Apr 07, 2009 - eRacks Introduces a Behemoth 100TB Capacity 8U Rackmount Server
eRacks NAS systems incorporates Western Digital's new Caviar Green 2TB drive, which uses less power and is quieter than a typical hard drive. The large-capacity drives' technology include system-induced vibration reduction, spin-speed fine-tuning, and calculations for optimally seeking speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration. Data reliability is achieved through a choice of RAID configurations of 10, 5, 6, 1 or 0. RAID 6, striped disks with dual parity, makes it possible to recreate data even under a double disk failure.
The basic price of an eRacks server includes standard or customized file system partitioning and RAID configuration. An extensive list of operating systems are offered online. eRacks' innovative NOSS (Network Operation System Server) technology allows easy configuration with a choice of back-end storage protocols automatically, including iSCSI & NFS, AoE (ATA over Ethernet), Samba / CIFS, and Appletalk.
eRacks can install OpenFiler, an open source alternative to the NetApp Filer, on request. OpenFiler supports RAID, Fiber Channel, full iSCSI (target and initiator), point-in-time snapshots, replication, and has a convenient Web-based GUI.
"We're pleased that eRacks is able to deliver dense rackmount storage in a green, energy-efficient platform," remarked Joseph Wolff, CEO.
eRacks has specialized in providing customized open source rackmount and desktop servers since 1999. The company also offers dedicated hosting services and maintains a close partnership with The Libre Group, consultants with expertise in open source enterprise migration.
For more information on eRacks, contact:
eRacks Open Source Systems,
phone: 714 532-5322