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SGI selscted by CESNET to deliver HSM storage solution.

M2 EQUITYBITES-April 12, 2012-SGI selscted by CESNET to deliver HSM storage solution(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), a provider of technical computing solutions, announced on Wednesday that CESNET, the association of Czech Universities and the Czech Academy of Sciences, has selected an SGI InfiniteStorage (IS) Data Migration Facility (DMF) storage tier virtualisation solution to support the centralised data storage and archiving requirements of Czech research and education institutions.

Under the agreement, financial details of which were not available, SGI DMF will provide the hierarchical storage management (HSM) system that enables transparent access to all data, eliminates single-point of failure and secures the ability to seamlessly add storage as system requirements grow.

This can be done without end user interruptions or operational intervention, and it significantly reduces storage and storage management costs with reduced risk and improved service levels.

Initial usable capacity of the system, without compression, is 3.8PB and close to double with compression on the tape tier. Capacity will be delivered to users via file based (NFS, CIFS, FTP) or block based (FC, iSCSI) sharing.

In addition to SGI DMF tiered storage virtualisation, other key components of the solution include a pair of SGI InfiniteStorage 4600 RAID disk arrays with a combination of 8Gbit FC and 10Gbit iSCSI host ports, FC RAID5 (tier1-50TiB) and SATA RAID6 (tier2-400TiB) drives, a group of front-end, control and infrastructure servers based on SGI Rackable C3108-TY11 standard-depth rack-mount servers, an enterprise class SpectraLogic T-finity tape library using LTO5 technology with installed 11 LTO-5 drives, close to 3700 tape slots and initially loaded with 2200 LTO5 tapes, SAN 8Gbit, Ethernet 10Gbit and 1Gbit redundant network infrastructure, SGI CXFS clustered parallel file system and SGI Management Centre software.

SGI Professional Services include on-site installation and solution implementation, continuous customer and solution support and consultancy.

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