Data centers today are struggling to keep up with the exponential pace at which data volumes are growing. Consequently, many IT architects are looking for the biggest storage server options they can find to accommodate data growth today as well as anticipated future needs. The key to this effort is finding technology that can not only deliver high-capacity but superior performance, flexibility and value as well.
As a provider of customized server, storage and workstation solutions since 1986, Thinkmate offers a broad range of flexible and customizable storage solutions that can help organizations to deploy the biggest storage server technology for their data centers.
At Thinkmate, we build solutions that combine exceptionally reliable technology with outstanding customer service and highly competitive pricing to provide our customers with servers and storage solutions that are tailored to their data center needs.
We offer a broad range of storage solutions for high-performance computing, and every machine that leaves our facility is 100% customized for the requirements of our customers' computing environments. Our shopping experience and customer service are unmatched in the industry, and our online pricing and ordering system makes it easy to configure a storage server or custom server rack in minutes, choosing from more customizable options than any other system builder on the web.
To build the biggest storage server for your data center, you can start with our base models which feature form factors of 1U to 4U and up to 72 drive bays. Next, depending on your server, you'll have a choice of processors, memory, SSD drives and hard drives, network cards, software and more, with the price for each component clearly marked to make the quoting process completely transparent. As you configure your storage server, the configured price at the top of the page and will be revised with each addition or subtraction. Throughout the process, our expert solution architects are available to answer questions and ensure you're getting the right product for your environment.
Our JBOD Storage Expansion units are perhaps our biggest storage server solution, providing an economical way to expand your current capacity on an existing system. These dependable, high-capacity enclosures and servers for RAID or JBOD expansion are available in 2U to 4U form factors with up to 44 drive bays. We also offer a JBOD 4U chassis that features 106 x 16TB SAS drives.
JBOD (an acronym for "just a bunch of disks") provides a simple and cost-effective way to deploy high-density storage. A JBOD system creates one or more logical drives using multiple hard drives of varying capacities and specs, and while it does not inherently support any RAID configuration or the redundancy or performance improvement provided by RAID, RAID controllers are able to access JBOD storage to increase storage capacity in RAID configurations.
In addition to JBOD expansion solutions, we offer several other storage technologies that can help data centers secure the biggest storage server to meet their needs.
When you come to Thinkmate for your biggest storage server requirements, you'll find:
While individual servers may offer a great deal of capacity, the title for "biggest storage server" is constantly changing as capacity increases. Customers looking for the biggest storage server often choose network-attached storage (NAS) for storing large amounts of unstructured data, or RAID arrays or JBOD configurations that provide easy scale-out capacity.
Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level storage architecture that provides a central location where data can be stored and retrieved. NAS systems provide economical scale-out capacity, as adding additional storage is as simple as connecting more drives to the network.
RAID stands for redundant arrays of independent disks (or redundant arrays of inexpensive disks). This data storage architecture stores data redundantly on and across multiple discs, improving fault tolerance by increasing the mean time between failures and increasing performance by enabling input/output operations to overlap in a balanced way.
JBOD stands for "just a bunch of disks" and is a storage architecture that uses storage drives of different sizes, makes and models, configuring them into a single logical volume or using them as a group of individual hard drives.