Unified Storage

All storage protocols under the sun, under one roof

Given ever-changing application requirements, the multiprotocol Gemini all-flash arrays provide a distinct advantage: one platform that can be standardized on for both block and file requirements across Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or InfiniBand networks. This flexibility offers investment protection and the precision to match the right protocol with the right application.

  Type Pros
iSCSI

    SAN (block)

  • Easy to use block storage over Ethernet networks
  • Leverage ubiquitous and inexpensive Ethernet networking
Fibre Channel

    SAN (block)

  • High performance block storage over Fibre Channel
  • Leverages proven installed base and robustness
iSER

    SAN (block)

  • Combines convenience of iSCSI and performance of RDMA
  • Hardware offload to eliminate storage-related CPU utilization
SRP

    SAN (block)

  • Lowest latency protocol leverages InfiniBand and RDMA
  • Lowest cost per Gbps high-speed network for storage
NFS

    File (file)

  • Ubiquitous file sharing protocol is broadly supported
  • File-locking simplifies deployment in virtualized environments
SMB

    File (file)

  • Commonly used protocol for Windows file servers
  • Seeing a resurgence with Windows Server 2012