2U 96TB SAS 12G WSS2012 R2 NAS

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  AberNAS N27W Series - 2U/12HDD WSS2012 R2 NAS

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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 W-Series Highlights:

  • VMware NAS and iSCSI storage certified
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2
  • IPMI w/KVM over LAN for Remote Server Management
  • SAS 12G Storage Support
  • Intel E5-2600 v4 Series Support
  • 512GB DDR4 Memory Support
  • PCI-E 3.0 Support
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 Configurable
  • Redundant power supply
  • Hardware RAID w/ BBU
  • iSCSI Target Capable
  • JBOD expansion without the need for an additional RAID controller
  • Supports XDAS Expansion with HBA
  • Embedded Flash OS Recovery
FORM FACTOR 2U, 19" Rackmount (25.5" in Depth)
BASE CAPACITY 96 / 72 / 48 / 24 Terabytes
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® Storage Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
Socket R3 (LGA 2011) supports Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4
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
16GB to 512GB Reg/LR-Type DDR4 (Quad Channel Operation)
(64-bit OS allows for maximum memory support)
3 x PCI-E 3.0 x8
3 x PCI-E 3.0 x4
1 x PCIE 3.0 SAS 12G RAID Controller
1 x RAID CacheVault SuperCap
Rear SFF-8644 HD MiniSAS Expansion Port
HOT SWAP 12 Bays
2 x 120GB SSD
Rear Hot-Swap
12 x SAS 12G / SATA 6G
8TB / 6TB / 4TB / 2TB
24x7 Enterprise-Class
ETHERNET Dual Intel Gigabit controller
2 x 10/100/1000 ports
ETHERNET LOAD BALANCING Load Balancing, Teaming and Failover
POWER SUPPLY 920W Redundant High-efficiency
80PLUS Platinum Level (94%+)
RAILS Tool-less rails included
WARRANTY 5 year Limited
POWER DRAW(W) Off: 12.8
Boot-Up: 393
Burn-In: 350
Idle: 267
DIMENSIONS Height: 3.5" (89mm)
Width: 17.2" (437mm)
Depth: 25.5" (648mm)

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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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