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IP Storage Technology Gains New Life

Intransa to debut storage system that can handle large blocks of data

Many businesses stick with direct-attached storage technology because networks based on the Fibre Channel interconnect are costly and complex. An alternative is an IP-based storage area network, but SANs sometimes have problems dealing with large blocks of data used by databases and storage systems.

Intransa Inc. later this month plans to ship the IP5000 system, which uses the iSCSI protocol to move blocks of data without clogging a storage network. Intransa loads the system with inexpensive serial ATA hard-disk drives to keep costs down. The system also offers point-in-time copies, mirroring, and a choice of a point-and-click or a command-line interface. Intransa's StorControl Management Tool also lets managers easily install, set up, access, and administer volumes of data. Prices start at $60,000.

Intransa and another storage vendor, EqualLogic Inc., have revived IP storage as a credible technology after it failed to live up to its hype, Gartner analyst Roger Cox says. The market should get another boost because Microsoft has embedded iSCSI support into Windows 2003. "The Intransa challenge is to gain market traction before the big guys catch up, because they already have the market clout," Cox says. "Intransa has 12 months to make it or break it."

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