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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sole Source #05182005

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Thursday June 2, 2005
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Zzyzx Peripherals, Inc., Plano, Texas,
Amount:  $56,730
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday May 18, 2005
The University awarded a contract for RocketSTOR Fibre Channel RAID Array to Zzyzx Peripherals, Inc., Plano, Texas, for $56,730.
Based on market analysis, there is only one economically feasible source for the RocketSTOR system. ZZyzx is the manufacturer of the equipment. The RocketSTOR system has 2GB cache memory per controller which is necessary to meet performance requirements and also allows for future expansion. The RocketSTOR system is rack-mountable within 4U (19") total, which is required to fit in the allotted server room space. This system has storage virtualization to allow the creation, deletion, replication, and growing of virtual disk pools, which lowers the administation overhead. There is no on-going license fees or support fees for this system which means that increasing storage capacity in the future will not require additional expenses beyond the cost of the drives and hardware. Finally, the RocketSTOR has fibre-connected SATA drive enclosures that are supported which is essential to future SAN expansion.
For additional information, contact:
Natalie Moore
Phone: (217) 333-3587
FAX: (217) 244-7941

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