Feeds

Isilon bigs up up data capacity

3TB disk drives

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

EMC World Isilon has increased the capacity of its NL nearline archival system to 108TB by using 3TB drives.

Isilon has a three-product lineup: the S-Series, which is focused on high-performance; the mid-range X-Series line; and the NL-Series, a system for archiving or nearline data.

Isilon NL systems come with a maximum of 72TB of capacity through using 36 x 2TB drives with the 72NL product. This meant there could be up to 10PB in a single file system spread across the maximum 144 nodes in an Isilon cluster.

The 108NL uses Hitachi GST 3TB drives in the same 4U enclosure as the 72NL. This drives the maximum file system size up to 15PB.

Isilon has also announced SmartLock software which provides Write Once: Read Many (WORM) capability with a file system, or parts of a file system, down to directory level, set as to be verifiably unalterable.

Isilon CEO and founder Sujal Patel said that we can expect future NL systems to have even larger capacities as disk drive sizes go up through 4TB and 5TB and beyond. He said Isilon's N+4 protection system protects against up to 4 disk drive failures and rebuilds failed drive contents faster than the week needed by ordinary RAID schemes with a 3TB drive.

He also said that we might expect the 144-node count maximum to increase in the next couple of years.

The Isilon 108NL box and SmartLock software are available now, with the 108NL having a list price of $123,500 per node. SmartLock list pricing starts at $1,950 per node. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
Microsoft builds teleporter weapon to send VMware into Azure
Updated Virtual Machine Converter now converts Linux VMs too
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
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.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.