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By eweek  |  Posted 2003-04-15 Print this article Print

Pricing for the new systems was not immediately available. Hitachi will provide first- and second-level support, with Network Appliance conducting third-level support, officials said. For its part, Network Appliance, of Sunnyvale, Calif., is looking for additional partners, said Mike Ahern, director of global alliances, in an interview. As for the combined Hitachi-Network Appliance systems performance compared to Celerra, "Well publish some benchmarks. We welcome a bakeoff," he said.
Dell Computer Corp. and Iomega Corp. also announced NAS upgrades here this week. Dells PowerVault 725N is now available with 250GB drives, for 1TB total, and now includes anti-virus software, said officials in Round Rock, Texas.
Iomega announced the P800m and P850m, both Windows-based systems, available April 28, officials said. Both systems will scale to 1.4TB or 1.2TB using RAID 5. P800m costs $12,499, and P850m costs $17,499, officials said. Iomega, of San Diego, also plans tape products this summer, software upgrades, and Linux support to replace existing Unix versions, officials said in an interview recently. Latest Storage News:
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