NEC Offers Starter Data Storage for Midrange Market

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-06-16
 
 
 

NEC on June 15 unveiled an entry-level addition to its bread-and-butter Hydrastor storage array lineup designed to handle all instances of enterprise storage: everyday data backup, archiving and longer-term storage for compliance or legal purposes.

The HS3-210, which the company is calling the "mini-HydraStor," can serve as a starter system for businesses with limited budgets and scale up as needed. It is aimed expressly at small and midsize business and remote or branch offices of larger enterprises.

The lower-capacity Hydrastor configurations are designed for companies with high second-tier SATA (serial ATA) data stores that still want to take advantage of the long-term efficiency of a high-end, capacity-optimized storage system.

"Seventy percent of archived data is never touched, and only about 10 to 15 percent of business data is considered active," Gideon Senderov, NEC director of product management and technical marking, told eWEEK.

"The HS3-210 is optimized for this reality. This is capacity-optimized storage for the channel and midmarket enterprise; it also maintains full compatibility with the Hydrastor grid storage platform for large enterprises," Senderov said.

Key new enterprise-class features, NEC said, include: DataRedux inline deduplication and compression; snapshots, now included with all Hydrastor products; RepliGrid, which supports disaster recovery requirements when data needs to be sent and stored at an off-site location; and Hydralock, which ensures the authenticity of critical data and maintains the chain of custody for regulated business environments.

Hydrastor HS3-210 is available to order now. It will begin shipping June 29.

For more information, go here.

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