Thursday 26 September 2013

Boston Ltd Introduces Igloo-DC Storage Servers Fully Integrated with DataCore Software’s Storage Virtualisation software, SANsymphony-V

Collaboration produces cost-effective, performance-boosted High Availability and Archiving Solutions, Out of the Box.

Boston Limited, a worldwide Systems Integrator and manufacturer of high-end servers, storage and workstations and DataCore Software, the premier provider of storage virtualisation software, have today announced a collaboration to develop a new series of out-of-the-box storage solutions based on DataCore's SANsymphony-V software defined storage virtualisation solution. The new Boston Igloo-DC systems, based on hardware from leading server manufacturer Supermicro, are configured to deliver high availability and high performance to entry level SMB and enterprise organisations across Europe.

"The blistering lab test results speak volumes on what can be delivered by this competitively priced Boston Igloo-DC cluster. Compared to traditional SAN products based only on hard disk technologies it provides a performance jump in an order of magnitude” comments Dan Johns, Head of Technical Services at Boston Limited.

All of Boston’s Igloo-DC solutions are certified as being DataCore Ready, out of the box, and come backed with impressive benchmarking results provided by Boston Lab’s onsite state-of-the-art testing facilities. In benchmark tests, the Boston Igloo-DC Storage Server has been shown to deliver more than 57,000 random read I/O operations per second or 11,000 random write operations per second by balancing the workload across the SSD pools of both nodes. Additionally, throughput of more than 2GB/s sequential read had been achieved through intelligent loading of clients to volumes on both nodes simultaneously, enabling the best use of the four 10GbE links available. Organisations, large and mid-sized, will benefit from the performance acceleration through self-adaptive caching; automated storage tiering; unified storage to enable SAN and NAS integration; continuous data protection; snapshots; analysis tools; synchronous mirroring; replication; capacity optimization (thin provisioning); resource virtualisation; centralized SAN management, and the ability to integrate easily into existing SAN environments.

Boston’s Igloo-DC Solutions is suitable for use in a variety of applications such as virtualisation, VDI, exchange or even SQL workloads; each integrated with the DataCore’s SANsymphony-V and they are available with choices of Fibre Channel, iSCSI or Infiniband connectivity.

Pricing for Boston Igloo-DC systems starts at 30,299Dollars. For more information please visit the website –

Boston are one of many Systems Integrators taking advantage of the DataCore Ready Programme that identifies solutions trusted to strengthen SANsymphony™-V-based infrastructures. While DataCore solutions interoperate with common open and industry standard products, the ‘DataCore Ready’ designation ensures that these solutions have successfully executed a functional test plan and additional verification testing to meet a superior level of joint solution compatibility. Customers who leverage DataCore Ready offerings benefit from quality assurance, reduced risk and lower integration costs. The DataCore Ready logo helps customers quickly identify products and solutions that are optimized for SANsymphony-V.

"Boston Ltd are an established and trusted supplier of blade servers and storage solutions and carry a reputation for delivering reliable blistering performance. Together with DataCore’s SANsymphony-V storage virtualisation solution, the combined Boston Igloo-DC solution comes tested and certified so the customer is fully assured of a high-quality solution.” says Pierre Aguerreberry, Director of EMEA Alliances at DataCore Software.

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