SANengine manages mixed storage area networks

SANengine manages mixed storage area networks

By Patricia Daukantas

GCN Staff

The SANengine storage network platform from TrueSAN Networks Inc. of San Jose, Calif., does caching and resource optimization for storage area networks.

SANengine combines an Intel hardware platform with SAN management software, TrueSAN Networks president and chief executive officer Thomas Isakovich said.

The SANengine platform from TrueSan Networks fits into a 3.5-inch space in a standard rack. Pricing starts at $15,000.

It connects to Fibre Channel storage networks to provide many of the same software functions as proprietary SANs, Isakovich said, such as storage domain management and diagnostics.

It does what he called adaptive caching, which means the software can teach itself what types of data need caching.

The SANengine platform acts as the hub of all management functions within the SAN. An administrator checks on the network's function through a Web browser; no client software is needed.

Isakovich declined to characterize SANengine as an appliance, however. He said it is designed 'as a platform, so over time we can work with other developers for more applications for open SANs.'

The product in workgroup, enterprise and datacenter editions starts around $15,000.

Contact TrueSAN Networks at 877-468-7837.

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