updated 08:50 am EDT, Tue September 13, 2005
Apple increases storage
Apple today updated its .
"Apple has shipped an impressive 76 petabytes of Xserve RAID storage in the last two years," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "We are now offering our users more capacity at an even lower price per gigabyte."
The Xserve 1U rack optimized server can now hold up to three 500GB drives to achieve 1.5TB of hot-plug storage. "With dual 64-bit 2.3 GHz PowerPC G5 processors that deliver over 35 gigaflops of processing power per system and the industry's fastest front side 1U server system bus, running at up to 1.15 GHz with up to 9.2 GBps of bandwidth per processor and Mac OS X Server version 10.4 'Tiger' installed, it is the ideal server for everything from file and print serving to computational clusters."
Xserve RAID connects easily to any Xserve server or Power Mac desktop system using the dual-channel 2GB Apple Fibre Channel PCI-X card sold separately for $500 and works seamlessly with Xsan, Apple's 64-bit cluster file system for Mac OS X to deliver a powerful, easy-to-manage, enterprise class SAN solution that enables organizations to consolidate storage resources and provide multiple computers with concurrent file-level read/write access to shared volumes over Fibre Channel.
The Xserve RAID comes in three standard configurations, or can be fully customized to meet specific customer requirements. Build-to-order options can include additional Apple Drive Modules and cache battery modules.