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Network attached storage (NAS) has proven itself as a versatile storage resource, allowing storage to be quickly and cost effectively added to the local network. NAS appliances are noted for their convenience, offering dedicated internal storage that is relatively straightforward to identify and manage. The biggest issue for NAS appliances is avoiding network bottlenecks and supporting expansion without having to proliferate additional appliances across the network. The product snapshots in this chapter highlight key specifications for a cross section of major NAS appliance products. The following products were selected based on input from industry analysts and SearchStorage.com editors, and specifications are current as of August 2007.

The following specifications have been provided by vendors and are periodically updated. Vendors are welcome to submit their updates and new product specifications to Matt Perkins.

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  • Adaptec Inc.; Snap Server 520
  • Adaptec Inc.; Snap Server 550
  • Agami Systems; Agami Information Server (AIS) 3000 & 6000 series
  • BlueArc Corp.; Titan 2200 NAS
  • Buffalo Technology; TeraStation Pro NAS 2.0 TB
  • Dell Inc.; Dell PowerVault NX1950
  • Dell Inc.; Dell Storage Server PE840
  • Dell Inc.; Dell Storage Server PE2900
  • Dell Inc.; Dell Storage Server PE2950
  • EMC Corp.; EMC Celerra IP Storage; NS20
  • EMC Corp.; EMC Celerra IP Storage; NS40
  • EMC Corp.; EMC Celerra IP Storage; NS80
  • Hewlett-Packard Co.; HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Storage Server
  • Hitachi Data Systems Inc.; Hitachi NAS Blade for TagmaStore
  • IBM; N7000 Modular Disk Storage System
  • Iomega Corp.; StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 750 GB
  • Iomega Corp.; StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 1.5T
  • Intel Corp.; Intel Storage System SSR212MC2
  • Network Appliance Inc.; StoreVault S500 appliance
  • Network Appliance Inc.; FAS270c
  • ONStor Inc.; Pantera Series Clustered NAS
  • Sun Microsystems Inc.; StorageTek 5220 NAS Appliance
  • Sun Microsystems Inc.; StorageTek 5320 NAS Appliance

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    Product: Adaptec Inc.; Snap Server 520 

    Raw Storage Capacity: Up to 2 TB
    Usable Storage Capacity: Available in base configurations of 1 TB or 2 TB. Users can add up to 4 SANbloc S50 JBODs for maximum capacities of 43 TB or 44 TB. 
    Total Number of Disks: 4 x 250 GB 7200 RPM hot-swappable SATA drives (1 TB raw capacity); 4 x 500 GB 7200 RPM hot-swappable SATA drives (2 TB raw capacity) 
    Disk Types Supported: Hot-swappable SATA disk drives (250 GB and 500 GB) 
    Data Throughput: 589.502 Mbps 
    RAID Support: RAID 5; RAID 1; RAID 0 
    Onboard Cache: 512 MB DDR 1 400 ECC RAM standard; 4 DIMM sockets support up to 4 GB DDR 1 400 ECC RAM 
    Management Tools: Snap Server Manager software consolidates the management of multiple units into a single console; CA eTrust Antivirus Software; Browser-based User Interface for Remote Administration; Snap Server Manager Client-Based Setup Utility (platform-independent); SNMP (MIB II and Host Resource MIB); User Disk Space Quotas for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX/Linux; Group Disk Space Quotas for NIS Groups; Environmental Monitoring; Email Notification Alerts; Network Time Protocol Support 
    Key Data Features: Integrated snapshot technology; Optional StorAssure Personal Edition client backup software; Optional Snap EDR software for cross-platform data management, movement and protection; Optional S2S v2 software for replication between Snap Servers; Local backup: Integrated BakBone NetVault Workgroup Edition; Network backup: Includes an upgrade to a 500 GB VTL for disk-to-disk backup; Supports VERITAS NetBackup/Backup Exec, CA BrightStor ARCserve/Enterprise, Legato NetWorker, BakBone Netvault, and Microsoft Backup Software for Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, 2003, XP; Compatible with Dantz Retrospect for Macintosh; UPS Support: APC brand UPS with Network Management cards are supported for graceful shutdown 
    File Systems Supported: Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB); Linux/UNIX (NFS v2/3 over TCP & UDP); Apple (AFP v2/v3); Web (HTTP 1.1/HTTPS); File Transport Protocol (FTP) 
    Network Protocols Supported: TCP/IP; UDP/IP; AppleTalk; iSCSI target support; iSCSI software initiator support; iSCSI hardware initiator support 
    Connectivity: Dual-Gigabit Ethernet Ports (autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T, dual RJ-45 network connectors); Support for stand-alone, failover, and load-balancing modes 
    Form Factor: 1U, 1 TB - 44 TB Network Attached Storage solution 
    Vendor Comment: Built on 64-bit AMD Opteron processor architecture, the Snap Server 520 with GuardianOS software provides fast throughput for data protection applications and with legendary Snap Server ease of use and operation, an integrated suite of data protection software, and scalability to 44 TB, it is ideal for any size company that needs cost-effective, yet scalable data storage for its growing business. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: Snap Server 520 starts at an MSRP of $4,595.00 USD 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/products/nas/snap_servers/Snap_Server_520/index.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.adaptec.com 

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    Product: Adaptec Inc.; Snap Server 550 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 1.2 TB raw capacity 
    Usable Storage Capacity: 1.2 TB capacity; scales to 43.2 TB using SANbloc S50 JBODs 
    Total Number of Disks: 4 x 300 GB 10K RPM hot-swappable SAS drives 
    Disk Types Supported: Hot-swappable SAS and SATA-II disk drives 
    Data Throughput: 699.3 Mbps 
    RAID Support: RAID 5, RAID 1, RAID 0
    Onboard Cache: 1 GB DDR 1 400 ECC RAM standard; 4 DIMM sockets support up to 4 GB DDR 1 400 ECC RAM 
    Management Tools: Snap Server Manager software consolidates the management of multiple units into a single console; CA eTrust Antivirus Software; Browser-based User Interface for Remote Administration; Snap Server Manager Client-Based Setup Utility (platform-independent); SNMP (MIB II and Host Resource MIB); User Disk Space Quotas for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX/Linux; Group Disk Space Quotas for NIS Groups; Environmental Monitoring; Email Notification Alerts; Network Time Protocol Support 
    Key Data Features: Integrated snapshot technology; Optional StorAssure Personal Edition client backup software; Optional Snap EDR software for cross-platform data management, movement and protection; Optional S2S v2 software for replication between Snap Servers; Local backup: Integrated BakBone NetVault Workgroup Edition; Network Backup: Includes an upgrade to a 500 GB VTL for disk to disk backup. Supports VERITAS NetBackup/Backup Exec, CA BrightStor ARCserve/Enterprise, Legato NetWorker, BakBone Netvault, and Microsoft Backup Software for Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, 2003, XP; Compatible with Dantz Retrospect for Macintosh; UPS Support: APC brand UPS with Network Management cards are supported for graceful shutdown 
    File Systems Supported: Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB); Linux/UNIX (NFS v2/3 over TCP & UDP); Apple (AFP v2/v3); Web (HTTP 1.1/HTTPS); File Transport Protocol (FTP) 
    Network Protocols Supported: TCP/IP; UDP/IP; AppleTalk; iSCSI target support; iSCSI software initiator support; iSCSI hardware initiator support 
    Connectivity: Dual-Gigabit Ethernet Ports (autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T, dual RJ-45 network connectors); Support for stand-alone, failover, and load-balancing modes 
    Form Factor: 1U, 1.2 TB - 43.2 TB Network Attached Storage solution 
    Vendor Comment: The Adaptec Snap Server 550 changes the way "mid-range" storage is defined with performance that, until now, has only been available in much larger, much more expensive solutions. With easy installation and operation, scalability to 43.2 TB, an integrated suite of data protection software, and end-to-end Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) performance and reliability, the Snap Server 550 is an ideal choice for mission-critical storage for small and medium business. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: Pricing starts at an MSRP of $9,995 USD for the Snap Server 550 (1.2TB SAS) 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/products/nas/snap_servers/Snap_Server_550/index.htm 
    Vendor URL: www.adaptec.com 

