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SLI-Consulting adds world’s first 300GB enterprise hard drive, Hitachi Ultrastar, to its StorageNetwork range

  • 12 July, 2004 13:46

<p>MEDIA RELEASE</p>
<p>Sydney 12 July 2004 – SLI-Consulting today announced that it has added Hitachi Global Storage Technology’s (Hitachi GST) Ultrastar 10K300 enterprise hard drive to its Fibre Channel and SCSI range of StorageNetwork subsystems. The incorporation of the 300GB Hitachi Ultrastar hard drive further extends the SLI-Consulting range of data storage solutions for its customer base in Data Centre, Post Production, Earth Resources and Medical Imaging industries throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific.</p>
<p>Incorporating the Ultrastar 10K300 into SLI-Consulting’s StorageNetwork range of high performance storage devices will provide a range of benefits for enterprise customers. Hitachi's newest 10,000 rpm hard drive satisfies the requirements of mission-critical storage applications such as online transaction processing, data analysis and media streaming. The disk drive is built on a proven drive design with demonstrated enterprise class reliability and product quality.</p>
<p>“Hitachi Ultrastar hard drives will help StorageNetwork customers realise greater operational savings, whilst improving their data storage capabilities,” outlined José Goldmann, Principal, SLI-Consulting. “With proven reliability and a low total cost of ownership, Hitachi Ultrastar drives add substantial value to the StorageNetwork solution and make it an ideal choice for customers requiring a fully scalable and cost-effective data storage environment.”</p>
<p>“We are extremely pleased to be working with SLI-Consulting to broaden the reach of Hitachi’s new 300GB Ultrastar drive and deliver industry-leading storage capacity to a range of enterprise customers throughout Australia and New Zealand,” said Pete Andreyev, Vice President of Asia Pacific, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.</p>
<p>Today’s announcement also reinforces SLI-Consulting’s commitment to its OEMs and Systems Integrators.</p>
<p>“Our move to be one of the first subsystem manufacturers to provide full integration with the Ultrastar 300GB enterprise hard drive is highly strategic,” continued Goldmann.</p>
<p>“This provides a solid opportunity for our OEMs and Systems Integrators to capitalise on being able to offer similar levels of data storage capacity with no decrease in operating performance and a 52 percent footprint reduction – all at a saving of up to 23% when compared to 146 GB hdd deployment,” Goldmann concluded.</p>
<p>The SLI-Consulting StorageNetwork range of modular, scalable and redundant storage enables the provision of high density NAS, SAN and traditional DAS solutions. These Open System OS independent products combine high performance with un-compromised data reliability.</p>
<p>Technical Specifications
The Ultrastar inclusion allows SLI-Consulting’s Carrier Class FC RAID array 1600-FFX2 (NEBS-3 certified) to scale up to 33.6 TB within 21U of standard 19” rack space and the Enterprise class 1600-X24 to scale up to 72 TB in 45U of standard 19” rack space.</p>
<p>· 16-bay Fibre Channel array - 4.8 TB in 3U standard 19” rack space
· 14-bay SCSI array – 4.2 TB in 3U standard 19” rack space
· 8-bay SCSI array – 2.4 TB in 2U standard 19” rack space</p>
<p>Pricing
A 4.8 TB StorageNetwork Fibre Array (1600-FC) starts from $39,990, a 2.4 TB StorageNetwork SCSI array (0800-LVD) starts from $17, 990.
Ends
Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
<p>About SLI-Consulting Pty Limited
Founded in 1996, SLI-Consulting is a wholly Australian-owned data storage specialist. The company provides vendor independent consultancy services to the Data Centre, Post Production, Earth Resources and Medical Imaging industries. SLI-Consulting addresses all Open System platform, service and management issues. It maintains OEM relationships in Europe, Asia and North America.</p>
<p>SLI-Consulting’s growing client base is focused on the Asia Pacific, with offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Seoul, Korea.</p>
<p>For more information contact:</p>
<p>Cathryn van der Walt, PR Manager
ph: +61-2-8875 7994
ph: +61-2-9501 1931 (direct)
mb: +61-402 327 633
fx: +61-2-9475 0626
Cathryn@sli-consulting.com</p>

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