless In-Vehicle PCs for Video Surveillance

DNF Security, a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory and a leading manufacturer of dependable, mission-critical video surveillance solutions offers fanless In-vehicle PCs in its product catalog. This video solution helps in monitoring all the activity which is going in and around your vehicle ranging from a small sized hatch back cars to a large sized goods carrier.

Nowadays, vehicle thefts and roadside vandalism fear is increasing at an alarming rate. So, in order to have a valid video proof of what you have experienced while driving, parking, on/off-road, on/off highway and during you’re halt (even if it is a pit stop), DNF Security Fanless In-Vehicle PCs will prove as the best fit. You can record all the activity on these video surveillance solutions and can thus have video evidence on-hand.

Therefore, with the help of these PCs, you can record everything which you have experienced, from the start of your drive, till the end you pull out.

What’s more? DNF Security Fanless In-Vehicle computing solutions are quite ( as they do not have any moving parts) generate very less amounts of heat which is negligible and are simple to use.

To explain it further, it is a known fact that all computing devices have fans and these fans help in pushing out heat generated from the internal components of a PC to outside environment in order to keep the internal system cool and as per the mandatory temperatures. But the disadvantage with these exhaust fans is that these components, while running generate a lot of noise, pull heavy dust inside and so are not appropriate to be used in environments where heat and humidity are well present.

It is evident that, when a PC is used inside a vehicle for surveillance purpose, it has to produce less heat and should be dust repellant. Thus, a fanless PC solution will be ideal to be used in these environments

  • As they cannot draw-in any dust particles, which could otherwise show adverse affects on performance of a system.
  • The other reason is that they produce almost zero noise and heat while operating.

So, this is where DNF Security Fanless in-vehicle PCs will be ideal to be used.

Fanless In-vehicle PCs are being offered in four variants by DNF Security. The first one is Falcon NV3120-i5; the second is a Falcon NV3100VTC which is a PC with in-built PoE; the third is Falcon NV4022-i5 which is a small factor PC, and the last is Falcon NV4022-i7 fanless PC.

All the above said PCs are high customizable and are being presented by either i5 or i7 processor. They have an 8GB system memory and are enabled with the feature of ignition control with user selectable on/off delay and Ethernet ports for network communications.

These solutions can serve as DVRs, NVRs, video servers and video management systems on commercial vehicles like buses, trucks and in small cars.

To know more technicalities please call 510.265.1122 or click DNF Security Fanless Solutions for video surveillance applications.

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StoneFly DR365 is a perfect solution for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning are key to data integrity in an enterprise. In other words, if an enterprise is not well-prepared for the worst, then that’s just what they might get. But despite this notion being a fact, there is a generalized viewpoint where CIOs often ignore and undercut the importance of disaster recovery. At the same time they also fail to understand how technology failures can affect their companies.

In a recent survey conducted by SunGuard availability services, 40% of IT executives identified business continuity and disaster recovery planning as very important or crucial to business success. Rest of them were either not aware of what they could face if they ignore the said two services or were finding it tough to surpass the financial constraints for deploying a DR solution in their premises.

Now, for those who think that deployment of Disaster Recovery service for business continuity is almost impossible, here’s a solution from StoneFly, Inc.

StoneFly DR365 offers a total backup solution for all of your physical, virtual server and workstation needs via a single box. The user can manage all of the backup operations required for a datacenter or office from this single central management console. These appliances are highly-available, integrated, modular infrastructures, and are also highly scalable.

Each of DR365 node is capable of offering few terabytes of capacity and can scale upto to 1.5 Petabytes of backup and storage needed for business. Every node is loaded with a combination of SATA, SAS and SSD storage tiers as required, to achieve high-level performance needed for your requirements.

This backup engine automatically creates backup images of physical servers based on flexible user-defined policy. These images can then be restored to the same hardware, to dissimilar hardware to build a new server, or can be mounted as a drive to retrieve an earlier copy of a specific file or folder.

With StoneFly DR365, every backup is automatically converted into a virtual machine. These virtual machines can then be quickly spun up and hosted on DR365 appliance. This feature is quite useful for business continuity in production environments if a physical server or a workstation goes down and the need arises to repair it. Replica virtual machine can serve the purpose of storage, till the workstation is brought back to life.

The highlight of DR365 is that it offers:

