Software-Defined Storage Platform
Optimal Workload Placement
StorONE's Enterprise Storage Platform Delivers
What's Your Biggest Storage Problem?
90% Capacity Utilization – Most storage solutions can only run at 60% capacity utilization prior to suffering a performance impact. StorONE can run at 90% utilization with NO performance impact. That is 300TBs more storage per PB!
Less Flash More Performance – Most All-Flash Arrays need 24 to 48 drives to obtain the performance that StorONE can deliver with SIX! Our industry-leading capacity and performance efficiency delivers the lowest all-flash array TCO in the industry and makes hybrid possible. Learn how “Maximum Drive Performance Can Lower Storage TCO”
Future Proof – Most data centers face a storage refresh every three to four years, creating a massive spike in storage TCO. With StorONE, you can put an end to storage refreshes permanently. Our efficiency extracts a longer life from today’s hardware and when the time comes to replace it, all upgrades are non-disruptive and migration-free. Learn “How to Stop Storage Migrations.”
Maximum Data Protection
Cacheless Architecture – Because of their software inefficiencies, most storage systems require a write cache to compensate. A write cache acknowledges writes in RAM before they are safely stored on persistent media. Because of RAM’s volatility, these vendors need to use expensive and low-capacity capacitor-backed products, which minimize effectiveness. StorONE’s storage engine’s efficiency enables our DirectWrite Architecture which provides extreme performance without a risky cache.
Maximum Data Protection
Fastest RAID Rebuilds – Legacy storage solutions use off-the-shelf obsolete RAID or Erasure Coding algorithms. RAID limits drive redundancy potential and Erasure Coding impacts protection performance. StorONE’s vRAID is a completely new set of algorithms designed to deliver industry-leading performance, and the fastest RAID rebuilds without impacting performance.
Maximum Data Protection
Ransomware Proof! – Ransomware changed disaster recovery planning forever. Now you need frequent data protection intervals, immutable storage of protected copies, rapid identification of “clean” data, AND rapid recoveries. StorONE’s S1:Snap combined with S1:Replicate (both included in the S1:Enterprise Storage Platform) eliminates the ransomware risk. With S1:Snap and S1:Replicate, you can recover back to 1 minute before the attack occurred.
Optimal Workload Placement
The S1:Enterprise Storage Platform is the first storage solution that can resolve your most pressing storage challenges while also creating a long-term, migration-free storage consolidation strategy. The key is our workload operational granularity (WOG)
- Per workload data management policies - Dedicate some workloads, like databases, to flash, others, like VMware to flash and hard disk, and others, like archive, to be hard disk only. All data movement is automatic, seamless, and transparent with S1:Tier.
- Per workload data protection – All data is not created equal. With WOG each workload receives the precise level of data protection it needs. Each workload can be set to different drive redundancy settings, while using the same drives. With S1:Snap, Data protection is per workload. Set different protection intervals and data retention policies for each use case. With S1:Replicate, IT can set different levels of business continuity per workload. Mission-critical workloads can synchronously replicate within the data center or campus and then replicate to a DR site. IT can set other workloads to replicate asynchronously to a disaster recovery site or the cloud. Learn how to lower workload availability costs by reading “The Requirements for Extreme Availability.”
- Per workload location management – StorONE runs easily in multiple data centers and in the cloud. With WOG, you can instantly move workloads between data centers for a “follow the sun” model or “burst” to the cloud to address peak demands. S1:Azure, our first cloud solution, provides seamless data movement between on-premises and the cloud.
Optimal Workload Placement
All Workloads, One Platform – Thanks to StorONE’s efficiency, you can support all workloads on a single storage platform. Start with your most pressing storage challenge while laying the foundation for complete storage consolidation, which delivers minimal TCO and maximum data protection. Our workload operational granularity means you can consolidate workloads without compromising performance or scalability.
Optimal Workload Placement
All Media: AFA, Hybrid, HDD, Cloud – The efficient StorONE platform supports a variety of hardware configurations both on-premises or in the cloud. It can meet the needs of performance-demanding workloads with an all-flash array configuration. Mainstream workloads can run on hybrid systems to further lower TCO and provide greater scalability. Capacity-centric workloads like backup, archive, and video surveillance can leverage hard disk-based systems. Most importantly, you can start with one workload on one class of media, and dynamically add different media types to address new workloads in the future.
Optimal Workload Placement
All Protocols – Optimal Workload Placement also means protocol flexibility. You can move workloads seamlessly from Fibre Channel and iSCSI. The StorONE S1:Enterprise Storage Platform’s NAS support includes NFS and SMB as well as S3/Object. When new protocols or standards come out, you won’t have to buy another storage stack, instead, you’ll automatically get support as we upgrade the platform. We’ve proven this with our support of NVMe-oF; as the platform updates, new protocols are available without any changes.
