The active-active PRO iSCSIa has four very fast 1Gb iSCSIe ports connected to a high performance RAID controller based on a high power RISC storage processor with embedded RAID 6 XOR engine. In the event of a failed controller the active active PRO iSCSIa will continue to operate on the surviving controller. Supporting the latest in RAID protection technology, the PRO iSCSIa supports all standard RAID levels; 0 for striping, 1 for disk mirroring, 5 for efficient balance of drive protection and performance as well as the latest RAID 6 double disk protection for enterprise class requirements.
The four active-active 1Gb iSCSI ports can work together to increase data throughput, MPIO (Multipathing I/O) is a simple and quick method to improve iSCSI data path performance with supported operating system such as OS X and others, with MPIO - performance increase with configuration simplicity results in 510 MB/sec data rate. For even higher dual path method, configuring the PRO iSCSIa with two RAID sets and LUN map each RAID set to its own iSCSI port(s) will optimize the data path and produce a respectable data rate of over 550MB/sec. See the graphics to the right for more detail information.
The active-active PRO iSCSIa 1Gb iSCSIl interface is compatible with Fiber Channel and othet iSCSI infrastructures and will plug and play in existing networks.