Mar 21

D-Link, a provider of end-to-end computer networking solutions, announced that two of its xStack storage area network, or “SAN,” storage products have earned VMware Ready status and are now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

D-Link’s (News – Alert) xStack SAN storage products, DSN-3200-10 and DSN-5210-10, had to pass an extensive VMware-specified evaluation, interoperability criteria and testing process, in order to ensure that these products make best use of VMware technology, and are ready for deployment in customer environments.

These solutions are the company’s xStack iSCSI SAN arrays that represent the next generation of storage technology for businesses of all sizes, such as the enterprise market.

The xStack SAN Array DSN-3200-10 is designed to provide a reliable network data storage solution for customers in entry-level and SMB segments. It leverages a 10Gbit iSCSI system-on-a-chip solution that can handle more than 80,000 I/Os per second and can be implemented as nearline storage to supplement the primary IP network storage solution or can be utilized as a basic backup and recovery device.

The other device, the DSN-5210, is also a xStack SAN array that utilizes a 10Gbit iSCSI SoC. In addition, it is capable of supporting 24TB raw capacity using 2TB hard drives in each of the 12 hot swappable SAS (News – Alert)/SATA disk drive bays.

“Server consolidation provides a triad of benefits through flexibility, scaling and redundancy. Our VMware Ready xStack Storage SAN arrays can form a solid foundation for customers by providing a fast, reliable and cost-effective solution that can scale with their future needs,” said AJ Wang, chief technology officer at D-Link. “This verification from VMware adds to our credibility as a major iSCSI SAN array vendor for the business marketplace.”

“As an alternative to expensive Fibre Channel and slower software-based iSCSI solutions, D-Link’s xStack SAN Storage solutions deliver cost-efficient features for IT managers looking for a robust and expandable storage solution,” Wang said.

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