Data Storage Solutions Should be Ready to Use
Does Your Data Storage Solutions Come Complete?
When selecting a storage appliance: are you getting everything you need in the box? Picking an appliance from some of the larger vendors can be a lot like choosing a vacation resort or cruise; make sure that you select an all inclusive appliance or you end up getting nickel and dimed into extra expenses. How awkward would it be to get halfway through an installation at your customer’s site, only to find that you would have to go back to them and try and re-negotiate the sale because a key feature that you need was not turned on.
Make sure the storage appliance you choose has the following standard features, right out of the box:
NAS CIFS Support
SSD Array Support
SAS/SATA 6G Support
Many storage appliance vendors will list that these features are supported, but in fact are actually ala-carte upgrades, not default features.
xVault Unified Storage Platforms (USP), with Feature Complete come with all these as standard fare. (USP) empowers IT professionals with both network file level access and block level access in the same system. One network attached subsystem provides Common Internet File System (CIFS) and Network File System (NFS) access as well as IP Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity.
xVault OOBE Exclusive
xVault OOBE Plus is an enhanced Out Of Box Experience. Your xVault USP has been optimized with custom settings and services that would take 3+ hours to configure on your own.
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Ed Stone has worked at Seneca since 2003, during most of this time he was a member of the Channel Sales team. In 2011 he transitioned to the Marketing Department to grow cooperative marketing with Seneca’s vendors. With more than 20 years of experience in the Channel as a VAR and Distribution Salesperson, he has a varied technical background with robust product knowledge.