Adaptec, Isilon roll out new storage gear

Adaptec announces new NAS appliance; Isilon expands on clustered file system

Adaptec Friday launched a new version of its network attached storage appliance, the SnapServer 650, which is designed for data- and performance-intensive applications, including databases, e-mail and video surveillance.

The Adaptec SnapServer 650 uses two dual-core 54-bit AMD processors and 300GB, 15,000-rpm Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives. The NAS appliance -- which is the top-of-the-line for Adaptec's SnapServer series -- will support as many as 200 users and is intended to be used for data center storage.

The 650 has two Gigabit Ethernet adapters for connection to the network, 2GB of memory, and dual power supplies and cooling for fault tolerance. It can expand to 64.2TB of Serial ATA and SAS drivers, or 26.4TB of SAS capability. The SnapServer 650 starts at US$16,000 for a 1.2TB configuration.

Meanwhile, Isilon separately announced plans to expand its storage clustering capabilities into the area of digital content with the launch of a new appliance, the Isilon IQ 200.

The Isilon IQ 200 uses the company's OneFS clustered file system to store digital content -- such as music, video, healthcare images and digital pictures -- at a price the vendor says most companies storing lots of data can afford.

The device can scale from 6TB to 48TB and allows the addition of extra storage modules as required. The IQ 200 has 2TB of storage per node and can accommodate between three and 24 nodes. Each IQ 200 is 1U (1.75 inches) high and includes data protection and management software. The IQ200 starts at US$39,750 for a three-node cluster.

Isilon also announced an OEM agreement with Harris to market the IQ 200 with Harris' Nexio video server.

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