by Kevin OBrien

Synology RackStation RS3412xs Review

The Synology RackStation RS3412xs and RS3412RPxs 2U rack mount NAS units offer 10 3.5" drive bays and Synology's robust DiskStation Manager 4.1 (DSM). Synology offers several enterprise-class features, note the RP in the RS3412RPxs stands for redundant power supply, and Synology offers an optional 10GbE card to take advantage of top-line performance of 100,000+ IOPS using SSDs in RAID5. The chassis supports up to 40TB natively with 4TB hard drives, and can scale to 136TB of total capacity using the RX1211 or RX1211RP expansion shelves.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology Launches the RackStation RS10613xs+

Synology has announced the launch of the RS10613xs+ following last week's release of the RS3413xs+. Built specifically for SMEs, the new 10-bay 2U RackStation is Synology’s most advanced hardware to date, providing fast and scalable storage at a reasonable price; the ideal storage solution between NAS and SAN. The RS10613xs+ can quickly scale to up to 106 SAS drives (up to 424TB raw storage) by taking advantage of the 8 new RX1213sas expansion modules. This allows businesses to expand their capacity on the go and as needed.

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by Lyle Smith

Iomega StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array Announced

Iomega has announced the global availability of the new Iomega StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array, a rackmount unit that uses EMC's best-in-class storage technologies at a price suitable for small and medium businesses, remote office/branch office installations, and distributed enterprises.

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by Mark Kidd

TwinStrata CloudArray 4.0 Consolidates Cloud Storage, NAS, and SAN Functionality

TwinStrata has announced CloudArray 4.0, the newest version of its cloud storage gateway that integrates enterprise storage with cloud storage through native support for NAS and SAN protocols. TwinStrata's CloudArray P300 is the industry’s first line of cloud-integrated storage appliances to natively support both NAS and iSCSI.

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by Lyle Smith

Iomega StorCenter px12-450r Network Storage Array Now Shipping

Iomega has announced the worldwide availability of their new Iomega StorCenter px12-450r 12-bay Network Storage Array, multi-protocol networked data storage for small and medium business, remote office/branch office installations and distributed enterprises. The StorCenter px12-450r comes equipped with the new Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v2 Product Family, 8GB RAM, improved user supportability, and the option of 4TB HDDs. The StorCenter px12-450r, successor to the px12-350r, takes advantage of the latest version of the EMC LifeLine software, which is an advanced operating system that makes EMC's enterprise class expertise and cloud capabilities available to a large variety of users.

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by Lyle Smith

Infortrend EonNAS 1310 and 1510 Announced to Meet Data Storage Demands for SMBs

Data storage solutions provider, Infortrend, has added two new models to its EonNAS 1000 Series - the EonNAS 1310 and 1510, which feature 2U/8-bay and a 2U/12-bay rackmount form factors respectively. These new storage solutions help SMB users to optimize file sharing, IP SAN applications, data storage, and data backup and are specifically designed to protect mission critical business data.

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by Mark Kidd

AC&NC Introduces JetStor SAS 716U & 724U Unified Storage Systems

AC&NC has introduced the new JetStor SAS 716U and 724U RAID systems, designed to integrate storage in mixed NAS and IP SAN environments. Both platforms are intended for small and medium businesses looking to leverage unified storage technology with features including compression, deduplication, snapshots, thin provisioning, and unified authentication.

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by Kevin OBrien

JetStor SAS 616iSD 10G iSCSI SAN Review

The SAS 616iSD 10G is part of an extensive line of block-level storage arrays offered by JetStor. The iSCSI 616iSD offers up to 48TB of storage via 16 3.5" bays in a 3U enclosure. JetStor features dual redundant active/active RAID controllers and four 10GbE ports, two per controller. Each controller is powered by an Intel IOP342 64-bit Chevelon dual-core storage processor, and includes features like parity-assist ASIC, iSCSI-assist engine and TCP Offload Engine (TOE). Should 48TB prove insufficient, the 616iSD can be expanded with four JBOD shelves (SAS716J) for a maximum capacity of 240TB per array.

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by Mark Kidd

AC&NC JetStor 764F RAID Arrays Support up to 256TB in 4U

AC&NC has announced a new JetStor 764F solution for high capacity, high demand enterprise applications. The JetStor 764F features four 8Gb/s fiber channel interfaces and four 6Gb/s SAS channel expanders. If used with 4TB drives, a single 4U 764F array supports up to 256TB of storage.

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by Mark Kidd

D-Link DSN-6000 Series Offers Flexible iSCSI SAN Array with Data Protection

D-Link has announced the DSN-6000 Series iSCSI SAN Array, designed with feedback from small to mid-size enterprises, state and federal government agencies, and educational institutions, with capacities up to 180TB. The DSN-6000 series offers data protection features including snapshot, volume cloning, and remote replication at no additional cost.

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