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Cards double capacity for Windows-based storage

Posted: 20 May 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:storage systems  storage capacity 

Hifn has launched the Express DR cards for Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007, calling it as the industry's first hardware-advantaged, capacity optimisation solution for Windows-based storage systems. The Express DR cards enable highly-efficient IT operations by lowering overall system costs and doubling the storage capacity for DPM 2007 systems, according to the company.

Providing disc-to-disc compression, Hifn has leveraged its capacity optimisation capabilities and designed them to seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Windows for Continuous Data Protection, disc-to-disc and network attached storage applications. The cards feature a drop-in Windows software driver, which enables storage and server OEMs, and System Integrators to quickly add value by bringing Enterprise-class capacity optimisation to the mainstream Windows Server market.

The Express DR cards for DPM 2007 address the needs of IT administrators who are struggling with escalating costs of data storage, management and power in their data centre. With Express DR for DPM 2007 solutions, administrators realise a 2x to 3x savings in storage, power and related management costs. The Express DR cards for DPM seamlessly integrate the key functions of data reduction, data integrity and high-performance with Windows Server advanced technologies to deliver efficient, rapid and reliable storage.

the Express DR cards for DPM 2007 are available in two models—the DR 655 and DR 1055. The Express DR 655 for DPM 2007 is a half-height card that offers up to 600MBps throughput and the Express DR 1055 for DPM 2007 is a full-height card that offers up to 1,000MBps throughput.

DR 655 costs Rs.95,850.46 ($2,395) and the DR 1055, Rs.1.36 lakh ($3,395). OEM quantity pricing is available. Devices will be available Q3 08.

- Ismini Scouras

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