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.
Abstract: If all storage array vendors buy disk drives from the same small set of disk manufacturers then why is there such a big reliability gap between storage vendors? While excellent work has revealed the reality of failure rates and types, the focus has merely been on ”what” happens when components fail. There is very little to describe “why” subsystems fail and “why” some vendors produce exceedingly reliable subsystems while others fall drastically short. Please email: email@example.com and request a .pdf copy of the “If Disk” WP. We think you will find this has solid technology pointers you should be aware of.
Nexsan has announced the DATAbeast storage solution thru it’s reseller partners, now available as a toally integrated SAN solution. It has alot to offer our clients who cannot afford a three lettter SAN but it really fits best for clients looking at 70+ TB. of storage. With 4GB. fibre connections and redundancy back to the switch, this promises to offer a swiss army knife of SAN features all under one part number vs. the “that’s extra but available” answer that many SAN vendors will answer back with. The array features 4GB Fibre Channel interfaces for access to block-level data and NAS interfaces for access to file-level information. With the DATABeast, all components are pre-installed, preconfigured and ready for operations in a 42U or 25U rack mount configurations.
The DATABeast also includes management tools that allow thin provisioning, VMWare support, storage pooling, tiering and virtualization, as well as mirroring, snapshots and replication.
Please contact us for a webinar on this product and get a free Nexsan T-Shirt sent to you upon completion. (black shirt, purple logo, nice quality)
List Price: The DATABeast prices between $1,800 and $2,700 per terabyte MSRP and we offer significant discounts as part of our value add plus competitive matrixes so you can easily compare it to the other brands you may be investigating. Condor Storage is superb at brokering significant discounts for our clients. Please call us if you are obtaining price quotes for a SAN or hybrid SAN/NAS planned purchase. 888-472-8028 or 928-284-2535.
We’ve been bombarded with NAS price requests lately. Please note for least cost that all of our open storage vaults can be installed as DAS, NAS or SAN with the proper add-ons, as they simply appear as a drive letter to any OS, while running raid underneath the covers. For a turnkey single vendor solution, we are pleased to have two partner solutions. Both are green powered and we can add ILM, Backup and CAS Single Instance Store to the solution plus iSCSI is now available. I have talked to clients whom wish to have three separate tiers of NAS, spreading out costs among vendors.
So what is your criteria for selecting a NAS solution? …I’ll share with you how Land Rover sold me a car and I am tough to sell to: their competitors had lots of features I asked for but they were all upgrades and add-ons to base sticker price. The LR sales guy kept stating “that’s included, it’s standard” on every question I asked. This made it very simple for me to decide, as when all the good stuff comes standard, that impresses me. We deliver best value to our clients by also offering more features that come standard, and we’ll even let you test drive our hardware for 30 days. VaRoom.
I have just returned from Vegas, but did not gamble. (Bought over$$ designer sunglasses instead.) I went to update myself on file archival, digital vaults for govt. requirements, crypto-shredding! Talking about long term data storage to infinity and beyond, searchable like Google with de-dup, digital fingerprints and like wizards to King Authur, poof, your data is ”discovery ready”. We prefer to champion plug ‘n play products that do not require an entire SE team to architect. We have some unique products that address content addressable storage needs. Please contact us on our website to view a webinar on what these turnkey solutions entail.
Sadly, an industry colleague is closing their doors. They have asked us to find new homes for several Nexsan SATABeasts that still have 2 full years remaining on warranty. We picked up the lot. Some are earmarked for existing customers. We’ve got a couple extra, but they are going pretty quickly as all are priced at under $20,000. (note: these sold out quickly, we’ll post next time we have more)
Here are some details ~ 14 – 21 TB per box, fibre channel and iSCSI enabled, dual controllers, 2 years remaining on warranty.
Contact us at: 888-472-8028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org