ACT Offers RAID Blade

Compact, board-level VME NAS RAID blade offers increased data security, preservation, and integrity for high-availability embedded systems

May 6, 2008

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WARMINSTER, Pa. -- ACT/Technico ( ), a leading supplier of embedded products and systems solutions built with CompactPCI, VMEbus and other open standards-based platforms, now offers the VME RAIDStor, a single-slot 6U network attached storage (NAS) blade that provides the same automatic, transparent data replication and re-sync of traditional box-level RAID storage modules in a more compact footprint.

With network access for up to 18 slots (up to 1/2 terabyte per slot) in a 19" chassis, the SATA-based VME RAIDStor is suitable for use throughout many industries in a number of high availability, data intensive applications including message processing, network-centric military environments, redundant self-hosted Web servers or storage repositories as well as transaction processing and logging.The blade can be configured in a single-star topology where the VME RAIDStor is connected to one network, or in dual-star where two networks are present, providing completely redundant network paths as well as port failover services enabled or disabled with a single command for continuous system availability.

The VME RAIDStor, which comes in either conduction- or convection-cooled versions, is configurable to RAID level 0 (data stripping) for increased capacity performance as well as RAID level 1 (data mirroring) for data redundancy and availability. Dual PMC-mounted solid state flash SATA drives and an extended temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C enables the VME RAIDStor to operate effectively in rugged environments.

Users can manage the blade as an appliance or via an SNMP through a password-protected Web browser interface with event notifications sent by e-mail. Each RAIDStor is equipped with one front panel Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port and two ports via the P0 connector to enable connections to different networks. A 1 GHz Freescale processor provides 512 MD of DDR-ECC memory, 64 MB of NOR-based Flash memory and 128 KB of SRAM.


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