Santa Clara, CALIF. — Auspex Systems, Inc., a technology leader in Network Attached Storage (NAS), announced the availability of its Net OS System Software (Release 3.0), designed to move data from the network to storage and back again while delivering the highest levels of performance, scaleability and system reliability.
The Net OS System Software is the operating system that resides on the Auspex NS2000 platform to provide a high-end scaleable solution for NAS. This enables storage consolidation for a lower total cost of ownership, is used for any application requiring centralized storage and provides file sharing between Windows and UNIX users.
“From a customer perspective, the Net OS 3.0 is very impressive,” said Ian Batten, IT Director for Fujitsu Europe Telecom in the United Kingdom. “We find it to be a successful solution with no substantial problems and it’s a solid, faultless product with great performance.” Fujitsu Europe Telecom provides strategic and R&D resources for Fujitsu’s telecommunications products designed for European markets. The company focuses on the innovation and development of enabling technologies in three key areas: broadband systems, telemanagement systems, and mobile systems.
The four key building blocks to the Net OS system software are:
— DataXpress Architecture Kernal – Network processing that is fast, less expensive and more reliable than traditional operating systems
— FastFLO File System – File system processing provides optimal performance in sequential, large-file or small-file environments
— XceleRAID – Storage processing provides enhanced availability with maximized RAID capabilities
— DataXcelerator Engines – Data management designed to speed and simplify the process of system backup
“We are enthusiastic about Net OS because it helps our customers optimally manage the data delivery chain,” said Michael S. Worhach, president of Auspex Systems. “In addition, Net OS is a highly cost-effective and competitive solution in the storage market offering a very competitive entry price.”
The Net OS system software provides increased storage density, increased scaleability (256 disk slices, 1 TB file systems, and 64-bit I-node support) and is scaleable up to 9 TB and is the best price/performance NAS solution at 9 TB.
By consolidating storage on the NS2000 – the data server used by enterprises worldwide to optimize information technology infrastructures and that scales to 9 terabytes (TB) – users experience faster performance with improved data protection. Additionally, storage and data remain available as application servers and clients can migrate to the latest technology to protect their storage investment. Net OS adds many capabilities to its new system software.
Auspex is the Network Attached Storage (NAS) server choice of Fortune 1000 customers in the semiconductor, software development, oil and gas exploration, automotive, aerospace, communications, publishing, entertainment, animation, Internet and financial services industries. Its products are designed for storage applications requiring secure NT and UNIX data sharing from a single data image, server consolidation or continuous network data availability. The company excels in enterprise-level (multi-terabyte) NAS solutions and services. Learn more about Auspex at http://www.auspex.com .