Tiger Technology’s metaSAN and metaLAN is really an enabling technology – allowing people to build and upgrade their own SAN systems that perform really well. Choosing metaSAN means not being locked into one vendor for the servers, drives, switches, etc. It also means being able to port (i.e. reuse) your software licenses as your needs grow and your hardware requirements change. This is nothing short of huge, being that shared storage is quickly becoming one of the larger investments that you will make in your facility.
We’ve put together a great entry point utilizing this technology with our Z-Share server. 4 Clients, 16 TB storage. Installed with a one year service contract for about $15,000! Here’s a link: Z-Share by Z Systems.
Here’s Bernard with Tiger Technology showing off metaSAN 5: