Better SANs for SMBs

Arthur Cole

Storage networking for lower-end users doesn't necessarily mean stripped-down versions of more powerful systems anymore. New generations are pushing faster, more powerful systems into the hands of small businesses.


D-Link introduced this week the xStack DSN-2100-10 SAN array, an eight-bay system that performs at 80,000 IOPS and features an enhanced set of tools for streamlined data recovery and other tasks.


The array is based on the same 10G iSCSI SoC design of the company's more advanced DSN-3000, offering eight hot-swappable 1 TB drives for a total capacity of 8 TB. That sum will likely increase as drive makers continue to crank out larger systems.


The system is aimed at near-line storage applications or to supplement primary backup and recovery systems. It offers four 1 Gbe ports with support for IEEE 802.3 link aggregation groups (LAGs) so that all four ports can operate together for a total bandwidth of 425 MBps.


Release is scheduled for April at a suggested price of $5,300.

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