The AOS Appliance for Network Storage is designed to reduce storage capacity requirements as well as power, cooling, and management costs across both NAS and iSCSI SAN environments.
March 24, 2011
BridgeSTOR has a new data storage solution for SMBs looking to confront the growth in data stored on NAS and iSCSI SAN systems.
Employing a combination of ASIC-accelerated deduplication and compression, BridgeSTOR says its new Application Optimized Storage (AOS) Appliance for Network Storage reduces storage capacity requirements as well as power, cooling, and management costs across both NAS and iSCSI SAN environments by up to 70 percent.
The BridgeSTOR AOS Appliance for Network Storage combines HP server hardware with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, and BridgeSTOR’s Virtual Storage—Advanced Data Reduction (VS-ADR) technology in order to reduce the need for storage hardware.
“The AOS Appliance for Network Storage brings effective and affordable data reduction to our SMB, SME, departmental and workgroup customers who are not storage specialists,” says BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze.
BridgeStor’s VS-ADR technology combines inline, ASIC-assisted block-level data compression and deduplication with “Disk-on-Demand” thin provisioning for optimized and scalable storage. With the use of hardware-accelerated data deduplication and compression, the BridgeSTOR AOS Appliance for Network Storage delivers advanced data reduction without an impact on the user experience or changes to their infrastructure while also improving storage utilization.
Disk-on-Demand thin provisioning enables storage managers to allocate storage volumes of any size to servers without physically installing storage until needed. The combined impact of VS-ADR and Disk-on-Demand reduces capital expenses on storage hardware and, in turn, reduces operational costs for power, cooling, and storage administration.
The BridgeSTOR AOS Appliance for Network Storage enables businesses to start with virtual storage capacities as small as 2.6 TB and can be scaled up to as much as 33 TB of usable RAID-5 capacity.
BridgeSTOR now offers AOS Appliances for VMware Virtualization, Backup Exec 2010, Microsoft DPM and Network Storage.
AOS Appliances start at $20,000 (MSRP) and will be available exclusively through select channel partners.
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