Infotech Lead America: Paragon Software Group (PSG) unveiled its new data storage, backup and recovery solution, Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS.
Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS offers savings of up to 90 percent when compared to proprietary hardware-based products. Any IT administrator familiar with Windows servers can configure and deploy the Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS solution in a matter of minutes.
The product offers several deployment options including a three-node HA structure designed to eliminate a single point of failure. The product’s configurations are double fault tolerant (failure of 2 out of 3 storage nodes) resulting in 99.999 percent uptime. It turns any industry-standard Windows server into a reliable, fault-tolerant, and unified SAN and NAS, while utilizing common “off the shelf” or existing storage devices and network infrastructure.
Key features include quick installation and configuration, centralized site-wide iSCSI storage provisioning, cost-effective HA processing with instantaneous failover and recovery, protection of data using HA, RAID-1 mirroring, automated snapshots, and replication, consolidation of file and block level data, unifying SAN and NAS storage to simplify configuration, management and maintenance and also the use of NAS to create iSCSI targets to avoid the purchase of new hard drives for storage.
Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS enables an N+1 configuration that allows for building an on-site two or three-node HA cluster with off-site replication. The built-in WAN replication feature assists in the creation of a disaster recovery site that can be located miles away from the main datacenter. The WAN acceleration technology is based on deduplication, snapshots, and compression, in which their combined power ensures 50x-100x reduction of transmitted data and allows for the use of slower WAN connections.