Feeds

NEC storage line plays its scales

Online upgrades with modular design

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

NEC is rolling out a line of modular storage arrays that scale from gigabytes to a petabyte without going offline.

The D-series can scale from 219GB to 1.15PB capacity, using different hard drive classes in the same enclosure. The arrays can also be upgraded from 2GB to 128GB of memory and four to sixty-four 4GB/sec Fibre Channels.

NEC boasts the line will allow users to scale from a small or medium business-sized array to an enterprise-class system in terms of both capacity and performance.

The arrays come in five models:

  • D1-10: 4 Fibre Channel ports, up to 72 SAS/SATA HDDs, 2GB memory
  • D3-10: 12 Fibre Channel ports, up to 144 SAS/SATA HDDs, 4GB memory
  • D8-1010: 16 Fibre Channel ports, up to 384 SAS/SATA HDDs, 32GB memory
  • D8-1020: Two-node system, 32 Fibre Channel ports, up to 768 SAS/SATA HDDs, 64 memory
  • D8-1040: Four-node system, 64 Fibre Channel ports, up to 1,536 SAS/SATA HDDs, 128GB memory

While the 1010, 1020 and 1040 can be upgraded without disruption, the small-to-midrange D1-10 and D3-10 units must first have their controller swapped with a D8-series controller.

All systems support RAID Triple Mirror (RAID-TM) as well as RAID-6 and use a double mirror cache.

The D1-10 and D3-10 models are available now. NEC said the larger units will be available until the end of the summer. Pricing starts at $15,000 for the D1-10, $26,000 for the D3-10 and $43,000-$153,000 for the big guys. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster
6TB of DRAM, 38TB of SSD flash and 120TB of disk storage
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?
This time we play for ALL the marbles
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
Oracle hires former SAP exec for cloudy push
'We know Larry said cloud was gibberish, and insane, and idiotic, but...'
Symantec backs out of Backup Exec: Plans to can appliance in Jan
Will still provide support to existing customers
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.