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EMC strengthens Nas offering

EMC has begun shipping three network attached storage (Nas) devices designed to appeal to departmental and small and medium-sized business users.

"EMC has, traditionally, focused on the datacentre," said Jim Holley, EMC's director of Nas platforms. "What we've done is introduced a number of Nas products that are good not just for the datacentre, 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 which EMC is using with its NS600 Nas storage system.

"What we've done is taken the NS600 product we launched last December and removed the storage," said Holley.

Also unveiled is a slimmed-down version of the NS600 called the NS600S. The NS600S includes just one of EMC's "data mover" file servers, rather than the two that ship with the NS600, and is priced at $114,000 (£63,308).

The NS600G gateway device has a list price of $97,000 (£58,000). The NetWin 200 is priced at $32,000 (£19,000) for a 500Gbyte configuration.

Robert McMillan writes for IDG News Service


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