Dot Hill Puts 36TB Inside 2U with AssuredSAN 3000 Series
When we last checked in on Dot Hill, the company had just completed a deal with distribution company Condre Storage. Now it’s launching a new fleet of appliances, including a version fitting 36TB inside just 2U of space. The AssuredSAN 3000 Series is aimed at disaster recovery and backup needs, with an eye on corporate compliance. Tech specs and channel perspective to follow …
Like many of Dot Hill’s appliances, The AssuredSAN 3000 Series comes equipped with Dot Hill’s AssuredRemote data replication suite. This upgraded version allows for 1,000 data snapshots per storage array, in addition to “offloading” backup operations that could bog down more important servers. IT admins can manage their compliance regulations with standards that meet data retention needs for HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, according to Dot Hill.
Tech specs across the AssuredSAN 3000 Series family include:
- Support for 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb iSCSI and more
- OEM customization kit for branding
- AssuredCopy, allowing for quick volume to volume copies
- AssuredSnap, for quick on-demand snapshot to ensure compliance of data retention
- Future-proofing with expansion capabilities of up to 288TB using off-the-shelf drives on certain models
- Automatic drive spin-down for power savings
Channel partners should know there’s no need to fully populate the appliances or look to beefier models for the SME space, since the 3000 series has a little something for everyone. The AssuredSAN 3100 model has the aforementioned ability to add off-the-shelf drives, which could be a good fit for smaller customers that need to grow at their own pace.
The price tag varies between the 3000, 3100, 3700 and 3900 families, but AssuredSAN has put a price of $15,960 for an AssuredSan 3730 Fibre Channel model stuffed with 3TB drives.
Last week we detailed how Dell Compellent’s storage momentum was evolving with end-user needs, crossing all markets and industries. It’s likely Dot Hill is looking to capture the very same momentum.