Dot Hill Systems, a provider of SAN storage solutions, has released new AssuredSAN 4004 storage models, based on the company’s ninth generation RAID architecture.
The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 Series is available in a variety of configurations for SSD, 2.5-inch HDD and 3.5-inch HDD, including highly versatile AssuredSAN 4824 and AssuredSAN 4834 converged interface models. Each AssuredSAN converged interface storage array includes two four-port controllers and can be easily configured in the field with eight 16Gb Fibre Channel ports, eight 10Gb iSCSI ports, or a combination of four 16Gb Fibre Channel and four 10Gb iSCSI ports. IT managers often use Fibre Channel for the storage network within the data center, and iSCSI for replication and other data management services outside of the data center.
These storage arrays are fully backward-compatible with 8Gb/4Gb Fibre Channel and1Gb iSCSI networking solutions such as switches and host bus adapters. AssuredSAN 4524 and AssuredSAN 4534 12Gb SAS models are fully backward-compatible with 6Gb SAS investments. All 4004 models are meta-data compatible with previous generation AssuredSAN arrays, so that customers can accomplish data-in-place migration by simply upgrading to 4004 generation controllers.
Products will begin shipping in volume worldwide to authorized Dot Hill channel partners in November. The suggested list price for a 48TB AssuredSAN 4834 16Gb Fibre Channel/10Gb iSCSI model is US$39,869. A similar dual controller configuration with eight ports of 12Gb SAS is $40,265. For more info go to www.dothil.com .