Addonics Technologies, Inc. (Addonics) has launched an iSCSI storage appliance, a low-cost alternative to Fibre Channel, for small to mid-sized businesses. It is a dedicated RAID/iSCSI stack with a hardware RAID controller delivering enterprise class iSCSI features in a 5.25" form factor unit complete with LCD display module. It supports up to eight SATA I/II hard drives with the ability to connect to many more hard drives using hardware port multipliers for a maximum storage capacity of 128TB.

The iSCSI Subsystem includes 1GB ECC memory and two 1-Gbit (1000Mbit) Ethernet ports with load balancing and fail-over for high availability, ensuring the integrity of mission critical data over extended periods of time. It is designed to fit inside a standard 5 1/4 drive bay and can be installed into many desktop enclosures, rack mounted systems, Addonics Storage Towers or Storage Racks.

You can customize your own multi-tera bytes storage farm with powerful RAID and expansion capabilities utilizing Addonics family of port multipliers, disk array back planes and removable drive systems.

The new Addonics appliance supports nearly every type of RAID configuration. A total of 256 logical volumes can be added to the iSCSI subsystem. The on-line volume expansion and RAID level migration features makes the iSCSI subsystem an excellent choice for accommodating changes in future storage requirements.

Addonics.iSCSI Susystem comes in choice of models with or without the Snapshot function. The Snapshot, similar to the roll-back software or the Windows System Restore, enables the iSCSI appliance to record the state of the storage system at user preset time intervals. This provides extra protection against data corruption and faster data recovery in case of a disaster or an inadvertent data modification.

The Addonics iSCSI appliance provides advanced management capability via a web based GUI (Graphical User Interface), accessible from any browser over the local network. For remote access, SSH (secure shell) client software can be used to manage the iSCSI Subsystem from virtually any location with an internet connection.