Ethernet-based RAID management should get a little easier for Adaptec customers now that the company has teamed with Open-E on an iSCSI infrastructure solution.
The pact combines Open-E's iSCSI-R3, NAS-R3 and DSS target software with Adaptec's Unified Serial SATA/SAS RAID controllers and HBAs to provide remote access to RAID systems.
Typically, management of iSCSI target RAID volumes is performed locally, with a fair amount of time spent checking each RAID individually. The Open-E software provides remote access to the Adaptec Store Manager (ASM) that provides a single interface for volume optimization, disk utilization management, diagnostics and other functions.
The combo should come in handy for Ethernet-based storage systems that are experiencing substantial data growth, say, for burgeoning e-mail systems, Web applications or databases.