Enterprise storage system maker
Chaparral Network Storage Inc.
has announced that it has certified the RIO line for use with Apple’s Xserve rack-mount server, offering an alternative for network administrators who may not want to opt for Apple’s own Xserve RAID system.
Chaparral said that Xserves running Mac OS X Server v10.2.2 and later get the nod for use with RIO RAID systems. What’s more, Chaparral has added support for Rendezvous — Apple’s term for the zero-configuration networking technology introduced in Jaguar — with RIO RAIDar Administrator Plus 1.2.1. The new version is available from Chaparral Support.
RIO is a line of Fibre-Fibre-based RAID storage systems. Designed to be rack-mounted like Apple’s Xserve, the RIO systems a 1U controller and 3U drive enclosures. RIO systems offer raw capacities up to 36TB, with support for hot-swappable components, 128 configurable LUNs, up to four independent Fibre Channel disk drive loops, online array initialization, and other features.