| Fibre Channel offers superior flexibility
to other connectivity options such as SCSI, and now it’s affordable, thanks
to the advanced Apple architecture. Additional industry standard implementations
make it easy to add Xserve RAID to your existing infrastructure, and keep
| Network-based administration
Simply make a standard Ethernet connection to a network hub or server to enable remote setup and management of Xserve RAID. You use this connection to configure your RAID storage system and to administer the system with the provided software tools.
Plan B — battery backup
Xserve RAID offers optional Cache Backup Battery Modules that provide more than 72 hours of backup power to protect the integrity of data in the RAID controller cache during a power outage. While out of the unit, a quick glance at LED lights informs you of remaining juice. Or check its status with the RAID admin app from anywhere on the Internet.
UPS emergency delivery
To protect the system’s operation during an interruption in power, you may want an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) installed in or near the rack that holds your Xserve RAID system. The UPS unit should have a serial interface that supports the basic signaling protocol.
Small Form Factor Pluggable
For longer distances, the Apple Fibre Channel PCI card can accept fiber optic cables with small form factor pluggable (SFP) tranceivers. This industry standard allows for easy exchange and upgrade of your fiber optic network.
Works with Power Mac G4
Feel free to use a Power Mac G4 wherever you see an Xserve to the left. Simply add an Apple Fibre Channel PCI card to your Power Mac G4 and get ready to rumble. In fact, Xserve RAID boasts a throughput of up to 400MB/s, fast enough to support real-time high-definition (HD) video editing without dropping a frame.