SGI introduced SGI InfiniteStorage NAS and SGI LiveSAN, two new storage offerings within the SGI InfiniteStorage Total Control suite, a set of modular software and hardware tools that enable storage customization using standard components.
InfiniteStorage Total Control suite now includes solutions ranging from LiveSAN for block-level virtualization, global namespace solutions with InfiniteStorage NAS, Data Migration Facility (DMF) for tier virtualization, and LiveArc, an advanced digital asset management framework. These components are available individually or as part of an integrated, scalable solution set that allows for the ultimate in control over current and anticipated data management operations.
InfiniteStorage NAS is a NAS hardware platform that satisfies the most demanding storage needs of shared data environments. Its Cluster Namespace capability enables broad scalability and compatibility in heterogeneous environments, dynamic read caching and dynamic data rebalancing. It is designed for scalability with external shared storage features for expansive compatibility with legacy systems and maximum control to administrators in shared environments.
LiveSAN is a block-level storage virtualization suite that enables complete control over any SAN environment. Among key features, LiveSAN virtualizes all of the available blocks of existing storage across the enterprise to utilize all available space and lessen stranded storage. The solution provides data center managers with the tools to most effectively utilize their storage environments to their maximum potential.
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