EMC strengthens NAS hand

EMC strengthens NAS hand

EMC has announced that it has begun shipping three new network attached storage (NAS) devices designed to extend the storage vendor's appeal to departmental and small and medium-sized business users.

"EMC has traditionally focused in the data center," EMC's director of NAS platforms, Jim Holley, said. "What we've done is introduced a number of NAS products that are good not just for the data center, but also outside."

Leading the charge is EMC's first product based on Microsoft's Windows Storage Server 2003 software, the NetWin 200.

EMC also announced a "gateway" device that can be used to turn EMC's Clariion CX600 and CX400 arrays into NAS devices.

The NS600G contains the NAS file server controllers that EMC was currently using with its NS600 NAS storage system. "What we've done is taken the NS600 product that we launched last December and removed the storage," Holley said.

A slimmed-down version of the NS600 called the NS600S has also been announced.

The NS600S includes just one of EMC's "data mover" file servers, rather than the two that ship with the NS600. It is priced at $US114,000.

The NS600G gateway device has a list price of $US97,000. The NetWin 200 is priced at $US32,000 for a 500GB configuration.

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