Lenovo Unveils High-Performance, High-Availability SANs
Lenovo, which has been relatively quiet on the storage front lately, recently introduced two new storage area network offerings at Lenovo Tech World in Beijing that this week became generally available.
The company says its Lenovo Storage S2200 and S3200 enterprise storage arrays are designed for simplicity, speed, scalability and availability, and that they integrate into nearly any network environment.
Key feature data points on the two new systems:
--These storage arrays offer dual and single controllers in 2U-12 and 24 drive configurations. The S2200 supports up to 96 drives and the S3200 supports up to 192 drives to support storage growth.
--The S2200 and S3200 make connectivity simple: The S2200 and S3200 support Fibre Channel, iSCSI and SAS, while the S3200 support multi-protocol connectivity that can work with Fibre Channel and iSCSI at the same time.
--The S2200 and S3200 feature intelligent real-time tiering, which automatically moves frequently accessed data to higher performing drives every five seconds, significantly increasing storage performance.
--Every S2200 and S3200 comes with Lenovo SAN Manager. This intuitive GUI provides advanced features at no extra charge and includes these enterprise-level capabilities: data tiering, thin provisioning, SSD read caching, Rapid RAID Rebuild, snapshots and storage pooling.
In addition to redundant power, hot-swappable fans and drives, Lenovo claims it built these systems for 99.999 percent availability, multi-pathing and in-chassis controller upgrades without the need for data migrations or downtime.
Pricing for the S2200 units start at $3,400; the S3200 starts at $6,500. Both SAN offerings are available worldwide now.