Nimbus ships iSCSI appliances

Storage start-up Nimbus Data Systems this week unveiled iSCSI storage appliances for small and mid-sized IT organizations.

The Nimbus IPS is available in configurations ranging from 500G bytes to 1 terabyte. It can be stacked to create an 8T-byte storage pool. The Nimbus IPS appliances have redundant hot-swappable components, RAID and CHAP and IPSec security. They are compatible with Windows 2000 and 2003 and Linux.

Accompanying the appliances is the Nimbus SAN Manager software, which lets administrators configure, partition, provision and monitor the IP storage area network (SAN).

Optional software called Remote Control and Secure Store allows remote management and data replication.

Nimbus was founded by in May 2003 by Tom Isakovich, the founder of SAN management company TrueSAN, which filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2003.

The Nimbus IPS-500 is US$5,000 (AU$ 7,012.59); the IPS-1000 is US$8,000 (AU$11,220.15). Both are shipping now.

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