Stratus Technologies, Dot Hill Partner on Storage Platform

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Dot Hill storage solutions offered by Stratus scale to support up to 72 serial-attached SCSI or nearline SAS disk drives.

Unified virtual storage and storage-area network solutions specialist Dot Hill announced Stratus Technologies has selected the company’s 3000 Series storage platform for their ftScalable storage line to address the continuous availability data management requirements for applications in the financial services, securities, public safety, telecom, travel, government and health care sectors.

Launched in February, Dot Hill's 3000 series features support for higher-performance 8Gb Fibre Channel SANs, dual interface 8Gb Fibre Channel and iSCSI, and enhanced data management capabilities. The 3000 series also offers increased energy efficiency by supporting automatic drive spin-down technology, which in addition to Dot Hill's EcoStor battery-free alternative for cache memory protection, is designed to provide further energy cost savings for green technology-minded end users.

Dot Hill storage solutions offered by Stratus scale to support up to 72 SAS (serial-attached SCSI) or nearline SAS disk drives, totaling up to 36TB of capacity based on today's 500GB disk drive capacities and feature a 2U 24-drive rack-mount footprint. The company’s AssuredSnap snapshot capability is designed to help enable companies to reduce the burden of meeting modern data-retention policies and compliance requirements associated with government regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability and Sarbanes-Oxley acts.

"Dot Hill and its products align perfectly with Stratus' unrelenting commitment to deliver industry-leading uptime assurance to our customers," said Stratus chief marketing officer Roy Sanford. "We focus on system-wide reliability and proactive availability management. Dot Hill has collaborated closely with us from the start of our relationship to ensure our storage products are fully integrated into that customer value proposition."

Dot Hill disk array storage solutions are NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) Level 3-compliant and designed to meet the rigorous MIL-STD-810F requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense for land, sea and air deployment. Since 2006, Stratus has leveraged 2000 series Dot Hill AssuredSAN-based storage platforms as the foundation for its ftScalable storage solution for Intel-processor-based ftServer lines supporting Windows, Linux, VMware and Stratus' VOS (Virtual Operating System).

"Stratus' selection of our new Dot Hill 3000 Series next-generation storage platform underscores its value as a high-performance storage solution that can be relied on to support the continuous availability, mission-critical computing needs of businesses today," said Garrett Wein, vice president of worldwide OEM sales, Dot Hill Systems. "The solution supports fast access to data via 8Gb Fibre Channel, plus redundancy via dual controllers, hot-swappable drives, fans and power supplies."