LaCie has announced a range of storage solutions for video professionals. The LaCie 12big Rack product range is an enterprise class 2U rack-mounted portfolio.

The LaCie 12big Rack Fiber, LaCie 12big Rack Serial, and LaCie 12big Rack Network, provide, respectively, SAN, DAS and NAS storage solutions.

The range features multipath 4x 4Gb/s fibre channel connections, dual mini-SAS connection -- SFF-8088 -- or dual 1Gb/s Ethernet connection -- making the 12big Rack portfolio a comprehensive storage range.

Built with Enterprise Class SATA disks, the LaCie 12big Rack product range ensures data is always available through the redundancy of power supplies, cooling units and a dual-controller option for the LaCie 12big Rack Fiber and the LaCie 12big Rack Serial explains the company.

The range also offers multiple RAID levels for data protection, from RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 and 50, up to RAID 6, promising to keep the most critical data safe against two-disk failure.

Additionally, the LaCie 12big Rack Fibre's Advanced Power Management feature and disk verify feature help ensure archived data is duly available upon the customer's request.

The LaCie 12big Rack Fibre supports a dual Active/Active controller's option and allows up to six streams of 422 uncompressed HD video.

The LaCie 12big Rack Network supports link teaming -- IEEE 802.3ad -- of its dual gigabit connections, allowing users to host critical backups, file sharing or archiving.

The LaCie 12big Rack products cost from £2,900 plus VAT.