Most IT operations have multiple storage systems of different types across their organization, making backup, upgrades and disaster recovery difficult and costly. iSCSI uses IP networks to connect storage appliances in a seamless fabric. This makes it possible to manage all storage assets in a common framework, reducing downtime, cost and maintenance requirements.
Adaptec will demonstrate a prototype DuraStor storage appliance combining iSCSI storage networking and Serial ATA technology to ensure reliable, high-performance data access and simplified storage management. The iSCSI-to-Serial ATA subsystem will be demonstrated as part of an iSCSI SAN, using Ethernet technology to connect multiple servers to the storage appliance. The servers will attach to the iSCSI SAN using the Adaptec Storage Accelerator ASA-7211 iSCSI host bus adapter. More than 90 percent of all corporate networks are Ethernet-based.
Adaptec will also demonstrate a prototype DuraStor Fibre Channel-to-Serial ATA external RAID solution that allows organizations to use low-cost Serial ATA disk drives with their existing Fibre Channel infrastructures. Production versions of both subsystems will feature LUN zoning, which allows organizations to easily allocate storage for specific applications and servers while preventing overwrites.
Adaptec will also demonstrate a DuraStor Fibre Channel-to-SCSI external RAID subsystem featuring LUN zoning. The demonstrations will feature Maxtor's Serial ATA hard disk drives, designed to provide the performance needed for data-intensive environments.