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2 Block and file explained Block explained IP-SAN, also known as Internet Small Computer System Interface (iscsi), is offered by utilising the two main protocols SCSI and TCP/IP to deliver limitless connectivity over distance while minimising performance loss. This type of storage is provided by using iscsi in target mode and is available to all client systems using iscsi in initiator mode. Through iscsi interface, clients can use portions of the target storage which presents block-based storage as locally native hard drives. File explained Network Attached, better known as NAS, is a selfcontained disk array, that is accessed by users without system configuration or installation. The data is stored in its entirety as a complete file, which makes this type of file-based storage easily viewed and accessed by multiple operating systems and users at any given moment. Using network protocols such as SMB/CIFS and NFS provides the target arrays available storage to appear to clients as a file with system. Part Number Product Type Supplied Max Key Applications SSS-1030-IS-OE Professional SSS-1030-IS-OE NAS or iscsi 3TB 3TB Data Centre, HPC Clustering, High-end File / Print Server SSS-1040-IS-OE Professional SSS-1040-IS-OE NAS or iscsi 4TB 4TB Front-End Server, Business Critical App, Internet Server, E-Business Server SSS-2120-ID-OE Enterprise SSS-2120-ID-OE NAS 6TB 12TB Financial Sector, SQL Server, File / Print / Web Server SSS-4240-ID-OE Enterprise SSS-4240-ID-OE NAS 12TB 24TB Front-End Enterprise Server, Internet Server Processing on-line transactions SSS-2120-ID-SM Enterprise SSS-2120-ID-SM iscsi 6TB 12TB CCTV, Financial Sector, SQL Server, File / Print / Web Server SSS-4240-ID-SM Enterprise SSS-4240-ID-SM iscsi 12TB 24TB PodCast, Front-End Enterprise Server, Internet Server Processing on-line transactions
3 Smart storage made easy Supermicro, one of the world s favourite server manufacturers with an established reputation for service and reliability, has created a storage solution that is ready for installation straight out of the box. Packed with highly efficient power supplies and energy efficient components it saves money by reducing energy costs for an organisation as storage needs grow. In this growing market storage demands are high and for this reason simplicity is key. Powered by industry leading storage applications Supermicro are able to offer the flexibility of having iscsi and NAS via a range of solutions that are featured in this brochure. For peace of mind the storage solutions are covered by three years advanced replacement warranty. The 2U and 4U nodes are bundled with redundant PSU (1+1) as standard. Further, redundancy can also be offered in the form of RAID 0,1,5,6,10, 50 and 60 through Supermicro hardware RAID controller with battery back up giving a volume array of greater than 2TB. Remote Management with KVM-Over-LAN is provided as standard on all storage nodes using Supermicro s intelligent management module that monitors onboard instruments such as temperature sensors, power status, voltage and fan speeds. It also includes remote access to the BIOS configuration and operating system that is CPU independent. Technical highlights: Up to 24 hot-swap hard drive enclosure Greater than 2TB volume array High performance with stability RAID up to 0,1,5,6,10,50 and 60 Jumbo frames support NIC teaming / bonding support Multiple snapshot Integrated data and volume replication Automatic failover Easy to use, GUI based management provides performance and security notification. Supermicro s range places the administrator in the driver s seat. Connectivity is simple through Dual Gigabit LAN, making it easy to plug into an existing network.
