PROMISE Enhances VessRAID Storage for SMBs

iSCSI and NAS features allow for flexibility in a same-storage system

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PROMISE Technology, a supplier of RAID storage solutions, has released a functional upgrade for its VessRAID iSCSI series of storage subsystems, offering combined iSCSI and NAS features in the same storage box. Customers can refresh the controller firmware of their existing systems that run pure iSCSI protocol to activate the additional NAS features.

Customers can exercise both file- and block-based data transfer over the standard computer network, which increases storage flexibility and usability across a multitude of network applications. This new enhancement is in the third service release (SR3) in the VessRAID 1000i series. Users can update the firmware through the Web-based user interface WebPAM PROe or by using a USB stick and following the OPAS update guide to complete the task.

A NAS deployment allows users have instant data access on the storage to perform desired read or write actions to their files at all levels. This makes the data storage available to the user via the network.

In addition to the new NAS enablement, the SR3 also comes with additional feature upgrades:

  • Data backup services, such as remote data sync and online volume copy, allow customers to exercise a system-to-system copy or perform disk volume copy from the clients to VessRAID unit

  • NAS Fusion features compatible data roaming from one storage subsystem to the other, allowing administrators to consolidate varied sources of disk drives into one box and resolve configuration conflicts from vendor arrays

  • NTP addresses better troubleshooting process over interconnecting network devices by providing unanimous time table to do later event checking and background activities identification

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