StorSimple and Microsoft Azure offer a unique hybrid cloud storage solution which provides primary storage, archive and disaster recovery. This solution optimizes total storage costs and data protection for enterprises.
One of the biggest challenges facing enterprise storage customers is massive data growth and the amount of storage management work required to keep up with it. StorSimple 8000 series hybrid storage arrays excel at managing data growth and stopping the endless cycle of buying storage. Some of the key features of the StorSimple 8000 Series are:
StorSimple continues to offer its popular industry-leading hybrid cloud storage appliances, the StorSimple 5000/7000 series. Customers get the same data growth management and cloud economics benefits as the 8000 series in a smaller capacity configuration, and with the exception that the 5000/7000 series does not support the Microsoft Azure StorSimple Manager and the Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Appliance.
These cloud-integrated features of StorSImple 8000 series arrays deliver the efficiencies of cloud technologies to on-premises enterprise storage.
Adds an external, integrated cloud tier to two-tiered (SSD + HDD) hybrid storage designs. Used for the least active data and cloud snapshot data.
Supports Windows, Hyper-V, VMware and Linux servers over iSCSI connections.
Up to 500 TB per array (includes cloud storage).
AES-256 encryption for data in-motion between on-premises and cloud storage and at-rest in the cloud. Also contains Azure Multi-Factor Authentication for the Microsoft Azure StorSimple Manager.
StorSimple arrays converge primary, backup, archive and offsite storage onto a unified hybrid cloud storage solution.
The Microsoft Azure StorSimple Manager is an Azure service that integrates with all 8000 series arrays in the enterprise, consolidating all operating parameters and receiving status updates.
StorSimple cloud snapshots are used instead of replace tape backup or remote replication. That means that a lot more data can be automatically protected off-site without the errors and time spent on tape or the cost of remote replication.
Only a small fraction of volume data needs to be downloaded in order to bring applications online.
Data retention is determined only by policies in the management interface and not by physical storage properties that are unreliable, such as available disk capacity or tape integrity.
The Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Appliance is a service that provides on-premises-like access to data in Azure, establishing parallel access methods on-premises and in Azure.
* The Microsoft Azure StorSimple Manager, the Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Appliance and the other items notated are features of 8000 series arrays only and are not supported with the 5000/7000 series products.