Cloning enables an organization to leverage advanced services built into a storage array to copy a volumes or LUN (logical unit number) automatically and transfer it to another platform or site for backup, reporting, and/or disaster recovery. Clones are full copies of the data and can speed up the development and test environments for your organization. There are also snapshot capabilities. Snapshots are archivable and not updated automatically when the original volumes or LUN is updated. Key Information Systems’ cloning and snapshot solution prioritizes efficient storage management, creating multiple copies while using only a percentage of required storage space. Advanced copy services includes the ability to make several copies of production volumes/databases and have different use cases, including end-of-month reporting, testing, staging, development, and backups.
Replication requires setting up two (or more) volumes or LUNs that are paired to automatically update, so both are identical on two separate platforms in one location or two locations. Key Information Systems can help you setup the ability to replicate from site to site, with synchronous replication for minimal data loss. A write request is made to the primary copy and committed immediately. This requires network bandwidth and has a distance limitation. Users may also opt for asynchronous periodic replication — ideal for organizations looking to leverage available network bandwidth and create copies of data across vast distances. This solution can help an enterprise with remote migration services, remote backups, and log shipping. For IBM and NetApp solutions, it can be minimal changes at the primary site and KeyInfo can serve as your target site. You can leverage our systems to replicate certain storage volumes/LUNs in a safe and dedicated manner. KeyInfo can become an extension of your MPLS network, and your organization can leverage our existing systems for backup, staging, testing, and/or disaster recovery.
File Systems compression optimizes an enterprise’s storage efficiency by reducing the storage footprint of data, compressing each file written to disk. Our solution includes NAS (network attached storage) and block storage compression that is built into the storage array. This technology operates between the storage device and network, performing on-the-fly lossless and transparent storage compression. This helps improve NAS and SAN capacity by up to 300%. Key Information Systems also provides compression that is built into IBM’s ProtecTIER solution that leverages hyperfactor technology and data deduplication. This solution is used for virtual tape technology and network shares.
Featured HPC Products
Cisco HPC Solution Stack for Financial Services:
With ever-increasing automation of trading, firms in the financial services industry consider the building of low-latency, highcapacity infrastructures to be critical to stay competitive in capital markets. Under increasing pressure, financial markets must improve operating efficiency to stay competitive, control costs, and manage risk. These challenges, in addition to the rapid increase in electronic trading, have created a need for highperformance computing (HPC) environments in financial services. As the industry leader in networking, Cisco® delivers an unmatched HPC solution to address customer needs. The broad Cisco solution portfolio delivers high speeds, low latencies, open standards, and high system availability, allowing financial services customers to deploy the right infrastructure for their applications.
IBM Power 775 Supercomputer
IBM is offering the new POWER7® processor-based Power® 775 Supercomputer to accelerate high performance computing innovation in smarter computing projects such as climate prediction, medical and life sciences, financial services, petroleum reservoir modeling, and industrial design. The Power 775 Supercomputer is a highly integrated, densely packaged, high performance supercomputer in a rack solution, including compute nodes, storage, interconnect fabric and featuring energy efficient water cooling technology.
- A massive scale-out high performance computing server that provides unparalleled capacity that’s been optimized for running large, highly parallel computationally-intensive workloads and algorithms
- Application affinity for weather and climate modeling, computational chemistry, physics, computer-aided engineering, computational fluid dynamics and petroleum exploration