Hitachi launches AMS1000 midrange storage system

DQC Bureau
New Update


August 16th, 2007


Hitachi Data Systems announced the availability of the Hitachi Adaptable

Modular Storage, model AMS1000, in Microsoft Exchange Server Environments. The

AMS1000 supports more than 25,000 concurrent Exchange 2007 users. The Hitachi

AMS1000, first introduced in April 2006, enables IT organizations to provide

data access to vital business applications, such as e-mail, ERP, CRM, and

databases. The Hitachi AMS1000 can be configured to match an application's

performance requirements, such as for high-performance computing environments,

rich media applications, automotive and seismic modeling applications, and

online transaction processing (OLTP)- with up to 32 secure logical cache


The Hitachi AMS1000 also delivers "on-the-fly" data movement across

multiple tiers of storage, enterprise-class RAID-6 data protection, and

sophisticated multi-protocol support for iSCSI, NAS, and Fibre Channel SAN,

embedded in a single system. It offers four Gigabit per second Fibre Channel SAN

connectivity to enhance the performance of applications such as video-on-demand

and medical imaging.

"With today's organizations having as many as 500,000 Exchange users,

the need for a robust, storage solution has never been greater," said Peter

Smails, senior director, Global Product Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems.

"Hitachi Data Systems and Microsoft solutions offer midrange storage

customers highest levels of availability, performance and scalability, while

also easing growth, decreasing backup times and improving administration of

their Exchange Server environments."