StorFirst EAS allows an IT administrator to set up "policies" that completely automate storage. When a user hits the save key, the policies determine whether the data will be saved on highly available hard disk or archived securely on the X-Finiti library. Users make no decisions--and transactions are completely transparent to them. Clients simply see an infinite expansion of disk space available to them.
X-Finiti Model RW200 features two-to-four Kano DVD+RW/R drives mounted in the Kano BA-200 library system manufactured by Kubota Comps Corporation of Japan, a leading manufacturer of optical-storage libraries. Although StorFirst EAS is available for bundling into other systems, Kano has exclusive rights to bundle it with Kubota DVD library systems.
With single-sided DVD+RW media, the X-Finiti's 200-disc configuration provides 940GB of data storage. With Kano's double-sided DVD+R media, however, it offers a capacity of 2TB. X-Finiti 200-disc libraries are scalable and, with a rack-mountable 7U chassis and SCSI-2 interface, up to three libraries can be daisy-chained together. The X-Finiti bundled with StorFirst EAS is available now at a starting price of $12,500.