8GB Fibre Channel Connectivity -It's time to look at 8GB FC solutions, the cost has dramatically reduced on 8GB HBA's and switches.
10GB Ethernet Connectivity -Use 10GB Ethernet and / or 8GB FC for faster data transfer speeds.
Supporting multiple types of disk -FC/SAS/SATA/SSD (Solid State disks) -Now you can access data at record speeds.
Use SSD disks for performance -Increase performance by combining SSD's for faster data and SATA or SAS disks for data. Use TurboBoost to monitor hotspot data and migrate it to SSD when needed.
Controller upgradability - They T series offers expansion I/O slots to the controllers so if you want to add ports of 4GB\8GB FC or 1GE\10GE\FCoE you can add the interface or add bandwidth with more ports.
The 5500 has one expansion I/O per controller and has dual controllers on a 2U 24 2.5 drive bay unit that can take SSD, SAS, SATA drives. The Redundant Dual\Dual Core 64bit Controller can manage over 288 disks.
5600 and 5800 can add 12-16 more expansion I/O cards. Has built in UPS and is an advanced storage head unit and you connect our 6G SAS J-bod expiation enclosures off it. These Redundant Dual\Dual Core 64bit Controller head units can manage over 1152 disks and up to 96GB cache on the 5800.
The N series is a High End NAS unit that can accompany the T series product and compete in the 10GE NAS space.
We would love to give you a product presentation and also see if you would be willing to evaluate the units