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    Product: Agámi Information Server (AIS) 3000 & 6000 series 

    Raw Storage Capacity: Six models ranging from 3.8 TB to 24 TB raw capacity 
    Usable Storage Capacity: 2.8 TB to 19.2 TB 
    Total Number of Disks: AIS 3000 series: 24 disks, AIS 6000 series: 48 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: Hot-swappable enterprise-class SATA disk drives ranging in capacity from 160 GB to 500 GB 
    Data Throughput: Streaming read performance: 1.08 GB/second (AIS6000) 
    RAID Support: RAID-5/ES (variation of RAID-5 with improved resiliency and performance) 
    Onboard Cache: AIS 3000 series: 6 GB read cache plus 1 GB NV write cache, AIS 6000 series: 12 GB read cache plus 2 GB NV write cache 
    Management Tools: Browser-based GUI for remote setup and administration; complete CLI for scripted administration; user-based and tree-based disk space quotas; complete environmental monitoring with alerts via SNMP,. email and GUI 
    Key Data Features: Space-efficient copy-on-write snapshots; supports NDMP-based backup; certified with NetBackup, Networker, Galaxy; (optional) agámiFSR live file system-level replication between AIS systems (synchronous or asynchronous), (optional) agámiHA shared-nothing high availability with automatic file system-level failover between AIS systems 
    File Systems Supported: Microsoft Networks (over CIFS/SMB); Linux/UNIX (over NFS v2/3) 
    Network Protocols Supported: NFS v2 & v3 (TCP/IP; UDP/IP); CIFS, NDMP v3, iSCSI (multi-target & multi-LUN), SNMP MiB II, HTTPS (Browser based management interface) & SSH (Command Line based management interface) 
    Connectivity: AIS 3000 series: 8 autosensing 10/100/1000 base-T (independent or trunked), AIS 6000 series: 12 autosensing 10/100/1000 base-T (independent or trunked) Form Factor: AIS 3000 series: 4U rack mount fully integrated system, AIS 6000 series: 5U rack mount fully integrated system 
    Form Factor: AIS 3000 series: 4U rack mount fully integrated system, AIS 6000 series: 5U rack mount fully integrated system 
    Vendor Comment: AIS systems deliver three times the streaming read performance of competitive systems from market incumbents at half the MSRP, are easy to set up and manage, and perhaps most importantly, consume less than half the electrical power per terabyte. The agámiFSR option provides flexible remote replication at the file system level, and when combined with the agámiHA shared-nothing high availability option wraps high availability and disaster recovery for critical data into one simple-to-administer package. 
    Availability: All models currently available 
    Base Cost: $24,995-$99,995 USD
    Detailed Specs: http://www.agami.com/products/ 
    Vendor URL: www.agami.com 

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    Product: BlueArc Corp.; Titan 2200 NAS 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 512 TB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: 512 TB 
    Total Number of Disks: Not limited to the number of disks, but instead to capacity. 
    Disk Types Supported: Fibre Channel: 73, 146 and 300 GB; Serial ATA: 250, 400 and 500 GB 
    Data Throughput: 800 MBps per Titan head 
    RAID Support: Yes; RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 
    Onboard Cache: 24 GB 
    Management Tools: Every Titan BlueArc ships comes equipped with a System Management Unit (SMU), which enables enterprise-class data management, virtualization and a clustered namespace. Additionally, Titan is designed to support all standard protocols, to act as a drop-in complement to the customers' existing infrastructures. Titan can be managed through a comprehensive Web-based GUI, or via command line. 
    Key Data Features: Snapshots; Remote volume mirroring; Incremental block replication; Incremental data replication; WORM 
    File Systems Supported: BlueArc Titans utilize a unique hardware-based file system from BlueArc. The file system's hardware implementation enables massive parallelization, increased performance and capacity. 
    Network Protocols Supported: CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, FTP, HTTP, NDMP 
    Connectivity: BlueArc Titan 2000 systems are equipped with 6 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports for client access and 4 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel ports for SAN connectivity. 
    Form Factor: The Titan 2000 system is a 4U appliance. 
    Vendor Comment: BlueArc's Titan 2000 storage systems deliver world-record performance, as verified by multiple third-party benchmarks, and scalability into the hundreds of terabytes on a single node, in a single unified namespace. Customers utilizing Titan 2000 in their environments recognize dramatic reductions in time to market and project completion. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: Titan 2000 systems start at approximately $100,000. 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.bluearc.com/html/products/titan.shtml 
    Vendor URL: www.bluearc.com 

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    Product: Buffalo Technology; TeraStation Pro NAS 2.0 TB (Updated)

    Raw Storage Capacity: 2 TB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: 2 TB 
    Total Number of Disks: 4 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: SATA/SATA II 250 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB, and 1 TB 
    Data Throughput: 38 MB/s via network 
    RAID Support: RAID Spanning, JBOD, 1, 5 
    Onboard Cache: 128 MB 
    Management Tools: NasNavigator Utility 
    Key Data Features: Automatic RAID Checking 
    File Systems Supported: EXT3, XFS, FAT, FAT32 
    Network Protocols Supported: TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, SMB, DFS 
    Connectivity: (2) USB 2.0, (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) 
    Form Factor: Desktop 
    Vendor Comment: Not provided 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: Not provided 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.buffalotech.com/products/product-detail.php?productid=129&categoryid=27 
    Vendor URL: www.buffalotech.com 

