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Quality and Performance at the Lowest Possible Cost of Ownership – Fantasy?

When looking at purchases and quotes from your current data center hardware vendor, the answer to this question could very well be yes. Cost of ownership is not something most IT server and storage vendors brag about. Nfina is different. 

From the inception of the company, Nfina’s mission has been to deliver maximum performance while offering maximum value to our customers. Performance in a data center means high IOPS, low power consumption, and affordable pricing. When it comes to our data center equipment, Nfina delivers on all three. 

The ultimate in performance for a server involves the use of SSD drives. Unfortunately data center SSD drives also bring the highest price tag. Nfina offers all SSD solutions as well, at competitive pricing. Sometimes, however, budget constraints will not allow an SSD solution, while users and data requirements will not tolerate a reduction in performance.

We have a cost effective alternative: a caching system that uses a significant amount of SSD for caching and SATA drives for storage. This results in a product that delivers near-SSD performance at SATA pricing. 

Power consumption is a major consideration for data center operators. Inefficient servers using lots of electricity is a major electric power expense. The energy efficient design of the Nfina 300 series data center servers results in a significant decrease in power requirements and usage, saving money. 

Some vendors do their best to paint their customers into a corner with respect to choosing alternative hardware. Not Nfina. We base our product design on open systems and do our best to make our products easily integrated with existing systems and other vendors’ products. When it comes time to upgrade or scale up your data center hardware, you won’t be faced with “rip out and replace” as the only option. 

The bottom line is often the purchase price. Nfina offers more for your IT budget than any other vendor. Our data center products are made in the USA, from best in class components, yet cost a fraction of what our competitors cost. How do we do it? In a word: efficiency. When you buy an Nfina product, you are not paying for expensive advertising, marketing, or other overhead. We have the engineering resources that are necessary to produce the product efficiently, and no more. Our people and production methods are a model of efficiency. This allows us to offer superior performance at a fraction of the price in our servers for data centers. 

High performance, low power consumption, and affordable pricing – Nfina delivers on all three.

Healthcare

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Medicare and Budget Cuts Due to the ACA will Eventually Affect Your Budget. What are You Going to do?

There’s an often-repeated saying in the IT world:  nobody ever got fired for buying ____. There are several names that could fill this blank, and all are at the high end of the price range for healthcare IT equipment. It used to be a no-brainer – buying _____ meant job security. But one thing is relatively certain in the healthcare industry: Budget cuts are coming, and they will most likely be deep. If coming budget cuts mean an IT budget that no longer supports buying the incumbent brand, there are two choices: find an affordable alternative or explain to senior management why the job is not getting done. Unfortunately, people DO get fired for not getting the job done. By the time the ax falls on budgets it may be too late to find an alternative vendor of affordable servers and storage hardware for your healthcare IT systems. Nfina can offer viable alternatives to difficult decisions facing IT professionals in the healthcare industry.

Rip out and replace when you need to upgrade or expand your healthcare IT products? 

Nfina has an alternative: an open systems approach. Rather than building a system designed to be incompatible with anything bearing a different companies nameplate, Nfina uses open standards and best-of-class components that allow healthcare IT professionals to add storage capability based on considerations of performance and budget rather than the constraint of “what does my current vendor offer?” Consider Nfina’s approach to RAID as an example. Some vendors take existing technology and try to make it incompatible with the rest of the world. They offer an abbreviated version designed to keep an IT department trapped into a one-vendor healthcare IT solutions. Nfina teams with LSI®, the leader in RAID Technology, offering superior technology, without any restraints. Nfina keeps it open, capable, and expandable, as opposed to closed, restricted and constrained.   

The speed of SSD drives or the affordability of SATA drives? This is a difficult decision – especially difficult on your IT budget. Nfina has an alternative: Caching. Nfina healthcare IT solutions utilize a considerable amount of SSD as a cache, and SATA drives to store data. This solution yields near SSD performance at the SATA pricing.   

The bottom line is important to ALL IT professionals – especially those in the healthcare industry. It is important to Nfina too. Our products use best-in-class components and technology, and we build them using techniques, process, and personnel that are the model of efficiency. This results in the ability to offer a best-in-class product at a fraction of the cost of competing products and meet your healthcare IT needs. Making your IT budget go farther means instead of being forced to figure out how to do more with less, you can do more with MORE… with Nfina products.

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Education is Undergoing Transformation at a Rapid Pace, and with this Transformation Comes More and More Information. Where are You Going  to Put all that Information?

IT professionals must find ways to process and store ever increasing amounts of information. Challenges like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and managing all the devices and the data they produce is a daunting task. Most school districts simply don’t have the resources to throw money at the problem and most IT vendors don’t understand, sympathize, or care at all. All IT professionals are under pressure to find ways to do more with less. The fact that many schools rely heavily on tax dollars for funding and are accountable to the taxpayer only magnifies this pressure to find cost-effective school IT solutions. These increasing data storage requirements along with budget constraints create a constant challenge to teachers, administration and IT professionals. 

Upgrading and expanding storage is a certainty, the only question is “sooner or later?” When this time comes, discovering your vendor’s only option is to discard existing equipment in your educational IT solutions and replace it due to compatibility issues can be the straw that broke the budget’s back.

The Solution:  An Open system with best-in-class components at a fraction of the price.  Wishful thinking?  Not anymore.

