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Storage Virtualization Solution

The perfect storage virtualization solution using FalconStor NSS + PRIMERGY server + ETERNUS DX disk storage systems

The management of existing storage devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Storage virtualization enables the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device, managed from a central console. This greatly helps storage administrators perform expansion, backup, archiving, and recovery tasks more easily, and in less time, by disguising the actual complexity of the SAN.
In the development of virtualized environments and private clouds, flexibility of data migration, and growth capabilities are more important than ever.
To address this, Fujitsu has introduced its Storage Virtualization Solution. Based on a combination of FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) technology, ETERNUS DX disk storage systems, and PRIMERGY servers, it helps you reduce management costs, minimize system downtime, ensure data protection, and most importantly, deliver service level flexibility in a cloud service environment.

Storage virtualization with FalconStor NSS

FalconStor NSS is a scalable high availability solution that enables storage virtualization and business continuity in heterogeneous environments. Supporting existing third-party disk arrays, FalconStor NSS eliminates storage boundaries and vendor lock-in, providing you with fast and easy data provisioning, mirroring, migration, snapshots, and WAN-optimized replication. With integrated support for Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI protocols, FalconStor NSS enables the benefits of storage virtualization across any IT environment and budget.
  • Optimize I/O performance: READ, WRITE, and replication
  • Automated disaster recovery (DR) via the RecoverTrac™ tool
  • Migration of data across storage platforms without downtime
Key featuresBenefits
Controls storage management costs and complexity
  • Heterogeneous support
  • Thin provisioning
  • Central Client Manager (CCM)
  • Supports iSCSI and Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity
  • Enables efficient management of existing capacity
  • Simplifies administration
  • Increases utilization of all disk capacity
  • Simplifies operations
Minimizes system downtime
  • Data migration
  • Automated DR via RecoverTrac™ tool
  • Easily moves data volumes between tiers or SANs
  • Automates complex application recovery and DR testing
  • Supports P2P, P2V, and V2V recovery
Ensures comprehensive data protection
  • Mirror volumes, up to 1000 snapshots
  • WAN-optimized replication via MicroScan™ technology
  • Enables granular recovery points
  • Data assurance and business continuity
  • Reduces bandwidth requirements by up to 95%
  • Enables fast DR
Service level flexibility
  • Data tiering
  • Optimized I/O performance
  • Populates data on appropriate disk volumes: Nearline SAS, SAS, FC
  • Accelerates storage performance for mission-critical applications
  • Alternate-READ mirror volumes eliminate I/O bottlenecks
  • HotZone® and SafeCache™ technologies improve READ/WRITE performance

Storage Virtualization Solution

Host connectionsFC, iSCSI

Snapshot images per LUN

Up to 1000

Capabilities

High availability (HA)
Thin provisioning
WAN-optimized replication with encryption/compression
Automated DR via RecoverTrac tool
Snapshot agents (including Microsoft Windows, Linux file systems)
Snapshot Director for VMware vSphere
Storage Replication Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager
SNMP integration
Central Client Manager (CCM)

Supported Device

Device typeProduct name

Servers

PRIMERGY RX300 S6

Storage systems

ETERNUS DX60/DX80/DX90, ETERNUS DX80 S2/DX90 S2
ETERNUS DX400 series, ETERNUS DX400 S2 series
ETERNUS DX8000 series, ETERNUS DX8700 S2
and most major 3rd party legacy storage systems