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Dot Hill introduces new interface option for AssuredSAN

Dot Hill Systems Corp. ( has introduced its AssuredSAN 3320 and 3330 four-port 1Gb iSCSI storage arrays, which will be sold into original equipment manufacturer and channel markets.

The new storage arrays feature Dot Hill’s newest generation of controllers delivering four ports of iSCSI over Gigabit Ethernet in each controller, for a total of eight ports. With more iSCSI ports, these arrays can improve data access for virtual server environments, as well as support high capacity applications such as near-line backup, database, online transaction processing, and IP-based surveillance, at an affordable price point, says Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill Systems.

Available in a dual or single RAID controller configuration, the 3320 and 3330 support data rates of 1GB/second iSCSI. Another key feature of the AssuredSAN series is data-in-place migration, allowing customers to install any of the 3000 Series controllers into an existing Dot Hill array and immediately recognize the data sets already established on the storage arrays.

The AssuredSAN 3320 arrays are equipped with 2.5-inch drives, whereas the 3330 storage systems are configured with 3.5-inch drives, supporting mixed-drive configurations of SAS, SATA, and SSDs. Like all members of the 3000 Series, the 3320 and 3330 come with optional AssuredSnap and AssuredCopy data protection software.

AssuredSAN 3000 products are available now with a wide variety of interfaces: 8GB Fibre Channel for high speed SANs, 10GB iSCSI for high speed IP SAN’s, four port 1GB iSCSI for broad connectivity with IP SANs, Hybrid 8GB Fibre Channel and 1GB iSCSI for mixed SAN environments, and 6GB SAS for direct-attach storage. All of these storage arrays are easily expanded with JBOD disk options.  

AssuredSAN 3320 and 3330 SAN arrays have begun shipping through key OEM partners, and are expected to be available through Dot Hill authorized resellers starting in December at a starting list price start at US$15,568.

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