LeftHand Networks has introduced a new San/iQ field integration
offering for HP ProLiant DL380 servers.
The field integration loads San/iQ storage management software on existing server hardware
to create storage modules within an open iSCSI San. San/iQ software can be installed either
on new or existing HP ProLiant DL380 servers.
Open iSCSI Sans use industry-standard hardware platforms, such as the
ProLiant DL380, to create best-of-breed storage networks.
San/iQ field integration effectively affords customers the ability to turn
past ProLiant DL380 purchases into a new iSCSI San, or add storage modules
within an existing SAN/iQ cluster. This boosts constrained IT budgets by
minimising additional hardware costs associated with both creating and growing
open iSCSI Sans.
Field integration also expands purchasing options for customers by allowing
them to work with established sales partners to purchase new ProLiant DL380
servers. San/iQ can then be purchased and integrated in the field - eliminating
supplier contract and agreement issues.