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    Product: Dell Inc.; Dell PowerVault NX1950 

    Raw Storage Capacity: Integrated Solution 13.5TB (45 x 300GB SAS); Gateway solution is array dependent -- can connect to up to 4 AX or CX Arrays 
    Usable Storage Capacity: RAID Level Dependent; RAID0 would support 100% of Max Capacity 
    Total Number of Disks: Integrated Solution holds up to 45 drives; gateway solution is array dependent 
    Disk Types Supported: SAS 15K: 36, 73, 146, 300 GB; SAS 10K: 73, 146, 300 GB 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: Integrated solution supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; gateway solution is array dependent 
    Onboard Cache: Integrated: 4 GB memory per node, 1 GB RAID cache (512MB per Enclosure); Gateway: 4 GB memory per node, RAID cache is array dependent 
    Management Tools: NX1950 Unified Management Console; Dell OpenManage Suite; DRAC5 Lights Out Management 
    Key Data Features: Single Instance Storage, SnapShots (VSS based) for file and block data; Replication(DFS-R); Global Namespace (DFS-Namespace); File Server Resource Management for Quotas, File Screening, Storage Utilization Reports; Indexing Services for Optimized Search 
    File Systems Supported: NTFS, iSCSI block services can host a multitude of file systems 
    Network Protocols Supported: SMB/CIFS, NFS, FTP, iSCSI 
    Connectivity: 4 GbE Ports per Node, 2 "x4" SAS Ports (integrated) or 2 4Gbps FC (gateway), 1 Ethernet Based DRAC5 options available for direct tape attach 
    Form Factor: Integrated Solution - Min 1U Unifed Storage Head Unit with 3U 15 Drive Enclosure (4U 15 Drives), Max 2x1U Unified Storage Head Units with 3 x 3U 15 Drive Enclosure (11U 45 Drives); Gateway One to Eight 1U Unifed Storage Gateway Units 
    Vendor Comment: The PowerVault NX1950 is the nexus of network-attached storage where simplicity, scalability, and versatility converge. 
    Availability: Currently available. Integrated solutions with clustering and drive expansion, along with SAN Gateway capabilities also now available. 
    Base Cost: Starting around $15,000 for Gateway configurations. Integrated basic configurations priced under $24,000. 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pvaul_nx1950?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz 
    Vendor URL: www.dell.com 

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    Product: Dell Inc.; Dell Storage Server PE840 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 2.8 TB max configured with internal SATA drives 
    Usable Storage Capacity: Over 2 TB configured with internal SATA drives in RAID 5 
    Total Number of Disks: 4 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: SATA 7200 RPM and SCSI 10K, 15K RPM 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: Software RAID 1 and 5; Optional Hardware RAID 0,1, 5, and 10 
    Onboard Cache: 1-8GB User configurable 
    Management Tools: Dell OpenManage Suite, Dell Remote management (DRAC) and Altiris. Additional support for integration into enterprise management suites (Unicenter, OpenView, Tivoli etc) 
    Key Data Features: Supports hot-spare hard-disks; Supports automatic RAID rebuild in case a failed disk is replaced 
    File Systems Supported: NFS and CIFS 
    Network Protocols Supported: TCP/IP 
    Connectivity: Integrated Gigabit network adapter, Optional Gigabit single/dual port add-in network adapters, Optional Fibre Channel 
    Form Factor: Tower 
    Vendor Comment: Complete system comes fully configured and ready to use in as little as 15 minutes 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: $1,147 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pvaul_840?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd 
    Vendor URL: www.dell.com 

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    Product: Dell Inc.; Dell Storage Server PE2900 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 7.5 TB max configured with internal SATA drives 
    Usable Storage Capacity: Over 6.5TB configured with internal SATA drives in RAID 5 
    Total Number of Disks: 10 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: SATA 7200 RPM and SCSI 10K, 15K RPM 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50 
    Onboard Cache: 1-48GB User configurable 
    Management Tools: Suite, Dell Remote management (DRAC) and Altiris. Additional support for integration into enterprise management suites (Unicenter, OpenView, Tivoli etc) 
    Key Data Features: Supports hot-spare hard-disks; Supports automatic RAID rebuild in case a failed disk is replaced 
    File Systems Supported: NFS and CIFS 
    Network Protocols Supported: TCP/IP 
    Connectivity: Integrated dual-Gigabit network adapters, Optional Gigabit single/dual port add-in network adapters, Optional Fibre Channel 
    Form Factor: Can be used in Tower orientation or 5U Rack-mount 
    Vendor Comment: Complete system comes fully configured and ready to use in as little as 15 minutes 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: $2,696 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pvaul_2900?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd 
    Vendor URL: www.dell.com 

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    Product: Dell Inc.; Dell Storage Server PE2950 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 4.5 TB max configured with internal SATA drives 
    Usable Storage Capacity: Over 3.5TB configured with internal SATA drives in RAID 5 
    Total Number of Disks: 6 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: SATA 7200 RPM and SCSI 10K, 15K RPM 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50 
    Onboard Cache: 1-32 GB User configurable 
    Management Tools: OpenManage Suite, Dell Remote management (DRAC) and Altiris. Additional support for integration into enterprise management suites (Unicenter, OpenView, Tivoli etc) 
    Key Data Features: Supports hot-spare hard-disks; Supports automatic RAID rebuild in case a failed disk is replaced 
    File Systems Supported: NFS and CIFS 
    Network Protocols Supported: TCP/IP 
    Connectivity: Integrated dual-Gigabit network adapters, Optional Gigabit single/dual port add-in network adapters, Optional Fibre Channel 
    Form Factor: 2U rack mount 
    Vendor Comment: Complete system comes fully configured and ready to use in as little as 15 minutes 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: $2,386 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pvaul_2950?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd 
    Vendor URL: www.dell.com 

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    Product: EMC Corp.; EMC Celerra IP Storage - Celerra NS20 

