Infrant Technologies Introduces the IT3100 Network Storage Processor Family.FREMONT, Calif. -- The New Infrant IT3107 and IT3102 Integrate Gigabit Ethernet An Ethernet standard that transmits at 1 Gbps. Used mostly to connect high-end workstations and servers as well as for network backbones, Gigabit Ethernet transmits full duplex from point to point using switches and half duplex in a shared environment (CSMA/CD) using a hub. , Two or Four Serial ATA Interfaces and Hardware RAID 0/1/5 into a Single Chip
Infrant Technologies(TM) today announced the highly integrated IT3107 and IT3102 system-on-chip architecture that will power the industry's next-generation of Network Attached Storage (NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular ) and Media Server appliances. By integrating Gigabit Ethernet, multiple Serial ATA hard disk interfaces, and hardware-based RAID 0/1/5 redundancy into a single Network Storage Processor, more efficient network storage devices can be made available to broader markets including workgroups, offices, and home networks.
"Many user benefits are derived by integrating advanced network and storage features into a network storage processor," said Paul Tien, President at Infrant Technologies. "The Infrant IT3100 network storage processor family reduces the number of core chips needed for storage and media servers, increasing performance and overall reliability while consuming less power at a lower cost."
The Infrant IT3100 family of network storage processors are all 32-bit RISC RISC
in full Reduced Instruction Set Computing
Computer architecture that uses a limited number of instructions. RISC became popular in microprocessors in the 1980s. CPU's. The IT3107 has a 4-channel Serial ATA interface and the IT3102 has a 2-channel Serial ATA interface. Both network storage processors include a Gigabit Ethernet MAC supporting jumbo packets, PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). host controller for expansion flexibility, and hardware RAID supporting RAID 0 striping Interleaving or multiplexing data to increase speed. See disk striping.
striping - data striping , RAID 1 mirroring and RAID 5 striping with redundant parity. They also include a 64-bit DDR-SDRAM DDR-SDRAM - Double Data Rate Random Access Memory Interface, an encryption/decryption engine, diskless boot using NAND flash, TWSI interface and support for JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) An IEEE standard for boundary scan technology. See scan technology.
JTAG - Joint Test Action Group boundary scan.
By incorporating Infrant's advanced DataJunction architecture, the communication bottlenecks associated with multiple hard drives on a PCI bus are eliminated. As a result, the file transfer performance is greater than many entry-level servers based on a standard PC architecture.
Availability & Pricing
The Infrant IT3107 and IT3102 network storage processors, reference boards and a complete, customizable Linux based operating system are available now to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and partners. The Infrant IT3107 and IT3102 network storage processors are priced at $120 and $80 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities including a license of the complete Infrant NAS software package.
About Infrant Technologies
Infrant Technologies is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. that provides the best solutions in network-based storage to OEM partners. With the industry's most innovative storage solutions for home and SMB markets, Infrant Technologies enables the best full-featured and price-efficient NAS appliances in the market. The ReadyNAS(TM) family of products offer rich feature sets that were only available to enterprise-level users in the past at the entry-level price.
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