Networking & Storage
HP Upgrades N-Class Server
Hewlett-Packard Co. has enhanced its HP 9000 N-Class server to include iCOD technology (instant capacity on demand), it says. Other new features include a 550 MHz PA-8600 processor and 36 GB internal disk capacity. The unit offers expanded connectivity, utilizing Ultra2 SCSI, 10/100Base-T LAN, Fibre Channel, 3x RS-232 ports and UPS connections, and an integrated Web Console.
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HP has upgraded its SureStore line.
* The HP SureStore E Disk Array FC60 offers 2 TB of storage and supports all major Windows NT server platforms, says HP. It can be accessed by multiple servers in a clustered environment, and offers Fibre Channel connectivity.
* The HP SureStore E Disk Array XP256, an expandable iCOD system with a 47 GB disk drive, offers multi-platform support, and is compatible with Compaq, IBM, Sun and other servers.
* The HP SureStore E Auto LUN XP is an optimization tool for the XP256. It enhances performance by shifting high-use data between large, high-capacity drives and smaller, high-performance drives.
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Tandberg Data Inc., of Simi Valley, Calif., has introduced its entry-level SLR100 Autoloader, an automated tape device. It has a capacity of up to 800 GB and a transfer rate of 32 GB per hour.
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Ultera Systems Inc. has introduced its DVD-R MultiMaster array controller, which creates 12 DVDs at once. The unit supports up to 12 SCSI-based DVD drives, it says.
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San Diego's Overland Data Inc. has introduced SANPiper, a SCSI-to-fibre channel bridge that allows access to fibre-based SANs and SAN-based applications, including LAN-free and server- free backup.
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CMD Technology Inc. has introduced the CRD-7220 Fibre Channel/Ultra2 RAID controller. The dual redundant hot-swappable device will serve entry-level to midrange applications, says the company.
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DakotaRAID is a network attached storage (NAS) device from Ad-vanced Media Services Inc. With a 10/100 Fast Ethernet interface, it attaches to the network for access to server-independent storage resources.
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The Redundant RAID Storage Solution from CDN Partners Inc. offers three configurations capable of storing up to 12 million pages.
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MediaFORM's Smart-DRIVE2 is a CD-R drive that offers a number of anti-piracy features designed to protect the intellectual property that is transferred to CDs.
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