SnapServer SAN S2000 Optimized for Windows
When deciding on your next storage addition it’s important
that you consider the level of integration that you will get when implementing
your new data repository. With the SnapServer SAN S2000 you can rest assured
that all aspects of the product were designed to integrate and interoperate with
all of your Windows Servers. With an intuitive Windows management interface and
provisioning tools that make creating and managing your new storage device
effortless, you can spend more time focusing on non-storage related planning,
troubleshooting and problem solving.
Fully Integrated SnapServer SAN Manager for Windows
Managing your Windows iSCSI SAN may seem daunting, but with the easy
to use SnapServer SAN Manager for Windows, all aspects of managing your iSCSI
SAN become effortless. The SnapServer SAN’s integrated management interfaces and
wizards guide you through every aspect of creating and managing your storage so
you’re no longer burdened with the arcane complexities of provisioning your
storage or managing your mirroring and replication tasks.
Adding capacity to your Windows volumes is achieved with just a
couple of mouse clicks. Simply choose the level of capacity utilization you wish
to have trigger the automatic expansion of your volumes, leaving the rest up to
the intelligence of the SnapServer SAN Manager software. You no longer have to
worry about running out of capacity or having to "guess" at how much capacity
you "may" need in the future. Simply set the policy for automatically extending
your Windows Volume and our intelligent expansion feature handles all those
tricky diskpart commands for you. (Figure 1)
Remember that you’re not constrained to the capacity you initially purchase
either. Add E2000 expansion units to your existing S2000 to scale your
SnapServer SAN up to 120TB.
Integrated Management and Monitoring
The SnapServer SAN software was thoughtfully designed from the
beginning to be fully integrated into a Windows environment. The "Single-Click"
Volume Creation Wizard creates the target, connects the iSCSI Initiator, then
partitions and formats the Windows Volume… all in one click of the mouse. (Figure
2) Compare that to doing each step manually. The included Microsoft VSS
provider ensures seamless integration with other VSS-compliant applications and
backup tools for Application Consistent backups and replications. The VDS
hardware provider allows Microsoft administrators to configure SnapServer SAN
storage targets via standard Microsoft storage management tools. The Statistics
monitoring feature enables you to compare volumes on the SnapServer SAN
appliance and see how heavily they are being used. (Figure 3)
Besides the integration with VSS for Application Consistent
replication and backup support, administrators also have the option of deploying
complete Active-Active Failover solutions with SanpServer SAN products.
Support for Microsoft Cluster Server gives administrators additional flexibility
to deploy data protection scenarios that best meet their business needs.
Windows Hype V Servers are the hottest neww deployments Microsoft
virtualization technology. Supporting direct access for guest VM’s to iSCSI
targets without having to expose the target to the Hyper-V host allows
administrators another layer of abstraction and security for their iSCSI SAN’s.
Extending the SnapServer SAN’s VSS provider to also support the Hyper-V VSS
Writer or Replication s and Backups of Virtual Machines give another level of
data protection and disaster recovery. The Active -Active Failover support in
SnapServe SAN’ is also extended for clustered Hyper-V Servers giving he ultimate
in flexibility and data protection for virtualizing with Microsoft technologies.
Microsoft CertificationsWindows Simple SAN Solution Partner
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2