LaCie--a mainstay in the storage industry--has just broken all sorts of boundaries with its latest lineup. Hailed as the company's "biggest storage solutions" yet, these 2U 19" rack-mounted DAS, NAS, iSCSI, or FC SAN devices will far exceed the needs of most consumers. Indeed, LaCie
's aiming these squarely at the business and enterprise sectors, those where loads and loads of reliable storage are required to keep things humming along smoothly.
The 12big Rack product range is an enterprise class 2U rack-mounted portfolio, targeted at corporate IT users and video professionals. The family is comprised of the 12big Rack Fibre, LaCie 12big Rack Serial, and LaCie 12big Rack Network, which provide (respectively) SAN, DAS and NAS storage solutions that are designed to target the most demanding uses through their performance, customization, minimized downtime and ease-of-use. The range features multipathed 4x 4Gb/s fiber channel connections, dual Mini SAS connection (SFF-8088) or dual 1Gb/s Ethernet connection – making the 12big Rack portfolio a comprehensive storage range.
If you're wondering just how spacious these are, check this. The line starts at 6TB and scales all the way up to 60TB, and that's per system
. All of 'em feature Enterprise Class SATA disks along with redundant power supplies, cooling units and a dual-controller option for the LaCie 12big Rack Fibre and the LaCie 12big Rack Serial. Naturally, you'll also find support for RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 and 50, up to RAID 6. If it's cheap you're after, you're barking up the wrong tree, as the 12big Rack products will be available in various models through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ and LaCie Storage Partner starting at the suggested retail price of $5,490.00.