RAINFINITY EXTENDS NON-STOP NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE ACCESS.Rainfinity, a provider of non-stop access for storage, security and Internet resources, has unveiled an updated version of its successful RainStorage appliance that further simplifies NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular data management operations while ensuring continuous data access. RainStorage version 1.3 introduces advanced network spanning and clustering capabilities that allow storage administrators to more easily manage NAS filers at any location and provide continuous availability during NAS data moves.
Network spanning greatly simplifies data moves among NAS filers located virtually anywhere in the enterprise-regardless of network, network segment or physical location-giving NAS administrators unprecedented flexibility to eliminate costly data access disruptions and complex, time-consuming coordination efforts. A single RainStorage appliance or cluster in the data center, for example, can perform all data migration, volume expansion, capacity management, load balancing The fine tuning of a computer system, network or disk subsystem in order to more evenly distribute the data and/or processing across available resources. For example, in clustering, load balancing might distribute the incoming transactions evenly to all servers, or it might redirect them , file server consolidation and other storage management duties across NAS filers anywhere in the organization quickly and easily, while ensuring continuous data access and the highest level of data integrity and reliability.
"RainStorage now makes it easy for storage administrators to move data among NAS filers on different network segments, or even different networks, while ensuring uninterrupted data access," said Jack Norris Jack Wayne Norris (b. August 5, 1942 in Delisle, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. Although never drafted, Norris went on to play parts of four seasons in the NHL, along with another four seasons in the WHA. , vice president of marketing at Rainfinity. "RainStorage greatly simplifies and improves the efficiency of storage management tasks by fundamentally changing the way NAS systems are managed."
RainStorage is the first fully clustered appliance that simplifies NAS management tasks by eliminating data access disruptions. NAS administrators can configure RainStorage in a high-availability, two-appliance cluster to ensure business continuity during both planned and unplanned downtime The time during which a computer is not functioning due to hardware, operating system or application program failure. . Should one RainStorage appliance fail at any time during a data move, it will transparently fail over to the second, which instantly takes over to complete whatever operation was in progress while ensuring continuous data access to users and applications. As a result, critical financial applications, lengthy engineering simulations and renderings, database operations and other NAS-intensive processes can proceed uninterrupted during any NAS filer management task.
"Storage administrators have always struggled to find an efficient way to manage their NAS environment. RainStorage directly addresses this issue by simplifying storage management, and eliminating end-user disruptions," said Dianne McAdam, senior analyst and partner of Data Mobility Group, a strategic market research and advisory firm focused on the storage industry. "With RainStorage, administrators can perform storage management tasks during prime time without interrupting clients or applications."
The breakthrough RainStorage appliance works transparently to provides data movement across filers without interrupting data access from clients or servers, and can be installed and running in about an hour without data integrity or access risk. Because data access is not interrupted, storage administration can occur on a continuous basis with more frequent storage optimization, and new NAS devices can be deployed with less effort and no impact on file availability.
Rainfinity's patented products provide high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. and optimized performance of networked resources, from Internet connections and security to networked attached storage. Rainfinity's solutions plug and play into existing environments, simplify deployment and administration, and significantly reduce costs.
Rainfinity's solutions are deployed across industries by customers such as AT&T, Bayer Corporation, Dresdner Bank Dresdner Bank AG is one of Germany's largest banking corporations and is based in Frankfurt. History
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