System Virtualization and Storage Solutions

BCTI specializes in the design, integration, and operations of custom, specialized solutions with the integration of best-of-breed technologies and packaged systems.

Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualization helps the storage administrator perform the tasks of backup, archiving, and recovery more easily — and in less time — by disguising the actual complexity of a storage area network (SAN).  Administrators can implement virtualization with software applications or by using hardware and software hybrid appliances.

Virtualization continues to change the rules in the datacenter.  It is no longer limited to consolidation.  It’s about:

  • Enhanced application availability
  • Simplification
  • Reducing manually intensive tasks
  • Reducing power and cooling
  • Providing resources on demand
  • Improved portability
  • Improved scalability
  • Enabling cloud services
  • Reducing storage related costs (OPEX and CAPEX)
  • Storage Virtualization has the potential to provide the same radical paradigm shift for storage that is systems virtualization provided for servers.  Determining which virtualization technology would be best, and how to deploy it presents many challenges and the list considerations continue to grow:
  • F.A.S.T. (Fully Automated Storage Tiering)
  • Single Instance Storage
  • Internal or External Virtualization
  • Thin Provisioning
  • P.B.M. (Policy Based Management)
  • Resource Pooling
  • Replication
  • Snapshots
  • Cloning
  • In-Band or Out-of-Band
  • Network or Array Based

A high performance and scalable storage service delivers, on demand, critical IT and cloud applications. This structure provides the right cost, performance, reliability and availability characteristics of storage to match application requirements. Now you can easily and flexibly align storage infrastructure with business requirements.