Astute Networks: Expanding Flash Performance To SMEs, SMBs
San Diego-based Astute Networks in April expanded its ViSX family of performance storage appliances with a new MLC flash option targeting small to medium enterprises and SMBs.
The newest version of ViSX now expands to 45.6 TB of raw capacity within a single 2U enclosure. When deployed with ViSX Performance Dedupe, the effective capacity can exceed over 250 TB. New flash storage modules are available in 400-GB, 800-GB and 1.9-TB capacities that can be mixed and matched within the same appliance.
Performance is enhanced via the company's 10-GbE DataPump Engine and Networked Flash architecture. Customers can choose MLC or more durable eMLC flash technology. When combined with the ViSX Performance Dedupe facility, a ViSX appliance can be acquired for less than $2 per GB.