Intransa, a developer of scalable, network-centric IP storage solutions, has announced a certification program to enable vendors to test, tune and certify applications with the latest scalable enterprise 10GigE storage solutions.
Vendors who enter the Intransa StorAlliance10 GbE Certified IP Storage Program are able to leverage Intransa's experience with IP networked storage, and perform testing in the company's StorAlliance Certification Lab in San Jose, CA. Testing includes network, storage and application tuning modules that allow participants to collect and analyze I/O traces, identify performance bottlenecks for elimination, code enhancement suggestions and assistance with any necessary retesting. StorAlliance participants can display the certification logo on their Web sites and marketing materials upon successful completion of the program.
The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor tested an Intransa StorStac System 10GigE PCU100 configuration during the beta trials. Douglas F. Gibbs, pathology bioinformatics manager, reported, "Many of our initial test scenarios revealed that factors other than the Intransa system were rate-limiting in the tests." He indicated that applications and even the Windows 2003 OS required tweaking in order to handle 10GigE capabilities.
The StorStac systems support 1, 2 and 10GigE interfaces, allowing customers to select the best mix of performance and cost for their own specific needs. The systems are architected to scale from a few terabytes up to a petabyte of RAID-protected IP storage in a single system.
For more information, visit www.intransa.com.