SanOne, a supplier of enterprise storage networking solutions, is rolling out its new DS2000 Enterprise NAS Data Server, an “intelligent” system designed to simplify the complexities of data storage administration while providing terabytes of added storage for any Ethernet network. Platform independence allows access from any client on the network, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Unix and Netware clients.
Clients with permissions can move data to the centrally managed DS2000 for a fully virtualized environment. From there, time policies applied by the administrator will determine the disposition of the file by keeping it online or moving to an offline device such as a tape library.
The DS2000 provides a scalable, easy to manage storage system with data consolidation, availability and security to meet the needs of the most demanding mid-sized to large enterprise environments, according to the well-nicknamed Boyce “Mac” McCorkle, president and CEO of SanOne Its modular architecture allows scaling of up to 32 Intelligent Storage Modules (ISM) with up to 10TB of managed and protected data storage capacity. Each ISM includes four disk drives with up to 320GB mirrored storage space and a processor with 512MB RAM. Each ISM can independently manage I/O, cache, storage and utility functions.
Using its HSM feature (the integrated policy-based storage management software), the system can take advantage of online/nearline storage devices in the network by offloading less important data in a “timely manner,” McCorkle said. A “powerful value proposition” is provided through the leverage of existing legacy storage devices including SCSI, Fibre, RAID, Tape and Optical, he added.
Optional capabilities include e-mail management applications, database data management utilities, parallel high-speed serverless disk, data, and virus detection and scrubbing. Pricing and more details can be found at the SanOne Web site.