February 3, 2009

MicroNet Releases Genesis V RAID Subsystem

Torrance, Calif. - ­ MicroNet Technology, a provider of storage solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs), has introduced its Genesis V RAID rackmount subsystem product suite, designed to deliver high-density storage with enterprise performance and features. MicroNet's Genesis V RAID rackmount storage line is intended to bring greater computing horsepower to the segment, addressing storage challenges for data-intensive applications, such as e-mail, video, collaborative computing, databases, e-business, CRM, and disaster recovery.
The MicroNet Genesis V portfolio boasts the 3U-16TB SAS-SAS/SATA RAID subsystem, designed to provide powerful data availability and  manageability. An easy-to-use Web browser-based RAID manager enables local or remote configuration, management, and monitoring of all system events and provides e-mail notifications indicating system health based on user-defined policies.

This rackmount device comes equipped with high-capacity SATA II drives for low-cost storage of reference data, or on some units, SAS drives for more throughput-intensive applications. With the 16TB Genesis V, MicroNet delivers a 64-bit Intel IOP341 RAID processor, a dual 4X mini SAS (3Gb/s) host bus interface, and either a SAS or 3Gb/s SATAII drive bus interface for up to 400 MB/s per channel data throughput.

In addition to the 16-bay SAS model, MicroNet is releasing two Genesis V products as part of the new 2U and 3U rack-mounted disk storage suite. These include an Ultra 320 SATA II 8/16-bay system and a 12- or 16-bay Fibre Channel SATA II/SAS device. All Genesis V models include transparent data protection for all popular operating systems, hot spare support, automatic hot rebuild and online capacity expansion. Features to ensure business continuity include two hot-swappable power supplies, bad block auto-remapping, online consistency check, and redundant flash image for high availability.

The Genesis V rackmount product suite starts at $3529 and scales based on capacity and configuration.