Smart Choices for Building, or Building Out, Networked-Attached Storage


Networked-attached storage (NAS) remains a sound strategy for delivering applications and shared storage, especially for enterprises that seek to avoid the costs and complexities of storage-area networks (SANs). AC&NC now offers some compelling NAS choices for your consideration. Whether you want to implement NAS for a workgroup or scale out a NAS infrastructure for your entire company, AC&NC offers a roster of very competitive, high-availability JetStor® RAID solutions.

The JetStor NAS 400S V2 Storage Appliance delivers shared storage to both clients and servers in Windows, UNIX, Apple Macintosh, VMware or mixed environments. The device supports four 3.5″ SATA drives or 2.5″ SSD drives for up to 32 terabytes of storage in a compact 1U chassis.

The 1U JetStor NAS/iSCSI 405SD V2 Storage Appliance is a cost-effective way to increase storage on the network. Supporting advanced storage management and application features like VAAI and thin-provisioning, it offers five 3.5″ SATA drives or 2.5″ SSD drives for up to 40 terabytes of capacity and can be easily deployed in any IT environment.

The JetStor NAS 800S V2 Unified storage system also supports advanced management and application capabilities and can accommodate eight 3.5″ SATA, 3.5″ SAS, and 2.5″ SSD drives for up to 64 terabytes of storage in a 2U enclosure.

For high-capacity NAS applications, the JetStor NAS 1200S 12G Unified storage system offers twelve 3.5″ SAS or SATA drives, also in a 2U chassis. For robust data protection, the solution, like those above, supports such features as hot spares and automatic hot rebuilds.

The function-rich JetStor NAS 1600S 12G Unified storage system provides 16 bays that support 3.5″ SAS and SATA drives and 2.5″ SAS and SSD drives for extraordinary flexibility.

All AC&NC NAS arrays deliver high availability, support for functionality like the ZFS file system, and exceptional data protection. The JetStor 400S, JetStor 405SD, and JetStor 800S systems support RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, and the JetStor NAS 1200S and JetStor NAS 1600S solutions also support RAID 50 and 60.

With their high performance, reliability, and versatility, the JetStor systems are ideal as media, database, and mail servers. They are also effective for such applications as digital imaging and video recording, CCTV, forensics email archiving, file server data archiving, disk-to-disk backup, and virtualization. Full, incremental, and differential disk backups are simple and convenient.

In addition to many other features, the JetStor arrays feature the RAID Manager browser-based management and monitoring software, which enables you to easily and remotely configure and manage the JetStor solutions. You can even have them email you event notifications.

With JetStor, NAS is not just alive and well—it’s better than ever.