Networked Attached Storage (NAS)
Unison has been advising clients on the appropriate storage interface to select for different projects, applications and environments for nearly three decades. NAS storage systems store unstructured, file based data in a simplified manner by extracting block data elements and enabling that data to be accessed by way of a file name. The use of NAS storage systems has increased dramatically in traditional IT, virtual and cloud environments due to the ease of use and the explosion of file based data. Email, documents, video, PDF's, spreadsheets, messaging, digital pictures and social media content have lead to a proliferation of file based data and the need to access this information simply and efficiently. Unison offers free pre-sales consulting, product sourcing, installation and support of your next storage project.
Storage Area Networks (SAN)
Unison has been advising clients on the appropriate storage interface to select for different projects, applications and environments for nearly three decades. SAN storage systems store structured or block based data. Blocked based data is the main building block for all storage. Many applications access data via structured databases such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle and SAP. In these environments, a SAN is a logical choice. Unison will assist you on choosing the right SAN for your next storage endeavor. Unison offers free pre-sales consulting, product sourcing, installation and support of your next storage project.
Unified storage solves customers who have both block and file storage needs. Organizations can appreciate the ease of use of file based storage and satisfy block hungry applications, such as Microsoft Exchange and most database software products by acquiring a unified storage device that supports both NAS and SAN. This solution provides the best of both worlds, yet is not for every organization. Your environment, current and future capacity and performance requirements will dictate if this is the right solution for your organization.