Evaluator Group Product Review - OneXafe Solo

In a time when our lives have become more digital than ever, enterprises of all sizes consider data protection one of their top challenges, perennially ranking it as an area for investment and improvement.

Smaller companies require data management and protection solutions that are simple to deploy and manage.

They need to start small and grow with the business to optimize costs.

Crucially, all companies must be able to get their operations back online as quickly as possible following a disaster, as today's competitive markets render any amount of downtime intolerable.

Evaluator Group tested two data protection options for mid-tier enterprises, including OneXafe Solo by StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company, and a leading competitor.

We found that OneXafe Solo, a plug and play BDR device, offered several advantages that enabled greater scalability, data protection flexibility, and significantly faster disaster restoration.

Watch the recording to hear from the Evaluator Group's experience and analysis.

Presenter: Russ Fellows, Senior Partner & Analyst at Evaluator Group

Evaluator-group_Russ-200x200.jpgRuss Fellows leads the Validation and Benchmarking Lab group, with extensive hands-on experience with HCI, flash, object and other system testing for vendors and IT end users.
He began his career at Solbourne Computers as a system test engineer and support. Russ then moved to Fujitsu as an engineer and later transitioned into IT administration and management. Next, he worked as a “Technology Evangelist” and Storage Marketing Manager at Sun Microsystems prior to Evaluator Group.
Russ possesses a unique perspective on the industry through his experience in product test, support, engineering, strategy and marketing and as an IT consumer.
A Colorado native, Russ hold a BS in Applied Math and Computer Science and an MBA in International Business and Information Technology from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Presenter: Junior Silva, Lead Product Manager at StorageCraft (an Arcserve Company)

Junior Silva.jpgJunior Silva is the lead Product Manager at StorageCraft delivering the next-gen platform of the future, today.
He understands IT challenges inside and out through working in various IT roles and has extensive experience with Public and Private Cloud migrations and DR. He has held many certifications over the years and was one of the youngest Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer in the world at age 17. He is passionate about technology and innovation that transforms the IT industry.

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OneXafe Benefits

OneXafe is a converged data platform that unifies enterprise-class data protection with scale-out storage in an easy-to-use, configurable solution. By integrating backup and recovery with scale-out storage from the ground up, OneXafe eliminates the complexity related to managing and protecting data. It removes the need for siloed solutions, minimizes costs incurred from standalone storage hardware and backup software solutions, and eliminates redundancy in management.

OneXafe delivers industry-leading recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) for premium data integrity and business continuity. It ensures service reliability and assures that every machine is recoverable according to a specific backup, retention, and replication SLA.

Reliable Recovery - Ensure data integrity with automated, advanced reverification of
backup images and with inflight verification of data. Recover every single time with a
dependable complete system recovery.

Instant Recovery: Boot backup images as VMs in milliseconds with VirtualBoot IO readahead
technology without waiting for recovery to complete and without the need for storage vMotion. Recover files and folder in seconds and entire systems in minutes.

Flexible Recovery: The ability to recover to dissimilar HW or virtual environments,
ensures that recovery is timely and quick by utilizing the resources at hand and not waiting
for any specific resources.

Scaling Network Attached Storage (NAS) capacity can be as easy as popping a storage hard drive into the OneXafe appliance. As business requirements for increased data storage or performance change, OneXafe is extremely agile; simply add any number of disk drives, at any time, and in any capacity to meet your needs. Provision only the storage capacity you need, when you need it without complex network storage capacity planning or over-provisioning.

Our simple, transparent and all-inclusive pricing model with rich datacenter-class features makes OneXafe the most affordable Network Attached Storage (NAS) device in the market. Acquisition costs for StorageCraft solutions are 50% to 100% lower than that of comparable Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. OneXafe is an order of magnitude simpler to operate and manage, keeping your operating costs an order of magnitude lower.

Storage provisioning is done with zero-configuration. There is no need to manually manage network data storage pools, RAID sets, or volumes with OneXafe. System resiliency from dual disk or even dual network attached storage appliance failure is built-in and automatic. Many of the day-to-day data storage management tasks are handled automatically. All the included features are "on" by default and you never need complex configuration. You can implement disaster recovery with real-time replication in just 4 clicks using OneSystem’s intuitive web interface.

StorageCraft OneXafe provides you with rich enterprise-class storage reduction features such as inline variable length deduplication and compression to ensure the best network attached storage (NAS) utilization. It provides multi-site replication for easy disaster recovery implementation. Optional data protection feature allows for a hyper-converged secondary storage configuration.