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ClusterStor 6000 - version 1.3

Xyratex, a provider of data storage technology, has released version 1.3 of the operating system software for its ClusterStor 6000 high-performance computing storage solution.

The company says the enhancements to the new version will deliver added performance, capacity, security and fault tolerance to customers, making an industry-leading storage solution even more versatile and powerful.

Specifically, the new enhancements introduce an expansion storage unit – an optional building block that expands the number of drives of a single scalable storage unit (SSU) from 84 to 168, providing higher capacity scale-out increments. This offers ClusterStor 6000 users the flexibility to scale-out their performance linearly at much higher capacity ratios.

The new version also supports of 4TB SAS disk drives within ClusterStor storage systems, enabling higher capacity with the same performance. The ClusterStor 6000 now can provide up to 256TB of usable file system capacity in a single SSU with 4TB drives, or up to 512TB of usable file system capacity in an SSU-ESU pair.   

'We’re confident that these significant enhancements will only add to the market leadership of our ClusterStor data storage systems, and the tremendous value users receive from them,' said Ken Claffey, senior vice president of the ClusterStor business at Xyratex.

'In collaboration with our partners, we’re helping end users achieve best-in-class performance, reliability and availability – including implementing the fastest data storage system in the world. Now we can offer users even more performance, improved scalability, security and fault tolerance.'


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