Every company needs a good storage system to store all the important information including the company data and employee details. Storage arrays that are robust and have flexible architecture are the key requirements of any company. It helps them in managing their server with ease and also expands the capacity and performance of the storage system.
D-Link has announced the launch of its new storage array for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)-DSN-4000 Series xStack Storage iSCSI SAN ARRAY. The DSN-4000 series consist of two storage arrays- DSN-4100 and DSN-4200. This new series will increase the scalability and flexibility of the server by providing backup, archiving, surveillance and disaster recovery. This series has cost-effective storage systems offering virtualization, interoperability and high transactional performance that will help incur great profits for the company.
The DSN-4000 series has maximum storage capacity of 32TB available in 3U form factor for high performance. It has 16 SAS/SATA drive bays which are expandable up to 48 drive bays accounting to 96TB of raw capacity. iSCSI is used in both the arrays for connecting to the network. The DSN-4000 models are stackable, with one iSCSi controller capable of processing 80.000 IOPS intensive applications and also includes video and audio post-production.
One good thing about D-Link storage arrays is that, there is no restriction to the type of drive used. You can use different drives by different manufactures to fill up your storage arrays.
DSN-4200 has eight 1 GbE data ports to connect to a network providing up to 850MB per second whereas DSN-4100 has only four 1-GbE ports which provides 425MB per second. DSN-4000 16-Bay Expansion Array is also available for both DSN-4100 and DSN-4200.
D-Link 4000 series are expected to be available in the market from November. You can buy it from any authorized D-Link retailer or order online from Amazon, CompuUSA, TigerDirect and NewEgg. The price For DSN-4200 Stack Storage is $6,199.99, DSN-4100 Stack Storage is $4,999.99 and DSN-400 Expansion Array is priced at $3,199.99.