SOURCE: Raid Incorporated

RAID Incorporated

July 13, 2010 09:00 ET

Raid Inc. Announces Next Generation of Xanadu™ Storage Solutions Designed for High-Bandwidth Applications

METHUEN, MA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  RAID Incorporated, an end-to-end high-performance solutions provider specializing in leading-edge technologies, today announced the release of their most flexible, energy-efficient, and highest-performing midrange solution to date, the 6Gb SAS-based Xanadu 230™, capable of sustaining 4 GB/s.

"The Xanadu 230 has a purpose-built ASIC that enables extreme performance for high-bandwidth applications such as engineering and scientific research," stated Bob Picardi, Chief Executive Officer at RAID. "The release of the Xanadu 230, along with recent advancements in RAID's parallel file systems, infrastructure, and Fusion servers put us in a great position to customize premium turnkey HPC solutions to deliver to our customers."

The Xanadu 230 solution scales to a maximum of 192 TB and will scale to 576 TB by the end of 2010. Although the system provides a cost-effective entry point into the HPC storage arena, the performance specifications of the Xanadu 230 are impressive. The system can sustain up to 4 GB/s and 40,000 IOPs (70,000 with SSD).

The Xanadu 230 also provides unprecedented configuration flexibility, with two 6Gb SAS host ports per controller standard, along with either four 8Gb Fibre-Channel ports, four iSCSI ports, or two additional 6Gb ports per controller. The solution scales modularly using SAS, Nearline SAS, SSD, or SED drives utilizing 12-bay 3.5" drive chassis, 24-bay 2.5" drive chassis, or any combination.

Significant enhancements made in the Xanadu series provide the 230 solution with a wide variety of enterprise-class features. Included in these are dynamic provisioning, pre-read parity checking to prevent against silent data corruption, drive-level encryption services to secure data-at-rest, LUN masking / mapping, snapshot, remote mirroring, and robust, user-friendly in- or out-of-band management in Linux, Windows, and Solaris.

About RAID Incorporated
Since 1994 RAID Inc. has provided true 100% customized storage and computing solutions that best meet the unique requirements of HPC centers, corporations, government entities and educational institutions worldwide. From supercomputing to grid computing, RAID Inc. ensures the availability of critical digital content in real-time, all the time. The company guarantees this with the "RAID Approach," the industry's only concierge service and support model that assures the highest level of personalized support and resolution to any issue. StorageWatch®, the industry's only real-time monitoring and managed storage service offering which lowers total cost of ownership while increasing data availability, was developed as part of the "RAID Approach" to better serve its customers. RAID Inc.'s guaranteed "customer first" approach has made them an industry leader in true 100% customized storage and the best service and support. For more information about RAID Inc. visit or call 800-330-7335.

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