4 Avnet storage solutions powered by Open-E Professional SSS-1030-IS-OE A cost effective 1U storage solution with a focus on HPC clustering is ideal in a small business environment. It offers three fixed hard drives that could be used toward iscsi or NAS storage. Professional SSS-1040-IS-OE Designed to be a front-end server for medium sized businesses this solution offers iscsi or NAS via 4 x SATA hot-swap hard drives. In addition this could be used for business critical applications such as e-commerce. Form Factor SSS-1030-IS-OE SSS-1040-IS-OE Software Software Warranty Supplied storage Maximum storage Hot-swap Fixed drive RAID Network Connectivity LAN ports / speed Dimensions Height / width / depth Gross weight Operating Environment (System) Operating temperature range Non-operating temperature range Humidity range Power Supply Configuration Rated output power Redundancy 1U chassis Open-E DSS 3TB - raw* 3TB - raw* N/A 3x fixed internal hard drive bays 0,1 and 5 1.7" / 16.8" / 25.6" 22kg C (50 to 95 F) C (-40 to 158 F) 280W No 1U chassis Open-E DSS 4TB - raw* 4TB - raw* 4 x 3.5" SATA hot-swap drive N/A 0,1 and 5 1.7" / 17.2"/ 25.6" 25kg C (50-95 F) C ( F) 560W No *Capacity is achieved using 1TB Enterprise drives. Avnet Solutions only uses enterprise class hard drives in these storage solutions. List of features: Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) User interface in English, German, Japanese and Russian languages Teaming/bonding (including Adapter Fault Tolerance AFT) Data replication at the file level for NAS volumes Volume replication at the block level for iscsi and NAS volumes Software iscsi initiator Support for over 2TB physical and logical. Supported network clients: Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mac OS 8.0, 9.0, X, Volumes: Multiple snapshot (multiple active snapshots per one logical volume at a time) supported network file protocol SMB/CIFS, FTP, Secure FTP, Apple Talk, NFS v3, v4.
5 Enterprise SSS-2120-ID-OE With storage and performance a key factor, this solution presents the highest density in a 2U platform, comprising of 12 x SATA hot-swap hard drives for NAS storage. Some of the key applications for this storage server are SQL, File and Print Server. Enterprise SSS-4240-ID-OE Built around the highest density 4U platform this solution offers 24 x SATA hot-swap hard drives for NAS storage that targets enterprise markets which were once deemed too complex to consider. Ideal for high storage demands such as video surveillance and broadcasting. SSS-2120-IS-OE 2U chassis Open-E DSS 6TB - raw* 12TB - raw* 12 x 3.5" SATA hot-swap drive trays TBA - New feature 0,1,5,6,10,50 and " / 17.2"/ 25.5" 35Kg C (50-95 F) C ( F) SSS-4240-IS-OE 4U chassis Open-E DSS 12TB - raw* 24TB - raw* 24 x 3.5" SATA hot-swap drive trays 2 x Int. hard drive bays or 1 x hard drive and 1 x optical or floppy drive 0,1,5,6,10,50 and 60 7" / 17.2" / 26" 47Kg C (50 to 95 F) C (-40 to 158 F) 800W Yes 900W Yes *Capacity is achieved using 1TB Enterprise drives. Avnet Solutions only uses enterprise class hard drives in these storage solutions. Key benefits: Easy to use GUI based management provides performance and security Reliable disk based backup and recovery, with snapshot capability enable fast, reliable backup and restores IP based storage management combines NAS and iscsi functionality for centralised consolidated storage Easy to implement remote replication, at block or volume level, enables cost-effective disaster recovery. NAS functionality: Windows Active Directory / Primary Domain Controller Support for Network Information Service (NIS) Internal and external LDAP ADS and NIS User / group ID synchronization File System with journaling support User and group quota control Backup-agent support.
