Systemax, DataCore Partnership Creates New Storage Server Appliance
The Systemax-branded Storage Server appliance bundles DataCore's SANmelody software with an LSI Logic Corp.'s eight-port MegaRAID SATA 300-8x card with PCI-X host interface.Systemax Inc. is rolling out a new range of specialized Storage Server appliances featuring DataCore Software Corp. storage area network technology that is designed to let users and ISVs turn a PC into a low-cost integrated storage controller using built-in iSCSI connectivity. Currently shipping, the Systemax-branded Storage Server appliances bundle DataCores SANmelody software with an LSI Logic Corp.s eight-port MegaRAID SATA (serial ATA) 300-8x card with PCI-X host interface. When combined with PCs running Microsoft Windows, the hardware and software package is capable of serving disks over LANs for customers in need of greater storage capacity, according to Ziya Aral, chairman and CTO for Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based DataCore.
Aral said that in the future, he envisions Port Washington, N.Y.-based Systemax enhancing its fledgling Storage Server appliances with added on DataCore-oriented advanced feature functions.