LaCie 12big Rack Network NAS and iSCSI Appliance

  • 19" 2U rack-mounted NAS and iSCSI for SMB and branch offices
  • Powered by Microsoft® Windows Storage Server 2008
  • Server-class motherboard, Enterprise Class drives, and hardware RAID controller
  • Data deduplication, file replication, data encryption, and built-in back up

Today LaCie has announced the release of its new network-attached
Storage (NAS) and iSCSI solution for SMBs and corporate satellites, the
LaCie 12big Rack Network.

To assure rock-solid reliability in demanding 24/7 corporate operating
conditions, the 12big Rack Network is built on an Intel server class
motherboard that features two 1GB Ethernet links and a quad-core Xeon®
processor. To assure superior performance over its lifetime, the 12big
Rack Network is reinforced with a hardware RAID controller (RAIDs 0, 1,
10, 5, 50, and 6), redundant power supplies, and multiple hot-swappable
cooling fans. In addition, the 12big Rack Network uses Enterprise Class
hard disks, which means superior sustained performance and compliance
with the highest quality standards.

Outfitting the Lacie 12big Rack Network with a hardware RAID engine
means greater efficiencies in data management, bolstering its high
reliability and profound scalability. While the quad-core Xeon
processor is designed to successfully serve 500+ users’ requests all
the time, the hardware RAID controller XOR engine calculates the
massive RAID parities protecting all critical data. With the XOR
engine, you can scale the disk capacity upward by connecting an extra
12big Rack Serial through its expansion port without any impact on
performance. Even more, the XOR engine strengthens the global system
stability by reducing the rebuild time of RAID protected data disk
arrays in the unlikely event of a disk failure.

"Clearly, performance, reliability, and flexibility are of utmost
importance for any business when choosing a NAS solution," noted Erwan
Girard, LaCie’s Solution Business Unit Manager. "This is exactly what
you’ll find with the 12big Rack Network. From 6TB to 48TB, addressable
as files or blocks, the solution can scale up without any trade off in
speed or reliability. Essential features such as an internal backup
engine, file deduplication, remote file replication, and global name
spaces demonstrate that LaCie wants to make certain that IT
professionals have the necessary tools to efficiently manage their

Out of the box, the 12big Rack Network is pre-installed with
Microsoft’s ready-to-configure Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard
Edition. LaCie demonstrates its commitment to high-end server solutions
by running Windows Storage Server from two RAID 1-protected internal
2.5" disks.

"Windows Storage Server 2008 breaks new barriers in management
efficiency and data protection," said Eric Jewett, Director, Windows
Server Marketing, "Single Instance Storage [SIS] will save data disk
space, Active Directory integration will ensure that the 12big Rack
Network will seamlessly integrate into the IT ecosystem, DFS-
Replication will provide file replication services that can be used in
high availability infrastructures, and Bitlocker drive encryption makes
certain that confidential data is inaccessible when disks are moved to
unauthorized locations. With Microsoft’s server-based solutions, the
LaCie 12big Rack Network will actively protect data through local or
remote copies thanks to its built-in back up engine running Windows
Server Backup."

Constructed with best-of-breed components, the LaCie 12big
Rack Network will store your critical data while offering hassle-free
maintenance and scalability without sacrificing performance. Further,
LaCie knows that IT professionals demand straightforward solutions,
which is why there is no need for additional software licenses, cables,
or rack mounting kits as all pieces and features are shipped in the
12big Rack Network box.

AvailabilityThe LaCie 12big Rack Network is available
in various capacities through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+,
and LaCie Storage Partner.


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