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Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series Sets New Standard for High-Performance Telecom Platform Deployment


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September 07, 2012

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series Sets New Standard for High-Performance Telecom Platform Deployment

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

 Dot Hill Systems, a provider of SAN storage solutions for telecom platform deployment and networking applications, has launched the AssuredSAN 4000 Series of high performance storage solutions to deliver the “wicked-fast” performance required in high performance computing (HPC), Big Data and cloud-based storage. 

The next-generation, high performance telecom platform features the same architecture as Dot Hill's new AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series midrange system and delivers best-in-class price performance, 99.999 percent availability, and exceptional streaming throughput for bandwidth-intensive applications.

The AssuredSAN 4000 Series sets a new Dot Hill performance standard, delivering up to 5200 MB/s of sustained sequential read throughput, or 2.5 times more than the previous generation AssuredSAN 3000, and up to 3000 MB/s of sustained sequential write performance.

For demanding applications such as 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.

In addition, the SAN storage solution delivers this performance at a price point that is up to 30 percent lower than competitive offerings. In effect, the solution delivers 24 terabytes of storage with up to 5200 MB/s sustained sequential read throughput for under $30,000.

In addition to HPC and Big Data applications, AssuredSAN 4000 Series is ideal for telecom platform deployments as well as for the media and entertainment industry.

"Video post-production editors today 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 and they simply can't tolerate dropped frames," said Dana Kammersgard, president and CEO at Dot Hill, in a statement.

IDC (News - Alert) market sizing data has categorized the AssuredSAN 4000 Series under Price Band 4, which expands Dot Hill's potential Total Addressable Market (TAM). Combined with the company's focus on the midrange market (Price Band 5) with the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series, Dot Hill is more than doubling its TAM for 2013 from $4.0 billion (Tier 2 and Tier 3) to nearly $10.6 billion (Tiers 2-5).

The AssuredSAN 4000 Series scales up to 192 drives and allows customers to freely mix drive types, including HDD and SSD. It also integrates seamlessly with virtualization applications such as VMware, Citrix XenApp and Microsoft (News - Alert) Hyper-V.

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Edited by Jamie Epstein

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