Storage Solutions Scalable On-Demand Storage

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Storage Cloud Provides Scalable On-Demand Storage

Z4 Storage Cloud is the best-priced and best-performing cloud storage platform around. When used with a Cloud or Dedicated server hosted at Z4, it combines the speed and flexibility of on-premise Network Attached Storage (NAS) with the global access and the usage-based billing capabilities of a Cloud storage product.

Benefits of Storage Cloud

  • Geographically redundant cloud storage
  • Two separate platforms included—one for high-performance on-premise file storage, another for direct global access
  • Fast, on-premise storage at great rates
  • Pricing starts at 25 cents per GB. Get discounts as you use more
  • Accessible “via the cloud”
  • Bandwidth charges are incurred only for outbound transfers
  • Storage Cloud platform is accessible through CIFS, NFS, FTP and HTTP and an extensible API streamlining integration
  • Z4 bundles free access software for faster integration
  • Cost effective disaster recovery, backup and archiving repository

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Direct Attached Storage

Versatility is a good thing—and Direct Attached Storage from Z4 proves it. This dedicated solution addresses annoying storage problems by allowing for, among other things, server expansion and low-cost clustering.

Benefits of Direct Attached Storage

  • Drives and devices can be added as your needs expand
  • SAS drives optimized for performance applications
  • Near-Line SAS drives provide capacity at a great price point
  • A single direct attached storage can serve database and large file storage use cases
  • Our direct attached storage offering starts at just $300/month

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Storage Area Network (SAN)

Adding bigger or faster hard drives to your server will only get you so far. Meeting the scalability, reliability and performance needs of your most important applications is crucial and a SAN from Z4 can help. It’s a customizable solution that can include Host Bus Adaptors (HBAs), dedicated network switches and an enterprise-class storage array. There are options available to meet any performance metric or price point.

Benefits of an MD3000i SAN

  • Drives and devices can be added as your needs expand
  • A single MD3000i SAN can serve both database and large file storage use cases
  • Our MD3000i SAN offering starts at just $650/month

Benefits of a NetApp SAN

  • The NetApp range is extremely scalable—from the entry-level 2000 series, right up to the enterprise class 6000 series
  • Certified storage experts set-up, monitor and maintain your SAN
  • Get special-purpose hardware designed for serving data (Experience higher I/O and less latency!)
  • SANs can be configured with redundancy at every layer

SAN Technical Specifications

  • Dell MD3000i SAN: Dell PowerVault MD3000i SAN Array
  • NetApp SAN: Network Appliance storage systems
  • Gigabit Network for iSCSI: Cisco 2960g Switch

All NetApp SAN solutions are customized the way you want.

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Shared Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Ultimate scalability, highly available storage arrays and all globally available for around the clock data stores and pulls.

Key Benefits of Z4’s Shared NAS

  • 10GB increments for easy scaling and capacity planning
  • Industry recognized protocols for seamless integration into your operating system (CIFS/FTP)
  • Starting at just $0.50/GB per month you can have remote storage in your hosting solution

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