At Starboard Storage our mission is to help you manage your storage more efficiently and to do that we provide a single platform for consolidating mixed workloads on a single Pool of Storage with on demand SSD acceleration built in for your hot workloads.
As such the Starboard AC72 Storage System neatly fits the accepted definition of Unified Storage. Other platforms may not be as true to the original definition though so I thought we would have a little fun and see if “ ….you MAY be using Unified Storage.”
If your Control Stations sit on top of your Data movers which sit on top of your Array - You MAY be using Unified Storage
If acquiring your second storage network protocol is an optional expense – You MAY be using Unified Storage
If your NAS hardware specs are different than your SAN hardware Specs – You MAY be using Unified Storage
If your Storage Pool is a management layer on top of your Array Controllers – You MAY be using Unified Storage
If you have a SAN and a NAS expert to run your storage – You MAY be using Unified Storage
Do you have an example of a “unified storage” system that is not as unified as it should be? Let us know by tweeting your “…you May be using Unified Storage” line using the hashtag #youmaybeusingunifiedstorage. The best line we see by the end of June wins a Jawbone Jambox.