  • Delta based snapshots – Virtual machines installed on the Stonefly Dr365 along with their hyper-converged storage are protected by StoneFly’s advanced delta based snapshot technology, which allows the user to recover a Virtual Machine, file or volume from up to 63 points in time. This is in addition to the full, incremental or differential backup images created by the Backup Management Engine. Thus, with the help of the delta- based snapshot feature, users can easily restore files that have been accidentally deleted, incorrectly modified, corrupted, or infected by a virus. Snapshot volumes are fully mountable and have read and write capability which can also be availed if needed. With the availability of optional VSS agents, one can be assured that their database is properly quiesced for accurate snapshots.
  • Synchronous Replication (Campus Mirroring) – With StoneFly’s real-time synchronous mirroring feature your virtual machines, backups, and iSCSI storage can be replicated to a secondary DR365 appliance on your premises over the Local Area Network. This allows having a full and identical copy of everything on your primary DR365. Delta-based snapshots on the secondary appliance maintain point in time recovery.
  • In order to ensure that recovery measures are fully effective, you can easily spin up replica Virtual Machines on the mirror appliance for DR testing or compliance.
  • The secondary DR365 appliance not only allows you to do everything that you could already do on the primary appliance, but also allows you to spin up one or all of your VMs on the mirror appliance in the event that a VM on the primary appliance has failed or if the entire primary appliance is down. When the primary appliance is repaired, a bare metal recovery of the primary appliance can be performed from the secondary appliance to restore the mirror.
  • Asynchronous Replication – In order to go for complete business continuity and disaster recovery, StoneFly DR365 offers Asynchronous replication to a remote site or to the cloud. This allows your virtual machines, backups and data to be stored and protected off-site in case of disaster at the local site. As with the mirror appliance, the user can spin up a virtual machine; replicate data back to the primary DR365 or perform bare metal recovery on replacements of the destroyed appliances.
  • Offsite Vaulting – the DR365 can be configured to automatically replicate backups to additional locations which include tapes or portable hard drives in order to avail additional level of disaster recovery. Those tapes or external hard drives can then be transported off to the premise which is safe. If in case a catastrophe strikes, those offsite backups can then be used to restore your data on a new machine.

To know more click on StoneFly DR365 or call 510.265.1616.

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Hyper Converged appliance advantages!

Convergence means bundling of storage, compute, network and virtualization to produce a new product. And Hyper- Convergence means creating a data center infrastructure in a box which can be used by small and mid-level enterprises with limited IT expertise. This helps to manage the virtual environment from one place, and more nodes can be purchased and added as needed. Consequently, this has influenced the growing popularity of these systems over the last year.

Citing the demand for hyper converged infrastructure, StoneFly Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory has come up with Unified Storage & Server Hyper Converged Appliance which helps in consolidating solutions related to server and storage needs into one easy to manage appliance.

StoneFly™ USS also facilitates use of virtualized operating system to allow complete hardware utilization to considerably reduce power/cooling costs. USS flexibility replaces the fixed hardware model of the past with on-demand resource allocation based on the customer’s application needs.

Getting deep a bit technically, customer gets the following hyper convergence appliance advantages from StoneFly™ USS-

  • You can replace your datacenter by migrating existing Windows and Linux physical servers into virtual machines hosted on the StoneFly USS.
  • One can quickly spin up new virtual machine on StoneFly USS.
  • One can use this iSCSI storage as a physical machine, virtual machine to host on third party appliances running VMware, Hyper-V, KVM or Citric XenServer.
  • The user can create numerous delta-based snapshots to back up the iSCSI volumes containing VMs and storage.
  • Synchronous replication of all virtual machines and storage to a second on premises StoneFly USS appliance can be achieved for business continuity.
  • Asynchronous replication of Virtual machines and storage to the cloud or a StoneFly™ USS at a remote site for disaster recovery can be achieved.
  • With the help of high performance hardware RAID, protection of data and increase in system uptime can be achieved.
  • Data can be optimized with award winning and patented StoneFly’s StoneFusion Network Operating system which offers optional enterprise features such as data deduplication, encryption, thin provision and more.
  • Scale out of storage and Virtual Machines across multiple USS nodes can also be achieved.
  • With this appliance a turnkey integrated system can be deployed in minutes. So, customers can deploy virtual machines in just 15 minutes from power-on-versus-data if components were installed separately.
  • USS provides maximum flexibility and agility to your data center. This helps in achieving a more ideal density to cost ratio.
  • StoneFly™ USS offers an intuitive, consumerized user interface for ease of configuration and management.
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D-Link introduces new resources and tools which help IP Video Surveillance users

D-Link Corporation which is a Chinese company offering networking solutions is all set to introduce new resources and tools to help IP Video Surveillance users. The company has announced yesterday that it will make a suite of tools and resources available to prospective customers and value added resellers as part of a larger push from the company to further solidify itself as a leading IP Surveillance vendor.

D-Link has announced the release of bandwidth and storage calculators, an interactive floor planner to help determine where cameras should be places for optimal video surveillance coverage and a free 36”x24” IP Surveillance 101 poster.

Among the free tools and resources which are being released are:

  • IP Surveillance 101 Poster- Perfect for any IT manager or reseller’s wall, this 36”x24” poster visually covers a range of topics which include details about camera lenses, Analog vs. IP surveillance differences, ways to manage video, pixel resolution, frame rates, camera placement and more.
  • Product comparison tools- The interactive product selector tool asks the user questions to help identify and suggest the right D-Link IP camera for their business security. D-Link also offers up a competitive product comparison tool to authorized resellers of its company.
  • Bandwidth and storage calculator- This will be an intuitive calculating web-based tool which will be useful to calculate bandwidth and storage capacity for surveillance projects.
  • Surveillance Floor planner- This will be an online tool which is designed to simplify and improve the design process of surveillance projects by visualizing camera placement and coverage on floor plans. After selecting a D-Link camera, users can easily drag and rotate it to a proper position on the floor plan and can get the optimal camera field of view by adjusting camera lens and installation settings.
  • 30-day evaluation units- This resource will be helpful to customers who understand the performance of D-Link business products and will help to identify the potential impact on their business network prior to purchase.