    Raw Storage Capacity: NS20 stores up to 40 TBs raw (RAID 1 active/active config). With the Fibre Channel Option, raw capacity increases to 45TB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: NS20 stores up to 10 TB useable IP Storage per active blade, or 20 TBs usable for an active/active config. 
    Total Number of Disks: 60 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: 146 GB and 300 GB 10K rpm FC drives; 73 GB, 146 GB and 300 GB 15K rpm FC drives; 500 GB and 750 GB SATA II 7200 rpm drives 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: RAID 1, 3, 5, 6 
    Onboard Cache: 4 GB RAM per blade 
    Management Tools: Management: EMC Celerra Manager (Base or Advanced edition), Standard Microsoft Management tools (share management, quotas etc), Celerra specific Microsoft Management Console snap-ins, Command Line Interface, EMC Control Center, Management frameworks such as HP Open View and Tivoli via SNMP support; Archiving: Celerra FileMover (compatible with EMC and 3rd party HSM applications such as EMC Disk Extender for NAS, EMC Rainfinity, EMC Centera File Archiver, Arkivio auto-stor and Enigma Data Systems SmartMove) Business Continuity and Availability: Celerra Replicator, Celerra SnapSure; Resource Management: Celerra Automated Volume Management with Thin Provisioning, Celerra Manager, Celerra Multi-Path File System (MPFS/MPFSi), Smarts Storage Insight for Availability; Anti-virus: EMC Celerra Anti-Virus, compatible with many standard external AV Engines such as MacAfee, Symantec etc. 
    Key Data Features: EMC Celerra Manager handles common management tasks in Celerra-based environments. Celerra SnapSure enables users to locally snap and restore individual files or entire file systems. Celerra Automated Volume Management software configures the array to meet user needs-simply and automatically. EMC Celerra FileMover enables transparent, automated, policy-based archiving. And with EMC virtual (thin) provisioning, users can efficiently allocate storage and automatically extend file systems. Celerra includes all of these capabilities and more-at no extra cost; Extra cost features include integrated Anti-Virus capability, Rainfinity virtualization software and many more. 
    File Systems Supported: Extended Universal File System (UxFS) 
    Network Protocols Supported: NFS v2, v3, & v4, CIFS, FTP, SNMP, NDMP, NTP, SNTP, TFTP, iSCSI, Fibre Channel 
    Connectivity: NS20: 4 copper GigE ports per blade, maximum 8 ports; 8 optional 4Gb/s Fibre Channel Ports for Host Access 
    Form Factor: NS20 - Minimum - 7U 
    Vendor Comment: The Celerra NS series systems demonstrate EMC's price/performance leadership in network attached storage (NAS) while delivering advanced scalability and functionality, high availability, and simplified management. Integrated Celerra NS Series systems provide 5 9's (99.999%) availability. With multi-protocol NAS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel connectivity in a single package, customers have the greatest flexibility and investment protection. Customers can connect hosts directly to the optional Fibre Channel ports or use a SAN switch. These capabilities distinguish Celerra technology as the ideal foundation for an IP-based information lifecycle management strategy, especially when leveraged in combination with complementary technologies from EMC to deliver policy-based file mobility and archiving (EMC DiskXtender software), dynamic file virtualization (EMC Rainfinity software), performance optimization (EMC MPFSi software), advanced network management (EMC Smarts software), information classification and IT service management (EMC Infoscape software ), and IP-based fixed content storage (EMC Centera systems). 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: U.S. list pricing for EMC Celerra begins at $34,000. 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.emc.com/celerra 
    Vendor URL: www.emc.com 

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    Product: EMC Corp.; EMC Celerra IP Storage - Celerra NS40 

    Raw Storage Capacity: NS40 stores up to 64 TBs raw (RAID 1 active/active config). With the Fibre Channel Option, raw capacity increases to 180TB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: NS40 stores up to 16 TB useable per active blade, or 32 TBs usable for an active/active config. 
    Total Number of Disks: 240 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: 146 GB and 300 GB 10K rpm FC drives; 73 GB, 146 GB and 300 GB 15K rpm FC drives; 500 GB and 750 GB SATA II 7200 rpm drives 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: RAID 1, 3, 5, 6 
    Onboard Cache: 4 GB RAM per blade 
    Management Tools: Management: EMC Celerra Manager (Base or Advanced edition), Standard Microsoft Management tools (share management, quotas etc), Celerra specific Microsoft Management Console snap-ins, Command Line Interface, EMC Control Center, Management frameworks such as HP Open View and Tivoli via SNMP support; Archiving: Celerra FileMover (compatible with EMC and 3rd party HSM applications such as EMC Disk Extender for NAS, EMC Rainfinity, EMC Centera File Archiver, Arkivio auto-stor and Enigma Data Systems SmartMove) Business Continuity and Availability: Celerra Replicator, Celerra SnapSure; Resource Management: Celerra Automated Volume Management with Thin Provisioning, Celerra Manager, Celerra Multi-Path File System (MPFS/MPFSi), Smarts Storage Insight for Availability; Anti-virus: EMC Celerra Anti-Virus, compatible with many standard external AV Engines such as MacAfee, Symantec etc. 
    Key Data Features: EMC Celerra Manager handles common management tasks in Celerra-based environments. Celerra SnapSure enables users to locally snap and restore individual files or entire file systems. Celerra Automated Volume Management software configures the array to meet user needs-simply and automatically. EMC Celerra FileMover enables transparent, automated, policy-based archiving. And with EMC virtual (thin) provisioning, users can efficiently allocate storage and automatically extend file systems. Celerra includes all of these capabilities and more-at no extra cost; Extra cost features include integrated Anti-Virus capability, MPFSi and MPFS multi-pathing SAN/NAS integration software, Rainfinity virtualization software and many more.
    File Systems Supported: Extended Universal File System (UxFS) 
    Network Protocols Supported: NFS v2, v3, & v4, CIFS, FTP, SNMP, NDMP, NTP, SNTP, TFTP, iSCSI, Fibre Channel 
    Connectivity: NS40: 4 copper GigE ports per blade or 2 copper and 2 optical GigE per blade, maximum 8 ports; 4 optional 4Gb/s Fibre Channel Ports for Host Access 
    Form Factor: NS40 - Minimum - 7U 
    Vendor Comment: The Celerra NS series systems demonstrate EMC's price/performance leadership in network attached storage (NAS) while delivering advanced scalability and functionality, high availability, and simplified management. Integrated Celerra NS Series systems provide 5 9's (99.999%) availability. With multi-protocol NAS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel connectivity in a single package, customers have the greatest flexibility and investment protection. Customers can connect hosts directly to the optional Fibre Channel ports or use a SAN switch. These capabilities distinguish Celerra technology as the ideal foundation for an IP-based information lifecycle management strategy, especially when leveraged in combination with complementary technologies from EMC to deliver policy-based file mobility and archiving (EMC DiskXtender software), dynamic file virtualization (EMC Rainfinity software), performance optimization (EMC MPFSi software), advanced network management (EMC Smarts software), information classification and IT service management (EMC Infoscape software ), and IP-based fixed content storage (EMC Centera systems). 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: U.S. list pricing for EMC Celerra begins at $34,000. 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.emc.com/celerra 
    Vendor URL: www.emc.com 

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    Product: EMC Corp.; EMC Celerra IP Storage - Celerra NS80 

