|NexentaStor and Cloud|
Statistics have shown that a large percentage of cloud implementations fail because of cost overruns, inflexible architecture, and operational inefficiencies. As cloud storage moves into the mainstream, companies are concerned about budgetary issues, scalability, efficient data access and recovery, and system flexibility so as not to be locked into one vendor with one rigid solution.
Companies, like Amazon, Facebook, and Google, have redefined the economics of storage. Service providers and enterprise customers wanting to deploy a cloud storage solution need to balance cost efficiencies with product flexibility. Service providers should be able to accommodate customer growth by leveraging cloud infrastructure. With more users, and many more applications, the solution infrastructure must scale. Flexibility is required to scale up or scale down, depending on business needs (legacy storage systems usually are inflexible, requiring a forklift upgrade). And when assessing the performance of any storage solution, cost becomes a leading factor, especially when dealing with legacy systems and vendor lock-in, which makes implementation of cloud functions difficult and expensive. Also, the final configuration must be efficient and easy to use, since adding specialized IT staffing is not economically feasible.
Storage without limits
Nexenta cloud solutions provide the only product that enables tiered storage architecture across storage access protocols. NexentaStor is the leading hardware-independent, open storage solution built upon ZFS. It runs on industry standard x86 servers and provides NAS and SAN capabilities, including support for CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel storage access. NexentaStor provides almost limitless future scalability, along with the capability to expand capacity more cheaply, using commodity hardware, including SSDs. Customers deploying NexentaStor streamline and reduce operational complexity and expenses.
Hardware-agnostic Nexenta minimizes storage costs by leveraging all available resources into a single pool and allows capacity and performance to grow, as needed, with commodity hardware.
With Nexenta, companies can amplify cloud benefits with advanced storage and data management technologies. Performance and IT efficiency improve while administrative costs drop dramatically.