IBM claims that its new 4 Gbps storage system, the DS4800, is priced similarly to the EMC CX700 and HP EVA5000 yet offers up to twice the maximum performance, making it one of the fastest midrange disk systems in the market today. In a performance benchmark and testing developed by The Storage Performance Council, the DS4800 delivered a maximum of more than 42,000 SPC-1 IOPS, IBM said.
LSI Logic supports open source
LSI Logic Corp. announced that its MegaRAID line of SCSI and SATA adapters now support the recently released FreeBSD 5.4, expanding RAID use into the open source community.
Nimbus offers synchronous mirroring
Nimbus Data Systems Inc. announced the availability of Hot Mirror, an optional software feature for its recently released IPS-1200/1600 series of iSCSI storage systems. With Hot Mirror, small and midsized organizations can deploy a fault-tolerant IP SAN, with synchronous mirroring and failover across two independent storage arrays, for under $25,000.