Hitachi Injects High Performance Boost into Storage
The 20 percent performance boost to the AMS1000 adds to the storage systems’ unique business enabling capabilities first unveiled in April, 2006 such as 32 logical cache partitions, non-disruptive “on-the-fly” data movement across multiple tiers of storage, enterprise-class RAID-6 data protection, and a key industry-first: sophisticated multi-protocol support for iSCSI, NAS, and Fibre Channel SAN, embedded in a single system. The AMS1000 also offers 4 Gigabit per Second Fibre Channel SAN Connectivity, enhancing the performance of applications such as video-on-demand and medical imaging. No other storage vendor can provide such an integrated solution within a midrange storage system without the aid of external appliances and/or host software. Simply put, the AMS1000 is the most flexible midrange storage systems on the market today.
"Performance is one of the fundamental core aspects of a storage system," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst Enterprise Strategy Group. "The processing power of a storage system is one of the key elements that impact performance. Customers should plan for performance requirements today and for the future and they need a storage system that can meet their requirements as they grow."
Built from the ground-up to deliver extreme flexibility to clients, the AMS1000 enables clients to mix and match multiple tiers of storage in a single rack (including 73GB, 146GB and 300GB Fibre Channel and 500GB SATA drives), consolidate Fibre Channel SAN, NAS or iSCSI attached storage within a single rack—with the ability to isolate resources for consistent quality-of-service, secure multi-level access and deliver non-disruptive volume migration. As an example, data volumes can be migrated from economical SATA drives to Fibre Channel from RAID 5 to RAID 6 or from one RAID profile to another—dynamically empowering clients to adjust their storage infrastructure to their changing business needs or data requirements.
“Driven by escalating costs, not only in terms of yearly outlays for storage, but also in energy and support costs, users are looking to consolidate and maximise the efficiency of storage assets,” said
The AMS1000 is the cornerstone of
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