Storage software maker
has released FibreShare for Mac OS X, a new version of their Storage Area Networking (SAN) software.
With FibreShare, multiple users can share data and access data stored on Fibre Channel-based storage systems. Fibre Channel is a high-bandwidth data transfer architecture preferred by some organizations working with very large files, like digital video and audio, high-res graphics and so on.
CharisMac’s FibreShare software works with Fibre Channel hardware systems manufactured by IBM, Vixel, HP, StorageTek, EMC, Brocade, Hitachi Data Systems, McData and others. What’s more, FibreShare for Mac OS X allows OS 9 and OS X users to have shared read and write access to Fibre Channel storage systems, according to the developer. Charismac said this was done to give their users a way to slowly migrate to OS X as appropriate.
“We wanted to provide customers with a way to bring in one or two seats ofthe OS X software into their existing FibreShare network if necessary,” explained Charismac vice president of sales, Nate Furgeson.
FibreShare includes Charismac RAID utilities for Mac OS X, which can help users configure a SAN using single disk drives or multi-disk arrays. Benchmarking software is also included.
FibreShare for OS X costs US$1,249 per network seat. Quantity discounts and competitive upgrades are available.