Performance has always come at a steep cost in the world of enterprise storage, with flexibility often taking a back seat when it comes to IT purchasing decisions. In fact, storage has typically been bought and deployed as a "one size fits all" solution, regardless of the kinds of applications the network is running. Such an approach has required multiple servers to address multiple needs, resulting in significantly higher costs and a much greater degree of management complexity.
BlueArc's Tiered Storage solution changes all that. Tiered Storage allows you to consolidate and deploy different types of storage within the same network-attached storage (NAS)-based system, all based on the specific requirements of the applications you're running. For the first time, you can now manage the diversity inherent in a combination of high-performance online, moderate performance nearline and infrequently accessed archival data, all from a single, seamless NAS platform—a BlueArc Network Storage Server.