The initial member of the full fibre SANnet 7000 series, the SANnet 7100, delivers seamless migration from the SANnet 3000 series (SCSI/SCSI) and the SANnet 4000 series (SCSI/fibre), both successfully installed worldwide. This allows customers to maximize their investment by integrating the new system into their existing SANnet-based storage area networks. Now, customers can take advantage of full fibre technology for high-speed data connectivity that can span distances of over six miles.
With the full fibre SANnet 7100, Dot Hill continues to provide businesses with the mission-critical infrastructure needed for continuous data availability and the volume of information generated by Internet applications. The system delivers unparalleled capacity and scalability with a SAN-ready redundant Fibre Channel network that directly supports up to 16 servers and can scale to over 58 terabytes (TB). The SANnet 7100 also features Fibre Channel server-attached RAID controllers that can support up to 160 disks each, depending on configuration. Usable disk space is 5.8TB space per controller pair with 10,000-RPM 73GB drives. The SANnet's industry-leading scalability also means that additional storage capacity can be seamlessly added as businesses grow.
The SANnet 7100 delivers unmatched levels of performance and throughput to support I/O intensive applications. Data throughput is 400 MB/second with transaction rates of up to 36,000 IOPS. The system also features industry-leading 99.999% reliability and is the only storage system on the market to be independently NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) Level 3 certified. This means the solution has a survivability level equal to that of global telephone networks and is able to remain operational during and after a disaster.