StorONE’s S1:Enterprise Storage platform addresses today’s challenges and is fully ready for the unknown challenges of tomorrow. The platform allows you to integrate new hardware on your timetable and benefit from its full capabilities immediately. The StorONE S1:Enterprise Storage Platform, thanks to our workload operational granularity, can solve your most pressing problem today and then lay the groundwork to solve any of the other problems listed below in the future.
StorONE is the Storage Problem Solver
Upgrade VMware Storage – Organizations are looking to lower the cost, improve their data protection and make sure they can maintain the performance of their VMware environments as they continue to scale. They are also looking for an easy way to move some of them to the cloud.
Most storage vendors, because of their dependency on the obsolete legacy storage stack, have to convince you that an All-Flash Array is your only option. StorONE, however, is proving that Hybrid Storage can deliver better performance while dramatically lowering costs and providing an industry best level of data protection.
NAS Refresh – Legacy NAS solutions force organizations to refresh their NAS infrastructure because of their inability to scale and deliver maximum bandwidth. Organizations now need to scale from 100TBs to double-digit PBs in a single storage solution. Legacy NAS vendors try to convince you that scale-out is a must so they can try to hide their inefficiencies.
StorONE’s S1:Enterprise Storage Platform is a distributed architecture that can scale to 30PBs and deliver 30+ GBs of bandwidth from a two-node cluster. The result is a lower upfront cost, with minimum TCO and maximum data protection for all your NAS workloads.
Eliminate Database Latency – Today, database designers load their servers with large quantities of RAM, which means most of the IO going to storage is write traffic. These workloads need a storage system that delivers high write IOPS at very low latencies.
The StorONE S1:Enterprise Storage Platform can deliver over 300K IOPS in write performance at latencies lower than .25 milliseconds. Our database storage solutions are less expensive than any other high-performance database solution on the market and provide the best data protection on the market. The StorONE database solution provides protection against node loss, media loss, data loss, and site loss. With S1:Azure, applications can easily move to the cloud for additional processing power. And because they are powered by the StorONE platform, our database solutions can easily expand to address more workloads in the future.
Store Surveillance Data – Video surveillance data is a fast-growing area of storage that is quickly becoming the responsibility of IT so the organization can make sure it is retained and protected. The capacity requirements of this data demand low cost but the increasing legal and operational benefits of retaining it require high data integrity.
StorONE’s S1:Enterprise Storage Platform can store this data very cost-effectively, but our data protection capabilities ensure that it is cost-effectively retained while also maintaining the highest data integrity. Our vRAID technology protects against multiple, simultaneous media failures and provides the fastest rebuilds in the industry, even when using high-capacity drives.
Address Hardware Availability – Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, flash media suppliers were barely keeping up with demand. The COVID-19 shutdown and rapid reemergence from it has pushed availability to 12 weeks or more. The additional activities of Bitcoin Mining and Chia Planting and Harvesting are further stretching supply. Hardware vendor selection may now come down to who can supply it. StorONE’s S1:Enterprise Storage Platform has the ability to mix and match server and media vendors and technologies, giving you the flexibility to go with the vendor with the best availability. Our efficiency also means that you can breathe new life into old hardware, enabling you to reduce your hardware demand for the next few years.
Develop a Cloud Strategy – Almost every organization is looking to leverage the cloud for its business. Some organizations want to move all workloads to the cloud. Others want to transfer new workloads to the cloud and still, other organizations want to use the cloud for disaster recovery or backup and archive. The problem is how to execute these strategies while maintaining on-premises operations.The StorONE S1:Enterprise Storage Platform is Cloud Ready! An instance of the S1 Platform can run in the cloud and connect to an on-premises instance. Data can move seamlessly between those two locations thanks to our workload operational granularity. With StorONE, you can permanently move workloads to the cloud, burst them to the cloud for peak workload processing, or use the cloud as a DR and archive location. It’s all seamless and defined per workload. Learn more about StorONE’s cloud use case by reading “How to Best Use Azure Cloud.”
Implement a DR Strategy – Different workloads need different levels of business continuity. Treating them all the same wastes IT budget and complicates disaster recovery operations. Using StorONE’s workload operational granularity enables IT to create an optimum level of data protection and continuity for each workload. The S1:Enterprise Storage Platform’s ability to address all workloads simplifies disaster recovery by consolidating all recovery operations under a single interface. The result is lower disaster recovery TCO and better recovery results.