    Raw Storage Capacity: NS80 stores up to 96 TBs raw (RAID 1 config 3 active/1 passive config) 
    Usable Storage Capacity: NS80 stores up to 20 useable TB per active blade or 60 TBs usable for a 3+1 active/passive config. 
    Total Number of Disks: 240 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: 146 GB and 300 GB 10K rpm FC drives; 73 GB, 146 GB and 300 GB 15K rpm FC drives; 500 GB and 750 GB SATA II 7200 rpm drives 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: RAID 1, 3, 5, 6 
    Onboard Cache: 4 GB RAM per blade 
    Management Tools: Management: EMC Celerra Manager (Base or Advanced edition), Standard Microsoft Management tools (share management, quotas etc), Celerra specific Microsoft Management Console snap-ins, Command Line Interface, EMC Control Center, Management frameworks such as HP Open View and Tivoli via SNMP support; Archiving: Celerra FileMover (compatible with EMC and 3rd party HSM applications such as EMC Disk Extender for NAS, EMC Rainfinity, EMC Centera File Archiver, Arkivio auto-stor and Enigma Data Systems SmartMove) Business Continuity and Availability: Celerra Replicator, Celerra SnapSure; Resource Management: Celerra Automated Volume Management with Thin Provisioning, Celerra Manager, Celerra Multi-Path File System (MPFS/MPFSi), Smarts Storage Insight for Availability; Anti-virus: EMC Celerra Anti-Virus, compatible with many standard external AV Engines such as MacAfee, Symantec etc. 
    Key Data Features: EMC Celerra Manager handles common management tasks in Celerra-based environments. Celerra SnapSure enables users to locally snap and restore individual files or entire file systems. Celerra Automated Volume Management software configures the array to meet user needs-simply and automatically. EMC Celerra FileMover enables transparent, automated, policy-based archiving. And with EMC virtual (thin) provisioning, users can efficiently allocate storage and automatically extend file systems. Celerra includes all of these capabilities and more-at no extra cost; Extra cost features include integrated Anti-Virus capability, MPFSi and MPFS multi-pathing SAN/NAS integration software, Rainfinity virtualization software and many more. 
    File Systems Supported: Extended Universal File System (UxFS) 
    Network Protocols Supported: NFS v2, v3, & v4, CIFS, FTP, SNMP, NDMP, NTP, SNTP, TFTP, iSCSI 
    Connectivity: NS80: 6 copper and 2 optical GigE ports per blade, 10GbE optical port connectivity add on option for a maximum of up to 36 ports 
    Form Factor: NS80 - Minimum - 19U 
    Vendor Comment: The Celerra NS series systems demonstrate EMC's price/performance leadership in network attached storage (NAS) while delivering advanced scalability and functionality, high availability, and simplified management. Integrated Celerra NS Series systems provide 5 9's (99.999%) availability. The NS80 with its N+1 advanced clustering provides no-compromise availability, high capacity and industry leading performance. These capabilities distinguish Celerra technology as the ideal foundation for an IP-based information lifecycle management strategy, especially when leveraged in combination with complementary technologies from EMC to deliver policy-based file mobility and archiving (EMC DiskXtender software), dynamic file virtualization (EMC Rainfinity software), performance optimization (EMC MPFSi software), advanced network management (EMC Smarts software), information classification and IT service management (EMC Infoscape software ), and IP-based fixed content storage (EMC Centera systems). 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: U.S. list pricing for EMC Celerra begins at $34,000. 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.emc.com/celerra 
    Vendor URL: www.emc.com 

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    Product: Hewlett-Packard Co.; HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Storage Server 

    Raw Storage Capacity: Comes in five configurations; a Base (no storage), 1.2 TB SCSI, 2 TB SATA, 1.16 TB SAS and SAN storage models. Maximum capacity (with two Smart Array 6404 controllers and eight MSA20 array enclosures with 750 GB SATA HDDs) is 72 TB. 
    Usable Storage Capacity: Maximum usable storage capacity (with two Smart Array 6404 controllers and eight MSA20 array enclosures with 750 GB SATA HDDs, configured as RAID 5 with no spares) for appliance models: 66 TB 
    Total Number of Disks: All models are configured with two 36 GB SAS 10K SFF internal HDDs for mirrored OS partition; number of additional disks for appliance models varies by expansion configuration (Smart Array controller, MSA enclosure, etc.). For maximum appliance model configuration (two Smart Array 6404 controllers and eight MSA20 array enclosures), total disks dedicated to user storage is 96. 
    Disk Types Supported: Internal: 36 GB, 72 GB, and 146 GB 3 G 10K SFF SAS; External (appliance models): 36 GB, 72 GB, and 146 GB 15k 3.5" U320 SCSI (MSA30 enclosure); 72 GB, 146 GB, and 300 GB 10k 3.5" U320 SCSI (MSA30 enclosure); 80 GB, 160 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB, and 750 GB 7.2k 3.5" 1.5 G SATA (MSA20 enclosure) External (SAN storage model): HP XP, EVA, EMA, MA, MSA1000, and MSA1500 arrays. 
    Data Throughput: Throughput of 169 MB/sec (using NetBench 7.0.3 ent_dm test script) with DL380G5 1.16 TB SAS. 
    RAID Support: Yes; Integrated Smart Array P400 controller (for internal SAS drives): RAID 0/1/1+0/5/6 (factory configured RAID 1 OS pair; RAID 5 additional drives on SAS model only); Smart Array 6402/6404 controllers (for external expansion of appliance models): RAID 0/1/1+0/5/6 (factory configured RAID 5 on selected models) 
    Onboard Cache: Integrated Smart Array P400 controller (for internal mirrored OS drives): 512 MB; Smart Array 6402/6404 controllers (for external expansion of appliance models): 128 MB; support up to 512 MB 
    Management Tools: Microsoft Management Console (MMC)-based user interface (also accessible via HTTPS); Remote system management via Remote Desktop or Telnet; Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO2) featuring Integrated Remote Console, Virtual Text Remote Console, and OS-independent hardware health status. 
    Key Data Features: The Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 operating system is the latest Microsoft release in the storage server operating system series and provides improved productivity, more robust storage management and simpler branch office integration. It carries on support for key previous features—such as the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) for creating file snapshots—while adding a significant amount of new storage management functionality. New features include: File Server Management Console (HP enhanced); File Server Resource Manager; Print Manager Console and New Distributed File System (DFS) capabilities focused on the branch office (for instance, new DFS Replication uses the Remote Differential Compression [RDC] algorithms to limit bandwidth use). WSS2003 R2 also provides more optimization for the storage server role including performance optimization, Single Instance Storage (SIS) and search enhancements. 
    File Systems Supported: NFS 
    Network Protocols Supported: SMB/CIFS, NFS, HTTP, FTP, WebDAV AppleTalk, and NetWare 
    Connectivity: Embedded Dual NC373i Multifunction Gigabit NICs plus dedicated Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO2) Management port 
    Form Factor: HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Storage Server: 2U; each MSA20 enclosure: 2U; each MSA30 enclosure: 3U 
    Vendor Comment: The HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Storage Server is a Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 (Release 2) -based network attached storage (NAS) solution with multi-protocol file support and storage management for enterprise and workgroup environments. It offers both appliance and NAS/SAN fusion storage solutions with ease-of-installation and management features that reduce overall total cost of ownership (TCO), and is ideal for customers with limited IT resources who require quick, simple, rapidly deployable, and flexible storage with remote manageability. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: Base pricing varies from $5,950 to $11,795 USD depending on configuration. 
    Detailed Specs: http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/dl380g5_ss/index.html 
    Vendor URL: www.hp.com 

