IBM has launched Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems that improve upon previous models and that target midsized customers. New features include doubled processor speed and increased storage capacity.
IBM's new products include the TotalStorage NAS 200, which features both integrated accelerator adapters to help speed storage network traffic, and support for 146.8GB disk drives to enable storage capacity of up to 7TB. TotalStorage NAS Gateway 300 includes integrated accelerator adapters to speed storage network traffic, and a 2GB Fibre Channel attachment. TotalStorage FAStT supports as much as 32TB of storage. An update to IBM Tivoli Software will include storage resource manager software.
"IBM's strategy is to deliver the latest technology advances to our customers as quickly as possible so that they can take advantage of these new technologies," said Walter Raizner, general manager of the storage products division, IBM Storage Systems Group. "These new and powerful Network Attached Storage models are targeted to midsized customers who require rock-solid performance and the IT infrastructure to grow their business." Most of the products are due to ship by the end of the month, and the remainder will be available by the end of the year.