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IBM Shipping ProFibre Storage Array Subsystems

IBM announced it is shipping the ProFibre Storage Array DF1100R RAID subsystem to the company's technology group distribution channel.

The ProFibre Storage Array features RAID hardware and software technology from Mylex (an IBM Company) and is aimed at storage-intensive environments such as storage clusters and storage area networks (SANs).

IBM said it used "advanced" fault-tolerant redundancy features such as hot swappable drives, dual cabling, dual RAID controllers and interface modules, and dual power units and cooling components in the 10-bay ProFibre Storage Array to assure high availability. IBM also said that system administrators can daisy chain ProFibre Storage Array enclosures up to 80 Fibre Channel disk drives.

The ProFibre Storage array includes Mylex SANArray(TM) Manager software for configuration, monitoring and management of network RAID via the Internet. Mylex's PATHpilot(TM) software provides redundant path management and support for transparent failover/failback to optimize data availability for SAN and clustered-server environments.

The ProFibre Storage Array DF1100R, which supports RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 0+1 and JBOD, and can support Windows server platforms, has suggested list pricing starting at $9,225 excluding disk drives.