Build a Consolidation Strategy – The most expensive aspect of any storage infrastructure TCO calculation is the cost of managing disparate storage systems. The situation is worse today than it was even five years ago, with many data centers supporting six or more storage systems, each for different use cases. The diversity of storage systems is the result of the inefficient and obsolete storage code bases that storage vendors use to race their products to market.StorONE’s S1:Enterprise Storage Platform is the result of eight years of storage re-development. StorONE rewrote the old algorithms and flattened the old storage IO stack to extract maximum performance and capacity from every component. It also leverages an IO Orchestration engine so our data services can execute without impacting performance. As a result, StorONE’s platform is the foundational component of a storage consolidation strategy. However, unlike other consolidation solutions, StorONE can start as the most basic point solution, addressing your most pressing storage problem and then, enable you to strategically expand the environment into a complete storage consolidation solution.
Ransomware Recovery – Potentially the biggest threat facing organizations today is ransomware. While organizations should do everything possible to prevent an attack, eventually one of these malwares will slip through the cracks and may potentially encrypt all of your organization’s critical data assets. A successful ransomware recovery will save your company the cost of paying the ransom and the public embarrassment of having to admit it.
Successful ransomware recovery requires frequently and quickly capturing, immutable versions of data, retaining these versions for a long time, and quickly recovering the right version of data if an attack occurs. With the StorONE S1:Enterprise Storage Platform you can take a snapshot as frequently as every three minutes and retain that snapshot indefinitely without impacting performance. You can restore snapshots with a calendar-based interface or by searching for specific files or folders. Read “The Four Steps to Beating Ransomware” to learn how StorONE can help with your Ransomware Recovery Strategy.
Upgrade Backup Storage – Backup Storage has to be low cost, perform well and deliver high data integrity. Modern backup software solutions now include deduplication functionality and provide a recovery-in-place capability. The inclusion of deduplication within the software means there is negative value in including it within the hardware. Recovery-in-place, or Instant Recovery, lowers the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) by instantiating virtual machines on backup storage, which then becomes primary storage.
IT professionals can start using StorONE’s S1:Enterprise Storage Platform software to drive a backup storage appliance. StorONE’s efficiencies and cost-effectiveness enable us to deliver high capacity without deduplication, at industry-leading prices. Our ability to use 90% or more of that capacity means a minimum TCO.
Our ability to extract hundreds of thousands of IOPS from a small number of flash drives means very high-performance data ingest and an instant recovery experience that outperforms your production storage. And, of course, using StorONE to drive backup storage means you have a backup storage solution with a future. You can expand its use over time to become the single platform for the enterprise. StorONE’s efficiency allows us to address the $ per GB requirements of secondary storage and the $ per IOPS requirements of primary storage.
Tape Replacement – While extremely cost-effective, the TCO of tape is very high. The operational costs of operating the tape library and recalling data from it, erase any upfront savings the organization thought it would enjoy. Tape also has a significant technology refresh challenge since each new advancement in capacity requires the organization to copy data from tape to tape, which is a time-consuming and error-prone process.
The StorONE S1:Enterprise Storage Platform’s tape migration option provides almost 2PBs of capacity per 4U shelf. A turnkey 1.9PB solution is less than $150,000. This highly dense and affordable solution is the first legitimate tape replacement option. It leverages our vRAID technology to provide better redundancy than tape, our S1:Snap to provide better data protection than tape, and our S1:Replicate to digitally copy data off-site replacing the high fees associated with manual data transport.
Data Archive – Your NAS may have some life left in it or years left on the maintenance contract but the cost and time to add capacity to it has you looking for a new solution. What if you could offload the inactive data to a high-capacity NAS solution? You would be able to lower the cost of your NAS infrastructure, reduce the cost of your backup infrastructure, and lay the groundwork for your next-generation NAS solution.
With StorONE, you can archive your old data from your existing NAS solution to StorONE’s Archive NAS solution. Our low-cost, dense-capacity storage solutions deliver almost 2PBs of capacity in a 4U enclosure. Our S1:Snap and S1:Replicate technologies mean that you don’t have to include archive data in your backups. There is even an option to copy all NAS data to StorONE, eliminating difficult NAS backups.
Who We Are
Founded in 2011, StorONE spent its first eight years rewriting the old obsolete storage algorithms and flattening the outdated storage IO stack to create the Enterprise Storage Platform (S1). The S1 platform provides minimum TCO, maximum data protection, and optimal workload placement for all data center use cases.
StorONE founders are proven, successful entrepreneurs who boast over 50 patent awards. Top-tier industry luminaries and strategic investors back the company. The S1 Storage Platform changes the perception of data center storage from an IT cost center to a resource that provides organizations with a critical competitive advantage. The StorONE headquarters are in New York, with offices in Fort Worth TX, Tel Aviv, and Singapore.