Allows Data Storage and Back-up on Both Hard Disks and Tape Media with Fast and Easy Accessibility
the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) show, Sony is unveiling its plans for a high-capacity network attached storage (NAS) system capable of storing and backing-up large amounts of data on both hard disks and tape media, while maintaining high performance and accessibility to data.
The basic system consists of a main server, a cache server, and a tape library. The system can be configured with an application server to facilitate remote access to data. This access is also fast because the system uses pre-loaded data management software to prioritize the file access process. Files that are commonly accessed are stored in the main server, while less frequently accessed data is stored in the cache server and/or tape library.
"This type of system is an ideal choice for storing and archiving image data in industries such as medical, security monitoring, and digital photography," said Alan Gagliardotto, senior product marketing manager, storage solutions, in Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Production Systems Division. "In addition, the system is ideal for CAD data, computer graphics, e-mail archives, and any other data that requires large amounts of storage and high accessibility."
The new system is also scalable, as up to eight RAID cache servers and up to four tape libraries can be added to each main server, allowing users to configure a storage and retrieval system that is closely tailored to their needs and budgets.