6 Avnet Solutions powered by StorMagic Enterprise SSS-2120-ID-SM With the necessity for security and surveillance in today s world there is an increasing need for fast, reliable and secure storage. The iscsi range is well suited for these applications. Form Factor Software iscsi Software Technical Support Warranty Supplied storage Maximum storage Hot-swap Fixed drive RAID Network Connectivity LAN Ports / Speed Dimensions Height / width / depth Gross weight Operating Environment (System) Operating temperature range Non-operating temperature range Humidity range Power Supply Configuration Rated output power Redundancy List of features: SSS-2120-ID-SM 2U chassis StorMagic SM series V2.1 1st Year StorMagic technical support 6TB - raw* 12TB - raw* 12 x 3.5" SATA hot-swap drive trays TBA - New feature 0, 1,5 and 6 3.5" / 17.2"/ 25.5" 35kg C (50-95 F) C ( F) 800W Yes Install StorMagic in minutes with our 6-step wizard Migrate data without downtime Simple point & click installation and use Easy to use Windows based interface and wizard Single screen management for servers and storage Automatically expands volume and file system as capacity demand increases Integrated with VSS and VDS Replication for ncdp and disaster recovery Over 100,000 replicas. Enterprise SSS-4240-ID-SM Video and audio plays an important part in everyday life whether we are streaming the news or downloading music. In a podcast society, continuous renewable storage is imperative. With iscsi, this storage server offers 24 x SATA hot-swap hard drives in a 4U rack. SSS-4240-ID-SM 4U chassis StorMagic SM Series V2.1 1st Year StorMagic Technical Support 12TB - raw* 24TB - raw* 24 x 3.5" SATA hot-swap drive trays 2 x Int. hard drive bays or 1 x hard drive and 1 x optical or floppy drive 0, 1,5 and 6 7" / 17.2" / 26" 47kg C (50 to 95 F) C (-40 to 158 F) 900W Yes * Capacity is achieved using 1TB Enterprise drives. Avnet Solutions only uses enterprise class hard drives in these storage solutions. iscsi security: Target protected via password CHAP. Key benefits: Simple installation can be done without training or specialised IT staff. Simple point and click interface automatically finds all servers, storage and paths which are then auto-configured Replication supports VSS and VDS for application consistent data, over 100,000 replicas can be held and retrieved instantly Support for commonly used operating systems including Windows and Linux Performance monitoring and migration allows non-disruptive load balancing, providing highest level performance and availability.
7 RAID explained RAID 0 Striping RAID 1 Mirroring Bit 1 Bit 2 Bit 1 Bit 1 Bit 3 Bit 4 Bit 2 Bit 2 Bit 5 Bit 6 Bit 3 Bit 3 Bit 7 disc 1 Bit 8 disc 2 Bit 4 disc 1 Bit 4 disc 2 Minimum hard drives needed = 2 RAID 0 stores small packets of data across all available hard drives within this array and none of this data is duplicated thus offering storage across all hard drives. Pros: Improved performance as data can be pulled together from all hard drives Complete storage is offered on this array. Cons: A single hard drive failure will destroy the entire array and cannot be recovered. Minimum hard drives needed = 2 RAID 1 stores duplicate data across all available hard drives within an array resulting in data being more secure whilst available storage is reduced. Pros: Improved read performance as data can be pulled together from all hard drives Redundancy is offered as data is duplicated on more than one drive. Cons: Small performance reduction when writing to numerous hard drives is reduced to half as identical data is duplicated across the array. RAID 5 Single across disks RAID 6 Dual across disks Bit 1a Bit 2a Bit 3a Bit 2a Bit 3a Bit 1b Bit 2b Bit 1a Bit 2b Bit 1c disc 1 Bit 2c disc 2 Bit 3b Bit 3c disc 3 Bit 1b disc 1 disc 2 Bit 3b disc 3 Bit 4a Bit 4b disc 4 Minimum hard drives needed = 3 Minimum hard drives needed = 4 RAID 5 stores data and then stores errorchecking data from a given hard drive to another from a given hard drive to another hard drive within the RAID 6 stores data and then stores error-checking data hard drive within the array thus allowing data array thus allowing data recovery in the event of up to two recovery in the event of a single drive failure. drive failures. Pros: Improved read performance as data can be pulled together from all hard drives Redundancy is offered as data is duplicated to on more that on drive. Cons: Small performance reduction when writing to numerous hard drives of one hard drive will be missing of the total array volume as this is used towards data redundancy The array will have data loss in the event of a second drive failure thus it is vital to replace the first failed hard drive to secure the data. Pros: Improved read performance as data can be pulled together from all hard drives Offers additional redundancy in allowing for two simultaneous drive failures Shorter rebuilding time in the event of drive failures. Cons: Small performance reduction when writing to numerous hard drives of two hard drives will be missing of the total array volume as this is used towards data redundancy The array will have data loss in the event of a third drive failure thus it is vital to replace any failed hard drive to secure the data.
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