Hoping to improve its position in the entry-level storage market, Network Appliance (NetApp) launched new Fabric Attached Storage (FAS) systems, which connect directly to networks and don't have to be attached to a computer. The three new systems will comprise a new product family called the FAS200 series and will include the FAS250, the FAS270, and the FAS270c for clusters.

   The FAS250 provides as much as 1TB of storage capacity; features 36GB, 72GB, or 144GB Fibre Channel drives; and supports Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Common Internet File System (CIFS), NFS, and HTTP protocols. The FAS270 provides as much as 4TB of storage capacity and includes a cluster option (i.e., the FAS270c). The FAS250 and the FAS270 are designed for Network Attached Storage (NAS) and iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN) environments. Both solutions are available in a 3U (5.25") rack-mount or tower form factor. NetApp is targeting the new solutions at small and midsized companies and distributed-computing applications. Pricing starts at $10,000. The FAS series costs considerably less than NetApp's other storage systems, which start at $150,000 and can sell for more than $1 million. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

   Last week, the company also announced that many application partners have signed on to work with and develop products for NetApp's SnapLock Compliance solution. That product helps companies easily comply with regulations that require retention and management of email, documents, database, data, and other corporate records. Companies that support the technology are AXS-One, CYA Technologies, Documentum, EDUCOM TS, Enigma Data Systems, iLumin, IXOS, KVS, and Legato Princeton Softech.

   http://www.netapp.com

   Hoping to improve its position in the entry-level storage market, Network Appliance (NetApp) launched new Fabric Attached Storage (FAS) systems, which connect directly to networks and don't have to be attached to a computer. The three new systems will comprise a new product family called the FAS200 series and will include the FAS250, the FAS270, and the FAS270c for clusters.

   The FAS250 provides as much as 1TB of storage capacity; features 36GB, 72GB, or 144GB Fibre Channel drives; and supports Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Common Internet File System (CIFS), NFS, and HTTP protocols. The FAS270 provides as much as 4TB of storage capacity and includes a cluster option (i.e., the FAS270c). The FAS250 and the FAS270 are designed for Network Attached Storage (NAS) and iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN) environments. Both solutions are available in a 3U (5.25") rack-mount or tower form factor. NetApp is targeting the new solutions at small and midsized companies and distributed-computing applications. Pricing starts at $10,000. The FAS series costs considerably less than NetApp's other storage systems, which start at $150,000 and can sell for more than $1 million. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

   Last week, the company also announced that many application partners have signed on to work with and develop products for NetApp's SnapLock Compliance solution. That product helps companies easily comply with regulations that require retention and management of email, documents, database, data, and other corporate records. Companies that support the technology are AXS-One, CYA Technologies, Documentum, EDUCOM TS, Enigma Data Systems, iLumin, IXOS, KVS, and Legato Princeton Softech.

   http://www.netapp.com