Dot Hill Aims New AssuredSAN 3000 Series at SMBs
The storage appliance features a suite of disaster recovery applications including AssuredRemote replication software.
Storage and software provider Dot Hill Systems Corp. announced the addition of the AssuredSAN disk-to-disk protection appliances for SMBs this week.
Dot Hill’s AssuredSAN 3000 Series is based on the 3000 Series storage platform, which was announced in February. The new AssuredSAN 3000 Series features a suite of disaster recovery applications, including Dot Hill’s new AssuredRemote remote replication software.
Dot Hill AssuredRemote is completely integrated into Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 storage appliances. It offers remote office data protection and, combined with AssuredSnap, AssuredCopy volume copy, and AssuredRemote functionality, the AssuredSAN 3000 line enables a complete disaster recovery offering for SMBs.
†”By including robust volume copy, snapshot, and remote replication as standard in the AssuredSAN 3000 Series, Dot Hill makes affordable, comprehensive disaster recovery solutions available to the entry level space through its growing base of channel partners,” says Dot Hill in a statement to EH Publishing.
With embedded-in-the-array remote replication of snapshot volumes, AssuredRemote offloads backup operations from critical application servers. This reduces the impact on the production servers by asynchronously copying and synchronizing data for up to 16 volumes simultaneously, directly between two AssuredSAN 3000R appliances via the local storage area network (SAN) or wide area networks (WANs).
Replication can operate via the Fibre Channel ports and/or the iSCSI ports in the case of the dual protocol AssuredSAN 3900 models, and fully supports high-availability failover using dual controllers.
“The response to our AssuredSAN launch in September was extremely positive,” explains Dot Hill vice president of worldwide channel sales David Zimmer. “Customers told us that they would like to see more data protection features such as AssuredSnap and AssuredCopy in future-generation products. The AssuredSAN 3000 Series is the result; by adding AssuredRemote to our new 8 Gb Fibre Channel-based 3000 Series architecture, we’re providing SMB customers with affordable, midrange-featured data protection appliances.”
Backed by a three-year warranty, Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series storage systems are available in a variety of configurations, including AssuredSAN “R” models with AssuredRemote, AssuredSnap, and AssuredCopy; AssuredSAN “S” models with AssuredSnap and AssuredCopy; and AssuredSAN “C” base models with free 60-day trial access to data protection software. Flagship configurations include:
- AssuredSAN 3930R Hybrid 8Gb Fibre Channel/iSCSI with 12 3.5-inch disk drives
- AssuredSAN 3920R Hybrid 8Gb Fibre Channel/iSCSI with 24 2.5-inch disk drives
- AssuredSAN 3730R 8Gb Fibre Channel with 12 3.5-inch disk drives
- AssuredSAN 3720R 8Gb Fibre Channel with 24 2.5-inch disk drives
The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series is available through Dot Hill channel partners now. List prices are expected to start at $20,200 for a dual controller Fibre Channel system fully populated with 500 GB SATA drives.