HAYWARD, Calif. -- StoneFly, Inc., a leading supplier of integrated IP storage area network (SAN) systems and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), today announced that it is now offering high-capacity SAS expansion for all four S-Class models in its Integrated Storage Concentrator(TM) (ISC) line of IP SANs. While StoneFly has been delivering SAS-configured IP SANs since 2006, the four S-Class models, which also support SATA, provide small and medium businesses with more options for transaction-intensive applications and tiered storage flexibility.
Now available, the new S-Class ISC systems are being offered in addition to the existing SATA-only ISC models that StoneFly has been providing for several years.
The addition of SAS to the ISCs lowers the cost of expansion significantly: from $1.00 per GB previously, to $.80 per GB currently. In addition, customers can now increase expansion to up to 72 additional disks on two of the S-Class models (the ISC-1602S and ISC-2402S) to allow even more options for storage scalability. All four SAS/SATA models support 450GB SAS disks, which are the largest capacity drives available for SAS systems. Support for SATA disks up to 1TB is also available for the S-Class ISC systems.
"With organizations demanding more and more tiered storage capacity, along with the ability to scale quickly and easily, the ISC is positioned to deliver more storage flexibility than ever before for our customers," said Bahman Jalali, director of product management for StoneFly, Inc.
The ISC product line was developed to offer a simple, rapid to deploy IP SAN in a box for growing organizations. Within a single chassis, all IP SAN functions are consolidated for virtualization, management and storage. Based on the extensible StoneFly StoneFusion(R) operating system, the ISCs offer both flexibility and performance to deliver a full-featured IP SAN solution that can scale to meet changing needs. Available configurations range from 2 to 24TB in a single node.