TWO DIMENSIONAL PERFORMANCE
Backup storage targets need to not only provide high performance during recovery but also during the backup itself. The challenge is that instant recovery features need high-performance, random IO, while the performance requirements during backup are high-performance sequential. S1:Backup can deliver high-performance random IO and high-performance sequential IO.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE HARD DISK DRIVES
To keep the backup infrastructure affordable, most backup storage appliances are hard-drive-based. Most vendors, though, have given up trying to extract more performance out of HDDs. Not StorONE. Our S1 Enterprise Storage platform delivers more performance per HDD than any other storage system on the market. That means high-bandwidth for backups and better IOPS for instant recovery features.
Want Instant Recovery that performs like production storage? S1:Backup can support a tier of flash so that instant recoveries instantiate on flash storage while storing retained data on HDDs. Want to drive down the cost of backup infrastructure and its floor space consumption? S1:Backup can even tier to the cloud! S1:Backup tiering is built-in, so if your backup application can support multiple tiers or the cloud, your backup infrastructure will, thanks to S1!
UNPRECEDENTED MEDIA REDUNDANCY
Hard drives fail but your backups can't. S1:Backup leverages the S1: Storage Platform's S1:vRAID. Now your backup disk appliance can survive multiple drive failures without data loss or a drop in performance. Since vRAID is built-in to the S1 Storage Platform, you don't need to pay extra for hardware-based controllers.
LOWEST COST BACKUP APPLIANCE
S1:Backup is also the most cost-effective backup disk appliance on the market. S1:Backup is software that you load onto a server of your choice. You can use drives internal to the server or attached via a SAS JBOD shelf. The S1:Backup software is also resource-efficient, it delivers better performance than most backup disk appliances but requires less from the CPU and memory.