Fujitsu Siemens has a new, packaged storage area network (SAN) product for small and medium-size businesses.
The storage bundle contains Fujitsu Siemens' FibreCAT SX RAID devices, switches from Brocade and host bus adapters from Emulex. It will be priced at under €8,000 (£5,400), Fujitsu Siemens said.
Business-class data protection has traditionally been expensive and difficult to deploy, so many smaller businesses have shied away from SANs. The bundled product, which customers can order under a single part number, aims to cut down on the complexity of choosing components to put together a SAN. It also aims to simplify installation and operation, Fujitsu Siemens said.
Businesses that buy the package will be able to expand their SAN as their needs change, according to the company. The demand for greater security and compliance are driving growth in the market for SANs.
In October, HP introduced a package SAN product also aimed at smaller businesses. It includes a blade storage device, a starter kit for simplifying the set-up and operation of SANs, and a virtual tape technology for data backup and recovery. HP's starter kit also included components from Emulex and Brocade.