The array also can be populated with any number of disk drives, including solid-state drives (SSD) or Fibre Channel, SAS or SATA drives. Data can then be tiered to drive arrays based on preset policies.
The level of automation capable with the zNAS array allows enterprises to simplify data management, seamlessly scale capacity, improve performance for critical applications and reduce complexity and costs, according to Fine.
The zNAS array will be generally available by the end of June and will be sold in two pricing options: as an upgrade to a Storage Center array or as a new array fronted by the zNAS gateway.
The starting price for a zNAS dual-clustered gateway device is $30,000. A 9TB zNAS gateway with a 9TB Storage Center array begins at $84,000.
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