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LSI intros low-cost enterprise-class SAN solution

Posted: 25 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:storage area network? server? enterprise? LSI Logic? Fibre Channel?

LSI Logic Corp. has introduced the latest member of its family of enterprise-class storage systemsthe Engenio 1932. Available immediately to OEM partners, the system is designed to meet the challenges of a wide range of users. Featuring Fibre Channel (FC) host connectivity and equipped with SAS back-end technology, model 1932 provides an affordable, easy-to-manage storage area network (SAN) solution for improved availability, performance, scalability and data consolidation.

Enterprise users
As the third member of the simplicity-managed family of Engenio arrays, model 1932 is suitable for enterprise users with departments or remote offices that need to easily integrate inexpensive storage into existing FC environments to accommodate growth and connectivity. With the flexibility to deploy the system in a direct-attached storage configuration and then seamlessly transition to a SAN configuration when ready, model 1932 is also appealing to smaller organizations planning initial SAN installations. Managed by Simplicity Storage Manager software, this system provides customers an intuitive, task-based management structure that significantly reduces the complexity of installation, configuration, management and diagnostic tasks.

The Engenio 1932 features a modular design so users can start by purchasing only the amount of storage needed and dynamically scale capacity without disruption. Entry-level systems begin with a 12-drive configuration that can scale up to 48 drives, offering more than 14TB of storage when using 300Gbyte SAS drives. The 1932 system is based on the 2U, 12-bay Engenio DM1300 drive module. Featuring two 4Gbps FC host ports per system, the model 1932 provides the ability to auto-negotiate FC link speeds, providing backward compatibility and investment protection for legacy SAN infrastructures operating at lower speeds.

Like other simplicity-managed system models, the Engenio 1932 is a suitable solution for two-server clustering environments where continuous application and data availability, ease of use and affordability are key requirements. Clustering allows multiple servers to share access to data stored on a single storage system and keeps applications running on a secondary server should the primary fail.

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