Hitachi has teamed up with Acer’s Gateway channel division to launch a storage product aimed at medium-sized businesses.
The GS2040 storage system has been designed to make backup and data protection simpler to execute and manage.
Hitachi said the GS2040 also offers impressive performance, is scalable and will appeal to businesses preparing for the Data Protection Monetary Penalties Order 2010, which will come into force on 6 April.
The Hitachi/Gateway storage system is compatible with Microsoft Exchange Server, VMware, databases and other business applications.
The GS2040 promises 99.999 per cent uptime, thanks to complete redundancy through support for Raid 6 - which allows any two drives to fail without the loss of data - along with a mirrored cache and battery backup
The system also boasts Hitachi Data Retention Utility software, which protects data from overwrites, and Hi-Track Monitor for 24/7 diagnostics.
“Small and medium business customers will now be able to benefit from our high-end functionality storage,” said Jean-Luc Cervera, general manager, small and medium channel, Hitachi Data Systems.
“Together with Acer, we can provide a unique end-user value proposition based on tailored solutions that better meet the customer demands for cost-effective performance, simplified management, and return on storage assets over time.”
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