Condor Storage and HPC

March 14, 2012 Leave a reply

Condor Storage was the storage and backup vendor to University of Arizona Tucson in 2011 and worked in close technical liason with Data Direct Networks and Qualstar on this HPC project.

We are proud to be a trusted partner to our university clients and the result is a state of the art new data center on campus in Tucson. The Data Direct Networks storage was selected (SFA10K) for the cluster.

See the DDN storage here: http://rc.arizona.edu/storage/home

Exciting things, 2012:

  • Solid State arrays are finally affordable. We are proud to partner with TMS whom is one of the longest on record provider of solid state and recently purchased by IBM.
  • Our President, Jeanne Wilson, spoke at CreateASphere 2012 on how to restore data when the “DAM” breaks. As it turns out, many Digital Asset Mngt. plans include archival to our very affordable but massively scalable Qualstar XLS  tape libraries. LTO-6 is shipping!
  • Object Based Storage which avoids RAIDed disks, starts to spread it’s wings w/AmpliData and DDN WOS. We are there.
  • Nexsan, late to the Unified Storage arena, releases unified SAN/NAS and it is impressive. They are also the first to ship 4 Terabyte SATA drives.
  • Starboard Storage Systems  and Condor Storage have several published case studies. Unique: iSCSI, SAN and NAS and Fibre, 10GB available,High IOPS, Granular Snapshots, and more. Please allow us to showcase this technology.
  • EMC VNXe is well received by our client base and continues to rack up the industry awards.
  • Condor partners with BitSpeed, for fast file transfer. We had previously signed with Aspera as well, and continue to assist our clients with fast file transfer solutions from both manufacturers.

Thank you to all our trusted vendors and to our returning clients whom have  trusted in our abilities and service. Call us please, for any information on our products, vendors and custom solutions.

 

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This Summers Top 5 Identified IT Projects

June 7, 2010 Leave a reply

Survey Reveals Top 5 "Front Burner" Projects among Clients

Condor Storage’s expertise is recommending solution suggestions for all of these five identified issues. We have carefully aligned with vendors that excel in each of these areas. There is always a built in layer of pricing for the most enterprise rich solution, so how does a client determine the value vs. feature formula that is the best cost, with least amount of sacrifice on features, for his/her exact project requirements? That is what a solution provider spends their time doing, we are professional match makers. 50% of our time is spent keeping a pulse on industry trends, as well as health checks among our client and colleague installations, vendor strengths and weaknesses,  in depth vendor reviews on new products, analyst viewpoints, and emergent and reoccuring themes of our clients “pain points”. Woe to today’s integrator who does not have a myriad of solutions at the ready for optimizing online data storage. It’s becoming a world of online, all the time, instant restore and failover and multiple tiers off primary arrays for cost savings under tremendous growth patterns.  Please visit our “Contact Us” page for no cost, pre-sales consultation. Thank you for reading our blog.
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The Whole Enchilada

May 4, 2010 Leave a reply

I’m seeing alot of technical call outs for storage solutions encompassing CIFS and NFS, SAN provisioning and replication with snapshots. Condor offers many vendor solutions that allow for above the norm design in features. We have acceleration appliances for highest IOPS , which can equal a 10 node NAS cluster in performance at an entry level cost of $35K. We have enterprise arrays, starting at under $10K for 14TB of full featured SAN with 24/7 support inclusive. If you call out your technical specs to me, we shall work with vendor engineers to architect an impressive match, feature by desired feature , with terrific price points. My promise, I shall  spare no effort on your behalf in our research phase, if you provide adequate details on what you are seeking.  -JMW

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Q4 Promotion, 14 1TB Drives for Free!

October 20, 2009 Leave a reply

To all new Nexsan clients, or those who have not ordered within the past 24 months, please inquire how you can receive (14) 1TB. enterprise Hitachi 7200 RPM drives for FREE w/purchase of the SATAbeast award winning SAN solution. Any OS supported incl. MAC/Apple. This is 14 Terabytes for Free and comes at an economic time where every bit and byte of savings is a step toward a profitable 2010. Visit Our Contact Us page and request the details. http://www.condorstorage.com/contact_info.htm

Limited Condor Promotion

Limited Condor Promotion

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Our 2009 Look Ahead at IT Trends

January 14, 2009 Leave a reply

Our focus revolves around storage trends in the multi-terabyte range.  i.e. Challenges with explosive data growth, how to implement D2D based archival at affordable prices, and ways to scale up and out without being locked into primary vendor choke holds. Tiered Storage was our 2008 theme and we architected and implemented a great deal of it. Email archival also took off, while dedup and compliance issues just seemed to be alot of noise. iSCSI and NAS options are what we were asked most to configure and quote.  Our theme for 2009 is “Front Ending Open Storage”. We already have our favored 24/7 raid array suppliers in place and factoring in cost per GB. at all time lows with green power and equal or superior support/service-we can take on bigger brand names and come out way ahead on cost containment w/o  sacrificing features. What clients still worry about most, is the fact that they have been single vendor biased for so long that if they stray, their jobs could be on the line. We are now talking to former “all EMC” or “All IBM” shops who see the need to tier.  If you could implement a backup copy of all critical files to be failed over to, in event of a data center disaster, why wouldn’t you do that? Cost is the only answer. These purebred shops are now looking at becoming hybrid shops. We can help and that’s what Condor Storage does a great job at.

You must know the game you are in, esp. in today’s “economy”. We are on direct with emerging storage vendors and offer unique front end ways to scale commodity disk to petabytes. We’ve added HPC servers and clustered solutions this year. A carry over from 2008 are value deals for SMB’s. 24 slot tape loaders are a steal right now, as well as turnkey NAS appliances and D2D backup solutions. You won’t find our specials and incentives on this blog very often, you’ll need to get on our mail list this year by visiting our “Contact Us” page. We are happy to impart our knowledge via a one-to-one phone call or site meeting. I hope to hear from more of you with unique IT issues to solve. Bring it on for 2009 and bring me your brand name snobs too! We’ll be gentle in our sales approach, aggessive with our price quotes and will focus 100% on “your unique” data storage questions. To quote a client of mine managing a PB., it’s the not asking that can get you in trouble! Call me directly at 888-472-8028.

Happy 2009. -Jeanne

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Condor Storage in Beverly Hills

July 10, 2008 Leave a reply

Condor Storage supports charities that save abandoned animals. We recently attended the DogsinDanger.com charity fundraiser in Beverly Hills where we met Ryan Seacrest and Tillman the skateboarding bull dog and his owner Ron [from World's Greatest Dogs, The Reality TV show.] All were very nice looking in person! Tillman however, I have a personal crush on.

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Finally, after being held hostage, a REAL easy to use migration tool priced right

September 13, 2007 Leave a reply

I tried to play nice before with vendors like Arkivio, who were grossly overcharging for their migration tools and acting like fat overstuffed kings of the ILM sector. Move over you lamb-engorged pillagers, Moonwalk has arrived fresh from down under. It’s designed for tiering storage, policy based management, file reduction, and it’s skinny sw (like a DLL)…plus a cheap workstation can be deployed on the front end. This is one of half a dozen products we are rolling out for Q4 and literally jumping up and down about! For a limited time only, we are offering free downloads so you can try it for yourself with expert follow up and webinars with free gifts.  Please request “Moonwalk download” from our ”Contact Us” page at www.condorstorage.com or go to: www.moonwalkinc.com and mention Condor sent you, that’s how we survive. Over ‘n Out,  JMW. Read More: Moonwalk Overview

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