Artecon launches network- attached FC RAID
Joining the growing ranks of RAID suppliers supporting Fibre Channel, Artecon last month began shipments of its network-attached LynxNSS storage server. The RAID-based servers support Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) and Fibre Channel switched-fabric topologies. Additional network interface support includes 10/100Base-T Ethernet, FDDI, and CDDI. File transfer protocols supported include NFS, SMB/CIFS, and HTTP. The systems include Artecon`s AerREAL realtime file-server software, an operating system that is implemented in only 250,000 lines of code, as well as the Journaling Automation System (JAS) filing method. Pricing starts at $15,995 for a 27GB LynxNSS, or about $0.60 per MB.