Why do industries need efficient storage systems?

Due to the onset of COVID-19, Industries are facing a lot of challenges regarding data storage and its management as workers are mostly distributed and many of them are working from home. To handle such a huge volume of structured and unstructured data along with workloads becoming more complex, which is mostly distributed over many geographical regions, there is a need for effective data management and storage system to address these challenges.

Industries can secure the data and make it accessible using an efficient data storage system. In Travel Industries where the volume of data has increased manifold in the last few decades, flexible and highly available storage options are crucial for sustainable growth. Another challenge that arises is the capacity and storage space. Any industry must have proper infrastructure such as:

  • Backup strategy
  • Flexible and scalable storage solution
  • Support for data protection and redundancy
  • Easy management and Integration

You can choose a wide variety of data storage options that are available in the market such as external hard drives which is very inexpensive to cloud storage platforms. The storage systems must also have the capability to accommodate a large amount of data.

How can you assess your storage needs?

Small Industries can assess their storage needs considering their applications and the data. The following questions need to be answered before purchasing a storage solution:

  • What are your applications running on which servers?
  • Which applications generate a large number of files?
  • Which locations need to access which data?
  • At what speed you can access these data?
  • How much of it is a duplicate?
Tyrone Verta

VERTA is a highly scalable solution that offers storage capacity from 8TB to 3PB. It can be further enhanced by adding JBOD units to the primary storage. The unified architecture provides FC, 10G, IB and IP connectivity for NAS, SAN and VTL.

Applications of Verta

Media and Entertainment Industry

The highly scalable solution for large data storage provides multi-threaded sequential read performance and integrity of mead content.

Video Surveillance Infrastructures

VERTA is a reliable solution that gives increased performance to video streaming, cost-effective scalability to archive and efficient processing of sequential workloads.

High-Performance Computing (HPC)

VERTA provides a seamless workflow to achieve high performance and fault-tolerant architecture in Supercomputing.

Enterprise Infrastructures

Due to the large influx of data in the industries, there is a need to build an efficient system that can handle the complexities arising due to it. VERTA provides high access speed for efficient data reconstruction reduce downtime.

Which solution is best for you?

Choosing between NAS, SAN or VTL storage should be taken with confidence, a strategic decision and management of these storages are completely based on your organisation’s data centre. Our experts can help you to make the right decision and compare between available solutions. . Help me to choose

Which type of storage technology suits your virtual environment?

Organizations having diverse workloads need to address the requirements for their virtual environments, it is important to select a better option of storage technology. For a large scale virtual environment, you can opt for either NAS or SAN. NAS can be used where you want to clone many virtual hosts whereas SAN provides better availability and resiliency.

The type of technology being used in your virtual environment plays a role in scaling out as well. Converged infrastructure combines network, server, and storage into a single unit, and hyper-convergence takes this a step further by taking a software-centric infrastructure that integrates all these components into commodity hardware that is grown in a scaled-out fashion. Cloud also takes this a step further since the hardware is no longer the commodity, but instead CPU cycles, storage IO and network IO are.

Why is Network Attached Storage (NAS) beneficial for the business?

  • Provides connectivity through TCP/IP connection and storage access at the file level.
  • Resources can be shared by multiple ESX deployments.
  • Scalable as the virtual environment has a common performance issue.
  • Thin provisioning, replication, and snapshots are advanced features which is beneficial in the virtual environment.

Why is Storage Area Network (SAN) beneficial for the business?

  • Provides connectivity through Fibre channel or iSCSI protocol.
  • A clustered virtual environment can share resources easily between multiple virtual server hardware devices.
  • High level of scalability.
  • Synchronous replication is a feature typically provided by SAN for disaster recovery strategy.

How can Virtual Tape Library (VTL) help you?
Squeezing the data into a little space is the only storage mechanism used nowadays. VTL saves space by using hard-disk storage systems to imitate robotic tape libraries.

  • Data remains in the virtual tape library if space allows for it.
  • Helps to validate data recoverability.
  • Consumes fewer resources than managing tape media requires.
  • More data can be managed with less infrastructure.
  • Enhanced backup and recovery with an easy disaster recovery strategy.
  • Uses less energy and has a low operational cost.

NAS and SAN Convergence
Organizations want a flexible and cost-effective solution that can cope with the growth. The majority of NAS and SAN solutions support a single type of storage from a single vendor. These solutions are not effective when organizations start expanding their capacity. As the Application requirements compel the organizations to expand their capacity, the requirement of expensive high-end storage subsystems emerges to get high performance and availability for its mission-critical apps.

For these types of situations, organizations either add storage that does not match effectively to the application or deploy separate storage networks for each application. New solutions offer flexibility by supporting multiple storage types that come from a variety of vendors. With the increased storage demand, organizations need to grow more resources that require adding up more processing power or connections and disk storage capacity.

A new era of unified storage architecture to accomplish diverse storage needs of organizations has obscured the traditional storage having multiple units of different storage needs that prevent the optimum utilization and management.

VERTA is a combination of SAN, NAS, and VTL storage systems that deliver high availability for data-rich industries such as telecommunications, media, video surveillance etc. Empowering your hardware with its core technology of Fluid OS, storage software layer built over hardened Linux OS developed to ensure a high level of performance and data availability.

Benefits (We need infographic here...)

• Scalability - - Storage capacity can be easily scaled in Verta by adding JBOD units to the primary storage. Therefore, it is highly useful for the customers who require performance scaling as well as capacity scaling, multiple Verta can be clustered together.

• Easy Management - VERTA provides interactive and easy management through web-based GUI management.

• Security - Provides high-level data protection and redundancy.