Storage Blades Target High-Performance Apps Woes
Performance Technologies' CPC5900 blade is geared toward NAS and SAN environments and is equipped with two hot-swappable SATA hard drives and an onboard PowerPC processor.Ticketed to support a growing breed of high-performance and high-availability communications applications being used with more frequency and requiring increased storage capacity, Performance Technologies Inc. has launched the CPC5900 Storage Blade and CPC5910 Storage Expansion Blade as its new family of high-density storage blades. Currently available, the CPC5900 blade is geared toward NAS (network-attached storage) and SAN (storage area network) environments and is equipped with two hot-swappable SATA (serial ATA) hard drives and an onboard PowerPC processor. The new blade supports applications requiring full RAID 0,1, 0+1, 4, 5, 6 arrays that are establishing a firm foothold within application servers, storage appliances, embedded databases, and data-heavy logging tools.
The CPC5900 can serve as a PXE boot server as well, typically set in motion to auto deploy raw boards and Performances NexusWare OS environment, according to officials of Rochester, N.Y.-based Performance Technologies.