Biggest Storage Server

Choosing the biggest storage server for your data center

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.

The biggest storage server solutions from Thinkmate

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.

JBOD expansion: our biggest storage server solution

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.

More solutions for the biggest storage needs

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.

  • Network-attached storage servers. Our STX-NS series of network-attached storage solutions offers low-cost bulk storage designed to accommodate large amounts of unstructured data. Our NAS servers are available with form factors of 1U to 4U, with options for a 12 bay server up to a 72 bay server, providing scale-out storage that can easily accommodate a data center's biggest storage server needs. Thinkmate NAS storage is ideal for 24x7 cloud data centers, replicated data environments, content delivery networks and other moderate workloads. A Thinkmate NAS device can also function as a cloud storage server or an online storage server.
  • Nearline storage servers. Our STX-NL servers provide high-capacity storage for enterprise-class nearline workloads. With HDD capacities of up to 8 TB and a choice of SATA or SAS interfaces, our nearline storage servers deliver excellent reliability, availability and IOPS/TB for high-performance computing, high-reliability cloud storage, RAID arrays, high-availability external storage arrays and data warehousing and mining.

We also offer options for a blade storage server, a VMware Virtual SAN Ready system, and workstations featuring a Supermicro Atom server.

Thinkmate: a premier storage server provider

When you come to Thinkmate for your biggest storage server requirements, you'll find:

  • Exceptionally reliable products. Thanks to detailed reliability records and our own stress-testing protocols, our products are among the most reliable in the industry.
  • Outstanding customer service. Our dedication to serving our customers extends to every member of our company, and you'll always find a live person available by phone or chat to help answer questions, configure devices or resolve issues
  • 100% customizable solutions. Every machine that we produce is customized to the needs of our customers.
  • USA-made equipment. Thinkmate machines are built in our state-of-the-art facilities in Waltham, Massachusetts.
  • Excellent pricing. Our strong relationships with direct suppliers enable us to offer extremely competitive pricing that meets or beats our competitors' offers.
  • A 3-year warranty. Everything Thinkmate machine comes standard with a 3-year warranty with advanced parts replacement.

FAQs: What is the biggest storage server solution?

What is the biggest storage server solution?

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.

What is network-attached storage?

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.

What is a RAID array?

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.

What is JBOD storage?

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.


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