SAN Management key features
The need for data access and stability in
storage management is a key user requirement, one that determines which storage
system will be best suited for your organization. GVS has developed strong
feature rich software and hardware management tools to address this specific
Standard Fault Management:
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART)of drive statistics:
Fault-Tolerant Enclosures (SAF-TE)
Services (SES) support
- Monitor and manage virtually unlimited numbers of server and disk array
Fiber SAN/NAS Reporting tools via SMART support for industry standard drive
health reporting SES and SAF-TE support for predictive drive failure reporting
Nomadic Fiber Drive
- Nomadic Redundant fan
RAID Redundant power supply
- Condition monitoring
also have added features and management tools providing simple and reliable
data sharing in an enterprise-level SAN environment.
Metropolis and other servers have access to Nomadic SAN-based data through
a single, consistent data image.
failover and clustering logic allows load balancing between Metropolis and
other servers that reduces recovery time to provide higher availability for
bad block table to maintain record of Nomadic devices' bad sectors so read-write
errors may be reduced or prevented.
Nomadic storage for many computers. Heterogeneous Cross-platform
storage and data file sharing between many computers running many different
operating systems. The use of a single file system for all centralized storage
regardless of the operating system mix on client computers.
use of as few as just one LUN for all centralized storage regardless of the
number of client computers.
storage reliability through hardware and/or software Nomadic RAID techniques
High Metropolis server reliability through file server clustering and fail-over
Easy Nomadic storage allocation through normal networking permissions Standard
network data security methods.
with all the benefits of SAN
Metropolis Higher data bandwidths than LAN connections
scalable bandwidths to extremely high levels
or thousands of Megabytes/second to each computer
low CPU utilization for high bandwidths
of data traffic from the LAN
- Use of familiar and industry standard file systems to format storage