Data has become a core asset to every enterprise these days, irrespective of the size and turnover it holds. Given the rate at which digital content is growing, storage is becoming an increasing concern. And in this connected and collaborative world, being able to share the stored information is turning vital for productivity.
It must be remembered that protecting the generated data, as a valuable asset is critical to any business these days in order to attain success. However, when one takes into account how vital data is to the daily operations of business’s storage and sharing; only half of these norms are being met in reality.
For large enterprises, achieving all of this is fairly a simple task, as they have dedicated IT specialists to tackle the problem and large budgets to cater to all of their storage needs. But for small and medium businesses, an IT department is more of a luxury, where the affordability of this opulence depends solely on budget.
Therefore, SMBs are always in look out for options which are flexible as per their needs and are within their budget. For instance, let us take the vertical of data storage in an SMB. In practical, they need a reliable, affordable, secure and easy to manage storage server, designed to meet their specific needs and fit into their space. The SMB wants the appliance in such a way that it caters to the computing and storage needs of its users.
When it comes to implementing shared, server-based storage and backup, many SMB owners are in the dark (May be these are the ones to be targeted from now on by the marketing teams from different data storage companies). As a result, they go with the most traditional DIY disk array build-ups, which are challenging and often confusing to operate. Moreover, with SMBs facing a challenge of finding space to load-in extra IT equipment, they are now in no mood to compromise with the traditional ways of quenching the server and storage needs of their users, who are also demanding a backup for their storage needs.
Moreover, in today’s world, when it comes to data storage, the needs of SMB are reaching the leveling scale of their large enterprise counterparts. They have discovered that storage, data sharing and backup are vital to the run of a successful business in the digital age. However, while their needs are similar, the budget factor drifts them strongly from the common focus.
StoneFly, Inc. understands both the challenges and requirements of the SMB, when it comes to data storage. For this reason, the company has always come up with apt solutions which are well capable of catering to the needs of SMBs from time to time.
StoneFly USS Unified Storage & Server Hyper Converged appliance is one such solution which is ideal to consolidate all of your server and storage systems needs into one easy to manage appliance. With the use of virtualized operating system, complete hardware utilization and considerable reduction in power/cooling costs can be achieved. StoneFly USS flexibly replaces the fixed hardware model of the past with on-demand resource allocation based on a company’s application needs.
StoneFly USS includes a virtual SAN, and has the ability to create additional virtual storage or servers as needed. By migrating existing Windows and Linux physical servers to VMware compatible Virtual Machines on the StoneFly USS appliance, great reduction in hardware footprint and cut down in power requirements can be achieved.
If an SMB is looking out for a storage server, which can also quench its business continuity and disaster recovery needs on a simultaneous note, then StoneFly USS will be an ideal solution to consider. With the help of a patented and award winning StoneFusion operating system running on this appliance, software defined storage features such as delta-based snapshots, synchronous and asynchronous replication can easily be achieved with the help of a StoneFly USS appliance available locally or at a remote site.
Finally, StoneFly USS can act as an integrated iSCSI Storage Area Network; Network Attached Storage, and a server based backup. It can be procured at a very affordable price and allows SMB users to quickly and easily store, share, and protect their important data in order to achieve enhanced productivity, agility and competitiveness in a data-driven world.
For more details please click on StoneFly Hyper Converged Storage and Server or call 510.265.1616.