Acer has introduced the Hitachi-built storage products it will offer in the U.S. with Acer servers launched two months ago for small and midsize businesses. The Hitachi systems include the AS2040 storage arrays and its Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 (AMS 2000) family of scalable storage, Acer said Tuesday. The products will complement the 16 servers, including tower, rack, blade and rack multi-node models, Acer introduced in the U.S. in February. The Acer Hitachi AS2040 storage arrays support up to 180 terabytes using multiple RAID levels. The arrays can be configured with mixed tiers of SAS and SATA drives and come with Hitachi management software. The AMS 2000 family includes the AMS 2100 and AMS 2300 systems. The former supports 512 virtual server ports and scalable capacity up to 236 terabytes, while the latter supports 2048 virtual server ports and 472 terabytes. The systems come with Hitachi's system diagnostic utility and remote replication software for disaster recovery, data retention or data migration.
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