SGI Introduces Easy-to-deploy RAID Array for Networked Storage

SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) today introduced the newest member of its storage portfolio, the easy-to- deploy SGI® InfiniteStorage 220 RAID system. This storage solution enables data consolidation for organizations of any size, with fully integrated software and a flexible appliance-like design for simplified deployments. These systems feature a number of configuration choices that allow customers to choose the exact features that match their storage requirements. With Fibre Channel or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) host connectivity, as well as a choice between SAS and SATA disk drives, the InfiniteStorage 220 can be introduced as a solution to a wide number of storage challenges. The affordable SGI InfiniteStorage 220 solution delivers maximum value for data backup, disaster recovery, and general file storage applications.
The new SGI InfiniteStorage 220 platform makes it easy to gain the benefits of high availability and RAID protection without the complexity of typical Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions. In concert with its new Storage Management Interface (SMI) software, the new storage platform builds in many improvements for storage environments, whether they are SAN or Direct Attach Storage (DAS) implementations:

Ease of deployment – With only basic familiarity with servers and storage, users can set up and deploy cost-effective RAID storage.
Ease of Management – Many tasks are automated and streamlined using SMI, including data protection and diagnostic tasks.
Ease of growth – Low-impact scalability allows for the installation of additional storage to be managed easily and transparently without shutting down.

"The plug-and-play design of the SGI InfiniteStorage 220 storage solution makes high-performance RAID storage very accessible to any business, and lowers costs during the life of the platform," explains Kurt Kuckein, SGI RAID product manager. "This newest addition to the SGI storage family broadens the choices and gives customers the ability to protect their