With over 2 million IP Cameras shipped, the company hopes that release of new tools and resources will help its customers to further perpetuate its business to new level.

StorageServers Blog thought- The only highlight in this release is Surveillance Floor Planner (SFP), which according to few security surveillance industry veterans is surely a useful resource to those who are planning to install surveillance solutions in their premises. It not only helps users, but will also prove useful as a forward looking tool to installers and as a promotional highlight to resellers of D-Link camera solutions.

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Forget about Forklift upgrades with StoneFly Storage appliances

High value enterprise technological assets have to be upgraded once in a while in order to keep pace with technological developments or to accommodate business growth with the increasing demand for IT resources. It has to be notified that Storage sub-systems and Storage Area Networks are no different from this IT refreshment trend.

Nowadays, with enterprise data growing at alarming rates, the decision to upgrade is being made more frequently and faster than expected by many organizations. Moreover, whichever upgrade is performed; the capital expense is considerable given that traditional SAN technologies are very expensive to expand.

In addition with high capital expense, enterprises also need to factor in the manpower costs needed for each upgrade and to manage the now invariably more complex storage environment.

This is where IT organizations are looking for appliances which do not need forklift upgrade.

StoneFly, Inc., a pioneer of iSCSI technology and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory offers IP SAN appliances which are free from forklift upgrades. This California based company offers Unified SAN + Scale out NAS appliances, Hyper converged appliances, Unified gateway appliances, Backup and Disaster Recovery storage, and Scale out NAS appliances all free from forklift upgrades.

Engineered to be upgradeable in the field, StoneFly storage solutions can be scaled while the system remains online, with data in place during the upgrade process. So, data continuity factor remains intact in this process. This eliminates the downtime and data loss risk or corruption that accompanies upgrades of traditional SANs. Unlike the traditional non-virtualized SANs, expanding capacity in StoneFly storage solutions is simply a matter of adding the most cost-effective drives available, or adding another array. Fewer high-performance drives can be used if the preference is for improved performance. And because the capacity can be added so easily, enterprises need to buy only the storage necessary for their current applications.

So, to conclude every enterprise which invests in StoneFly appliances can stay away from forklift upgrades, as these appliances either facilitate scale-up or scale-out storage addition.

For more details call 510.265.1616 or click on StoneFly homepage

Note: A forklift upgrade is nothing but to replace major IT infrastructure. The term originated from when mainframe computers provided almost all the computer firepower in an enterprise, and the only way to upgrade them was to replace the old ones with new machines.

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StoneFly divulges that it uses HGST FlashMax Enterprise Class SSD to drive the software defined intelligence in its USS Hyper Converged Appliance

StoneFly, Inc., which unveiled a Hyper Converged Software defined virtual computing solution on a recent note has divulged that it uses HGST FlashMax Enterprise Class Solid-State Drive to drive its appliance with software defined data center intelligence.

StoneFly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory offers Unified Storage and Server Hyper-Converged appliances by incorporating local direct attached storage for faster performance and greater flexibility. This solution is ideal to consolidate all of your server and storage system needs into one easy to manage appliance. With the use of virtualized operation system, complete hardware utilization and considerable reduction in power/cooling costs can be obtained.

Each node in new StoneFly Cluster includes flash based storage to deliver massive IOPS for high performance, as well as, enterprise hard disk drives for low cost high capacity storage support abiding all software defined laws.

StoneFly runs all software defined control logic from HGST FlashMax II PCIe enterprise class SSDs. Virtual storage controllers run on each cluster node improving scalability and resilience, while preventing performance bottleneck since the storage and control logic is now local to the guest Virtual Machines.

“We are bringing out the next generation of hyper-converged software defined virtual infrastructure into the marketplace at the highest IOPS per dollar,” said Mo Tahmasebi, President and CEO for StoneFly.

With the presence of StoneFly USS, expensive centralized storage or dedicated storage networks are no longer needed since the Distributed File Systems for StoneFly NAS aggregates local storage across all of the nodes. There is no metadata database to limit the quantity of StoneFly USS nodes participating in NAS cluster allowing it to easily expand. StoneFly USS appliances use a hash-based algorithm in each node to accomplish this task. As a result, StoneFly USS appliances do not experience the latency issues that are associated with competing NAS cluster solutions that do utilize metadata databases.

So, for all those who want a dual purpose storage appliance which can serve as a storage and server, StoneFly USS can be an ideal choice to make. With all the software logic packed in HGST FlashMax SSDs, the performance of the appliance will surely be engrossing and will meet all the standards of an enterprise computing environment.

For more details call 510.265.1616 or click StoneFly USS Hyper Converged Appliance.

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