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Dot Hill Unveils High-Performance SAN Solution for HPC and Telecom Platform Deployments


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August 27, 2012

Dot Hill Unveils High-Performance SAN Solution for HPC and Telecom Platform Deployments

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Dot Hill Systems, a provider of SAN and storage solutions, has just launched its next-generation, high performance storage solution for high performance computing (HPC), big data and telecom platform deployments.

The new AssuredSAN 4000 Series is designed to deliver best-in-class price performance, 99.999 percent availability, and exceptional streaming throughput. The new telecom platform solution also provides superior streaming performance for bandwidth-intensive telecom applications.

Video post-production editors are managing vast amounts of simultaneously streaming rich media content in a variety of high resolution formats—HD, 2K, 4K and 3D. They expect high megabytes-per-second throughput. Similarly HPC and telecommunications customers need storage to perform with low latency and high bandwidth for demanding data capture and analysis requirements.

“We designed the AssuredSAN 4000 Series to deliver 'wicked fast' performance to meet the stringent requirements of these customers and increase our penetration in these key markets, as well as Big Data and cloud-based storage," said Dana Kammersgard, president and CEO at Dot Hill, in a statement.

The AssuredSAN 4000 Series delivers up to 5200 MB/s of sustained sequential read throughput, a 2.5 times increase over the previous generation AssuredSAN 3000. The solution also offers up to 3000 MB/s of sustained sequential write performance, so it is ideal for telecom platform deployment as well as HPC markets.

For cloud storage and business analytics, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series delivers an impressive 100,000 IOPS sustained from disk for fast access to database and structured data content, and up to 650,000 IOPS from cache.

The 4000 Series delivers this performance at price points that are up to 30 percent lower than competitive offerings – 24 terabytes of storage with up to 5200 MB/s sustained sequential read throughput for under $30,000.

Additionally, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series scales up to 192 drives and allows customers to freely mix drive types, including HDD and SSD, for the most effective allocation of storage resources, based on capacity and performance needs. It also integrates with virtualization applications such as VMware, Citrix XenApp and Microsoft (News - Alert) Hyper-V and features energy-saving drive spin-down and patented technologies such as Dot Hill's SimulCache and EcoStor to help customers meet a growing set of environmental concerns.  

The 4000 Series is expected to ship by the end of September 2012.

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