Xiotech Corp. introduced software last week that lets network managers carve up Magnitude storage arrays and assign the virtual partitions to different host systems located across a company's network. It also lets data be replicated from one disk volume to another. The REDI SAN Links software works with Windows NT, Unix, NetWare, Linux or Macintosh hosts.
It lets storage be combined into a common pool regardless of physical location, and shared among the servers across the network. The REDI SAN Links Replicator lets network managers copy data from one Magnitude storage array to another by volume or entire array. REDI SAN Links and REDI SAN Links Replicator cost US$20,000 and $40,000, respectively per Magnitude source array.