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    Product: Hitachi Data Systems; NAS Blade for TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform Model USP100/USP600/USP1100 

    Raw Storage Capacity: Total Maximum (Internal/External): 32PB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: Up to 512TB per Blade cluster; Up to 287TB of usable storage per Universal Storage Platform depending upon RAID type and parity group size; Up to 36TB of usable storage per Network Storage Controller 
    Total Number of Disks: USP100: 5 to 256 disks; USP600: 64 to 512 disks; USP1100: 129 to 1152 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: PATA (Parallel ATA); 250, 400 and 500 GB SATA (Serial ATA); SAS (Serial Attached SCSI); 73, 144, 300 GB Fibre Channel 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: RAID 1; RAID 5; RAID 5 + hot spare 
    Onboard Cache: 128 GB per processor 
    Management Tools: Command Line Interface; Browser-based management tool; Server diagnostic tool; User disk space quota tool; Group disk space quota tool; Environmental monitoring tool 
    Key Data Features: Snapshot tool; Local backup tool; Network backup tool; Replication tool; Authentication Methods including Microsoft Active Directory Service (ADS), Microsoft LDAP, Kerberos, Windows NT Domain, UNIX Network Information Service (NIS), file and folder access control lists (ACL) security for users and groups 
    File Systems Supported: NFS and CIFS 
    Network Protocols Supported: NFS v2/v3 (UDP or TCP), CIFS, SSH, and FTP 
    Connectivity: 4 full-duplex Gigabit 1000Base-SX Ethernet Ports on board per Blade; Up to 192 Fibre Channel, 64 ESCON, or 48 FICON ports 
    Form Factor: 1U 
    Vendor Comment: Hitachi NAS Blade for TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform and Network Storage Controller allows customers to consolidate SAN and NAS data into one footprint and manage it all with Hitachi Storage Area Management and replication software offering. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: $36,300.00 USD
    Detailed Specs: http://www.hds.com/products_services/nas/tagmastore_nas_blade.html 
    Vendor URL: www.hds.com 

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    Product: IBM; N7000 Modular Disk Storage System 

    Raw Storage Capacity: N7600 Model A10: 336TB; N7600 Model A20: 420TB; N7800 Model A10: 336TB; N7800 Model A20: 504TB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: This is dependent on RAID selection (RAID-4 or RAID-DP) and Array configurations.
    Total Number of Disks: N7600 Model A10: 672; N7600 Model A20: 840; N7800 Model A10: 672; N7800 Model A20: 1008 
    Disk Types Supported: FC disk drives: 72 GB 10 K, 72 GB 15 K, 144 GB 10K, 144 GB 15 K, 300 GB 10 K; SATA disk drives: 250 GB 7.2 K, 320 GB 7.2 K, 500 GB 10K; Expansion Units: EXN1000 (SATA), EXN2000 (FC) 
    Data Throughput: N7600 maximum data throughput in ops/sec via NFS V4 protocol = 100295 ops/sec; N7800 maximum data throughput in ops/sec via NFS V4 protocol = 136048 ops/sec 
    RAID Support: RAID-4 (single parity) and RAID-DP (double parity) RAID-4 support on FC disks are: Default 7 data + 1 parity/Min. 1 data + 1 parity/Max. 13 data + 1 parity; RAID4 support on SATA disks are: Default and Max. 7 data + 1 parity/Min. 1 data + 1 parity; RAID-DP support on FC disks are: Default 14 data + 2 parity/Min. 1 data + 2 parity/Max. 26 data + 2 parity; RAID-DP support SATA disks are: Default 12 data + 2 parity/Min. 1 data + 2 parity/Max. 14 data + 2 parity 
    Onboard Cache: N7600 Model A10: 16 GB; N7600 Model A20: 32 GB; N7800 Model A10: 32 GB; N7800 Model A20: 64 GB 
    Management Tools: System Management: FilerView®, SecureAdmin, SNMP, Operations Manager; Storage Management: Industry standard NDMP protocols 
    Key Data Features: RAID, Snapshot, SnapRestore, SnapMirror, SyncMirror, SnapVault, Open Systems SnapVault 
    File Systems Supported: NFS V2/V3/V4 over UDP or TCP, PCNFSD V1/V2 for (PC) NFS client authentication, Microsoft CIFS 
    Network Protocols Supported: IP, FCP, SNMP, NDMP, LDAP, NIS, DNS, HTTP 1.0, HTTP1.1 Virtual Host 
    Connectivity: The N series systems support a multitude of host attachment capabilities via FCP, CIFS, NFS and iSCSI protocols. See product "Interoperability Matrix" at www.ibm.com/storage/nas for more information. 
    Form Factor: N7600 Model A10 and N7800 Model A10: single storage controller, fits into 6U space; N7600 Model A20 and N7800 Model A20: dual storage controller, fits into 6U space. 
    Vendor Comment: The IBM System Storage N7000 Series is designed to address the needs of business and mission-critical applications through high data availability and system-level redundancy features with midrange affordability. Not only does it support high throughput and fast response times for database, email and technical applications, but the Fibre Channel and SATA disk drive capabilities allow for deployment in multiple solution environments. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: Starting price of $140,500 
    Detailed Specs: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/network/n7000/appliance/ 
    Vendor URL: www.ibm.com 

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    Product: Iomega Corp.; StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 750 GB 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 750 GB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: 715 GB; 715 GB RAID 0; 479 GB RAID 5 
    Total Number of Disks: 3 x 250 GB 
    Disk Types Supported: SATA II 
    Data Throughput: About 270 Mb/s @ 12 clients 
    RAID Support: RAID 0, 1, 5 (all hardware RAID) 
    Onboard Cache: 512 KB in L2 Cache on the Celeron 3.2 GHz Processor, 8 MB Cache Memory on each Hard Drive and 512 MB on the Mother Board. 
    Management Tools: Not provided 
    Key Data Features: Distributed File System (DFS-N & DFS-R); Encrypting File System (EFS); Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS); Change Journal; Integrated SRM and File Server Resource Manager (FSRM); Active Directory Service; Indexing Service; Print Management Console 
    File Systems Supported: Encrypting File System (EFS); Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS); Indexing Service; Integrated File Server Management; Active Directory 
    Network Protocols Supported: Microsoft (CIFS/SMB); Linux/UNIX (NFS); Apple (AFP); Internet (HTTP 1.1); FTP; WEBDAV 
    Connectivity: One 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and 4 USB 2.0 ports 
    Form Factor: Desktop 
    Vendor Comment: The Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 500 GB Server provides high performance, reliable and secure storage in a desktop form-factor to protect, manage and share critical information. This robust storage solution offers hot swappable hard drives which minimizes downtime and simplifies maintenance, print server capabilities and RAID technology for ultimate protection. 
    Availability: Late December 2006 
    Base Cost: $2,799.00 (Suggested Retail Price) 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.iomega.com/direct/products/family.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=43144289&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=26890319&bmUID=1164665588675 
    Vendor URL: www.iomega.com 

