Startup Fields Data Mirroring System
Addressing the need for fault-tolerant disaster recovery at large enterprises, startup Ark Research last month announced a system that provides local or remote mirroring of data. The CDAS/2000 (Continuous Data Availa- bility System) is a platform-independent, real-time mirroring--or replication--platform for ensuring continuous data availability. Data replication occurs without disruption to ongoing operations.
Storage-level interfaces include SCSI or Fibre Channel, and "Ark Systems" can be connected via Fast Ethernet or T1/T3 lines. Up to four hosts can be attached to the Ark System; support for seven host connections is due within 60 days. The Pentium-based boxes are available with controllers from Adaptec, Advansys, or Symbios Logic. Price: $8,995. Contact Ark Research at (408) 260-5900.