Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture (ESVA) delivers a complete SAN storage solution
With the ESVA Series, Infortrend is revolutionizing the landscape of mid-range enterprise storage solutions. Just because you have a limited budget, staff and floor space, does not mean you have to compromise on your storage for vital applications. The Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture (ESVA) is a powerful Fibre Channel and iSCSI SAN solution that provides lower total cost of ownership (TCO), with seamless integration into the existing corporate infrastructure. Discover how the Infortrend ESVA Series enables you to achieve true reliability, unlimited scalability and exceptional price/performance.
What is Infortrend ESVA?
Addressing the Challenge of Rising Data Demands and Diminishing IT Budgets
As business grows, data demands increase. Finding ways to effectively store and protect data therefore becomes essential for companies. With today's limited budgets, this task can be challenging. On the one hand, low storage utilization can be a waste of space and money. On the other, storage scaling can involve greater costs and potentially cause service downtime. In addition, human errors, hardware malfunctions and disasters can affect data integrity and availability.
ESVA, the Enterprise SAN Solution Worth Your Investment
With the ESVA Series, Infortrend is revolutionizing the landscape of mid-range enterprise storage solutions. Just because you have a limited budget, staff and floor space, does not mean you have to compromise on your storage for your most valuable applications. The Infortrend ESVA Series was developed as a cutting-edge storage solution for mid-range enterprise Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI SAN. The Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture (ESVA) is enriched with comprehensive data services, allowing you to optimize your return on investment, simplify your storage infrastructure and maximize your application productivity.
Why Select ESVA?
Optimized Return on Investment
With storage virtualization technology, the capacity and computing power of multiple ESVA systems can be consolidated into a storage pool. For the most efficient utilization of pooled storage capacity, ESVA arrays support thin-provisioning on its virtual architecture. Just-in-time capacity is dynamically allocated to applications when data is written. ESVA lowers operating costs by minimizing the space, power and cooling expenses wasted on the large and under-utilized data volumes commonly seen in traditional storage environments. In addition to increasing capacity, ESVA also ensures efficient utilization of bandwidth. Knowing that not all applications are created equal, Infortrend designed ESVA with an intelligent access prioritizing mechanism. This mechanism ensures that all applications connecting to the same storage pool can achieve their ideal service levels.
Simplified Storage Infrastructure
ESVA simplifies storage management by enabling a single point of administration. Scaling the ESVA storage pool is also an easy task. Expansion enclosures can be connected to the ESVA system for increased capacity. If you want to increase capacity and performance at the same time, you can scale out the virtualized foundation by adding additional ESVA systems. All scaling and configuration tasks can be done online. When a new ESVA system is added, the distributed load balancing technology will dynamically balance workloads among storage systems for increased processing power. Power is increased with capacity expansion, allowing it to handle even the most demanding high-performance applications. If you remove a system from the pool, the load-balancing technology will also automatically migrate data to maintain optimum performance without disrupting service.
Maximized Application Productivity
In the competitive business world, downtime can lead to profit loss, damage to a corporation's reputation and threaten business continuity. The revolutionary ESVA architecture eliminates downtime for storage scaling. ESVA also includes storage-based replication capabilities. Space-efficient snapshots can serve as granular recovery points based on which files can be restored and data can be rolled back. As to the full data copies created within or across storage pool(s), they can be readily leveraged by host applications to resume production when the original data is corrupted. By strategically deploying snapshot images and full data copies, users are able to obtain the highest data availability with a minimum of service downtime in case the storage is damaged by logical errors, physical errors or disasters.
- Storage virtualization
- Thin provisioning
- Distributed Load balancing
- Array-based snapshots and replication
- HA (High Availability) hardware design
- Green enhancements
Products of Choice
The Infortrend ESVA Fibre Series is designed to support a powerful, reliable and flexible Fibre Channel (FC) SAN. It offers wide configuration choices to meet diverse application requirements in terms of performance, capacity, space and costs. Based on Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture, the ESVA FC SAN can help mid-range enterprises optimize return on investment, simplify storage infrastructure and maximize application productivity.
With the Infortrend ESVA iSCSI Series, you can leverage current investments in IP networks to realize easy SAN consolidation. When data exponentially grows along with your business, the powerful, reliable and flexible iSCSI SAN can help you meet diverse and changing application needs with great cost-efficiency. Based on Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture, the ESVA iSCSI SAN can help mid-range enterprises optimize return on investment, simplify storage infrastructure and maximize application productivity.
Each Infortrend ESVA array can be vertically scaled up for abundant capacity by connecting to expansion enclosures through SAS expansion ports. Making capacities of the ESVA expansion enclosures available for use is a simple task that can be completed in minutes. Integrated into the Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture, the incremental way of scaling offers users great cost benefits by minimizing investments wasted on capacity they currently do not need.