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    Product: Iomega Corp.; StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 1.5T 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 1.5 TB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: 1.5 TB; 1.45 TB RAID 0; 974 GB RAID 5 
    Total Number of Disks: 3 x 500 GB 
    Disk Types Supported: SATA II 
    Data Throughput: About 270 Mb/s @ 12 clients 
    RAID Support: RAID 0, 1, 5 (all hardware RAID) 
    Onboard Cache: 512 KB in L2 Cache on the Celeron 3.2 GHz Processor, 8 MB Cache Memory on each Hard Drive and 512 MB on the Mother Board. 
    Management Tools: Not provided 
    Key Data Features: Distributed File System (DFS-N & DFS-R); Encrypting File System (EFS); Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS); Change Journal; Integrated SRM and File Server Resource Manager (FSRM); Active Directory Service; Indexing Service; Print Management Console 
    File Systems Supported: Encrypting File System (EFS); Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS); Indexing Service; Integrated File Server Management; Active Directory 
    Network Protocols Supported: Microsoft (CIFS/SMB); Linux/UNIX (NFS); Apple (AFP); Internet (HTTP 1.1); FTP; WEBDAV 
    Connectivity: One 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and 4 USB 2.0 ports 
    Form Factor: Desktop 
    Vendor Comment: The Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 1.5TB Server provides high performance, reliable and secure storage in a desktop form-factor to protect, manage and share critical information. This robust storage solution offers hot swappable hard drives which minimizes downtime and simplifies maintenance, print server capabilities and Hardware based RAID technology for ultimate in protection. 
    Availability: Late December 2006 
    Base Cost: $3,999.00 (Suggested Retail Price) 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.iomega.com/direct/products/family.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=43144289&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=26890319&bmUID=1164665588675 
    Vendor URL: www.iomega.com 

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    Product: Intel Corp.: Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2 

    Raw Storage Capacity: Add up to 9 TB of raw storage using twelve 750GB Serial ATA (SATA) drives 
    Usable Storage Capacity: Not provided 
    Total Number of Disks: Up to 12 drives 
    Disk Types Supported: Support for up to 12 hot-swappable Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or SATA drives in a 2U form factor 
    Data Throughput: This will be determined by the configuration of hardware and software solution. 
    RAID Support: Hardware support for RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50 with the Intel® RAID Controller SRCSAS144e (only on the SSR212MC2-R model) 
    Onboard Cache: 8 slots, expandable to 32GB maximum
    Management Tools: Intel has engaged with storage software providers to ensure the availability of a variety of software solutions. These include applications that allow the Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2 to be configured as a SAN, a DAS or a NAS system. 
    Key Data Features: These features are determined by the software solution. 
    File Systems Supported: These features are determined by the software solution. 
    Network Protocols Supported: Gigabit Ethernet. 
    Connectivity: Dual 1 Gb Ethernet Network Interface Connections. The PCI-Express x8 slot can also support Fibre Channel and Infiniband connectivity. 
    Form Factor: 2U Rackmountable chassis 
    Vendor Comment: The Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2 is a complete hardware solution that can be coupled with one of a number of different industry software solutions to create a storage area network (SAN), network attached storage (NAS) or direct attached storage (DAS) appliance. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: SSR212MC2 $2,800; SSR212MC2-R $3,600. 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.intel.com/design/servers/storage/ssr212mc2/index.htm?iid=prod_storage_home+body_ss212mc2 
    Vendor URL: www.intel.com 

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    Product: Network Appliance Inc.; StoreVault S500 appliance 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 6 TB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: 3.3 TB 
    Total Number of Disks: 12 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: 250 GB SATA I and 500 GB SATA II 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: Global Hot Spare, RAID-4 and RAID-DP (Double Protection, a form of RAID-6 without any performance penalty) 
    Onboard Cache: DDR2 Memory (System RAM) 1024 MB and also a 256MB NVRAM card 
    Management Tools: StoreVault Manager, a Windows-based administration utility 
    Key Data Features: Simultaneous NAS and SAN support, online capacity expansion, up to 255 snapshots per volume, e-mail alerts, DNS, NDMP, FlexVol thin provisioning 
    File Systems Supported: CIFS and NFS 
    Network Protocols Supported: Ethernet and Fibre Channel; NDMP for serverless backup 
    Connectivity: SCSI for local tape; Dual GB Ethernet; Fibre Channel (optional) 
    Form Factor: 2U, 19" rack-mountable 
    Vendor Comment: The StoreVault S500 is an all-in-one storage appliance that is capable of NAS, SAN and DAS right out of the box. Capacities start at 1 TB and can scale to 6 TB. The management interface is simple and intuitive, with a familiar Windows look-and-feel. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: $5,600 USD 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.storevault.com/products/hw_overview.html 
    Vendor URL: www.storevault.com 

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    Product: Network Appliance Inc.; FAS270c NAS Appliance 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 16 TB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: 16 TB 
    Total Number of Disks: 56 disks 
    Disk Types Supported: FC (144 GB and 300 GB) and SATA (250 GB and 500 GB) 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: RAID 4 - Default: 6 data + 1 parity / Min: 1 data + 1 parity / Max: 13 data + 1 parity; RAID DP - Default: 14 data + 2 parity / Max: 26 data + 2 parity 
    Onboard Cache: 2 GB 
    Management Tools: Integrated automatic RAID manager, Snapshot, Fast Boot, telnet, e-mail alerts, NIS, DNS, SNMP, FilerView, NDMP, FlexVol, FlexCache, FlexClone, SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange 2000 & 2003, SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server, SnapMirror, SnapVault, SnapRestore, SnapDrive, SnapLock, Clustered Failover, MultiStore, VFM (Virtual File Manager), DataFabric Manager, SAN Manager, ApplianceWatch, SnapValidator 
    Key Data Features: See previous entry 
    File Systems Supported: SAN deployments support all files systems on the following OS - Windows, UNIX, VMWare, NetWare; NAS deployments support NFS and CIFS protocols on any OS. 
    Network Protocols Supported: FC SAN, IP SAN, NAS (NFS and CIFS), FTP and HTTP 
    Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet: Onboard ports – 4, Max. ports – 4; 2Gb Fibre Channel: Onboard ports – 4, Max. ports – 4 
    Form Factor: The FAS270c is 3U high, and supports three additional 3U expansion shelves for a max of 12U. 
    Vendor Comment: The FAS270c is a rack-dense, H/A storage solution that offers unified Fibre Channel SAN, iSCSI (IP SAN), as well as NAS (file) services in a single cost-effective platform. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: $10,000 USD 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.netapp.com/products/filer/fas200_ds.html 
    Vendor URL: www.netapp.com 

