Storage Virtualization

Data growth over the past 15 years has created increased storage management costs for every organization. IT Administrators are stuck managing multiple islands of storage from multiple vendors, each with different management schemes. Storage virtualization enables businesses to consolidate storage resources into a virtual pool and fully utilize capacity with centralized management, for a more efficient environment. What's more, you can re-purpose decommissioned tier-1 storage into tier-2 or tier-3 applications. Storage Virtualization gives you the flexibility and freedom to choose storage from vendors of your choice and keep your budget balanced.

  • FalconStor NSS

    Virtual storage with backup and DR FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) solution offers powerful storage provisioning and virtualization, as well as a full set of application-aware data protection services, including:
    • Real-time synchronous mirroring
    • Volume snapshots
    • Automated disaster recovery via RecoverTrac technology
    • WAN-optimized replication across multiple platforms.

    Multiple deployment options, including high-availability (HA) SAN

    FalconStor NSS can be deployed as enterprise-level software, as storage appliances, as gateway appliances that virtualize existing storage, or as virtual appliances for VMware environments, including enabling iSCSI SAN services on the direct-attached storage (DAS) resources of VMware ESX Server. FalconStor Network Storage Server appliances can be configured for high availability. In addition, solid-state drive (SSD) models offer storage area network (SAN) acceleration.

    Efficient storage provisioning

    By virtualizing storage on any disk array, FalconStor NSS lets you pool and tier disk assets. Offering advanced services such as thin provisioning, FalconStor NSS simplifies provisioning, reduces allocation errors, maximizes resource utilization, and accelerates the storage infrastructure.

    Industry-recognized SAN acceleration

    FalconStor combines its Network Storage Server (NSS) gateway and management software with a Violin 1010 Flash Memory Appliance (or any other solid-state drive) to create the FalconStor NSS SAN Accelerator. The solid-state storage is used for caching, while FalconStor SafeCache™ and HotZone® technologies speed up data writes and reads. The FalconStor NSS SAN Accelerator solution was named a 2010 Product of the Year finalist by Storage Magazine and

    Award-winning virtualization in VMware environments

    Integrating tightly with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, FalconStor NSS offers intelligent storage virtualization optimized for VMware technology. For its breadth of functionality, as well as for its performance, the product was honored with the Silver award in the "Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services" category of Storage Magazine's 2008 Products of the Year.