Hitachi Rolls Out NAS Gateway
The new hardware is the result of Hitachi's recent partnership with Network Appliance Inc.PHOENIXNetworked-attached gateways using SAN infrastructures are now available from Hitachi Ltd., officials said Tuesday. The new hardware is the result of Hitachis recent partnership with Network Appliance Inc., said Hu Yoshida, chief technology officer of the Tokyo companys Hitachi Data Systems division, at the Storage Networking World show here. Models available now are the GF940, GF940c, GF960 and GF960c. The numbers correspond to Network Appliances FAS900, each with a clustered option. A version of the gateway for Network Appliances older F-800 series will be available later this quarter, Yoshida said.
"We have a number of customers already using this throughout the world. Theres a number of pre-GA orders that were holding on to," he said in a press conference. Other products based on Network Appliances technology are forthcoming, he added, declining to elaborate.