BW: VA Linux Introduces Ultra-Dense 2U Storage System...
Jul 19, 2000, 20:41 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNUX), the expert provider of
Linux and Open Source solutions for the Web, today announced
the availability of the VA Linux 9008 2U (3.5") storage enclosure
system. The VA Linux 9008 features eight hot-swappable disk drives
in an ultra-dense 3.5"-high enclosure, with a total of 584GB--over
half a terabyte--of raw storage capacity for space-conscious
customers in Internet co-location environments."
"With the release of the 9008, VA Linux is the first to market
with an 8-drive 2U Ultra2 SCSI enclosure, supporting the highest
density of disk storage in the market today."
"With the content explosion on the Internet, our customers need
to store an enormous amount of data close to their servers, and
plan carefully to minimize downtime and data loss," said Robert
Patrick, director of product marketing, VA Linux Systems. "The VA
Linux 9008 SCSI storage system provides industry-leading storage
density in a highly reliable 2U form factor, saving our customers
valuable rack space with a reduced footprint. By applying our
engineering expertise in 1U and 2U Internet servers to storage
systems, VA Linux is designing elegant solutions that give more
protection for important data."