- Regular scheduled snapshots.
- Sharing a single filesystem that is accessible via multiple network protocols such as CIFS, NFS, http (WebDAV), ftp, and sftp.
- In depth performance analysis through real time analyitcs.
- Clustering for in data center high availability.
- Active Directory integration for CIFS user and group shares.
- LDAP integration for NFS shares.
If you are not familiar with Unified Storage, you can download the free simulator and get familiar with all of its features before investing in purchasing one of the Unified Storage servers. Further, through Sun's Try and Buy offer, you could try out a Unified Storage server for a fixed period of time before purchasing it.
Hopefully this option will forearm you on future rescue missions to give the customer a viable alternative to hand delivery of USB attached drives.