Starboard Storage Systems reduces the cost of ownership of storage for SMEs by efficiently managing modern application workload environments to keep pace with relentless data growth. Modern application workloads include unstructured, virtualized and structured data.
Every workload is different and often their performance and access patterns are unpredictable. One application may be heavy on sequential reads and writes, another may be heavy on random reads and writes, yet another may have a balance of reads and writes. This has led to many customers having purchased silos of different storage systems to handle the individual characteristics unstructured, virtualized and structured workloads making their IT environments costly and difficult to manage and scale.
Table 1: Typical I/O Characteristics
In most storage systems it is difficult to handle a mixed workload such as that represented in Table 1 efficiently. Either they do not support multi-protocols of CIFS, NFS, iSCSI and fibre channel or they cannot optimize for the workload of each application or they are unable to flex on demand to handle performance and capacity needs of these workloads. Starboard Storage Systems is able to manage various workload types, all within a single easy to scale hybrid storage solution.