FSC launches FibreCat series

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC), is targeting the Middle East’s mid-tier storage sector with the release of its FibreCAT CX series in the region.

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By  Patrick Phelvin Published  February 29, 2004

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC), is targeting the Middle East’s mid-market storage sector with the release of its FibreCAT CX series in the region. The new systems – FibreCAT CX 300, CX 500 and CX 700 – are designed to improve performance and data protection, while leveraging existing hardware, software and training. “The new FibreCAT CX systems address the paramount need of this segment to manage information growth through higher performance and functionality without additional costs. The launch of these systems proves that FibreCAT continues to provide the broadest range of capabilities while maintaining a clear upgrade path and unique compatibility between the current and previous generations of FibreCAT CX,” says Colin Britto, sales manager, large enterprises, gulf region, FSC. FSC will also supply improved software for data replication and backup and recovery, as well as improved features like SnapView and SAN Copy. SnapView now includes SIME (SnapView Integration Module for Exchange), an advanced integration module for Microsoft Exchange environments. Furthermore, SnapView can be used by the new entry-system FibreCAT CX300, while SAN Copy offers a function for incremental data copies. Additionally, the list of competitor systems, from which data can be moved to a FibreCAT, has been enhanced. “These additional features in the new FibreCAT CX storage systems will provide more powerful storage solutions to the mid-range segment, allowing them to deliver enhanced performance while utilising the existing environments,” says Britto. “The availability of three different models will ensure that enterprises can choose the systems that are best suited to their requirements,” he adds. FibreCAT CX300 is an entry-level model tailored for workgroup environments that require full SAN (Storage Attached Network) functionality in a small package. It is a compatible upgrade from the previous generation CX200. FibreCAT CX 500, designed for departmental applications that require increased capacity performance and local and remote replication, offers twice the capacity of the CX 400, and is also a compatible upgrade from its forerunner model. FibreCAT CX700, aimed at data centre applications, is the most powerful mid-tier storage array available today. It supports eight back-end Fibre Channel ports, enabling enhanced linear performance scaling and up to 240 drivers. The FibreCAT CX 700 is a compatible upgrade from the FibreCAT CX 600.

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