Cisco is expanding into new territory with their NSS 300 series: a new family of small-scale storage servers for small businesses. Models include a 2-, 4- and 6-bay version. These products are aimed at small shops on a tight budget; the smallest unit starts at just $913.
Cisco NSS 300 series Smart Storage
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Dell just announced some new members for their EqualLogic iSCSI SAN family. The PS6000XVS and PS6010XVS arrays offer both SSD and SAS storage options combined into the same chassis; customers can combine 8 SAS and 8 SSD drives. These new arrays appear to be targeted towards smaller customers; Dell already offered SSD-only models.
Dell EqualLogic: an iSCSI storage target
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Storagebod has posted a great reply to Hu Yoshida. You should definitely read both posts; because this is an excellent example of the kind of confusion you can get by reusing existing standard names. In this case, the problem is the “E” in DCE and FCoE. Everybody knows Ethernet technology; it’s used all over the world from private networks people run at home to the largest data centers. Continue reading The difference between your home network and DCE
EMC daughter Iomega has just released a new NAS appliance that has support for both NAS and SAN technologies; it allows a multitude of connection options including iSCSI, SMB, NFS and AFP.
Iomega StorCenter IX4-200d
It offers the traditional “SMB/Home office” features such as a printserver, mediaserver, Time Machine backups etc; but in addition to that it also has more advanced features like block-level replication to a second offsite unit, and it is VMware certified for use with both NFS and iSCSI. Continue reading Iomega offers SMB NAS appliance with VMware certification