At Dot Hill we continually improve our data storage products with new features that improve data integrity, save power, and reduce waste. Our patented EcoStorTM battery-free cache design reduces downtime, maintenance and waste. Drive-spin-down in AssuredSAN’s saves power in the datacenter by allowing drives to rest when not in use.
EcoStorTM and Data-In-Place Migration
Our SAN technology presents a true and unique move towards Green Storage through completely eliminating the need for cache backup batteries, saving the environment and also reducing service costs for the end user. In addition our battery-free cache design provides a permanent backup of unwritten cache data in the event of a power failure unlike traditional battery based designs, which typically hold data for up to 72 hours assuming a fully charged battery.
AssuredSAN storage array’s support battery-free cache backup which is part of our ongoing EcoStor Green Storage initiative. EcoStor will deliver a series of energy saving and environmentally responsible technologies such as drive spin-down and our unique Data-In-Place Migration which maximizes the life-cycle of your customers investment in storage technology.
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Reduction in cost of spare parts
Commonality between the 2002, 3000, 4004 and the 5000 Series leads to a reduced requirement for spares holding for those resellers that offer this service. A similar benefit will also apply in the form of commonality of system administration tools.
RAID Disk Storage has changed forever with the Dot Hill R/Evolution Architecture.
New AssuredSAN’s represents an industry first in allowing Data-In-Place Migration from an Entry-Level 2000 Series to later data storage systems.
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What is Data-In-Place Migrations?
No other storage solution exists today that allows a truly non-disruptive upgrade from an Entry level to Enterprise-Class platform using the same form factor and a common management interface. End User data can be maintained in-place on disks and expansion trays, all of which can be re-used following the upgrade.