LeftHand Networks Releases Entry-Level SAN for Virtual Environments


LeftHand Networks, an HP company, has released an entry-level storage area network (SAN) solution aimed at organizations implementing virtualized server environments.

The SAS Starter SAN is intended to minimize performance issues typically associated with server virtualization by automatically balancing data volumes across system resources, including disk drives, processors, and network connections. The solution comes with 4.8 TB of storage and includes management tools to provide replication, thin provisioning, and snapshot capabilities.

"Customers are looking for cost-effective storage solutions that help them realize the promised efficiencies of virtualized server environments," said Bill Chambers, vice president, LeftHand Networks, in a prepared statement. "The entry-level SAS Starter SAN gives customers an affordable, high-performing option that allows them to start small and add capacity as their needs grow."

LeftHand Networks has also release a higher capacity SATA Starter SAN that brings a decreased cost per Gigabyte and increased storage capacity over the previous generation. The newest version of the product has 12 TB of storage and is aimed at customers looking to consolidate storage on Windows or Linux servers.

According to the company, the SAN solutions are available now through LeftHand Networks' resellers and VAR partners. Pricing starts at $35,000 for the SAS Starter SAN and $30,000 for the SATA Starter SAN.

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