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    Product: ONStor, Inc.; Bobcat Series NAS Gateway & Pantera Clustered NAS 

    Raw Storage Capacity: 40 PB 
    Usable Storage Capacity: 39 PB 
    Total Number of Disks: Unlimited 
    Disk Types Supported: ONStor, EMC, HDS, 3PAR, HP, Compellent, Xiotech, Nexsan 
    Data Throughput: 2,400 MB/sec per cluster 
    RAID Support: RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 50 
    Onboard Cache: 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB depending on model 
    Management Tools: Single-pane-of-glass graphical user interface manages entire cluster; includes capacity and performance reporting, and remote monitoring and support capabilities. 
    Key Data Features: Snapshot, disk-to-disk data replication, NAS system replication, including replication of virtual servers. 
    File Systems Supported: 64 bit file system scalable to 100TB, up to 400 file systems per cluster 
    Network Protocols Supported: CIFS and NFS 
    Connectivity: Two 2Gb FC ports per node (up to 16 per cluster), four Gb Ethernet ports per node (up to 32 per cluster). 
    Form Factor: NAS head is 1U height, storage module is 2U (up to 6TB per module) 
    Vendor Comment: Incorporates virtualization that eliminates the need for user disruption and data migration as the system grows. Users and applications see a permanent mount point that remains unchanged, even as the cluster grows from an entry configuration to 40PB of capacity. 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: Bobcat NAS Gateway: starts at $20,000, including all required software and virtual server functionality. Pantera Clustered NAS: starts at $40,000 with 6TB of storage, including all required software and virtual server functionality. 
    Detailed Specs: Bobcat: http://www.onstor.com/bobcat_series.php 
    Detailed Specs: Pantera: http://www.onstor.com/pantera.php 
    Vendor URL: www.onstor.com 

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    Product: Sun Microsystems Inc.; StorageTek 5220 NAS Appliance 

    Raw Storage Capacity: SATA: 24 TB (raw) 
    Usable Storage Capacity: SATA: 18 TB (usable, RAID 5 with hot spare) 
    Total Number of Disks: 48 disk drives (SATA only) 
    Disk Types Supported: 500 GB SATA 
    Data Throughput: Not provided 
    RAID Support: RAID 5 (all StorageTek 5000 Family models) 
    Onboard Cache: Memory 2-GB DDR1/400 ECC-registered DRAM 
    Management Tools: Intuitive, browser-based GUI Interface with wizard-driven menus; Optional CLI; Sun StorageTek Compliance Archiving software addresses the most stringent regulatory requirements for electronic storage media retention and protection. 
    Key Data Features: Integrated Anti-virus, Journaling filesystem, snapshots, dynamic volume expansion, remote file replication 
    File Systems Supported: File system 64-bit journaling file system, checkpoints, online extensible/expandable capacity, NTFS streams support, quotas: user, group, and directory tree, Unicode 
    Network Protocols Supported: CIFS/SMB, NetBIOS, NFS v2 and v3, FTP Block access protocol iSCSI target, Directory and name services ADS (LDAP, Kerberos v5), NT 4.0 multiple master domains (MMD), DNS, WINS, NIS, NIS+, local files Network services DHCP, NTP, RDATE, network status monitor 
    Connectivity: Network Four standard 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet ports; one optional dual-port (optical or copper) Gb Ethernet NIC; SCSI One optional Ultra320 SCSI multimode (SE/LVD); USB Two USB ports (bottom for USB connection, top for factory use only); Expansion bus Two internal PCI-X 64-bit slots (one available for expansion); Fibre Channel One standard dual-port 2-Gb/sec FC HBA: one port for RAID connectivity and another for tape backup 
    Form Factor: Enclosure Fits into a standard 19-inch rack 
    Vendor Comment: Not provided 
    Availability: Not provided 
    Base Cost: Not provided 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.sun.com/storagetek/nas/5220/ 
    Vendor URL: www.sun.com 

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    Product: Sun Microsystems Inc.; StorageTek 5320 NAS Appliance 

    Raw Storage Capacity: FC: 158 TB (raw); SATA: 420 TB (raw) 
    Usable Storage Capacity: FC: 126 TB Usable RAID 5 with hot spare; SATA: 292 TB Usable RAID 5 with hot spare 
    Total Number of Disks: 560 disk drives (SATA or FC) 
    Disk Types Supported: 146 GB and 300 GB FC, 500 GB and 750 GB SATA 
    Data Throughput: Up to 53,548 SPECsfs ops/sec 
    RAID Support: RAID 5 (all StorageTek 5000 Family models) 
    Onboard Cache: Memory 4 GB DDR1/400 ECC registered DRAM 
    Management Tools: Intuitive, browser-based GUI Interface with wizard-driven menus; Optional CLI; Sun StorageTek Compliance Archiving software addresses the most stringent regulatory requirements for electronic storage media retention and protection.
    Key Data Features: Integrated Anti-virus, Journaling filesystem, snapshots, dynamic volume expansion, remote file replication 
    File Systems Supported: File system 64-bit journaling file system, checkpoints, online extensible/expandable capacity, NTFS streams support, quotas: user, group, and directory tree, Unicode 
    Network Protocols Supported: CIFS/SMB, NetBIOS, NFS v2 and v3, FTP Block access protocol iSCSI target, Directory and name services ADS (LDAP, Kerberos v5), NT 4.0 multiple master domains (MMD), DNS, WINS, NIS, NIS+, local files Network services DHCP, NTP, RDATE, network status monitor 
    Connectivity: Network Four standard 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet ports. Up to 3 optional dual-port 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet NICs; SCSI One optional Ultra 320 SCSI multimode (SE/LVD); USB Two USB ports (bottom for USB Connection, top for factory use only); Expansion bus Five internal PCI-X 64 bit (3 available for expansion); Fibre Channel Two standard dual-port 2Gb/sec FC HBA. One optional for tape backup. 
    Form Factor: Enclosure Fits into a standard 19-inch rack 
    Vendor Comment: Not provided 
    Availability: Currently available 
    Base Cost: Not provided 
    Detailed Specs: http://www.sun.com/storagetek/nas/5320/ 
    Vendor URL: www.sun.com 

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