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  AberNAS N22W Series - 2U/16 SSD Ultra Performance WSS2012 R2 NAS

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Full SSD NAS - Perfect for High-IO / Low Latency Enterprise Needs

With SSDs growing in popularity and acceptance, Aberdeen seized the opportunity to bring this ultra-high performance technology to the enterprise level storage environment. Aberdeen developed this enterprise data storage device based entirely on SSD technology, engineering it from the ground-up to deliver the full performance potential and capabilities of an SSD array-based storage device. The Aberdeen N22 NAS Series delivers the sustained low latency required to meet the demands of today's virtual infrastructure configurations.

Recognizing the need in the marketplace for an affordable high IOPS device for VDI packages and database applications, among others, Aberdeen has created the N22 SSD NAS. This exciting new product has been designed to maximize the IOPS potential of SSD technology, while handling any mixed workload with simultaneously heterogeneous application and/or user access to its storage.

Windows NAS

Aberdeen AberNAS N-Series for Windows have been designed for use with the latest Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 offers a number of greatly enhanced capabilities and benefits when compared with previous versions. Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 delivers excellent economics for a shared storage solution by gaining leverage from industry-standard hardware matched with robust storage capabilities. It delivers continuous availability that is designed to protect organizations from a range of failures and to help prevent downtime, and it offers organizations a scalable and reliable solution. Other new features include next generation processors, improved expansion bus tecnology, greater memory capacity and more efficient power supplies.

E5-2600 v4 Xeon processor and DDR4-2400 memory support

More execution resources for higher overall performance. With up to 22 cores per socket, up to 55 MB of last-level cache (LLC), and support for up to 12 percent faster DDR4 memory versus previous-generation memory, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family increases performance across a broad range of workloads, from business and technical computing applications to communications and storage solutions. These processors come in a wide variety of configurations, so core counts, frequencies, and power levels can be tailored for individual workloads to deliver optimal performance.

  • Up to 22 cores and 44 threads per socket
  • Up to 55 MB of last-level cache (LLC) for fast access to frequently used data
  • 9.6GT/s QPI processors support DDR4 2400MHz memory
Opening the server storage bottleneck

12Gb/s SAS to the server marketplace creates solutions that eliminate data bottlenecks in sizable storage environments.

Intelligent Platform Management Interface

For hardware-level platform monitoring and control functions, the IPMI protocol utilizes an out-of-band network to provide a flawless and secure path for mission-critical applications when regular in-band connectivity is lost or is unresponsive. Remote access for monitoring and administration allows the server administrators to view a server's hardware status remotely, receive an alarm automatically if a failure occurs, and power cycle a system that is non-responsive.

AberNAS N22W Special Features:

  • Targets Affordable VDI and Database Applications
  • SSDs Deliver 320,000 IOPS (4K Random Reads Specifically for VDI)
  • Expanderless, Direct Attached Backplane to Eliminate Bandwidth Bottlenecks
  • Enterprise level SSD and/or Mechanical drives

AberNAS W-Series Highlights:

  • VMware NAS and iSCSI storage certified
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2
  • IPMI w/KVM over LAN for Remote Server Management
  • Intel E5-2600 v4 Series Support
  • 1TB DDR4 Memory Support
  • SAS 12G Storage Support
  • Intel® X540 Dual port 10GBase-T
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 Configurable
  • High efficiency redundant power supply
  • Hardware RAID w/ SuperCap
  • iSCSI Target Capable
  • Supports Direct Attached Storage Expansion with XDAS
  • Embedded Flash OS Recovery
  • SSD Array and SSD Caching support
MODEL N22W
FORM FACTOR 2U, 19" Rackmount (24.8" in Depth)
MAX CAPACITY 14 Terabytes (SSD)
28 Terabytes (HDD)
PROTOCOL SUPPORT CIFS, NFS, NCP, HTTP and FTP
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® Storage Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
CONFIGURABLE
PROCESSOR
Dual Socket R3 (LGA 2011) supports Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4
(Broadwell-EP)
Up to 22 Cores w/up to 9.6GT/s QuickPath Interconnect
- 9.6GT/s QPI CPU runs DDR4 at 2400/2133/1866MHz
- 8.0GT/s QPI CPU runs DDR4 at 2133/1866MHz
- 6.4GT/s QPI CPU runs DDR3 at 1866MHz
CONFIGURABLE
MEMORY
32GB to 1TB ECC DDR4 (Quad Channel Operation)
(64-bit OS allows for maximum memory support)
AVAILABLE
EXPANSION SLOTS
6 x PCI-E 3.0 x8
RAID ENVIRONMENT Adaptec Series 8 PMC 12Gb/s RAID-on-Chip
PCIE 3.0 SAS 12G RAID Controller
Adaptec maxCache™ 3.0 for faster performance and lower latency
HOT SWAP 14 x 2.5" Bays Data Storage
2 x 2.5" Bays Reserved for OS
INCLUDED OS 2 x 120GB SSD
Hot-Swap
CHOICE OF DATA
DISK DRIVES
14 x SAS 12G / SATA 6G
7.2K/10K/15K or SSD
24x7 Enterprise-Class
ETHERNET Intel® X540 Dual port 10GBase-T
Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead
Supports 10GBase-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
ETHERNET LOAD BALANCING Load Balancing, Teaming and Failover
POWER SUPPLY 920W Redundant High-efficiency PS
80PLUS Platinum Level (94%+)
RAILS Tool-less rails included
WARRANTY 5 year Limited
POWER DRAW(W) Off: 23.6
Boot-Up: 312
Burn-In: 387
Idle: 231
DIMENSIONS Height: 3.5" (89mm)
Width: 17.2" (437mm)
Depth: 24.8" (630mm)

