Dot HillBy Steve Wexler | Print
Looking at some of the new IT storage options that have a price tag designed for small business and midsized business? We’ve rounded up some of the top new offerings in the space from vendors including Cisco, Dell, Dot Hill, EMC, IBM, Netgear and Tandberg.
Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series Appliances
A new entrant to the SMB storage channel, Dot Hill has been selling to OEMs -- including HP, HDS, NetApp and Sun -- for more than 25 years. It has big expectations for its new line of SMB data protection solutions, the AssuredSAN 3000 Series disk-to-disk data protection appliances, with MSRP starting at $20,200 for a dual controller Fibre Channel system fully populated with 500GB SATA drives.
Available in a variety of configurations including "R" models with AssuredRemote, AssuredSnap and AssuredCopy, "S" models with AssuredSnap and AssuredCopy, and "C" base models with free 60-day trial access to data protection software, specifications include:
- 8Gb Fibre Channel/1Gb iSCSI hybrid arrays in a compact, entry level 2U form factor (3930 for large form factor 3.5-inch disks, and 3920 for small form factor 2.5-inch disks)
- RAID support for 6Gb SAS Drives
- Sustained bandwidth of more than 1750 MB per second in sequential read applications
- Supports up to 144 drives fully configured