RAID Inc. Launches Newest Big Data Storage Solution: HGST 8TB SAS Drives in 12GB SAS 4U 84-Bay Enterprise Class JBOD

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwired - May 5, 2015) - RAID Inc. announces the launch of the next generation of its Ability 4U 84-Bay JBOD with HGST 8TB drives capable of storing over 672TB of raw storage capacity.

Besides functioning as a standalone external Direct Attached Storage (DAS) JBOD for standard serial attached SCSI (SAS) host connects, it is a perfect expansion companion for other storage applications like Microsoft Storage Spaces, ZFS, Luster/ZFS, GPFS Solutions, Nexenta, Open Cloud OpenStack, High Density Storage Archiving, Cloud Backup / Data Replication and Video Streaming or Surveillance.

With up to 84 3.5" 7.2k SAS/SATA Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) or a combination of 2.5" 10kSAS/SSDs per 4U enclosure, this industry-unique EBOD can be used for drive tiering between SSD SAS or SATA and Spinning Disk which can be zoned up to four different DAS hosts or four different zones for performance or security. This JBOD comes standard with dual I/O Modules each with 4 host ports for a total of [8] 12Gb/s SAS ports for extreme performance and high availability applications, capable of handling over 32GB/s. Prices starting at $25,000. 

"The next generation of our 4U 84-Bay Ultra-Dense 12/6 Gb/s SAS/SATA Ability EBOD solution enables massive data capacity applications at a price/performance point per Gigabye (GB) that can meet fast-moving business requirements," said Robert Picardi, CEO of RAID Inc.

For additional information, please visit our Ability® storage server page or call 800-330-7335.

About RAID Incorporated
Since 1994, RAID Inc. has developed custom end-to-end vendor-agnostic technical computing solutions addressing high performance computing or big data storage challenges for various vertical markets. The company has acquired far-reaching industry knowledge and relationships, which, combined with its team of experts who have extensive academic, research lab and commercial expertise, makes RAID Inc. a true industry leader.

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