What's New: April 11, 2007

What's New: April 11, 2007

EqualLogic PS3900XV

This iSCSI SAN system is ideal for enterprise applications such as database, virtualisation and Exchange. It uses 15,000 RPM Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives to deliver high-performance for databases and online transaction processing applications. With a 16-drive chassis, a full configuration of these 300GB SAS drives provides a 4.8TB, high-performance iSCSI SAN built on fully redundant, hot-swappable enterprise hardware. Built-in software functionality includes automatic load balancing, snapshots and replication, multi-path I/O and consistency sets. Seamlessly integrated with all other PS series storage arrays, the PS3900XV expands your ability to optimise performance and capacity using storage pools and tiers matched to application demands. With online data movement between tiers, users gain flexibility to adjust without disruption as the business evolves. It offers high performance, advanced functionality, and complete protection. Self-managing and expandable online, it maintains 99.999 per cent application and data availability.

Distributed by ACA Pacific.
RRP: $101,200

EMC Clariion CX3-10

This provides advanced capabilities and FC/iSCSI fl exibility. The CX3 model 10 networked storage system is optimised for cost-effective workgroup and remote office solutions and supports the entire suite of Clariion software. The CX3-10 is equipped with four 4GB Fibre Channels and four 1GB iSCSI host ports. It supports up to 64 highly available, dual connected hosts, and can be equipped with up to 60 Fibre Channel or SATA disk drives for a maximum capacity of 30TBs. This system supports the full suite of Clariion advanced software functionality, including the array-based remote replication offerings EMC MirrorView, and SAN Copy. It delivers in-the-box data movement within and between tiers of storage. It is a strong fit for departmental applications, as well as for mid-sized and enterprise customers looking for a cost-effective platform for consolidating and protecting information in distributed branch offices. Customers can take advantage of EMC's data-in-place upgrades to larger capacity CX3 models, as their information storage requirements grow.
Distributed by LAN Systems.
RRP: from $20,000

NetApp FAS3040

Aimed at making enterprise data centre management easier, the unified storage product scales up to 126TB. The midrange platform provides robust storage for design, automation, and other data-intensive needs. The midrange systems support file services, Fibre Channel SAN, IP SAN (or iSCSI), and multiple network configurations while offering scalability to higher performance systems with seamless upgrades. Designed with enterprise availability and easy manageability in mind, the new systems increase reliability, accelerate time-to-market, simplify maintenance, and reduce storage infrastructure complexity, making them ideal for both business and technical application environments. Based on a 64-bit architecture, with up to 252 disk drives, 126TB capacity, and high-bandwidth I/O, including embedded 4GB FC ports, the FAS3040 addresses a price/performance sweet spot for customers managing a growing storage environment in which business agility is paramount.
Distributed by Avnet.
RRP: from $89,500

Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 High Availability for Windows

This solution delivers data and application availability for Microsoft Windows environments. It combines two solutions - Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Cluster Server - with enhanced usability tools to simplify storage management, high availability and disaster recovery for mission-critical Windows applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint Portal Server. It helps manage explosive data growth, optimise storage hardware investments, provide application availability and drive down operational costs via a set of standard tools for Windows, Linux, and Unix environments. It introduces new capabilities to help users standardize their storage and high availability software infrastructure. New to this release is Veritas Storage Foundation Basic for Windows, a free version of Storage Foundation for Windows, designed for edge-tier and infrastructure workloads, enabling customers to leverage Storage Foundation for Windows and capitalise on the benefits of a standard infrastructure solution across every server in their data centre. It introduces advanced iSCSI SAN management capabilities including automated discovery, management, and configuration of IP-based SANs.
Distributed by Express Data and Ingram Micro.
RRP: from $9166.67

Hitachi Data Systems AMS1000

This high-end modular storage system offers midrange customers enterprise-class capabilities at a modular price. Features include multi-protocol connectivity options - including iSCSI, Fibre Channel and NAS; Fibre Channel/SATA disk drive intermix; RAID-6 data protection; cache partitioning; and scalability of the overall architecture, which exceeds 173TB. Ideal markets include mid-market organizations requiring storage consolidation to reduce management complexity and cut operational costs. It provides a data storage solution for specifi c applications, such as high-transaction Web services, media streaming, data mining, or automotive and seismic modelling. It is ideal for enterprise organisations considering tiered storage to deploy high-performance storage for critical applications. It enables customers to assign lower-cost, relatively slower storage for less critical data, and move data across tiers as needed to meet application and business requirements. The model addresses a wide range of storage opportunities from high-end modular storage requirements to tiered storage within the enterprise. In addition, it includes many features that improve performance and reduce risk, including RAID-6, cache partitioning, and logical volume migration.
Distributed by Hitachi Data Systems.
RRP: Price on application.

HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) iSCSI

This connectivity kit extends the Fibre Channel (FC) SAN investment with integrated multi-protocol support, allowing customers to incorporate iSCSI servers without requiring additional storage arrays or management costs. It offers simultaneous iSCSI and FC support, providing modular multi-protocol SAN designs with increased scalability, stability and ROI on storage infrastructure. FC SANs based on EVA technology are able to leverage IP networks and extend SAN advantages into smaller departments and remote locations, where budget constraints would not allow FC SAN implementations. This enables storage consolidation by creating larger SANs extending over longer distances providing access to storage that can be scaled or re-allocated when needed. It also allows an EVA to be a dedicated iSCSI array. This allows customers to migrate from Direct Attach Storage (DAS) to an IP SAN by leveraging the existing IP infrastructure without requiring any investment in FC connectivity.
Distributed by Avnet Partner Solutions, Dicker Data, Ingram Micro and Lynx Technologies.
RRP: $19,640

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