Enterprise SAN/NAS Storage

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High Performance & High Reliability

Steadfast Enterprise Storage uses best-of-breed hardware on a redundant network to keep your data online.

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Custom-built Storage Solutions

Steadfast can create customized SAN storage or NAS solutions built around your data.

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Cost-effective Managed Storage

For stress-free storage, Steadfast offers affordable NAS and SAN solutions using SAS and SATA drives.

To order SAN or NAS storage, or discuss a customized option,
contact us or call +1(312)602-2689 option 2.

Enterprise Storage Benefits

High performance, highly reliable storage is important to every enterprise. We offer a choice of enterprise-grade storage solutions using a Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (SAN).

Both services feature redundant 10 Gigabit uplinks, redundant head-end management nodes, and SSD caching for unparalleled speed and availability.

Enterprise Storage Services

If you depend on your data, enterprise storage is essential. Steadfast Enterprise Storage plans include:

  • Fully Redundant Enterprise NetApp Infrastructure
  • 100% Uptime SLA
  • High Speed Connectivity
  • Higher I/O Performance than Internal Disks
  • Highly Scalable
  • Multiple Servers/Services

SAN: Storage Area Network

A Storage Area Network (SAN) provides block level access to data, leaving your servers to manage file systems. As a result, you get fast, dependable, platform-neutral storage.

A SAN allows data sharing across multiple devices and file systems, and high compatibility with virtualization and cloud platforms including OnApp, Citrix/XEN, and VMWare.

You can choose from SANs using SAS drives or SATA drives, each with their own benefits.

SAS Drives

  • Good for databases, clustering, clouds
  • High performance
  • Faster
  • Host all your data on one system
  • File systems for Windows and Linux

SATA Drives

  • Good for large-scale archiving and backups
  • Affordable

If you need more help choosing the right storage solution for your business,
email us at sales@steadfast.net or call +1(312)602-2689 option 2.

NAS: Network Attached Storage

Operating on a file level, Network Attached Storage (NAS) is the simplest way to get enterprise storage.

Unlike a SAN, a NAS solution takes care of file system concerns, eliminating potential compatibility issues. If you are building your own server cluster or using our High Availability Cluster solution, network attached storage is an excellent choice.

When you order a NAS solution from Steadfast, you can choose SAS or SATA drives, each with their own advantages.

SAS Drives

  • Good for databases, clustering, clouds
  • Higher performance than SATA drives
  • Ideal for high load servers
  • Excellent compatibility across multiple platforms

SATA Drives

  • Ideal for archiving and backups
  • More affordable than SAS drives
  • Data can be accessible across different systems
  • Suited to large-scale but slow storage requirements

For advice on the different enterprise storage solutions available from Steadfast,
email us at sales@steadfast.net or call +1(312)602-2689 option 2.

Flexible Storage Methods

At Steadfast, we offer a choice of storage methods to minimize the cost of your solution.

You can choose to host your data on SAS or SATA disks, or a combination of both. SAS disks are fast, but more expensive. SATA disks are slower, but more affordable.

We recommend using SAS drives for primary storage to guarantee performance, while SATA disks make large-scale backups more affordable.


SATA (7.2k RPM) SAN/NAS Storage

  • 50 GB: $15/month
  • 100 GB: $30/month
  • 250 GB: $75/month
  • 500 GB: $150/month
  • 1 TB: $300/month
  • 2 TB: $600/month
  • 4 TB: $1200/month
  • 8 TB: $2400/month
  • 16 TB: $4800/month

SAS (15k RPM) SAN/NAS Storage

  • 50 GB: $25/month
  • 100 GB: $50/month
  • 250 GB: $125/month
  • 500 GB: $250/month
  • 1 TB: $500/month
  • 2 TB: $1000/month
  • 4 TB: $2000/month
  • 8 TB: $4000/month
  • 16 TB: $8000/month