Studio Network Solutions Announces Ellipse Fibre Channel HBAs for Mac OS X
“The Ellipse HBA is an exceptional product in terms of performance and value for anyone upgrading their existing storage system or considering a new SAN,” stated Jeremy Strootman, Director of Worldwide Sales at Studio Network Solutions. “With the various HBA configurations available, we have covered all the bases for any Mac-based SAN.”
The Ellipse driver was engineered, tested and optimized for today’s most throughput-intensive video resolutions. Advanced read-ahead and write caching techniques actively minimize dips and spikes in the data stream, thereby enhancing the storage system’s performance for the most demanding video and audio applications.
Bundled with SANmp
SNS is also offering a “perfect match” promotion: the Ellipse/SANmp ® bundle. SANmp software from SNS enables computers to share data over Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage networks. The Ellipse/SANmp product bundle uniquely offers all end-users and system integrators a clean and simple solution that completely addresses the needs for SAN sharing and connectivity in one highly competitive price.
Pricing and Availability
The Ellipse 4-Gbps Fibre Channel HBA includes LC-type connectors and is available in single-, dual- and quad-port configurations for Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. Pricing starts at $779 MSRP for the single-port adapter and a groundbreaking $1499 MSRP for the Ellipse/SANmp bundle. Mac OS X 10.4.8 or higher is required.