Feeds

NetApp cooks up meatier low-end NAS appliance

FAS200 line goes down low

High performance access to file storage

NetApp today announced fresh NAS kit and software as it throws itself into a low-end scrap with EMC and HP.

Similar to NetApp's FAS200 product line, the new FAS2000 series is designed as a low-to-mid-end storage appliance, but still sports some high end features and protocols. The boxes can work either as a classic NAS (network attached storage) device or in a SAN (storage area network), as they support iSCSI and Fibre Channel.

The FAS2000 line comes in two varieties; the FAS2050 and the FAS2020. The slighter FAS2020 supports 24TB of storage capacity, 40 disk drives and 2GB memory. Step up in the line and the FAS2050 will hold up to 69TB, 104 disk drives and 4GB memory. You'll also get 2 PCIe expansion slots out of it.

To make better use of your TBs, the boxes also offer thin provisioning, cloning, RAID 6 and de-dupe software.

NetApp sees the FAS2020 being the logical replacement for the current FAS270 system. The FAS2050 bridges the a gap before entering FAS3000 series territory.

The systems start at $12,000 and $25,000 receptively. They're generally available now, although NetApp admitted they've been shipping for close to a month under non-disclosure.

Like the rest of NetApp's FAS gear, the 2000s arrive as a multiprotocol box, supporting CIFS, NFS, HTTP, FTP, TFTP, and as previously mentioned, iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols.

IBM will resell the FAS2000 systems as the rebranded IBM N3000 systems.

New services

In addition to the gear, NetApp has two new services in the pipes, offered by NetApp Global Services and the NetApp Service Partner Network.

For new customers, there's the a new Rapid Deployment Service, designed to configure new systems. They'll come in to make sure Snapshot capabilities are fully integrated with applications, such as Exchange, Oracle and SQL Server.

Once up and running, there's a Storage Availability Audit service. The retroactive audit makes sure customers are making use of the availability features built into the systems. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Seagate brings out 6TB HDD, did not need NO STEENKIN' SHINGLES
Or helium filling either, according to reports
European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive
Rules 'interfering' measure to be 'invalid'
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?
Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.