THREE STEPS TO CRUSH STORAGE COSTS
How can a storage vendor reduce the cost of storage? After all, most storage vendors are software developers. While hardware does matter, all storage vendors have access to the same servers, interface cards and storage media. Most storage vendors lower the cost of their solutions by lowering the amount of profit they make on the sale of their software or system. They can only lower their costs so much before risking their own business viability, which places their customers at risk. There is another way! Total Resource Utilization (TRU).
STEP 1: GET MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE PER DRIVE
A flash drive rated at 500K IOPS gets 475K IOPS with StorONE's Storage Engine, our competitors typically get less than 50K IOPS per drive. That means a StorONE system with as few as four drives can easily deliver over 1 million IOPS while still providing enterprise features like protection from media failure, snapshots and replication. We also require less from the storage server. We can deliver these performance numbers with modest server requirements. Our competitors require their customers to buy a full shelf of twelve or twenty-four drives! And, they require high-end servers to deliver even this low per drive performance.
STEP 2: GET MAXIMUM CAPACITY PER DRIVE
Most storage vendors don't want you to utilize the full capacity of each drive you buy. In many cases as they cross the 50% capacity mark, it impacts performance of the system or volume. With StorONE S1 you can fill the drives to almost full capacity without impacting performance. Our customers find they need half as many drives as our competitors to meet the organization's capacity AND performance demands.
STEP 3: UTILIZE THE STORAGE ENGINE FOR ALL USE CASES
Most storage vendors focus their efforts on solving one data center use case. Some provide fast block storage, others provide scalable file storage and still others provide protection or archive storage. Today's data center often has seven or more storage systems from three or more storage vendors. StorONE's S1 is a Storage Engine, which means that it can address multiple data center use cases like high performance block storage for databases, hybrid storage for virtual environments, high-performance or high-capacity NAS/Object file storage, high-capacity protection storage and cloud-native storage. A single software license instead of seven or more is less expensive and much easier to manage!
LOW STORAGE COSTS WITH NO STORAGE COMPROMISE
Because of our technology, StorONE can lower storage costs by 45% or more! But lower storage costs doesn't mean sacrificing performance, reliability, security or protection. The S1 Storage Engine lowers the cost of storage while improving storage performance, increasing storage system reliability and providing a complete feature set like thin provisioning, snapshots, and replication. How can we do all this? We optimized the biggest bottleneck in the storage infrastructure, the storage software itself.
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