If you’re looking for a Mac-friendly corporate data storage system that can save money in energy costs, you may be interested in a new offering from
3ware Inc. The company has announced the second generation of its high-performance storage systems, which it calls Palisade IP.
The Palisade IP suite supports a heterogeneous environment comprised of computers running various flavors of Windows, as well as Mac OS and Linux. The product also utilizes ATA/100 disk drives that power down when not in use. This alone can save companies thousands of dollars in energy costs, according to 3ware. Palisade IP is built using 3ware’s StorSwitch architecture.
3ware explained that Palisade IP could be configured either as direct attached storage or as the basis for an Ethernet-based storage area network (SAN). The product supports multiple hosts and is SNMP-enabled for framework applications as well.
The Palisade 400 comes in a 4U form factor that can be configured for JBOD, RAID 0, 5 and 10. It features front-accessible hot swappable disk drives, along with read ahead caching features and remote over-the-wire configurations for customer-specified RAID levels.
The Palisade 100 features up to 640GB of storage in a 1U configuration, equipped with ATA/100 drives that power down. The system is sealed for added security, as well.
Both products support Solaris, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux and Mac OS.
Prices for the 100 range from US$9,900 for the 240GB single-client configuration; or $19,900 for multiple clients in a 640GB version. The 400 runs $16,900 for a 240GB single client to $29,900 for the 640GB multi-client version. Both products are available now through 3ware channel partners.