Nfina’s NAS storage system with enterprise drives to provide continuous data availability and integrated storage support for virtualization initiatives. The NAS is an ALL-IN-ONE storage server for backup and sharing.  The NAS yields the best value, performance, and reliability in the industry. Nfina’s NAS is a high performance, cost-efficient, easy to install and maintain storage solution with value-added server features including:

Open systems – Nfina products don’t lock you into a one-vendor solution. Your system is not limited by nor limited to the capabilities of one manufacturer.

Value – Nfina keeps overhead to a minimum in our school servers production so the savings can be passed along to you. 

Best-in-class components you know and trust – Intel®, Kingston®, Seagate®, LSI®, and Delta™.

Innovative caching techniques – Yielding near-SSD performance at SATA pricing in our servers for schools.

Ease of expansion – Adding storage is as easy as plugging in a cable in our IT solutions for education. With Nfina’s affordability, additional units can be added at off-site locations for another level of security – an option that may not be economically feasible with other vendor’s solutions.

Government

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As and Information Technology Professional in the Government Sector, You are Confronted with Data Storage Requirements that are Growing and Budgets that are Not. What are You Going to do?

The fact that the burden of rising IT costs is placed on the back of the public is a responsibility unique to the public sector. Regulatory and documentation requirements increase every year, while government budgets, especially IT budgets are being squeezed tighter and tighter. As a government sector IT professional, you are asked to do more with less on a continual basis. Should you not ask your storage provider to do the same? Does your provider support an army of engineers and an advertising budget that is larger than your entire IT budget? Is that doing more with less? 
Hardly. But you do have an alternative. 

Doing more with less is something Nfina not only understands – we live by it. We don’t have a multitude of engineers – just enough to make great products that you can easily incorporate into your government IT systems. We don’t pay millions for television and print ads. When you buy Nfina products, your IT budget and the taxpayer’s dollars buys a quality product, not overhead. You buy best-in-class components like LSI® RAID devices and Intel® processors. You buy innovative implementation of technology like caching that will provide near SSD performance at SATA pricing from your government servers. You buy open technology that won’t lock you into a one-vendor solution or force you to make a “rip out and replace” decision down the road when you need to upgrade or expand. 

When you choose Nfina, the taxpayer’s dollar is spent as it should be – efficiently and thoughtfully. 

As an employee of government, IT professionals are expected to be responsible with the taxpayer dollars. Choosing Nfina products is a way to assure that these expectations are met and exceeded in your government IT solutions.

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You are Asked to do More with Less More Often than You Care to Remember. Shouldn’t Your Storage Hardware Provide be Asked to do the Same?

The expansion of data across a host of enterprise applications is proceeding at an exponential rate. Legal, manufacturing, insurance, service industries, hospitality and gaming industries all demand more and more data storage capacity… but IT budgets are not growing at a matching rate. Competitors, changing technology, regulations requiring increased documentation combine to force businesses in almost every field to find ways to operate more efficiently. It would be difficult to find a manager of any department or business who hasn’t been asked to “do more with less,” enterprise IT included. It has become the mantra of the new millennium. Unfortunately for IT professionals, they often hear their vendors pitch new, “latest and greatest” systems that can do more, faster, better. The catch is the new “latest and greatest” system is not compatible with the old system. The choice becomes not one of upgrading, but of replacing. This does not fit very well into a “do more with less” mandate in enterprise IT.  

Nfina Technologies has a solution:  

Data storages devices that are built with best-in-class components and open software and hardware. Because they are open, they are easily expandable as data storage needs grow. With the full functionality of LSI® RAID hardware and software, performance and data protection can be balanced and optimized in your enterprise storage servers. In fact, our caching technology can yield near-enterprise SSD drives performance at SATA prices. These factors combine for an outstanding product, but that’s just part of the story.  

Nfina’s philosophy is one of value; we don’t require an army of engineers to add to our overhead and ultimately add to the price of our product. We don’t require a huge marketing machine or television ads during prime time. Nfina operates the way you are asked to operate: efficiently. This means we can offer products that meet and often exceed the capability of our competitors for a small fraction of their price.    

IT professionals who are trying to meet data storage needs while trying to stay within their IT budget now have a realistic way to do it.

More performance, more open, without wrecking your budget or compromising your enterprise IT systems.  That’s Nfina’s strategy.   Doesn’t that fit better with your strategy?  

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The Banking Industry and the Relationship with its Customers has evolved Dramatically Over the Past Decade.

Mobile apps/internet banking, increased online merchant activity, and tightened information security requirements have resulted in real-time banking demands and an influx of data. In today’s competitive banking industry customer service driven banking is key. Operational decisions such as choosing the right storage device and banking servers play a major role in a bank’s ability to maintain customer satisfaction.

Banks require a seamless IT bank infrastructure in order to assess customers’ needs and offer financial services and products. They also require a delicate balance of providing quick access, analysis, and storage of large volumes of data yet assurance that sensitive financial information is being maintained securely while adhering to strict compliance guidelines. 

Nfina Technologies offers quality storage solutions for the high density demands of the banking industry.  

Our banking servers are easily integrated with existing networks and bank infrastructure and can be configured as multi-tiered NFS file servers, redundant backup, or secondary storage. Nfina’s open system approach means when the time comes to upgrade or expand capacity the process will be simple and inexpensive, as opposed to facing rip out and replace as the only alternative. Nfina’s value means it is now within your budget to add additional devices for offsite snapshot storage to add another layer in your disaster recovery contingency plan. Designs with no single point of failure means that if drives or other components start to fail, you’ll know and have plenty of opportunity to correct the problem before it becomes critical. 

Our economical storage solutions will help financial institutions maintain manageable data storage costs to ensure operational efficiency.