Executive Summary

 
 
By Henry Baltazar  |  Posted 2002-07-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: ATAboy2"> Executive Summary: ATAboy2

Usability Excellent
Capability Good
Performance Fair
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
Nexsans ATAboy2 ATA hard drive-based RAID unit gives price-sensitive companies the raw capacity they have desperately needed for years. Performance and manageability are weaker than in enterprise-class SCSI and Fibre Channel solutions.

COST ANALYSIS

Its hard to argue with 1.34 terabytes of capacity for a mere $13,100. The ATAboy2 will work well as a primary storage device for low-end to midrange shops, and it will be a good archive system for enterprise-class sites.

(+) High capacity; superlow cost.

(-) No LUN masking; middling performance.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Dells PowerVault RAID arrays
  • IBMs ProFibre Storage Array
  • www.nexsan.com

    Senior Analyst Henry Baltazar can be reached at henry_baltazar@ziffdavis.com.



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