Hitachi Data Systems is launching a new range of storage subsystems, aimed at clustered Windows NT, Netware, or Unix servers.
The Freedom Storage 5800 range is currently being tested in a number of customer sites across Europe, with HDS expecting to make its first European customer announcement by the first quarter of next year.
HDS said the 5800 range has been designed to work in enterprisewide storage area networks, and incorporates high speed Fibre Channel interconnect (FCI) technology, for better performance.
HDS is aiming the range at large and midsized customers, such as financial institutions, which want high availability support for applications.
High end features HDS has built into the 5800 include support for up to eight concurrently active input/output paths, and mirrored cache support.
HDS is currently in the process of reorganisation, which will see it lose 400 jobs worldwide, as it increases its focus on the storage market (see separate story).
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