Blue Arc's Titan also has the ability to stripe across multiple RAID systems, creating a virtual storage pool for greater capacity and performance.This can be dynamically scaled in both capacity and performance.
Maddening for the controllers, but also gives us our juicy “secret sauce” that makes humans so interesting. So, when testing a new system on the unsuspecting public, especially with a very “activating” agenda like a new financial system, what does an IT director do? How many attempts do they make before they give up? At somepoint the test system switches over to the production system when the risks of catastrophic failure from unforeseen data input or workflows are deemed acceptable, and it is more costly to “gold plate”… Gotta upgrade the chomping at the bit users to a real/working solution before they start going “awhal”.
Release features one-at-a-time in a very controlled way, with a lot of machine learning features turned on to try to capture how the system responds “with actual customer use cases” to “actual loads”… How do they try to get around the obstacles and road blocks? Therefore, with all of this analysis from an IT perspective, we must be very close.
With a simple and efficient click of a mouse button, Snap Server Manager offers immediate in-depth information of Snap Server storage assets and how they are being utilized.
Backup Support: Yes; Bak Bone Net Vault [included with Snap Server Manager], VERITAS Net Backup/Backup Exec, CA Bright Stor ARCserve/Enterprise, Legato Net Worker, Microsoft Backup Software for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, and NDMP v2,v3, v4.
Replication is supported via synchronous or asynchronous copies, block or file level including incremental copies.
Snapshots are used to take point-in-time copies of data prior to replication; Supports NDMP backup schemes via LAN-based and LAN-free tape libraries and media servers.Availability: Currently available; Snap Server Manager is included with all Adaptec Snap Servers Base Cost: Free; Snap Server Manager is included with all Adaptec Snap Servers Detailed Specs: Vendor URL: Product: Blue Arc Corp.; Blue Arc software suite Maximum Storage: Supports up to of 512 usable terabytes tiered storage, supporting both Fibre Channel and Serial ATA drives.This is the current tested capacity limit, not an architectural limit. RAID Support: Can manage the backend RAID storage systems in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50.Automated Maintenance: Management software performs constant monitoring of the Titan servers relaying status and alerts to SNMP, e-mail and call home to Blue Arc's Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as configured.The software provides proactive alerts of drive errors, with reporting to the TAC for proactive replacement.Virtualization Support: Not provided Security Features: Provides antivirus support through CA e Trust Antivirus and encryption for data transfers Other Key Features: Single console to manage a storage infrastructure with multiple Snap Servers; intuitive GUI provides centralized management of the entire storage infrastructure, including physical devices, global network configuration and administration, and capacity planning; customized groupings so IT managers can administer their Snap Server storage infrastructure in the way that best fits their business: by department, by location, by application, or by user; allows users to simultaneously configure a group of Snap Servers in a single operation to eliminate redundant administrative tasks, reduce errors and assure consistent settings across servers; IT managers can generate business-centric reports based on the server grouping for capacity planning or chargeback purposes.