Sanbolic Consolidates Siloed Windows Servers into Highly Scalable NAS

Designed for large virtual and cloud environments, ShareCenter seamlessly consolidates file-serving workloads onto commodity hardware, eliminates single points of failure, and centralizes provisioning, management and quality of service.

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Sanbolic, a distributed data management solutions provider, has released ShareCenter, a new Melio Enterprise software file serving module that transforms siloed Windows Server environments into highly scalable, network-attached storage (NAS) solutions at a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches.

Designed for large enterprise virtual and cloud environments, ShareCenter enables enterprise IT to seamlessly consolidate file-serving workloads onto commodity hardware, as well as centralize provisioning, management, and quality of service (QoS) capabilities.

By eliminating the need for expensive and problematic proprietary hardware and management interfaces, customers can enjoy dramatic capital and operational (CapEx and OpEx) savings.

The new and innovative Melio ShareCenter features and benefits include:

  • Hardware agnostic: Enables customers to save dramatically by investing in commodity hardware that costs less, scales more efficiently, and is easier to manage than expensive proprietary technology.

  • Centralized provisioning: Provides centralized control and visibility at every level of the file-serving environment; provisioning can become as fast and easy as a flip of a switch.

  • Granular quality of service (QoS): Helps IT substantially improve the control of traffic and bandwidth and enables fast and efficient fine-tuning for more specific applications, environments and configurations; ensures consistent application performance and alignment with user-defined policies in physical and virtual environments

  • Eliminates single points of failure: Ensures high availability (HA) and protection of applications and information during day-to-day activity, as well as specific initiatives (such as software upgrades) during which systems can be up and running with no interruption in service

  • Dynamic scale: IT can immediately and non-disruptively add and remove capacity as required.

“File serving has become the virtual backbone of modern business. Consequently, as today’s most prevalent workload, it has become IT’s biggest priority and, unfortunately, biggest headache,” said Momchil Michailov, co-founder and CEO of Sanbolic. “With very few alternatives, even the most sophisticated IT organizations have had little choice other than to invest in proprietary NAS solutions that present clear disadvantages in terms of cost, security, and scalability, as well as vendor lock-in and compatibility issues.”

Industry experts state that customers invest many hundreds of thousands (if not millions) in proprietary hardware and management interfaces for file serving environments, on top of the numerous and highly valuable IT management manhours dedicated to managing that environment -- hours that could be rededicated to activities more directly tied to the company’s bottom-line. Consequently, ShareCenter’s return on investment (ROI) is substantial and virtually immediate. (ShareCenter is included with each Melio software purchase. Melio’s pricing starts at $999.)

More information is available at www.sanbolic.com.