updated 02:00 am EST, Mon January 14, 2008
abcSAN iSCSI for Leopard
Small Tree Communications has announced plans to launch its abcSAN iSCSI initiator for Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The company said it will deliver its iSCSI initiator software with Adaptec Snap Server networked storage hardware as a complete backup solution for Mac customers. Backing up several Mac computers to a Snap Server eliminates the need to purchase several external hard drives and manage them individually, according to its partner Adaptec. Small Tree's abcSAN software allows Macs to utilize the iSCSI protocol to store their backups on Adaptec's Snap Server network attached storage systems, which can store and share files and provide dedicated storage for application servers or as part of a backup to disk solution. The appliances can securely communicate with each other to integrate distributed enterprise locations and come in a wide variety of sizes.
"Apple customers are continually looking for simpler ways to get their work done, allowing them to focus on the creative challenges that they face," stated Corky Seeber, President of Small Tree Communications. "The debut of abcSAN complemented by Adaptec Snap Server iSCSI storage provides Apple users with a superior alternative to locally attached storage for Time Machine backups. abcSAN provides a secure, convenient, and easy networked backup solution for the Mac community."
abcSAN single-user and five-user licenses retail for $150 and $500, respectively.