The products are enhanced versions of Tricords existing low-end NAS software and hardware devices, augmented with improved functionality for digital imaging and security applications.
Extra features include high-speed backup capabilities, support for extra power supplies, increased cluster capacity, and support for up to 160 users.
"A 16-appliance cluster now handles files up to 208 gigabytes," says Joan Wrabetz, President and CEO of Tricord.
Despite the improvements, Tricords products only store up to four terabytes of data, far less than the 15 terabytes or more that high-end storage vendors like EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) and Network Appliance Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP) offer. But Wrabetz says there is a need for a smaller, cheaper alternative to these high-end products in the storage market.