With so many options to choose from it is difficult to know which the best storage solution to pick is. At DMC Technology we have focussed on a number of suppliers that can offer a good range of storage options to suit many different budgets.

IBM STORAGE

The most powerful and easy-to-use innovative disk systems in the storage marketplace

In storage management today, breaking the cycle of increased complexity and explosive data growth can be a big challenge. The old ways of  buying and managing storage have become less effective. Due to resource constraints—both physical storage resources and human resources— IT organizations must act quickly to optimize and simplify their  infrastructure. Unchecked complexity and growth will only become  bigger problems over time.

IT organizations may also suffer from a range of challenges:

  • Disruptive migrations
  • Difficulty deploying tiered storage
  • Concern about growth in storage and storage management costs Inability to share storage among servers
  • Reduced productivity and increased cost caused by isolated server  and storage management tools
  • Inability to use virtualized storage in the way they use virtual servers, as a tool for optimizing expenditures, resources and capabilities

To stand up to these challenges and allow businesses to respond to a rapidly changing marketplace, IBM Storwize® V7000 and Storwize V7000 Unified are virtualized storage systems to complement virtualized server environments that provide unmatched performance, availability, advanced functions and highly-scalable capacity never seen before in  midrange disk systems. As members of the IBM Storwize family, Storwize V7000 and Storwize V7000 Unified are powerful midrange disk systems that have been designed to be easy to use and to enable rapid deployment

QSAN TECHNOLOGY

Deliver the Best Price-Performance Value for SMB

P300Q iSCSI system is specially designed for high availability applications. The P300Q has fully redundant components including redundant RAID controllers, power supplies, fan modules, battery backup modules and SAS JBOD expansion ports. All of these components are hot-swappable to create a high availability platform and provide non-stop services. Special features in firmware are RAID 6, 60 support, QSnap writable snapshot, Windows VSS support, and volume configuration restoration. All these features are designed to add an extra layer of protection to your valuable data. To raise the bar higher, P300Q can upgrade firmware without system down time. Both firmware image and volume handling are well protected by the redundant RAID controllers. When one RAID controller is down or disconnected, the other RAID controller will take over all tasks immediately and seamlessly.

Highlights:   

  • Four iSCSI ports per controller
  • Up to 200K IOPS & 900MB/Sec. throughput
  • Fully redundant & hot pluggable designs: RAID controllers, power supplies, fan modules, battery backup modules, & JBOD expansion
  • Hardware iSCSI offloaded engine
  • Green storage designs: auto disk spin down, advanced cooling mechanism, & 80 PLUS energy-efficient power supplies
  • Advanced data protection: RAID 6, 60, QSnap writeable snapshot, Windows VSS support
  • Flexible volume management for multiple applications & environments: virtualization (VMWare, Hyper-V, Citrix), cloud storage, SQL, Exchange, surveillance, file backup, email, boot from SAN, & etc.
  • High connection availability: load balancing & failover
  • Extendable capacity up to 120TB 

DESKTOP STORAGE

We offer a range of desktop units from Qnas, Thecus, and Synology , offering both network, iScsi and direct attached storage options. Sizes range from 1 TB up-to a massive 24 TB and beyond. Prices of these units compare very favourably to their bigger brothers giving  a cost effective no-frills storage solution.