Volumes of data are created every single day and if there’s one thing for sure, it’s that businesses of all sizes must determine how to deal with it. Many businesses are asking basic questions:
- Can I find a system with the performance to support a broad set of applications?
- How much expansion will I need to support future requirements?
- Should I make the investment in and transition to all-flash arrays?
- Do we have IT resources with the skills to support the storage infrastructure?
- Do I have the budget to support my storage hardware and software needs?
What should a small or mid-sized business do to address all of these challenges? Well, all you need is an affordable solution that is simple to deploy, and provides speed and availability today, while offering scalability for the future. Oh and by the way, that solution needs to have the flexibility to integrate into your current environment. “That’s all?!?!” you say sarcastically.
We know that’s a tall order, but we just announced enterprise-class, Lenovo Storage SAN offerings with cool, yet useful innovations at a very affordable price point. So there IS an easy solution.
Let’s start from the top. The Lenovo Storage S2200 and S3200 can be used for a variety of applications, ranging from general purpose, web serving and data management/analytics that require high IOPs, to video surveillance and streaming workloads that need high throughput. These SAN systems will deliver strong performance for any-sized workload.
So, what are the basics? The S2200 and S3200 storage arrays offer dual and single controllers in a 2U form factor with 12 and 24 drive configurations to address the need for raw capacity and performance. You don’t have to worry about growth because the S2200 supports up to 96 drives and the S3200 supports up to 192 drives to easily sustain you today and tomorrow.
These systems also have the flexibility to support the protocol of your choice. They both support Fibre Channel, iSCSI and SAS. The S3200 supports multi-protocol connectivity and works with both Fibre Channel and iSCSI at the same time. Integration into nearly any environment is easy.
Are you considering the leap to all-flash arrays (AFA) but are scared of the hefty price tag? The S2200 and S3200 systems can help you painlessly and economically jump-start the transition to flash performance. For example, an S3200 configured with HDD, SDD and intelligent real-time tiering — which automatically moves frequently accessed data to higher-performing drives every five seconds — helps you get near-AFA performance at a fraction of the cost of today’s flash-only systems.
Next, let’s talk about manageability. IT resources with limited storage expertise can make it difficult for any business to affordably respond to increased expectations. To help with this challenge, every S2200 and S3200 come with a simplified management tool called Lenovo SAN Manager. SAN Manager has an intuitive GUI that makes it easy to manage the infrastructure and provides advanced features at no extra charge.
The bottom line is that you should check out the S2200 and S3200 SAN solutions. Due to their functionality and price, these systems are accessible to businesses and budgets of all sizes, and deliver affordable innovations to address your challenges.
Watch the video for a quick overview.