MTI Technology this week introduced one of the first 2G bit/sec-enabled Fibre Channel arrays on the market.
The company announced the Vivant 400 Series array for storage area networking (SAN) or direct-attached storage (DAS) arrays. The 400 operates with Windows and Unix hosts and supports 36.4 and 72.8 gigabit drives, which can be swapped in and out as desired.
It also allows network-attached storage (NAS) and SANs to be combined in a single configuration through the StingRay NAS appliance for easy access to and management of SAN and NAS data.
The Vivant 400 consolidates storage for different arrays into a centrally managed pool that can be accessed from any place and any application.
Further, it has hot swappable and redundant components and a battery backed up mirrored cache as well as alternate pathing capabilities for increased server uptime.
It supports remote mirroring software and snapshot backups. In remote mirroring data is copied remotely for disaster recovery purposes. Snapshot backups involve making point-in-time copies of data that can be recovered without disrupting operations.
The Vivant 400 supports as much as 12.8T bytes of data in a cabinet or rack-mounted configuration.
It is available now for an average of US$200,000 for a multiple terabyte configuration.