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
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."