The volume of information that small and medium businesses have been generating has been increasing exponentially. Consequently, these companies need storage devices that support multiple terabytes of information and are easy to deploy and manage. One vendor has tried to meet such needs.Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp. unveiled
the second member to its UDS line, the UDS 1000, which supports 24T bytes of network attached storage (NAS). The device works with Microsoftï¿¼s familiar WUDSS (Windows Unified Data Storage Server) and Management Console features. The appliance supports NAS file-level and iSCSI block-level data transfers over Ethernet networks. It works with standard protocols, such as SMB/CIFS, NFS and iSCSI. The new product, which sells for $10,000, is a lower performance version of its sibling, the UDS 2000, which supports twice as much storage and was unveiled in the spring.
Recently, storage has been a high growth, highly competitive market. Not only have businesses been generating more information, but they also have keeping longer than ever to adhere to a growing number of government regulations. Consequently, their need for higher performance devices has increased, and a variety of suppliers have tried to wedge their way into the storage market. Fujitsu has been a relatively small player in the market and is going up against a slew of better established vendors, including Dell, HP, and NetApp. While Fujitsu has an interesting product, the vendor must do a lot of work before use of its storage products becomes commonplace.
Are you using a NAS at the moment? What would a vendor like Fujitsu have to offer for you to be interested in its product?