Disk Arrays deliver 10 Gb iSCSI storage for SMBs.
October 6, 2010 -
Comprised of 3420 arrays with 2.5 in. drives and 3430 systems with 3.5 in. drives, AssuredSAN(TM) 3400 Series delivers 10 Gbps iSCSI storage capabilities to address bandwidth demands driving network convergence and I/O port consolidation. Features include four 10 Gb iSCSI ports as well as support for AssuredSnap(TM) and AssuredCopy(TM) data protection software and mixed-drive (SAS/SATA/SSD) configurations. Also included, battery-free EcoStor(TM) leverages super capacitors and flash memory.
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Dot Hill Systems Corp.
6305 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA, 92009
Dot Hill Introduces First 10Gb iSCSI Storage Systems for SMB Market
AssuredSAN 3400 Series First with Enterprise-Class Interface Capability in Entry-level Disk Arrays
LONGMONT, Colo. -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a provider of world-class storage solutions and software for OEMs, open storage partners and system integrators, today introduced the Dot Hill AssuredSAN(TM) 3400 Series, delivering affordable 10Gb/second iSCSI storage capabilities to address expanding bandwidth demands which have been driving network convergence and I/O port consolidation.
By introducing cost-effective, high bandwidth storage for iSCSI Ethernet networks, Dot Hill is supporting flexibility and choice in ongoing network architecture decisions. The company is once again demonstrating market leadership with advanced interface solutions and innovative product features that address the entry-level and midrange storage markets.
Leveraging the high bandwidth that 10Gb/second Ethernet now offers, the AssuredSAN 3420 and 3430 storage arrays take iSCSI storage applications to an entirely new level by unleashing storage capabilities not realized in typical 1GbE iSCSI configurations. Inclusion of the 10GbE high speed interface in a cost-effective storage array makes the 3400 Series well-suited for customer applications such as rich media post-production, video streaming, high performance computing (HPC) applications, and applications running on virtual servers.
"The AssuredSAN 3400 Series makes 10Gb iSCSI storage solutions a reality for our channel partners and their SMB customers for the first time," said David Zimmer, vice president of worldwide channel sales and marketing, Dot Hill. "Our resellers and customers continue to look to Dot Hill to deliver the latest technology at affordable price points and the AssuredSAN 3400 line is ideal for solution providers interested in offering storage solutions that are on the leading edge of technical innovation."
"A key criteria for many users when they're making new storage purchases is the cost of future expansion," said Mark Peters, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Much of the interest in 10Gb iSCSI SANs is for users that need to support immediate, increased server demands and higher bandwidth applications. Looking further ahead, we anticipate there will be demand for systems with virtual storage software capabilities - such as Dot Hill's AssuredSAN 3400 - because it can prepare and enable users for future bandwidth demand increases."
"We have been shipping 10GbE infrastructure for enterprise applications for over three years. The Dot Hill 3400 Series is the key piece in the puzzle for us to deliver the full benefits of converged 10GbE infrastructure extending to the SMB segment," comments Alexander Jeffries, managing director of Stuttgart based distributor, Stordis. "The availability of trusted, high quality storage will dramatically increase the attractiveness of the whole 10GbE proposition and deliver a massive value add to existing 10GbE users.
Options for OEM Partners
In addition to the AssuredSAN line for channel partners, OEM versions of the 3400 Series are also available. Dot Hill 3420 arrays with 2.5-inch drives and 3430 storage systems with 3.5-inch drives feature four 10Gb iSCSI ports. Dot Hill is first to deliver to OEM partners 10Gb iSCSI systems for the entry level market.
Additional Information and Availability
Dot Hill's 3000 Series, introduced throughout 2010, now provides a complete line of high-speed host connection interfaces including 8Gb Fibre Channel, Hybrid Fibre Channel with iSCSI, 6Gb SAS and now 10Gb iSCSI, ensuring that customer investments in faster networks extend all the way to the storage array. All members of the extended Dot Hill 3000 line support AssuredSnap(TM) and AssuredCopy(TM) data protection software, and mixed-drive configurations including SAS, SATA and SSD. The 3000 Series features a number of eco-friendly enhancements such as drive-spin-down capability and Dot Hill's patented EcoStor(TM) battery-free alternative for cache memory, which leverages a combination of super capacitors and flash memory that outlasts traditional batteries nearly fivefold.
The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3400 Series will be available next month through existing Dot Hill channel partners. List prices start at $18,970 for Dot Hill branded 2U storage systems with dual controllers. Disk drives are priced separately.
For more details about Dot Hill's 3400 Series, visit http://dothill.com/products/san-arrays/.
About Dot Hill
Offering enterprise-class security, availability and data protection, Dot Hill provides responsive and adaptive storage solutions to meet 24/7/365 business demands. With Dot Hill, businesses can proactively safeguard and manage business data, and leverage operational efficiencies to save time, effort and expense today, while meeting the evolving business needs of tomorrow strategically and cost effectively. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the United States.
For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.
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