High-performance and Reliable File Storage for Virtualization and Applications

With Windows Storage Server® 2012 R2 you can deploy and manage storage for server applications such as Hyper-V, SQL and IIS in the same manner you manage storage for traditional file serving. Windows Storage Server 2012 helps reduce the cost of storage significantly by delivering FiberChannel/SAN-like performance on industry-standard hardware with excellent throughput and multiple redundant paths from the server to the storage. In addition, it includes advanced capabilities such as on-line corruption repairs and storage pooling to enhance its reliability. Best of all, your organization will be able to leverage existing skillsets and easily deploy, manage and provision application storage in the same way as it would for their file shares.

Flexible, Cost-effective Options for Shared Storage

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 includes a robust range of file serving and storage capabilities. It addresses heterogeneous environments, enables more efficient storage utilization and is delivered as a turnkey, file based storage solution on industry standard hardware. Delivering a similar level of performance and reliability as more expensive storage solutions, it offers unified storage with support for both file (SMB and NFS) and block (iSCSI) protocols, allows for a flexible mix of configurations and enables efficient storage utilization with thin provisioning and data de-duplication technologies. Allowing you to manage storage in the same way as Windows Server workloads, Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 takes advantage of your Windows Server management skill sets and tools including Active Directory, PowerShell and System Center.

Continuous Availability for Enterprise-class Operations

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 helps preserve uptime by enduring failures, at multiple tiers, including storage, network and compute, without noticeable service interruption. Organizations of all sizes will be able to benefit from higher levels of availability with transparent failover of applications and the ability to maintain clustered environments without service disruption. Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 offers high levels of availability, reliability, and performance that were traditionally only seen in datacenter deployments, but are valuable to customers of all sizes.

New and changed features in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

Feature Summary
 
Storage
protocols
  • iSCSI Target Server -Improvements to iSCSI Target Server include support for VHDx (VHD 2.0) virtual hard disks for capacities of up to 64 TB. iSCSI Target Server also now supports SMI-S, enabling end-to-end provisioning using System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
  • SMB - Improvements to the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol include better SMB Direct performance, automatic rebalancing for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) on scale-out file servers, shared VHDx files, Hyper-V Live Migration over SMB, SMB bandwidth management, detailed event messages, and more.
  •  
    Data access and
    replication
  • Work Folders - A new feature that facilitates the BYOD (bring-your-own-device) scenario by enabling users to access work files from their personal computers and devices. Organizations retain centralized control over their data and can specify device policies such as encryption and lock screen password.
  • DFS Replication - Enhancements include increases in scalability, the ability to do database cloning and corruption recovery, a Windows PowerShell module, a new WMI provider, faster replication on high bandwidth connections, and recovery tools for conflicts.
  •  
    Continuous
    availability
  • Failover Clustering - Enhancements include improvements to virtual machine availability, Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), dynamic cluster quorums, cluster node health detection, deployment, updating and monitoring.
  • Hyper-V - Enhancements include shared virtual hard disks, resizing of virtual hard disks while a VM is running, storage quality of service (QoS), improved performance for live migrations, cross-version live migrations, and several more new or improved capabilities.
  •  
    Scalability
    improvements
  • Storage Spaces - Enhancements include storage tiering, SSD write-back caches for storage spaces, parity storage spaces on failover clusters, dual parity storage spaces, and faster rebuilding of storage spaces after disk failures.
  • Data Deduplication - Enhancements include support for Cluster Shared Volumes and deduplication of live Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) VMs that reside on a file server connected via SMB.
  •  
    Deployment and
    management
  • OEM Appliance OOBE (out-of-the-box experience) - Enhancements include added support for four-node cluster deployments and a wizard for creating a domain controller within a Hyper-V VM that can be used to deploy a turnkey cluster-in-a-box.
  • Storage Management API - Enhancements include an improved Storage Management API enables 10x faster enumerations, added cluster-awareness, and remote management for Storage Spaces new features.
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