Intel has launched a storage server hardware platform that can be customised for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
The chip giant says that system builders and integrators can couple the Intel Storage System SSR212CC with various software systems to create a network attached storage (Nas) or storage area network (San) appliance.
The SSR212CC is based on a Xeon processor and supports up to 6Tbytes of data distributed across 12 Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, allowing extra headroom for growth. It also supports hardware-based RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50, making, says Intel, data more reliable and faster to access.
The system uses Xyratex's 2U chassis enclosure with integrated management that is said to enhance field serviceability and ensure the expansion capacities necessary for future data requirements.
Todd Gresham, executive vice-president of storage and network systems at Xyratex, says, "SMBs benefit from this technology combination by meeting their standards-based long-term storage requirements while consistently hitting cost and performance targets."