Introduction to Storage

The latest advances in High Performance Compute and Deep Learning are being driven by one major factor – the expansion of big data. The availability of this data and the ability to derive use from it, requires ever faster, and more secure, storage – whether local capacity in the forms of fast SSD storage in your servers, easy access Network Attached Storage (NAS) or dedicated Storage Area Network (SAN) appliances designed to scale, protect and offer hybrid cloud functionality.

SSD Storage for your 3XS Server

Enterprise-class SSDs are designed for the most intensive and consistent usage, where virtualised and cloud applications demand fast access and always-on reliability. Our range of 3XS servers can be specified with a choice of high-performance SSD technology from the leading manufacturers, including SATA, M.2 or PCI NVME models.

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Intel Optane SSD

The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series is built on 3D XPoint technology and helps to eliminate datacentre storage bottlenecks and allows bigger, more affordable data sets. It can accelerate applications, reduce transaction costs for latency-sensitive workloads, and improve overall datacentre TCO.

3D XPoint™ Technology

Cross Point Structure

Perpendicular wires connect submicroscopic columns. An individual memory cell can be addressed by selecting its top and bottom wire.

Non-Volatile

3D XPoint™ Technology is non-volotile which means your data doesn’t go away when your power goes away, making it a great choice for storage.

High Endurance

Unlike other storage memory technologies, 3D XPoint™ Technology is not significantly impacted by the number of write cycles it can endure, making it more durable.

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Stackable

These thin layers of memory can be stacked to further boost density.

Selector

Whereas DRAM requires a transistor at each memory cell, making it big and expensive - the amont of voltage sent to each 3D XPoint Technology selector enables its memory cell to be written to or read without requiring a transistor.

Memory Cell

Each memory cell can store a single bit of data.

3XS NAS Solutions

Based on the award-winning hardware and software platforms of Synology and QNAP NAS, 3XS systems can provide either desktop or rackmount configurations to suit every budget and business. We are also able to specify the drives and RAID levels that best suit your applications too - even if that means two arrays in a single chassis, such as 4x WD Red Pro drives for business critical storage configured in RAID 5, and 2x WD Purple drives for network surveillance in RAID 1.

We can also configure your NAS with SSDs (where the chassis allows), however it should be noted that that the higher access speeds of SSDs are often negated in a network environment, dependant on data traffic levels.

SAN Solutions and The Cloud

An enterprise company requires a highly-available, scalable and resilient storage solution, and here at Scan we can help recommend which would best suit your needs. Partnering with tried and trusted market-leading storage providers, we can design disk or all-flash based systems perfect for every vertical industry, or supply complete hybrid SAN solutions from the likes of NetApp, optimised for the applications intended to be used.

Furthermore, with new data compliance regulations just around the corner, it’s never been more critical to understand and ensure your data is both secure and complies with any legislation that affects your particular industry vertical.

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Whichever hardware solution you choose, NetApp ONTAP data management software ensures you get flexible, scalable and resilient storage capacity allowing up to three simultaneous drive failures, load balancing and superior I/O performance.

Software Defined Storage

Taking storage flexibility to the next level, Scan can offer Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions such as NetApp ONTAP Select. NetApp ONTAP Select offers robust enterprise storage services that are deployed on your choice of commodity hardware from the comfort of your own datacentre. It combines the best of the cloud, in terms of agility and granular capacity scaling, with the flexibility, resilience, and locality of on-premises storage.

Ruggedized Deployments

Deliver the power of enterprise data management for mobile data centers and tactical or emergency response scenarios.

Data Center Infrastructure

Rapidly deploy and scale enterprise-grade data services on your commodity server infrastructure.

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Spin up enterprise data management on leading Infrastructure. Create your own on-premises cloud infrastructure.

ONTAP Select converts a server’s internal disk drives, SSD or HDD, as well as HCI and external array storage into an agile, flexible storage platform.

Archive and Back-up

Taking storage flexibility to the next level, Scan can offer Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions such as NetApp ONTAP Select. NetApp ONTAP Select offers robust enterprise storage services that are deployed on your choice of commodity hardware from the comfort of your own datacentre. It combines the best of the cloud, in terms of agility and granular capacity scaling, with the flexibility, resilience, and locality of on-premises storage.

Archive Back-Up

Archiving STATIC data reduces costs

  • - Data is written only once
  • - Low cost of ownership
  • - Data is permanently backed up
  • - Affordable disaster recovery

Backing up ACTIVE data is a necessity

  • - Increases availability of disk storage
  • - Reduces overhead costs related to backups

Whichever hardware solution you choose, NetApp ONTAP data management software ensures you get flexible, scalable and resilient storage capacity allowing up to three simultaneous drive failures, load balancing and superior I/O performance.