Infortrend EonNAS Expansion Targets Small Businesses

The appliances offer features such as unlimited snapshot, which offers differential data copies to roll back data or restore files in the event of data errors.

Networked storage solutions specialist Infortrend announced five additions to its ZFS-based EonNAS x10 Series, the 2-bay EonNAS Pro 210, the 5-bay EonNAS Pro 510 and the 8-bay EonNAS Pro 810 tower models, as well as the 4-bay 1U EonNAS 1110 and the 8-bay 2U EonNAS 1210 rackmount models.

The additions are designed to offer enterprise-class storage solutions that help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and small office-home office (SOHO) users optimize file sharing, Internet protocol storage area network (IP SAN) applications, data storage and backup.

The EonNAS x10 series is available through Infortrend's network of distributors, resellers and service providers. The tower EonNAS Pro 210 is listed for $449, EonNAS Pro 510 for $649, and the EonNAS Pro 810 for $849. The 1U rackmount EonNAS 1110 is listed for $949 while the 2U rackmount EonNAS 1210 is listed for $1699.

The flagship EonNAS 1210 sports an Intel Atom Dual-Core 2.13GHz processor, supports RAID 0/1/5/6/10 protection and hard drive hot swapping as well as AES 256-bit data encryption and challenge handshake authentication protocol (CHAP) authentication, offers built-in redundant power supplies and is VMware-, Citrix- and Hyper-V compliant.

"We are inviting SMB business owners to say enough is enough to those Linux-based NAS manufacturers who have been overcharging them for the various counter-productive entertainment features that are distracting to businesses,” William Chen, director of product strategy for SMB Storage at Infortrend, said in a statement. “Infortrend EonNAS offers advanced enterprise solutions, such as data deduplication, compression, unlimited snapshot and corrupt data self-healing that those other Linux-based NAS only wish they could offer at a price point that is generally 10-15 percent lower."

As part of the EonNAS family, the models offer protocol support, enabling SMB and SOHO users to serve file- and block-based applications with a single device and provide file sharing between different workstations in an office environment. In addition, data storage is enhanced by features including data deduplication and compression for optimized resource utilization and the ZFS file system--a combined file system and logical volume manager designed by Sun Microsystems--for end-to-end data integrity with corrupt data self-healing.

ZFS file system is a combined file system and logical volume manager with support for high storage capacities, integration of the concepts of file system and volume management, snapshots and copy-on-write clones, continuous integrity checking and corrupt data self-healing. The appliances offer further data protection with features such as unlimited snapshot, which offers differential data copies to roll back data or restore files in the event of data errors as well as storage pool mirror.