What is data storage?

From NAS to SDS storage, small businesses and enterprise have more storage choices than ever before. Here’s a brefing for data storage.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Network-attached storage (NAS) provides fast, simple, reliable access to data in an IP networking environment. NAS solutions are suitable for small and mid-sized businesses needing large amounts of economical storage that multiple users can share over a network. And given that many small businesses lack IT departments, NAS solutions are easy to deploy, centrally manage and consolidate.

SAN Storage

A Storage Area Network (SAN) is a specialized, high-speed network that provides block-level network access to storage. SANs are typically composed of hosts, switches, storage elements, and storage devices that are interconnected using a variety of technologies, topologies, and protocols. SANs may also span multiple sites.

A SAN presents storage devices to a host such that the storage appears to be locally attached. This simplified presentation of storage to a host is accomplished through the use of different types of virtualization.

Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage is a service where data is remotely maintained, managed, and backed up. all the data in the cloud is stored virtually on servers. Furthermore, you can access everything that is on the cloud from any computer that has an internet connection.

SDS Storage

Software-defined storage (SDS) is a computer program that manages data storageresources and functionality and has no dependencies on the underlying physical storage hardware.Purists argue that any data storage product could be described as software-defined, since all storage products require software to manage the underlying hardware and control storage-related tasks. However, the marketing term software-defined storage is most often associated with software products designed to run on commodity server hardware with Intel x86 processors and to enable cost savings over traditional storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) systems that tightly couple software and hardware.

What Can We Offer?

Before investing in a data storage solution, consult with us on which option–or options–will best meet your business’s current and future needs. Then create a plan for deploying the storage your business is likely to need when and where it will be needed.Don’t wait until you need more storage before deciding what to do. Start planning now for your future storage needs, so you won’t waste time and money later.

For Home and Small Business

Debian NAS

Primarily designed to be used in small offices or home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge.


FreeBSD NAS is a network-attached storage (NAS) software that can be installed on virtual machine or commodity x86-64 hardware platform to share data over a network. It is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data.Use FreeBSD NAS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeBSD NAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.

For Enterprise

Dell EMC Isilon Storage

Store, manage and protect unstructured data with efficiency and massive scalability. Dell EMC Isilon is the industry’s #1 family of scale-out network-attached storage systems, designed for demanding enterprise file workloads. Choose from all-flash, hybrid and archive NAS platforms powered by Intel® Xeon® processors.

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity All-Flash and Hybrid Flash unified storage platforms deliver the ultimate in simplicity and value, enabling your organization to speed deployment, streamline management and seamlessly tier unified storage workload to the cloud. Dell EMC Unity’s All-Flash and Hybrid Flash unified storage platforms optimize SSD performance and efficiency, with fully integrated SAN and NAS capabilities. Cloud-based storage analytics and proactive support keep you available and connected

Dell EMC SC Series

Dell EMC all-flash SC series of storage solutions are powered by Intel Xeon processors, which provide incredible performance, as well as flexible architecture and value that will grow with the future of technology.

CEPH Storage

The power of Ceph can transform your organization’s IT infrastructure and your ability to manage vast amounts of data. If your organization runs applications with different storage interface needs, Ceph is for you! Ceph’s foundation is the Reliable Autonomic Distributed Object Store (RADOS), which provides your applications with object, block, and file system storage in a single unified storage cluster—making Ceph flexible, highly reliable and easy for you to manage.


GlusterFS is a scalable network filesystem suitable for data-intensive tasks such as cloud storage and media streaming. Using common off-the-shelf hardware, you can create large, distributed storage solutions for media streaming, data analysis, and other data- and bandwidth-intensive tasks.

Monkey Data Technologies can offer you from NAS, SAN, SDS, to Cloud storage solutions to meet your requirements. Please contact us for more details.


    1. Requirement Analysis
    2. Data Storage Solution Selection
    3. Storage Architecture Design
    4. PoC (Proof of Concept) testing or Demonstration


    1. Storage Hardware Setup and Configuration
    2. SAN Switch Installation and Configuration
    3. Storage Snapshot & Disaster Recovery Configuration
    4. SAN / DAS / NAS Storage Connection and Configuration
    5. Multipath configuration on Server
    6. Date Migration


    1. Storage Status Monitoring and Alert
    2. Regularly Health Checking
    3. Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    4. Server Maintenance


    1. Storage Hardware Setup and Configuration
    2. SAN Switch Installation and Configuration
    3. Storage Snapshot & Disaster Recovery Configuration
    4. SAN / DAS / NAS Storage Connection and Configuration
    5. Multipath configuration on Server
    6. Data Migration
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