Vendor Ships Roll-Your-Own Network Storage
Addressing some competitor's releases of storage appliances, Veritas Software Corporation recently announced ServPoint, a software product that purportedly eases migration to intelligent, networked storage and provides an open and scalable alternative to proprietary storage appliances. Veritas ServPoint software solutions -- for Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) environments -- transform industry-standard hardware components into open, enterprise-class appliances that simplify storage administration and lower the total cost of storage ownership.
ServPoint is described as a family of open appliance software solutions that enable customers to consolidate and re-purpose existing hardware into networked storage appliances which act as dedicated gateways to NAS and SAN arrays.
Pricing for Veritas ServPoint NAS software, which serves storage at the file level, begins at $3,000. For customers wishing to serve disk/block-level storage, Veritas ServPoint SAN software is available immediately, beginning at $25,000.
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