4/6/2005 - Infrant TechnologiesTM announced the highly integrated IT3107 and IT3102 system-on-chip architecture that will power the industry's next-generation of Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Media Server appliances. By integrating Gigabit Ethernet, multiple Serial ATA hard disk interfaces, and hardware-based RAID 0/1/5 redundancy into a single Network Storage Processor, more efficient network storage devices can be made available to broader markets including workgroups, offices, and home networks.
"Many user benefits are derived by integrating advanced network and storage features into a network storage processor," said Paul Tien, President at Infrant Technologies. "The Infrant IT3100 network storage processor family reduces the number of core chips needed for storage and media servers, increasing performance and overall reliability while consuming less power at a lower cost."
The Infrant IT3100 family of network storage processors are all 32-bit RISC CPU's. The IT3107 has a 4-channel Serial ATA interface and the IT3102 has a 2-channel Serial ATA interface. Both network storage processors include a Gigabit Ethernet MAC supporting jumbo packets, PCI host controller for expansion flexibility, and hardware RAID supporting RAID 0 striping, RAID 1 mirroring and RAID 5 striping with redundant parity. They also include a 64-bit DDR-SDRAM Interface, an encryption/decryption engine, diskless boot using NAND flash, TWSI interface and support for JTAG boundary scan.
By incorporating Infrant's advanced DataJunction architecture, the communication bottlenecks associated with multiple hard drives on a PCI bus are eliminated. As a result, the file transfer performance is greater than many entry-level servers based on a standard PC architecture.
Availability & Pricing
The Infrant IT3107 and IT3102 network storage processors, reference boards and a complete, customizable Linux based operating system are available now to OEM partners. The Infrant IT3107 and IT3102 network storage processors are priced at $120 and $80 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities including a license of the complete Infrant NAS software package.
About Infrant Technologies
Infrant Technologies is a privately held company that provides the best solutions in network-based storage to OEM partners. With the industry's most innovative storage solutions for home and SMB markets, Infrant Technologies enables the best full-featured and price-efficient NAS appliances in the market. The ReadyNAS family of products offer rich feature sets that were only available to enterprise-level users in the past at the entry-level price.
More information is available at www.infrant.com.
ReadyNAS, RAIDiator and RAIDar are trademarks of Infrant Technologies.
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