SMS' RAID storage subsystems await agency adoption under records policy

SMS' RAID storage subsystems await agency adoption under records policy

By Susan M. Menke
GCN Staff

SMS Data Products Inc. has begun designing Ultra SCSI II and Fibre Channel RAID storage subsystems.

''The McLean, Va., company's @CD-Rkive e-mail archiving jukebox, released last year, is still awaiting agency adoption under a broad federal records policy, marketing director Rob Marks said.

''The operating system-independent SRS Series will compete with RAID subsystems from makers such as Compaq Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and EMC Corp. of Hopkinton, Mass.

''SMS' product accepts as many as 12 18G hard drives in each of two chassis. Priced from $5,000 with two 4G drives, the subsystem can transfer up to 120 megabytes/sec at RAID 0, 1, 0/1, 3, 4, 5 or undifferentiated JBOD (just a bunch of disks) levels, SMS said.

''SMS discounts the scalable RAID subsystem on its General Services Administration Information Technology Schedule contract.

''Contact SMS at 703-883-4398

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