MAXDATA Presents the New and Efficient SAN Entry-Level System from Hitachi Data Systems

With the new Thunder 9520V storage system from business partner Hitachi Data Systems, MAXDATA offers small and mid-sized businesses the ideal way to implement a SAN (Storage Area Network). The user-friendly and favorably priced SAN storage system sets itself apart with its interactive tools for dynamic administration of company data, and combines the features of high-end storage solutions at an attractive price.

Both the quantity of the data that needs to be saved as well as the applications required represent a growing challenge for the storage arrangements in small and mid-sized companies. While the quantity of data can usually be managed, the issue of the applications in day-to-day business remains. These applications, tied to a single server with sometimes varying operating systems and the resulting incompatibilities, have to be reliable and have to perform. The combination of MAXDATA PLATINUM servers and the new SAN storage system offers an entry-level solution whose technology is just as persuasive as its price, says Dirk Buml, Product Manager for SAN and Storage at MAXDATA. The Thunder 9520V is a flexible and scalable storage system that offers outstanding features in its redundant HiPER architecture, RAID protection, scalability up to 13.2 terabytes, as well as the simultaneous support of different services and operating systems. The software package included makes it possible to configure the logical storage areas with ease and contributes to reducing downtime to a minimum. With the Thunder 9520V, small and mid-sized businesses can quickly and simply set up a reliable storage network that offers space to grow for future expansions. Its other options allow data security to be redesigned when the expansion takes place and allows the storage system to be used as a virtual WORM (Write Once Read Many), explains Buml.

Flexible, high-performance, future-oriented: The new Thunder 9520V
Companies with several servers or even services (i.e. databases, mail, file server, video, boot disks) periodically face the task of having to consider expanding for technical, quality and economic reasons. MAXDATA PLATINUM servers and the modular Hitachi Thunder 9520V system meet the demands of a dynamic environment. They offer support for sophisticated applications and intelligence for simplified infrastructure management.

Favourably priced, consummate mid-range solution
Previously, if a company wanted the advantages of centrally accessible data and services in a single, highly available and high-performance storage system, it also faced a very high level of investment. Thanks to the advancement of S-ATA technology in the 9520V storage system, the advantages of a storage network (SAN) are now available at nearly the same price as SCSI technology, which only allowed for point-to-point connections. In particular, the combination for the use of fiber channel and S-ATA technology makes a broad range of potential solution scenarios possible, which then provide efficient and economic control of data transfer in accordance with the relevant performance requirements within the context of data lifecycle management. The Thunder 9520V from MAXDATA offers an extremely attractive and technologically more than competitive entry-level solution of consummate quality in the middle price range.

MAXDATA and Hitachi Data Systems have been cooperating since the beginning of 2003. In November, MAXDATA was honored by Hitachi Data Systems with the "Small Business Excellence Award" as the most successful mid-sized partner in Europe.

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