Cloud Storage Server

Managing data with a cloud storage server

With the growth of cloud computing, more organizations are adopting hybrid storage environments that combine private and public cloud storage, providing an optimal mix of security, performance and availability. A superior cloud storage server is essential to successfully managing hybrid cloud storage, delivering the performance and reliability that can accommodate high utilization levels 24/7.

As a leading provider of custom data center servers and storage systems for more than 25 years, Thinkmate provides cloud storage server options that enable customers to easily, affordably and confidently adopt cloud storage technology.

The need for a cloud storage server

In a hybrid cloud storage environment, highly confidential or mission-critical information can be stored on-premise in a private cloud, while less sensitive information can reside in a public cloud.

Hybrid cloud environments are dependent on resource virtualization technologies that make it possible to spin up new resources as they're requested by users, and to release the resources when they are no longer required. Hybrid clouds also require technology that supports multi-tenancy, making it possible to precisely track and charge-back usage. And a cloud storage server is required to provide ultra-fast access to the data residing on cloud storage devices.

Cloud storage servers must be easily scalable to handle changes in capacity requirements. The ability to enable software-defined storage can help to manage cloud storage environments more easily. And high-performance servers are a requirement to meet demand for fast access to data stored within hybrid environments.

Cloud storage server solutions from Thinkmate

Thinkmate has been a world-class provider of custom computer and server equipment since 1986. Today, we combine cutting-edge technology with superior customer service and highly competitive prices to maintain our leadership as the #1 white box server solutions provider.

We offer a wide range of servers and storage solutions, with a number of cloud storage server options. The most important thing to know about Thinkmate solutions is that every machine we build is 100% customized for the needs of our customers. Our world-class configurator features more customizable options than any other system builder on the web, making it easy to quickly configure and price a cloud storage server online.

To build a Thinkmate online storage server, you can start with a base model storage server and add or delete components as needed, from processors and memory cards to hard drives and SSD drives to network cards, software and more. Our transparent pricing means that the cost of every component is clearly marked so there is never any surprise or any mystery about the total cost of your configured Thinkmate device, and the total server storage cost for your machine is always displayed at the top of the page as you build it.

Thinkmate's cloud storage server options

At Thinkmate, we offer several storage solutions that can serve as cloud storage servers.

Our STX-NS series of network-attached storage solutions are some of our biggest storage server options and are ideal as cloud storage servers. These large storage server devices are highly scalable and support bulk cloud storage by balancing high capacity and performance, with a feature set enhanced to enable lower cost per gigabyte stored.

The STX-NX cloud storage servers also feature:

  • ThinkNAS™ software
  • Support for Virtualbox for server and storage virtualization
  • Exceptional file transfer rate for all types of protocols, including: NFS, AFP, SMB/CIFS, FTP, and iSCSI/FC
  • File-sharing for clients across composite OS platforms
  • Support for all of Areca's PCI based RAID adapters: 12xx, 1883, and 1884/12GB SAS3 series
  • Multiple choices/implementations of high-availability options available
  • NAS's intuitive web GUI

In addition to serving as cloud storage servers, our network-attached devices are ideal for SMB to high-end NAS storage, Big Data storage, replicated environments, backup and archiving.

Our STX-NL series of nearline storage servers can also play a role as a cloud storage server. These devices offer HDD capacities of up to 8TB and are available with SATA or SAS interfaces. Providing excellent IOPS/TB and exceptional reliability and availability, Thinkmate STX-NL storage devices are ideal for high-reliability cloud storage as well as high-performance computing, RAID arrays, high-availability external storage arrays and data warehousing and mining.

In addition to cloud storage servers, we offer a wide range of rackmount servers, high-density servers, blade servers and GPU servers, including NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti server options.

Make Thinkmate your source for storage servers

Thinkmate is a superior solutions provider for cloud storage servers and other computing equipment. We offer:

  • True customization. We completely customize every machine to meet the individual needs of our customers.
  • Excellent customer service. You'll always reach a live person, rather than a robot, when you contact us by phone or chat to get help with configuration, answers to questions or resolution to issues.
  • An award-winning, 3-year warranty. Every Thinkmate machine is covered by a standard 3-year warranty with advanced parts replacement at no cost.
  • High reliability. We have developed a hard-earned reputation for exceptional reliability, thanks to detailed reliability records and our own stress-testing protocols.
  • Equipment that's built in the USA. Every Thinkmate machine is built in our facilities outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Competitive pricing. Our pricing is on par with or better than our large-scale competitors, thanks to our direct relationships with suppliers.

FAQs: What is a cloud storage server?

What is a cloud storage server?

A cloud storage server manages access to data in that is stored in public or private clouds.

What are the essential features of a cloud storage server?

A cloud storage server must provide ultra-fast performance in order to keep up with user demand for cloud data. Cloud storage servers must also be highly scalable in order to accommodate increased storage requirements. And as the volume of data stored within public and private clouds continues to rise dramatically, cloud storage servers must offer a low cost-per gigabyte stored to enable data centers to contain costs.


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