eRacks Introduces Largest NAS Storage System Currently Available

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eRacks introduces two new storage offerings holding 72 and 88 drives. Most capacity per U available currently. It is available in multiple configurations and fully customizable. eRacks also can set these units up with a plethora of Linux/BSD flavors.

eRacks presents breakthrough storage systems with the most storage per rack unit currently available.

eRacks, the nation's leading solution provider dedicated to Open Source, has just release two new rack storage systems with unprecedented density, cost-per-terabyte, and eco-friendly design.

These innovative, easy to install, and easy to maintain mass storage components come in multiple configurations and networkability based on a companies needs and storage demands.

The NAS72 is a NAS (Network-Attached Storage) unit, just 4U in height, yet with 72 drive bays set up as a either a SATAII or SAS network storage device that can be configured in numerous ways.

The larger DAS88, is a DAS (Direct-Attached Storage) unit, also just 4U in height, yet with 88 drive bays, in either a SATAII or SAS JBOD setup, that can be configured in RAID formats as well. The DAS88 is also the largest single DAS unit on the market.

Both devices come with SAS expansion options, and feature a setup based around a double-sided approach to storage. This breakthrough was made possible by eRacks advanced cooling system and experience with network storage along with key partnerships that allowed them to develop these new storage systems.

At this time no larger storage system exists in a single unit. With the lowest possible foot-print, cost per gigabyte, and energy use this is truly a environmentally and wallet friendly product release.

While the DAS88 is effective as a JBOD, or RAID cluster, the NAS72 is perfect for a storage server. Both units come in the smaller 4U form that saves both energy and space needs for the IT professional or data-center manager. The eRacks components can take full advantage of either SAS or SATAII, and both can use the increasing popular SSD disks now moving into the market.

Both the NAS72 and DAS88 were build to take into account rising energy costs and are also tooled to be environmentally friendly as they utilize both the RoHS approved components and a power supply that is rated as 93 percent efficient compared to the industry standard of 75-80. The NAS72 system also has a smaller footprint, but still offers between 30-50% more drive bays then most current offerings in storage.

The NAS72 can also be configured for full redundancy, advanced RAID and monitoring features, and of course full Linux/BSD support. Both the DAS88 and the NAS72 include the flexibility to choose your interface of either SATA or SAS setups.

Advanced options include remote management, a variety of networking and connectivity choices including 10GbE, 4GbE, GbE, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, and more, and single or dual processors with up to 128GB of memory all in a 4U of rackspace.

Software configuration options include iSCSI , FcoE (Fiber Channel over Ethernet), AoE (ATAPI over Ethernet), DRBD (RAID 1 over TCPIP), and more.

These eRacks products, are just a small number the firm has been producing over the past decade, in providing the NAS78 and DAS88 it gives users the benefits of the latest technology while offering better efficiency and flexibility. eRacks also provides customer service, software support, consulting, network migration & planning, virtual and dedicated hosting, and much more.

Both items are targeted to be available in Febuary 2010.

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