The ES4200 series expands the company's next-generation SAN platform with a more cost-effective solution designed to leverage enterprise 3.5-inch drive technology without compromising features or reliability. The Vmware-certified ES4200 series incorporates workflow-enhancing software features, including native VAAI support for VMware environments, thin provisioning, remote replication capabilities and snapshots. The ULTRASTOR ES4200 host connection options include 10GbE iSCSI, 1GbE iSCSI and hybrid FC/iSCSI solutions.
The ES4200 series combines a dense 4U, 24 disk form factor with 3.5-inch Enterprise or Near Line SAS hard drives, adding greater density over previous ULTRASTOR models, resulting in lower storage costs per terabyte.
The ES4200 series features Enhance Technology's GEN4 storage platform which offers 50% more processing power and adds full hardware iSCSI offload acceleration for a significant increase in performance, ideal for use in high I/O data environments. New software features include native VAAI support for tighter VMware integration, asynchronous array-based replication capabilities and thin provisioning for improved disk utilization and non-disruptive capacity expansion.
The ULTRASTOR ES4200 family will include a hybrid model that offers both 8G Fibre Channel and 1GbE iSCSI protocols for maximum versatility in the data center. Users have the flexibility to leverage both technologies and provide business-wide storage support with one system.