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LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. today announced general availability of two gigabit per second fibre channel host connectivity in the new MetaStor(R) E4600 storage system.
According to the company, the MetaStor E4600 storage system supports up to four concurrent Fibre Channel host connections at a rate of two gigabits per second each, allowing customers to attach more and faster servers from many vendors to a single E4600 with larger quantities of disk storage, including new, 180 gigabyte disk drives.
"The MetaStor E4600 redefines the storage systems price-performance curve," said Tom Georgens, president of LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. "As a result, the sophisticated replication, back-up, and disaster recovery systems that were once affordable by only a few companies can now be afforded by thousands of them."
In addition to two gigabit fibre channel connectivity, LSI Logic said the MetaStor family of storage systems scales a thousand fold, from 36 gigabytes to 39 terabytes of on-line data storage. In direct attach, storage area network (SAN) or network attached storage (NAS) configurations, MetaStor systems support AIX, CIFS, HP-UX, http, IRIX, Linux, Mac(R)OS, NetWare, NFS, Solaris, Windows NT, and Windows 2000.