BlueArc Looks to Take Giant NAS Leap with Titan

BlueArc Titan's modular network-attached storage architecture allows for incremental upgrades.

BlueArc Corp. this week unveiled its Titan SiliconServer, a network-attached storage (NAS) server that can grow up to 256TB and pipe data up to 20Gbps. Titans modular architecture, which takes the form of a thin blade, allows for incremental upgrades and integrates with BlueArcs Silicon Information Network, a management framework that offers a single access point for storage assets in a business regardless of where they reside on a network.

According to Arun Taneja, founder of storage research firm Taneja Group, Titan affords BlueArc the opportunity to carve out market share in a space dominated by EMC Corp. and Network Appliance Inc. because it also does single image storage, such as purchase orders or smaller files, associated with bank transactions.

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