EXCEL Meridian Data’s SmartExtend allows users to add storage capacity to their DataNAS Director NAS while maintaining a single namespace, share location and management interface. It is available from Allied Data Systems Pty Ltd .
Users may aggregate up to 10 RAID volumes from multiple SmartExtend add on modules, allowing users to manage up to 22TB of capacity from a single DataNAS Director.
The initiator is the DataNAS Director class filer that acts as a gateway device and file server and controls all iSCSI targets assigned to it.
The target or add on modules are additional physical NAS storage units containing additional storage and is connected through the standard switched Ethernet network. The target can be any NAS file in the DataNAS family.