MTI enters NAS market
MTI Technology plans to begin shipping by the end of this month its first entry into the fast-growing market for network-attached storage (NAS), an alternative to server-attached storage. Strategic Research, a consulting firm in Santa Barbara, CA, predicts that as much as one third of all storage could be network-attached by the year 2000.
In a related move, MTI announced that it would become a founding member of the Storage Networking Industry Association. (For more information about SNIA, see News and Trends in this issue).
The Gladiator NAS is based on MTI`s Gladiator RAID array and a Pentium II-based network file server. The system can support three networks concurrently-- 10BaseT/ 100BaseT Ethernet or FDDI fiber. Priced at $125,000, a sample configuration consists of 256MB of memory, 146GB of RAID capacity, 32MB of cache, and a 100BaseT Ethernet adapter.
MTI also recently introduced its first Fibre Channel-based array--StorageWare FC--a low-end model with an eight-drive chassis. Contact MTI Technology Corp. at (800) 999-9684, www.mti.com.