SMBs not Embracing Virtualization?

August 29, 2011

Virtualization is a definitely hot technology in the IT world, but surprisingly, is still not widely adopted among small and medium businesses (SMBs). CRN article “Many SMBs Struggling With Virtualization: Survey” says that SMBs that have already deployed virtualization onto their environments. Only 10% of those that have implemented the technology have not completed their virtualization plans and most have admitted that their are not paying enough attention to their backup and security environments.

It might be because virtualization is a fairly new practice within SMBs, but it is undeniable the advantages of virtualization as opposed to traditional IT practices.

If you’re an SMB and want to learn more about best practices, check out this video. Also check out StoneFly’s patented virtualization technology on their virtualization page.

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Wireless Cameras and Wireless Networks – the next ‘Big Thing’ in Surveillance?

August 26, 2011

While aimlessly surfing the web, I came across this interesting article by SecurityInfoWatch.com. The article discusses the trends and popularity of wireless surveillance networks, and it got me thinking …is wireless the next ‘big thing’ in IP surveillance?

It might be difficult to say right now but it’s hard to deny advantages of going wireless, namely –

  • The obvious – No Cabling! No cables means easy set up and low maintenance
  • Monitor Remotely  – on offsite locations or even through mobile devices
  • Cost Effective….in the long run – going wireless reduces maintenance cost
  • Quality of Equipment – these days wireless cameras are made with the most IP video technology, rivalling their ‘wired’ counterparts

Untangle your Datacenter with 10GbE

August 25, 2011

Among the most important recent trends in Storage Networking is the widespread migration to 10GbE. With 10 times the bandwidth of industry-standard Gigabit Ethernet, 10GbE connectivity offers fast data transfers, reduced latency and increased SAN availability. Additionally, 10GbE’s expansive bandwidth also enables multi-Gigabit links with a single cable, eliminating the complexity of port bonding and reducing the amount of hardware needed to achieve multi-gigabit connectivity.

For more information about how to accelerate your SAN while reducing cable clutter, check out this webinar.


StoneFly releases StoneFusion 6.4.2.13

August 11, 2011

With the newest release of the latest version of our StoneFusion OS (the StoneFusion 6.4.2.13)

Here are a few new features you can expect with this latest release:

  • Support for Hardware Encryption Accelerators
  • Lower entry cost with “Usage License” Option 
  • Support for Clustered SCVM™

This newest version of StoneFusion can be used for all StoneFly IP SAN appliances, including our Virtual IP SAN Appliances (SCVM and ESS).

For more information call a StoneFly Sales Representative at (510) 265-1616 or email Sales@StoneFly.com.


We will be at HostingCon with LSI!

August 8, 2011

StoneFly will be at HostingCon this week from August 8th to 10th! You can find us at the LSI booth (#335) of the San Diego Convention Center. We will be giving demos of our StoneFly USS IP SAN with LSI.

Visit the HostingCon website at http://www.hostingcon.com/for more information.


StoneFly creates strategic alliance with leading hosting provider Simpaticorp

August 5, 2011

With the new launch of StoneFly’s SCVM™ Certified Hosting Partner Program, we are proud to announce that we have certified leading hosting company Simpaticorp to our list of hosting partners. As a certified hosting partner, we aim to provide businesses with a fully functional and cost effective business continuity (BC) solution that is safely secured to the cloud. By integrating  the SCVM™ Virtual IP SAN with Simpaticorp’s reliable hosting services, users will be able to seamlessly expand their physical storage solution to the cloud.

To learn more about this collaboration, please read this recent press release. Also for more information about the SCVM™ Certified Hosting Partner Program visit the StoneFly website at www.iSCSI.com.


Comprehensive Data Continuity: StoneFly’s SCVM™ Certified Hosting Partners Program

August 4, 2011

StoneFly is proud to announce the launch of the SCVM ™ Certified Hosting Partner’s Program. We will be partnering with top-notch datacenter hosting providers, to provide a comprehensive off-site data continuity and disaster recovery solution to our customers.

Need of a backup solution but don’t have the time, money, or manpower to manage another storage or server? Or maybe you want an off-site backup solution? Our SCVM™ Certified Hosting Partners are there to provide a complete storage solution built to satisfy your disaster recovery and business continuity objectives.

By combining their secure hosting services with SCVM’s advanced asynchronous remote replication and snapshot technologies, our hosting partners are ideal for protecting your mission-critical information.

Here’s what our hosting providers can assist you with:

  • Hybrid Cloud Backup
  • Data Protection
  • Business Continuity
  • Disaster Recovery

Find out more about the SCVM™ Certified Hosting Partner’s Program on our website. Also if you’re interested in learning more about the program, contact StoneFly sales at (510) 265-1616 or Sales@StoneFly.com.