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Globalstor and JMR Demonstrate TB Capacity StorageCombined FC-FC and SATA RAID provide storage flexibility (June 30, 2004)
This week during the annual Storage World Conference (SWC), Globalstor Data Corporation and JMR Electronics, a leading designer and manufacturer of scaleable enterprise storage systems, will demonstrate fast, reliable, terabyte capacity RAID solutions to storage networking professionals including JMR’s Fortra i6 15-Bay 2GB Fibre Channel Raid and Fortra A2 15-Bay 2G Fibre to SATA RAID solutions. Both solutions provide users with unlimited scalability, a virtually open architecture and broad RAID/JBOD compatibility.
Developed to improve enterprise efficiency while reducing overhead with dynamic, on-site scalability; the Fortra i6 incorporates up to 15 hot swappable, industry standard Fibre Channel hard drives providing up to 600MB/sec data throughput under RAID 5 and offering up to 2.2TB of storage in a rack-mountable (3U) system. With the addition of a 2GB, FC JBOD, capacity is doubled to 4.4TB giving the Fortra i6 enough capacity to manage a complete database. The Fortra A2 is powered by a sophisticated RAID controller technology with 64-bit architecture and advanced firmware. Host and Operating System independent, the A2 incorporates up to 15 hot swappable SATA drives for up to 200MB/sec. data throughput and capacity up to 4.5TB. The Fortra A2 increases reliability by preventing downtime due to hardware failure while running in RAID 5, and scalability by utilizing JMR’s unique HUB architecture that allows enterprises to daisy chain multiple A2’s. Both RAID systems are ruggedly built, based on JMR’s “building block” Fortra technology.
The JMR Fortra i6 is the ideal solution for application specific environments that require everything from high IOPS for fast file access to high throughput for Film & Video, to fully redundant configurations for mission critical up time. Employing a Fortra RAID solution fulfills these critical storage needs providing almost instantaneous access to data while offering a number of valuable data protection features including hot swap RAID controllers, power supplies, blowers and disk drives. By partnering with Globalstor JMR can provide complete storage solutions with greater efficiency and support our clients in the greater Southern California region with the same level of service they have become accustomed to from JMR.
During SWC (June 30th through July 1st, 2004), Globalstor Data and JMR will demonstrate the Fortra i6 and Fortra A2 in the Long Beach Convention Center, Booth #308.
Pricing and Availability
Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data, JMR or to OEMs for development into specific applications, Fortra i6 and Fortra A2 are available now with three-year factory warranties. Prices for the Fortra i6 with 15 146GB (2.1TB) drives start at $40,000.
With over 22 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of storage systems, JMR continues to be a major provider of scalable, high-performance storage solutions for the heterogeneous enterprise environments. JMR’s products are based on Fibre Channel, SCSI, and Serial ATA technology. JMR delivers a wide range of products via a select group of VAR’s, resellers and OEMs worldwide. JMR is a solely owned corporation and is headquartered in Southern California, U.S.A. with sales offices in Germany, Asia and the U.K. For more information, along with a complete listing of vendors and products represented, visit their website at www.jmr.com or call 818-993-4801.
About Globalstor Data
Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high-end mass storage solutions and is widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support. An OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support, the firm’s competitively priced product line includes technically advanced DVD-RAM and Magneto-Optical (MO) drives and libraries for solutions scalable in excess of 20TB of capacity. Globalstor also provides a comprehensive range of tape, CD, RAID and Fibre Channel solutions with complete integration for all major operating systems. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers. For more information, contact Globalstor Data at 9960 Canoga Avenue, Unit D9, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Phone: (818) 701-7771. Fax: (818) 701-7756. Web page: www.globalstor.com.
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