Apple Introduces XSan 2

Alongside the iPod Shuffle price drops today, Apple also introduced Xsan 2, the first major upgrade to its Storage Area Network (SAN) file system for Mac OS X.

Xsan 2 makes it easier for first time users to set up and quickly deploy a SAN; introduces MultiSAN, allowing users on a single workstation to access multiple SANs at the same time; is fully integrated with Mac OS X Leopard and Mac OS X Server Leopard and is now qualified to work with third-party RAID storage.

It is available immediately at the Apple Store at $999 per node. More information to be available at apple.com/xsan