SanMelody for cheap SANs

DataCore Software Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has released a version of SanMelody for iSCSI drives. The company is pitching the software for small offices that can't afford a full-fledged storage area network. The idea is simple: Scrounge an extra server, fill the bays with cheap disk drives (up to 4TB worth), install SanMelody 2.0 ($999), and presto, you have a low-cost SAN. With traditional 4TB SANs listing for around $25,000, this approach could be a real money-saver for the right users. 'Everything you can do with Fibre Channel, we can do under iSCSI,' said George Teixeira, president and CEO of DataCore.

About the Author

Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.


  • 2020 Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards -

    21 Public Sector Innovation award winners

    These projects at the federal, state and local levels show just how transformative government IT can be.

  • Federal 100 Awards
    cheering federal workers

    Nominations for the 2021 Fed 100 are now being accepted

    The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31.

Stay Connected