Systex launches ES 4000 series of RAID based Disk Arrays

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Systex, a leading global supplier of IT products, has launched its family of high-performance RAID based Disk Arrays the ES 4000 series. Available with multiple host and disk protocols, the ES 4000 series is bringing scalability and flexibility to storage network topologies at an aggressive price. Initially, the ES 4000 range will be 3U, 16-bay devices, with 2U, 12-bay units scheduled for launch in October.

When designing the ES 4000 series, we made sure that we fit the needs of tomorrow, by offering different media types, said Robin Chiang, Assistant Vice President of Systex Enterprise Storage Division, so they are available with Serial ATA, SCSI or Fibre Channel drives. We believe they are among the most flexible and scalable storage devices on the market today.

The ES 4300 range offers dual Fibre or dual SCSI to Serial ATA, with a maximum capacity of 4 TB. The Fibre Channel version is equipped with 2Gb Fibre ports, whereas the SCSI version offers Ultra 320 SCSI. The device is scalable up to 32 TB, by simply adding additional JBOD expansion units.

The ES 4500 is a powerful, SCSI-based RAID disk array, available with an option of four or six Ultra 320 SCSI ports. Offering data transfer speeds of over 200 Mbps, it is a high-performance, scalable storage device with up to 2.3 TB capacity. An optional JBOD expansion unit allows the ES 4500 to be scaled up to 4.6 TB.

The flagship product in the series is the ES 4700, Fibre-Channel based RAID disk array. Offering aggregate data throughput speeds of up to 1.4 Gbps, it is capable of handling over 100,000 I/Os per second, and with optional redundant RAID controller, the ES 4700 offers the ultimate in data backup. Additionally, it is scalable to 32 TB, offering one of the largest capacities of any device in its class.

We see the market needs for fast, reliable data backup and restoration, but not just at any cost, continued Mr. Chiang, which is why we are going in with extremely aggressive pricing. Our strategy is simple the complete ExpreStor range is high-performance, reliable and affordable storage solutions.

High-performance LUN mapping combines with simple, Java-based GUI management to ensure ease of implementation in to the existing storage network, and the cable-less, modular design ensures no single point of failure, so that even in the event of a component or drive failure, data is available at all times.

The complete range of ES 4000 RAID disk arrays can help to maximise data protection and store and backup critical data, concluded Mr. Chiang. It offers the unbeatable combination of seamless integration, high performance, simple management and a highly competitive price.

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