M300 Disk Array, M500 Disk Array,” are based on NEC’s common platform concept
Integration of IT and network technologies company NEC has released "M300 Disk Array" and "M500 Disk Array," two new additions to the "NEC Storage M Series" of storage area network (SAN) products that save energy and support virtualisation.
M300 Disk Array and M500 Disk Array, are based on NEC’s "common platform" concept where components are shared with server products, including CPUs and power supplies, to enable horizontal use of technologies.
With the advancement of internal storage virtualisation, operability and reliability were also improved, making the NEC new SAN products ideal for mission-critical enterprise system storage and private cloud computing storage.
With M300 Disk Array and M500 Disk Array, power costs are cut by 50%, processing performance is increased by 4 times and the products strengthen the ability to link to virtualisation software in addition to improving the system performance and operability of virtualisation environments.
The new products utilise the SSD to minimise the performance degradation that arises when a controller failure occurs, to ensure that data is not lost, to optimise management costs and to automatically transfer data to the most appropriate device according to data access frequency and data characteristics by using "PerforOptimizer" software.