xStack Storage 8x1GbE iSCSI SAN (DSN-4200)
- iSCSI for IP Networks
Storage Area Networks (SANs) have traditionally been reserved for complex Fibre Channel networks. The recent introduction of iSCSI has extended the powerful centralized storage capabilities of SAN technology to IP networks. By utilizing existing Ethernet technology, the costs associated with Fibre Channel switching, separate host bus adapters, expensive storage subsystems and administration is significantly reduced. iSCSI SANs leverage the Ethernet infrastructure and standards that are already familiar to most IT personnel.
The heart of the DSN-4200 is a powerful 10Gbit iSCSI System-on-a-Chip (SoC) capable of handling over 80,000 I/OS per second. The DSN-4200 supports 32TB of raw capacity using 2TB drives and can be easily implemented as a supplemental backup platform for quick restores, as secondary online storage, or as bandwidth-demanding primary storage for security surveillance and A/V applications.