Feeds

Adaptec wants to make backup a Snap

Targets data protection with its biggest NAS box so far

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

Adaptec has topped off its revised NAS range with the rack-mount Snap Server 650, which is built around two dual-core AMD Opteron processors and is capable of scaling to over 64TB of disk storage.

The new model runs the same GuardianOS operating software as the smaller Snap Servers that were introduced last year, so it supports iSCSI and Active Directory, but it also comes with BakBone's Netvault backup software, allowing it to be used as a virtual tape library or for disk-to-disk backup. It has snapshot and anti-virus software too.

Adaptec offers several optional data protection tools on the 650 as well. These include Snap Enterprise Data Replicator, which can replicate data from a NAS or application server to a Snap Server at a recovery location, and StorAssure, which automates backing up laptop or desktop PCs to a Snap Server.

The device can support both SAS (serial attached SCSI) and SATA (serial ATA) drives - Adaptec sees the former being used for production data and the latter for archiving. Drives are added via a JBOD (just a bunch of disks) expansion array called SANbloc S50.

The base Snap Server 650 is just 1U high and has from 2GB to 4GB of RAM, 1.2TB of SAS disk, two Gig Ethernet ports, a SAS port for disk expansion (SAS is backwards compatible with SATA, so this supports SATA arrays too), and a parallel Ultra-SCSI connector for a tape drive.

Each 2U-high SANbloc holds 12 hot-swap drives for up to 9TB of SATA or 3.6TB of SAS, and a single NAS server can host seven SANblocs.

All that expandability doesn't come cheap though - the Snap Server 650 costs a shade under £10,000, while the expansion SANblocs start at £2750. It only supports Snap-branded drives too, which could put the price up further. ®

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
10Gbps over crumbling COPPER: Boffins cram bits down telco wire
XG-FAST tech could finesse fiber connections
Amazon sues former employee who took Google cloud job
Alleges breach of non-compete clause in contract
New research: Flash is DEAD. Yet resistance isn't futile - it's key
Electro-boffin may have SAVED the storage WORLD
THE GERMANS ARE CLOUDING: New AWS cloud region spotted
eu-central-1.amazonaws.com, aka, your new Amazon Frankfurt bitbarn
Airbus to send 1,200 TFlops of HPC goodness down the runway
HP scores deal to provide plane-maker with new fleet of data-crunching 'PODs'
Dimension Data cloud goes TITSUP down under... after EMC storage fail
Replacement hardware needed as Australian cloud flops for 48-plus hours
IDC busts out new converged systems charts, crowns Oracle as Platform King
Nutanix/Simplivity not shown - but they're there. Oh yes
Microsoft thumbs nose at NSA, hardens crypto for Outlook, OneDrive
New server-side feature makes it harder for spies to snoop
X-IO offers emergency RACK IMPLANT treatment for moaning hosted VDI users
Hopes marketing fluffery will offer healthy sales
Remember the turbo button on PCs? New AWS instance has one for CPU burst
Yes, we know it slowed old kit - but not in Amazon's case
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem
Only the Power of One delivers leading infrastructure convergence, availability and scalability with federation, and agility through data center automation.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.