BridgeStor Luanches Windows Server Storage Appliance
Whether on-premise or in the cloud, plenty of storage vendors are targeting the managed services market. But BridgeStor is trying to shift the conversation to data deduplication opportunities within your SMB customer base. Specifically, BridgeStor has launched an Application Optimized Storage (AOS) Appliance for network storage. Here’s some background.
The appliance combines Hewlett-Packard server hardware, Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, and BridgeSTOR’s Virtual Storage technology. BridgeStor claims the appliance can reduce “storage capacity requirements, power, cooling and management costs across both NAS and iSCSI SAN environments by up to 70 percent.”
As you know: We don’t test technology here at MSPmentor. But if you want to get a feel for BridgeStor and your customers’ own storage needs, check out the BridgeStor data reduction analyzer. The free tool apparently can help you to analyze your customers’ networks to see how much you can potentially shrink their storage needs — using BridgeStor’s products, of course.