STORAGE

In today’s world, businesses of all sizes are challenged by the growth in information that must be stored, protected and managed.  Structured or unstructured, generated internally or created by others, stored in the data center or the cloud, data sits at the core of cognitive business.

Blair Technology Solutions delivers storage solutions designed to streamline storage management, scale with data anywhere, and optimize data economics. We deliver a winning team of storage specialists well versed in a variety of storage products built by industry leading companies including IBM, HPE and DellEMC. The result – storage solutions that ensure your storage infrastructure needs are seamlessly optimized for any scale, performance and investment. Please contact your Blair representative to talk about your storage assessment.

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ALL-FLASH

Data centers with I/O-intensive applications, such as high-transaction-rate databases and credit card processing systems, are increasingly turning to flash storage as an efficient and cost-effective way to increase throughput without having to add more servers.

Flash storage can transform your business while dramatically reducing costs. Flash storage is faster than disk and is often cheaper because of the economics of flash. Companies are leveraging flash for faster decision-making and improved application response time ensuring a better customer experience.

Future-proof your data center with All-Flash storage

SOFTWARE DEFINED

As your modernize your I.T. infrastructure, you will need data storage that keeps pace with highly virtualized environments, cloud computing, mobile and social systems of engagement and in-depth, real-time analytics.

Software-defined storage will eliminate data and compute silos, creating a high-performance, shared multi-tenant infrastructure that provides greater scalability, performance, and flexibility, and simplifies the deployment of new technologies.

Are you still managing storage with spreadsheets and homegrown scripts?

TAPE

As the amount of data and the length of time it takes to store both continue to grow, organizations are increasing find that relying on disk-based storage is becoming too complex and costly.

Tape offers a cost-effective alternative to disk for large-scale, long-term storage. As part of a blended storage strategy that also includes disk and flash, tape can play an important role in lowering storage costs. And as part of a software-defined storage environment that reduces overall storage complexity, tape can be remarkably easy to deploy and manage. Tape is also well suited to the cloud environment, which is increasingly part of the storage landscape.

Want to gain high performance, high capacity and low-cost storage all in one solution?

CLOUD OBJECT STORAGE

To store and access this new mix of structured and unstructured data, businesses are adopting object storage solutions. Consistent with their hybrid I.T. strategy, businesses are choosing to place some storage workloads in the public cloud; for example, data stores that are primarily accessed by cloud-based applications.

But not all workloads are optimally deployed in the public cloud; for example, data that is primarily accessed by on-premises applications or that is subject to strict data sovereignty or compliance requirements. To handle such workloads, it makes sense for businesses to deploy cloud object storage in their on-premises private clouds.

Want to address the increasing demands to store unstructured data?

CONVERGED STORAGE

Converged infrastructure, or CI, is an approach to data center management that aims to minimize compatibility issues between storage systems, servers, and network devices. At the same time, it seeks to reduce costs that are associated with floor space, cooling, cabling, and power.

CI combines storage and compute into a single physical appliance that is small, dynamic and powerful. This approach brings many benefits to the table, including reduced costs of deployment, simplified management and reduced maintenance and support costs.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure – Also known as ultra-converged infrastructure, hyper-converged infrastructure, or HCI, is widely regarded as being the future of data center design. With this approach, software controls all of the resources that are atop the hypervisor. This software perspective approach has allowed new data center concepts to emerge. HCI systems can be deployed on any kind of hypervisor and on any piece of hardware through virtual machine translation technologies and APIs. Organizations can create their own CI platforms by deploying overlying software that allows them to manage compute and storage.

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For over 20 years Blair Technology Solutions has been driven with one key goal in mind: Driving positive business outcomes through technology innovation.