StoneFly™ INC supports fight against cancer with SCVM promo

August 30, 2012

California based data Storage vendor StoneFly™ INC, which is a business subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory has announced its fight against breast cancer through its SCVM Promo. StoneFly™ INC will be donating 100 percent of their earnings from their prestigious SCVM software appliance, to the support, treatment, awareness and research-STAR of breast cancer.

According to the facts revealed by StoneFly™ INC, almost 40,000 lives are claimed by breast cancer each year in United States. The company also divulges the fact that most of the cases of death were/are preventable, if the cancer gets detected in the right time and on proper medication.

So, in order to educate, treat and support the victims of breast cancer, StoneFly™ INC is partnering with STAR and is creating breast cancer awareness, through its SCVM Promo. The total cost of purchase of Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM) made in between the month of August – September 30th, 2012 will be donated to the cause for fighting against cancer.

SCVM is a virtual IP SAN software appliance which facilitates creation of virtual IP SAN within the existing resources of the virtual server. It is an innovation applicable for VMware environments as it presents advanced and fully features virtual iSCSI SAN + NAS Scale out Storage for Virtual machines. With the creation of iSCSI Virtual SAN appliance with available hardware resources, increase in productivity and easing the management abilities of the IT Manager can be achieved along with reduction in power consumption and rack space.

For more details about StoneFly™ INC SCVM support to fight breast cancer please call (510) 265-1616 or log onto the official website of ISCSI


Defining VSaaS for Surveillance

September 15, 2011

In our last blog we explored Cloud Computing layer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (or IaaS) and the advantages of utilizing it to your IT infrastructure. Now it’s surveillance’s time.

Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service or VSaaS – like IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS – is a cloud computing element, but designed for the video surveillance environment. The way it work is that video resources from on-site cameras are streamed to systems at the provider’s site. VSaaS is quite cost effective, saving on maintenance costs, and interestingly enough, has no need to integrate a VMS to view your video resources.

Essentially there VSaaS can be divided by the following:

  • Hosted Video: Video streamed off-site over the WAN to a hosting provider’s data center.
  • Managed Video: Video resources are streamed to the end-user’s site and managed by the hosting provider remotely.
  • or a combination of both!

To learn more about VSaaS, check out this interesting article on CSO Online.


What you need to know about IaaS Cloud Computing

September 13, 2011

In cloud computing we all know that there are three layers of Cloud Stack: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and of course Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). But when it comes to IaaS, it is more considered as the base of the other cloud services.

I came across this interesting article on techno-pulse.com about IaaS and found some interesting facts about this interesting infrastructure.

Here are some of the highlights you need to know about IaaS:

  • It saves on operation costs by allowing you to pay for the resources you utilize
  • Flexible resource manageability for easy scalability
  • Elastic load balancing

To learn more about IaaS or just cloud computing in general, check out StoneFly’s cloud appliance the Cloud USS at www.StoneFly.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.


Cloud Market expected to reach to $241 billion by 2020

June 22, 2011

The Cloud Computing market, although a somewhat young technology, is definitely claiming its stake in the IT world. According to Forrester Research, the entire market is expect to grow from $40.7 billion this year to $241 billion in 2020.

Namely Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is expected to plateau in 2014 with revenues projected at $5.9 billion. IaaS, which is where storage and server resources are hosted by a service provider and then outsourced by individual organizations, is definitely an infrastructure that has some attractive points including higher efficiency, limitless scale and faster and easier deployment of new services and systems.

To learn more about cloud computing watch this video. Also find out how our cloud computing appliance, the StoneFly Cloud USS, provides IaaS to deliver storage fit for the cloud.


Virtualization and Cloud Computing – Who’s winning the battle?

June 16, 2011

It all started in the data centers and then quickly spread to consumer-based services as a means to easily store your data. From running business-critical applications to safeguarding your complete collection of Beatles songs, we see  the “cloud” coming over the horizon, revolutionizing the way we house our information. But with all this talk about the cloud, don’t forget that virtualization is still a widely adopted solution in the data center arena and has been over the past few years.

According to the 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey, 75% of large enterprises that participated in the survey are considering both server virtualization and hybrid cloud computing platforms. Interestingly enough due to virtualization’s maturity in the IT space, enterprises that have implemented virtualization have been vastly satisfied with their infrastructure – only a 4% gap between the expectations and achievements.

Learn more about Virtualization and Cloud Computing technology on the links below:

  • Learn more about our Cloud and Virtualization appliances on our products page

Worldwide Digital Data surpassing One Zettabyte by year end

July 29, 2010

Imagine measuring the world’s digital data – every download, every blog post, and every “tweet” that’s created and duplicated on the web. In May 2010, the International Data Corporation (IDC) created a  study predicting that all of the world’s digital data would reach 1.2 zettabytes (or 1.2 million petabytes) by the end of 2010 and 35 zettabytes by the year 2020.

This is quite an extraordinary number, but how are we supposed to house all of this data? Virtualization and deduplication are options, but the IDC believes that cloud computing will play a vital role in the storing these extensive amounts data. However one thing is certain, as the amount of digital information continues to skyrocket, many of us are exploring and finding different ways to store all of this data.