Sepaton, HDS Unveil First 2PB Disk-Based Storage System
The S2100-ES3 series 2922 purpose-built appliance with version 6.3 software features Hitachi HUS 100 storage arrays that are said to provide 25 percent more capacity than similar competing systems.Bigger, better, less-power-hungry and supposedly faster. That's where all storage systems have been going for years, but the "faster" part always depends upon factors that may be out of the control of the controller, so to speak. The jury's always out until the workload is actually in process. But at least one storage provider is getting a bit more specific about performance. Storage software maker Sepaton, which likes to describe itself as a "maker of the world's fastest backup and recovery solution," introduced a 2PB-capable, disk-based storage appliance for big data workloads that runs on Hitachi Data Systems arrays. The announcement was made Oct. 16 at Storage Networking World Fall 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif., which continues through Oct. 19. The S2100-ES3 series 2922 purpose-built appliance with version 6.3 software features Hitachi HUS 100 storage arrays that are said to provide 25 percent more capacity. It is designed for divisional or branch-office-type deployments.
Unlike some other C-level execs, CEO Mike Thompson wasn't fearful of naming names when it comes to the competitors in this space.