Digital data is growing at a rapidly increasing rate. Current studies show that the amount of data being managed by businesses is on average doubling every year. New technologies & solutions are constantly emerging to help businesses become more efficient in storing their data. Arbor Solutions follows suit by staying informed, certified, and ready to make an introduction to the right technology to meet business needs.
Companies come to Arbor Solutions looking for data storage solutions designed to promote efficiency, scalability and flexibility. Technology leaders know and trust Arbor Solutions to provide solutions that fit their businesses growing storage needs. We focus our attention on mid-size businesses because of our ability to make a positive impact on the business.
Internal disk and internal storage expansion remains a solid solution for our IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i) clients who value the simplicity and reliability IBM i and its single level store bring to their IBM Power System infrastructure. Whether you’re looking to add a few more drives to your system unit or add an expansion enclose, we have you covered. Our team can help you dial into a cost effective, reliable, and resilient storage solution to support your business needs.
The industry is moving towards centralized, smart storage that can keep up with the high demands of today’s workloads. SAN (Storage Area Network) storage facilitates the centralization and distribution of storage to the servers and devices that rely on.
NAS (Network Attached Storage)
NAS solutions offer high capacity, highly available storage that’s accessible across multiple platforms and fits seamlessly in a centralized storage and backup environment. NAS storage is a cost-effective network storage solution for companies looking to share and safeguard data.
Tape libraries still have a place in the modern datacenter due to their ability to provide high-capacity storage backup with a low total cost of ownership. Scalability, virus and data stability, mobility, and support of compliance add to physical tapes value in the datacenter. While LTO technology continues to bring advancements in both speed and compression, it still requires an outage to get a true point in time backup. We see a huge value in coupling a robust tape backup solution with other more rapid point in time backup solutions like disk to disk or Flashcopy, found in IBM’s Storwize external SAN storage family.
VTL (Virtual Tape Library)
Virtual tape for IBM i is a powerful tool for enhancing storage systems, speeding up backup operations, and facilitating higher availability of data. Virtual tape solutions can be integrated into existing systems and easily scaled. Efficient, automated tape backups reduce error risk, plus the consolidation of tape data helps to streamline backup management while utilizing less tape media. Most VTL solutions also provide offsite unit to unit replication to preserve your backup off site.
Flash and Solid State Storage
Flash storage is the way of the future and will eventually replace spinning disk all together. The price/performance level of Flash or SSD storage with on the fly compression makes a great case against spinning disk in a GB to GB cost comparison. Whether you’re looking for an all flash storage array or a tiered storage solution for cost effective data agility we can help.
Storage Management Software
Cost-effective optimization of your storage infrastructure while enabling new opportunities can strain your budget. As storage become more complex and has a much larger overall effect a business’s overall ability to deliver value. Simplifying storage management and data protection can provide sanity and stability to your critical business resource.
Storage Networking facilitates the IT infrastructure that helps user’s manage storage resources in a virtual world. High speed Flash storage needs to support high speed and high bandwidth communication between your critical business data and the users who drive competitive advantage through it. Our portfolio of Storage Networking products will ensure you get the right application performance required to support you’re the needs of your business.
Cards (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAS and Fabrics)
As servers become faster it is even more critical that we understand the performance characteristics of each card we install between connected hardware resources. We work with all major hardware vendors and have internal as well as dedicated vendor experts to dial into the cards that will make your infrastructure hum.
Navigating all of the options and figuring out what is right for you can be cumbersome. Arbor Solutions has experienced sales and certified technical IT storage experts that are ready to help you design your next storage solution.