Sunday, August 9, 2009

Chelsio Releases 10G iSCSI-to-Fibre Channel Storage Router

Chelsio Communications announced the availability of its Unified Storage Router (USR-1000), a 10G iSCSI-to-Fibre Channel router that is targeted at mid-range and high-end enterprises that have extensive existing investment in FC SANs and require the ability to integrate low-cost Ethernet-connected servers in departments or remote locations.

The Unified Storage Router, based on Chelsio's Unified Wire adapter technology, features two 10GbE ports, two 1GbE ports, four 8Gb FC ports, Multi-Path I/O for both iSCSI clients and FC storage, and web-based management.

In designing the new product, Chelsio said its goal was to extend FC SAN investment by enabling integration of low-cost Ethernet servers into the SAN without requiring additional storage arrays or management costs. FC SANs can leverage IP networks to extend SAN advantages into smaller departments and remote locations where budget constraints would not allow for a FC SAN.

Atrato, an integration partner of Chelsio, is utilizing the USR-1000 as well as the S320e Unified Wire adapter family to help its Velocity1000 (V1000) storage system deliver high-speed, high-density data access for the most demanding entertainment, Web 2.0, video-on-demand, and high performance computing applications.