Hybrid storage provider Starboard Storage Systems and BDR solutions company SEP Software have formed a Technology Alliance Partnership to deliver a storage platform capable of consolidating mixed application workloads with backup in physical and virtual servers as well as VDI environments.
The joint solution takes advantage of Starboard’s SSD hybrid storage and SEP’s multi-streaming technology. Starboard’s SSD hybrid storage delivers up to 20 times the performance of traditional NAS and SAN systems and significantly reduces backup and recovery times across physical and virtual environments, according to the company. SEP’s multi-streaming technology allows users to simultaneously backup unlimited streams of data to a single storage device.
The Starboard Storage AC Series is hybrid storage designed to provide solid-state performance for active data, while keeping data at rest stored on cost-effective hard disks. The AC Series simplifies managing modern application workload environments that include unstructured, virtualized, and structured data. Starboard says it eliminates many SMB customer pain points with its MAST architecture. The MAST architecture is built from the ground up and features SSD acceleration tiering and dynamic storage pooling with simplified provisioning and management through Starboard Storage Apps.
As a technology alliance partner, SEP Software will provide Starboard’s customers with enhanced data protection for physical and virtual environments. SEP sesam provides recovery of physical and virtualized applications, and is fully certified for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer virtual server and VDI environments. SEP Software and Starboard AC45 and AC72 storage systems complement each other and enable customers to speed up their backup and data protection for physical server, virtual server, and virtual client deployments.
Certified with VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer, the Starboard Storage AC Series is designed for storage consolidation supporting multiple protocols, NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel, and enables the management of mixed workloads. The AC Series’ capacity can be expanded on-the-fly up to 576TBs with automatic load balancing across new drives as they are added. Drive speeds and capacities can be mixed and matched within the Starboard Storage AC Series.
The Starboard Storage TAP program members participate in product compatibility testing with Starboard Storage AC Series, the creation of joint solutions, and mutual customer support services to ensure a reliable and comprehensive solution for customers.
Starboard Storage Systems will be exhibiting at VMworld at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco on August 26- 29.† Visit the company in booth 634.