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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Condor WAN Optimization Partner Netex is First to Market with VMWare SW Version

January 17, 2008 Leave a reply

Condor Storage is pleased to announce our WAN optimization partner, Netex, now offers a software version for VMWare envrionments. The “HyperIP” product family is tailored for business continuity and disaster recovery applications that depend on long-distance remote TCP/IP data transmissions. It’s focused on optimizing TCP data for backup, recovery and data replication applications, for example. In particular, HyperIP products can handle long-distance data transfers at rates above OC-12. Differentiator: With HyperIP for VMware, customers can scale performance up to 600x with no hardware upgrades or change outs. PS It’s OEMed by EMC so if you’d like to pay 3X more for it from them, OK.

HyperIP for VMware is generally available in the first quarter of 2008 with entry-level pricing starting between $6,000 and $8,000. For Condor clients, ask now for a test drive. Contact Us : http://www.condorstorage.com/contact_info.htm

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Restoration on Demand

October 30, 2007 Leave a reply

Just back from SNW Dallas. (PS-love that DFW Grand Hyatt adjoining the terminal) I got off the multi-terabyte storage topic for a few days, as I was cornered with 3 very seasoned WAN optimization engineers at the conference. How fast can an unplanned migration occur  when disaster strikes and nothing adequate is in place yet? (options would be overnight to ship an appliance or immediately via software download) How fast can you move data once a solution is put into place? (How about up to 1TB./hr. over public internet lines. ) WAN optimization is a huge market with many vendors so we asked: How can we prove to our clients, how easy this works? The astounding answer was “let them test it for free”. We like producsts that get a reacion like this one: “Hey, this works as advertised and is something we should never go without, now that we see what is does.” Our solution is also available to lease short term.

So my Q?’s are:

  1. How would you like to reduce your DR costs by 50%?
  2. Is your IP network impacting application performance?
  3. Would you like to maximize what your bandwidth provider is charging for?
  4. Would an enterprise backup solution interest you?
  5. Would you choose to optimize replication, disaster recovery, backup, & general data migrations over a lower cost IP infrastructure?
  6. and last but not least….If you could have a secure copy of all data sitting online at all times for rapid restore and migration back to your primary site, why would you not do that?

If you care to discuss this topic, please visit Condor’s Contact Us Page and request a call back. http://www.condorstorage.com/contact_info.htm

 

 

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