Here at Solar VPS, we utilize NetApp SAN (Storage Area Network) to supply our customers with the best Cloud storage available anywhere on the market today. We do this because we firmly believe that the NetApp SAN is the best SAN in the business to power your storage needs 7 days of the week, 4331.57 days of Jupiter’s year. Due to this, we are now going to present you with the top 5 benefits of SAN.
1. Disaster Recovery
We own a data center. We host your Cloud there. When our data center is running at peak capacity making every vital server hum with IT power, we rely on our SAN to make sure everything runs smoothly. When our DC runs applications which are vital to your business life and our business life, we utilize the NetApp SAN because if something happens to go down – if an issue arises causing a data disaster – NetApp SAN is our insurance policy to make sure your business data and hosting life stays up and running. To the point, in terms of disaster recovery, SAN is billions of light years ahead of anything else.
2. Disk Utilization
Utilizing NetApp SAN storage allows us to manage and access all storage data as a single piece. Without beating around the bush, SAN allows for the best disk utilization of any storage solution in the IT industry. By being able to access storage as a single piece, Solar VPS can effectively pick and choose slices of storage from the overall grouping of resources and direct those resources to the servers which need them most at the moment. SAN allows for smart usage of storage where nothing is wasted and nothing goes wasted.
3. Timing is Everything
Let’s say you are in a hurry. Let’s say, for whatever reason, you know there is going to be a large scale disaster and you need to backup your data quickly. SAN allows us to due just that. As previously mentioned, SAN allows us to utilize all storage as a whole – to access the entire storage pool as one large resource. On the other end SAN also allows Solar VPS to make exact duplicates of hardware housed in our SAN and the best part? NetApp SAN does this faster than a black hole sucks in light. The benefit of this is simple, the copies made can be used to backup existing data or as an avenue to backup other information which is connected to your network via a connection.
SAN is scalable. You can scale the SAN. What does this mean? With SAN technology you aren’t limited to a small amount of disks which attach to your network. Due to the nature of our SAN, you can expand your network to thousands of disks. There is no limit.
Uptime and Zoning. In terms of SAN security, SAN technology guarantees 100% uptime storage. It doesn’t have to reboot to add new disks, setup new RAID configurations or replace/swap disks. When it comes to zoning, sometimes called isolation, SAN effectively splits server workload to ensure protection. By splitting workload across the SAN, the technology puts up a wall against various workloads which can affect your servers/applications overall performance.
SAN Tech Powers Cloud Hosting Needs
And now, you know why SAN is the tops in Cloud hosting storage. From scalability, to security, to data backup, to disk utilization and top notch disaster recovery, SAN technology rocks the Cloud Hosting Universe. And hey, even if you didn’t learn anything useful in this small posting (doubtful), you learned that Jupiter has a orbital period of 4331.57 Earth days. Not only do we impart excellent Cloud hosting know all, we give you the fuel to take down any game of Jeopardy featuring the category, “Orbital Periods”.