News | July 23, 2008

DNF Storage Upgrades StorBank-XL Line Of Hybrid NAS And iSCSI Appliances With Enhanced Backup And Data Archiving Features

Hayward, CA - Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SANs), RAID and iSCSI systems, recently introduced new backup and data archiving capabilities for its StorBank-XL line of hybrid appliances, which combine NAS and iSCSI in a single, unified IP storage platform. The company will also add support for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives this month to broaden the line's flexibility for primary and secondary storage applications.

The StorBank-XL product line consists of seven models designed to support a broad range of storage needs for rapidly growing small to mid-size organizations. Offering high performance, advanced functionality and high reliability, StorBank-XL features an intuitive user interface, easy system backup, remote replication and point in time snapshots, making it ideal for disaster recovery and disk-to-disk backup. The updated StorBank-XL supports network data management protocol (NDMP) to enable advanced backup functionality and easier integration into each organization's existing backup process -- reducing backup windows and centralizing management.

StorBank-XL now also features Write Once Read Many (WORM) iSCSI volumes and file shares for efficient compliance and data archiving. With WORM, critical data is protected from erasure and tampering, whether it is sensitive, archive or backup information.

DNF has also reduced hardware requirements on the StorBank-XL line by consolidating file and block storage systems into a single platform. As a single appliance with unified storage, StorBank-XL supports NAS and iSCSI for both file and block storage needs, resulting in simplified management, enhanced performance, and easy deployment.

In July, StorBank-XL will ship with configurations using SATA as well as 10,000- or 15,000-RPM SAS drives, making the systems ideal for transaction-intensive applications, high-definition video streaming and other business-critical deployments requiring high disk performance. SAS also provides improved options for tiered storage flexibility.

Key high-performance NAS features on the StorBank-XL include single or dual Intel second-generation Quad-Core Xeon processors, up to 4GB of fully-buffered system memory with error correction, and dual copper gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

SOURCE: Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.