Flexible management of your IT systems using software-defined storage
With the emergence of server virtualisation, software-defined storage has also become a focus of attention. Software-defined storage – or even software-defined data centres or software-defined networking – generally involves separating the intelligence from the hardware. Management and monitoring of your IT infrastructure is software-based. Although the hardware continues to provide for adequate performance, a standardised software solution is used to manage, administer and configure your systems and their functions.
Always use the appropriate software and hardware for your particular requirements
With software-defined storage, you are considerably more flexible in the use of your software and hardware. You can use standardised software to centrally manage your systems and replace them as needed – you no longer need to purchase individual software functions. If you too are ready to switch over to software-defined storage, we can support you with the planning and design of your new storage environment and the installation of the appropriate solutions. As your reliable service partner, we also help you with configuration, operation and support.
Complete storage systems for higher performance
At Medialine, we offer you complete, high-performance storage systems. Our portfolio contains different types of hard drives for numerous application areas, from SAS to SATA through to SSD. We can advise you on the different types of SSD drives – write-intensive, read-intensive or mixed mode. However, the performance of traditional storage systems depends not only on the hard drives but also greatly on the network connection and protocols they use. We provide support for you when selecting suitable protocols, which include the currently popular standard iSCSI with 10G and the advanced Fibre Channel with 16G, for example. In the future, network connections with 40G or even 100G will be more common in order to meet the ever higher speed requirements. The performance, which evolved through the increased use of faster hard drives in the storage systems, is then brought outside to the hosts – where the high performance is needed
As an IT service provider, we have various virtualisation solutions on offer that we can also integrate into your system landscape.