Hitachi Data Systems Disk Arrays Support 2Gbps Fibre Channel


Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)this week today announced the immediate availability of 2 Gigabit-per-second Fibre Channel connectivity on its midrange Hitachi Freedom Storage(TM) Thunder 9200(TM) disk arrays.

HDS claims it is the first storage vendor to market with 2Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity on a RAID storage system and has been delivering Thunder 9200 storage systems, which scales from 26GB to 7.2TB in a single configuration, with 2 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity to customers for over two months.

"Key systems vendors are beginning to introduce servers with 2Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity. As the first storage system supporting 2 Gbps Fibre connectivity the Thunder 9200 becomes the midrange data storage repository of choice," said Marlene Woodworth, HDS vice president, Enterprise Products and Solutions. "While our competition likes to talk about technology leadership, Hitachi continues to demonstrate it. Customers will, once again, benefit from our leadership."

The Hitachi Freedom Storage(TM) Thunder 9200(TM) disk arrays with 2Gbps support became generally available this week.


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