The Xserve RAID
card option now delivers improved performance up to 497MB/s*** and supports RAID levels 0, 1 and 5 with 512MB of cache without using a valuable PCI Express expansion slot.
The Xserve RAID
card delivers up to 251MB/s RAID 5 performance.
StorNext FX enables greater consolidation of workflow processes in Apple environments, helping users save time and increase productivity by allowing them to share their Xsan storage area networks and Xserve RAID
systems with applications running on Linux, Windows, and UNIX platforms.
We are using Apple Xserve RAID
technology on the back end of that.
The center currently accommodates 18 Intel-based (www.intel.com) servers running Windows 2000 Server, one Apple (www.apple.com) XServe G5 running Mac OS X, and an Apple Xserve RAID
for hosting data storage.
According to the company, administrators with Xserve G5 servers and Xserve RAID
systems can now deploy a single SAN infrastructure to provision their storage to rack, tower or blade servers running such operating systems as Mac OS, Windows, NetWare, Linux and Solaris.
"The combination of Mac OS X Server, Xserve G5 and Xserve RAID
provides an unrivalled high-performance solution for our government and enterprise customers," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.
On the development front, Apple Computer beefed up its support for heterogeneous storage environments this past fall with an updated Xserve RAID
Sandwiched between music and iPod news, Apple took the wraps off of the 3U Xserve RAID
storage system and latest G5 server.
Storage: Apple's companion 3U Xserve RAID
system has a 2GB per second fibre channel connection, can store up to 2.5 Terabytes of data and support RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3 and 5 in hardware and levels 10, 30 and 50 in combination with software.