Dec 22, 2010 - eRacks introduces the first 150TB storage server, bringing affordable petabyte-class storage to a space-hungry market.

Press Release
eRacks introduces the first 150TB storage server, bringing affordable petabyte-class storage to a space-hungry market.
Orange, CA, Dec 22, 2010
Summary: eRacks Open Source Systems incorporates the latest 2.5TB and 3TB Western Digital hard drives into their line of NAS rackmount servers. Scaling to petabyte-level storage within two rack cabinets of systems is finally attainable.

Orange, CA, Dec 22, 2010. eRacks Open Source Systems is at the forefront of computer server vendors utilizing the new 2.5TB and 3TB hot-swappable hard drives manufactured by Western Digital. The eRacks/NAS50 server makes petabyte-level data storage within two rack cabinets a reality. Four 9U-height eRacks/NAS50 systems can be housed in a single 42U Cabinet, containing a total of 200 drives or 600 terabytes of data. eRacks manufactures its own line of rackmount servers and desktops configured with Open Source operating systems, such as Linux or OpenBSD.

eRacks' product line now includes both desktops and servers operating with Western Digital's new hard drives. Home and enterprise users craving larger capacities for storage can create customized hardware configurations online.

One 3TB drive can handle up to 600,000 10MP digital photos, 750,000 4-minute long 128 kbps songs (MP3), 1,150 hours of DVD-quality video at 2.597 GB/hr, or 360 hours of HD video at 8.3 GB/hr. Additional drive space allows for storage-demanding programs and network systems, with plenty of space left over for backups, database, mathematical model and data replications.

eRacks' NAS (Network Attached Storage) category of servers is comprised of rackmount systems especially designed for data storage. The largest rackmount server, eRacks/NAS50, contains 50 hot-swappable hard drive bays. These systems are currently used by major radio stations and engineers for data retention, storing uncompressed media files, and backups.

Max Haskvitz, general manager of eRacks, reacted with delight when asked about the upgraded eRacks/NAS50. "We're especially excited to offer our customers the NAS50," he said. "The ability to house 150TB in a single unit is extremely efficient for data warehouses and other storage-needy applications."

In addition to 150TB of storage, the eRacks/NAS50 holds a maximum of two hexa-core Intel Xeon or two AMD Opteron CPUs for a total of 12 Intel cores or 24 AMD cores. Memory can be configured to a maximum of 128 GB, and multiple RAID arrays can be configured. eRacks also offers 4GbE and 10GbE network interfaces for the eRacks/NAS50 server. eRacks also allows an external SAS option to attach multiple NAS50 servers or other NAS units together to approach a petabyte-level storage.

Swapping a smaller drive for a 3TB drive may require changes in the partition configuration. On-site technical experts at eRacks will pre-install RAID systems, partitions and operating systems, and upgrade or repair servers.

eRacks installs and configures the customer's choice of operating system, including Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat(tm), Fedora Linux or other Linux distribution, *BSD or Sun's Open Solaris, as well as additional open source software. eRacks offers educational and bulk discounts.

To learn more about the eRacks/NAS50 visit: http://eRacks.com/products/NAS50

For more information on eRacks, contact:
eRacks Open Source Systems,
http://www.eRacks.com
http://www.eRacksHosting.com
phone: 714 532-5322