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Adaptech adds virtualisation to its products

Adaptec has bought UK network storage infrastructure software provider, Elipsan, to add virtualisation facilities to its products.

Elipsan's storage virtualisation technology will enable the storage supplier to facilitate storage scalability and increase performance across multiple Raid subsystems.

Adaptec said the use of storage virtualisation enabled IT managers to capture all network storage capacity physically located throughout the organisation in a single, easy-to-manage interface.

By integrating Elipsan's virtualisation and business-continuance capabilities directly into Adaptec's Raid subsystems, Adaptec claimed to eliminate the need for a dedicated server or expensive third-party management software. It will also offer faster backup and recovery.

Adaptec will also offer an iSCSI-to-SATA Raid system to backup, archive, or store reference data and storage consolidation applications.

The Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array offers IP San capabilities and is a 1U system that provides one terabyte of storage capacity in four hot-swappable Serial ATA disc drives and supports Raid levels 0, 1, 5 and 10. The array automates storage management to simplify installation, configuration and administration of IP Sans.

Adaptec also introduced Fibre Channel-to-Serial ATA Raid and JBOD storage arrays for midsized businesses.

The Adaptec FS4500 combines fibre channel scalability and performance with Serial ATA disc drives for reference data storage. The FS4100 SATA drive enclosure can scale to 24Tbytes of direct-attached, or networked, storage and provides an upgrade path to fully redundant Raid.

Adaptec iSA1500 is priced at $10,000. MSRP for the Adaptec FS4500 and FS4100 are priced at $14,299 and $9,599, respectively.

Chris Mellor writes for Techworld


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