Data Robotics has launched iSCSI SAN storage DroboElite, which features a new hardware architecture that includes an enhanced processing engine and dual high-speed iSCSI interfaces for 150% of the performance of previous Drobo models.
The company said that the multi-host support with LUN allows small and medium businesses with limited IT resources to simplify management and reduce costs by consolidating storage across multiple servers.
The DroboElite delivers automated capacity expansion and single or dual-drive redundancy for data protection for Windows, Mac and Linux machines. The new system extends the number of smart volumes that pulls storage from a common pool of drives, enabling users to create up to 255 virtual storage volumes, the company said.
According to Data Robotics, the new offering provides enhancements such as multiple stream optimisation and dual gigabit ethernet interfaces for high-speed iSCSI and has ability to support growing VMware environments and advanced VMware functionality including VMotion, Storage VMotion, snapshots, and high availability. It also enables companies with multiple servers to add or consolidate storage by connecting it into their existing TCP/IP network.
Geoff Barrall, CEO and founder of Data Robotics, said: “We can deliver cost savings up to 90% compared to other iSCSI solutions by combining cost-effective hardware with robust iSCSI features. The new DroboElite takes our solutions to a significantly higher level of performance and supports our mission of bringing the benefits of BeyondRAID technology to a much greater range of businesses.”