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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April Promotions

April 17, 2009 Leave a reply

We’re inundated with promos, this is a buyers market. Something to Talk About: 2 for 1 iSCSI SAN offers-get a free iSCSI SAN appliance and replicate your data. Free, to new clients only, recieve one SATA drive free for every 2 ordered in a raid array.

Where can you get 5 TB. free? Buy an 8TB raid array and get either a free second controller for active/active failover OR choose 5 1TB. drives for FREE. Our clients like FREE. Also, free shipping in/out and free evaluation on our new SSD PCI card. Here’s another free offer, -order a 12 slot tape autoloader, get a unit with 24 slots-that’s 12 slots for FREE. Restructure any text file with our custom migration and archival software…get a free trial to move 500 files and test this, ask for a FREE download link. Here’s another zinger…get a 4TB. free license for an easy to use and administer NAS paralllel file system.

Solid State Offer: Test drive a PCI flash based card that can resolve performance problems and accelerate applications up to 2500%. See for youself how SSD can dramatically increase the number of concurrent users and simultaneous transactions in your existing environment. Save money by reducing the need for expensive new servers, software licenses, server-based RAM and monolithic RAID. We have a unique solution for NetApps clients with this product, please inquire. Talk to us for more details. 888-472-8028 or 928-284-2535

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Condor’s 2008 Theme-Intelligently Tiering Storage

March 13, 2008 Leave a reply

IDC just completed a study of the Digital Universe and if you are a corporate entity with all your data in one tier, it’s time to think a new game plan.  By 2011, there will be 1,800 exabytes of electronic data in existence, or 1.8 zettabytes (an exabyte is equal to 1 billion gigabytes). In fact, the number of bits stored already exceeds the estimated number of stars in the universe, IDC stated.

Start Tiering Now! I have personally been architecting open storage disk “vaults” [meaning 40+ drives in one 4U shelf] just about ’since they were invented.  Condor has seen a subtle shift from user requests for D2D backup projects into smartly bundled solutions for vast network shares, long term archival and secondary and third tier storage, that is truly cost contained. After all, if you know today’s price for a 42TB. vault with all the fixin’s you desire, and your storage needs grow by 200% over three years, you can plan on how much to allocate for your storage budget as the prices seldom ever go up.

Read the study highlights below and you will see that tiered storage may become as commonly accepted as raid technology is now. Green powered vaults with extreme density designs will come from a few select manufacturers, but be OEMed by hundreds of firms hoping to sell you their name on the sheet metal. I have an ROI showing how major manufacturers marketing 14 drive arrays make more revenue from SLA’s. They probably should have all OEMed a 4U 40x drive vault by now, but are holding off at your expense.

 What can be done immediately to help save power and cooling costs?
Kenneth G. Brill, executive director of the Uptime Institute recently told eWEEK: “Applications need to be sorted into mission critical, business critical, business operational and business administrative reliability categories. Each application then needs to be assigned to the lowest appropriate data center tier level.” We have the software to do this now, despite whether you have budget to buy storage to park it on. Utilize your older, disparate arrays with ILM software at $4K/per license and start setting policies to tier that data.

The main findings of the “Digital Universe” study:

  • The digital universe is bigger than we thought: 281 exabytes in 2007.
  • The digital universe will grow tenfold in five years.
  • In 2007, the digital universe contained more bits (computer I’s and 0′s) than there are stars in the physical universe.
  • There is now more information created in a year than there is capacity to store it.
  • Responsibility for the information in the digital universe by industry does NOT match IT spend or GDP distribution by industry.
  • A single e-mail with a 1MB attachment sent to four colleagues can generate 50MB of information in the digital universe (based on an IDC-like architecture).

Don’t ask Jeeves, he won’t know your rate of growth! Ask Condor for a common sense tiered storage plan.

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March/April Clearance Arrays-36TB.

March 4, 2008 Leave a reply

We have a promotion ongoing and for larger storage needs, it’s a great value. We were asked to help on an overstock situation. The offer is a 4U, 48 bay disk array with snapshots built in. Raw storage is 36TB. (48 750GB SATA drives), dual controller and MSRP is $62,000. Promotional Price to Condor clients: $31,995. This carries a full three year factory warranty and is brand new hardware. Please contact us: 888-472-8028.

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New Storage Vault for MAC released that scales to 42TB. per array!

January 17, 2008 Leave a reply

Condor Storage announces availability of the SATAbeast Xi, for the XServe Market

The SATABeast™ Xi is the first, high density, energy efficient storage solution built for the Apple Xserve and Mac Pro markets.  The SATABeast Xi is designed specifically for Xserve and Mac Pro complementing those environments in both physical look and feel, and with a user interface that is visually compatible with Leopard.  

 

The SATABeast Xi was formally announced and showcased at MacWorld 2008 in San Francisco on Monday January 14th.  The response to this product has been tremendous from press and analysts. It’s ideal to replace older XServe raid arrays that are nearing warranty expiration. ex. one client had 7 older Xserve raid arrays providing 42TB. which we can now be replaced with one SATABeast Xi in just 4U, with green power AUTOmaid built in. University and Government price schedules are available. Please inquire on our Contact Us form for a free podcast, weblinks and a formal specification sheet. Nexsan SataBeastXi Audio Webcast by CTO, Gary Watson

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Nexsan Offers Trade in-Trade Up Program

December 4, 2007 Leave a reply

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You can trade in any legacy Nexsan ATA product for a 45% discount off MSRP for a new SATABoy or SATABeast!
Few vendors take in old hardware on trade, so this is a terrific offer to retire older units.  Condor Storage is working in tangent with Nexsan to handle any and all trades so as to get old ATA drives off the street.

You will gain:

  • Higher density with up to 42TB in a 4U chassis

  • AutoMAID power-saving features

  • iSCSI and 4Gb Fibre Channel connectivity

Contact us now to arrange your trade up! Offer extended by popular demand, thru Mar. 31, 2008.

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