ActiveSAN is a high-performance metadata controller appliance for Xsan and StorNext networks. ActiveSAN is a server-based appliance that incorporates stunning Active Storage product design and the rock-solid performance and reliability of an Intel Nehalem server platform, in a 1U rack form factor.
ActiveSAN utilizes the proven Linux operating system and the Quantum StorNext SAN file system. It features an Active Storage-designed user interface and management suite for phenomenal ease of use in deployment and management of the operating system and StorNext.
The appliance is a 1U device on a Xeon processor. There's dual redundant power supplies, up to 8GB of RAM and more -- it looks like a lovely replacement for all you Xserve users out there.
ActiveSAN will be demonstrated at the NAB 2011 convention in April, with delivery of systems in the second quarter of 2011. Pricing and configurations have not yet been set.
[tags]xsan,xserve,activestorage,1u rack,rack server,xeon,nehalem[/tags]