When it comes to capacity planning, particularly for storage, choice is paramount in your decision-making process. We know that all too well and so provide multiple storage solutions; so you can get the right storage now and have the right alternatives down the road. As your business grows and evolves, we'll make sure that you always have the right solution for your budget, capacity and performance needs.
Each Rackspace storage solution differs from the next in terms of growth capacity, performance, configuration flexibility and cost. However, they are all backed by our industry-leading Service Level Agreements and Fanatical Support®. And they are all fully managed—from deployment, to updates, to troubleshooting—by our experienced and certified storage experts.
Direct Attached Storage provides the flexibility and scalability you need, all within one array. It’s a simple, yet powerful storage solution, ideal for applications requiring an efficient, fully redundant, entry-level array to maintain availability. It’s highly suitable for a multitude of use cases, including, but not limited to, clustering and databases.
Our Direct Attached Storage and Dedicated SAN solutions share the same EMC® SAN technology. So, as your business grows, we’ve made it easier for you to upgrade your existing storage solution to meet the storage requirements for your business.
A Storage Area Network is a highly available, reliable solution leveraging fully redundant architecture – a must-have for any mission-critical database. Additionally, its high storage capacity makes SAN an extremely scalable solution, allowing you to grow with your evolving storage needs.
We offer two fully-managed EMC® SAN choices: shared SAN and dedicated SAN. Choose from several storage models across the two solutions, each based on your performance, access protocols, and capacity needs, plus a choice of RAID configurations for optimal protection and performance. With world class support from our expert SAN Engineers, it all combines for a reliable storage solution without the complexities and costs of building, maintaining and running SAN.
dSAN offers ideal Enterprise-class solutions for customers with high-performance, highly-secure and scalable storage requirements. If you serve your customers with large files and rich media, dSAN is flexible and reliable enough to provide users with fast, reliable content.
With support for file & block-level access storage protocols (CIFS/NFS/Fibre Channel), snapshots and clones enabling easy data backup and local replication, dSAN has the agility to handle the demands of your database and meet your businesses ever-changing needs.
Additional Services—Remote Data Replication
Rackspace offer the ability to replicate your off-site NetApp arrays from your data centre to ours with our Remote Data Replication Service. This service will provide you with the geographic diversity you want in case of a regional disaster or outage.
Remote Data Replication differs from our dNAS solution in that it's a shared, supplementary service with a utility-based pricing model.