Live Chat




Share On Social

AberSAN GS Dual Controller Unified Storage

Aberdeen’s AberSAN GS32 3U 16-bay unified storage was designed for ultra high performance and effortless integration to the cloud. It provides all the benefits of SAN, NAS and object storage together in one single system, offering powerful storage features and simplifying management and deployment. As a cloud-integrated solution, it also offers unlimited scalability and guaranteed high availability, giving users the best of both worlds in one storage system.

Cloud-integrated unified storage

Provides file, block and object storage in a single consolidated system, delivering flexibility for both structured and unstructured data, as well as unlimited scalability through cloud services

Ultra high performance and efficiency

Delivers 740K IOPS, 11GB/s block and 3,000MB/s CIFS bandwidth.
Features SSD Cache, protocol translation and intelligent sorting of hot and cold data, guaranteeing exceptional performance at every level of operation.
Deduplication and compression ensure the efficient use of bandwidth to effectively extend data to the cloud and lower overall costs.

Comprehensive data protection and security

Provides AES 256bit Encryption for data-in-flight and data-at-rest, as well as SSL integration, ensuring data is protected from malicious attacks at all times.
Integrates Intelligent Drive Recovery (IDR), snapshot, volume replication, file-level rsync, and SED compatibility to minimize data loss risks.

High availability

Ensured non-disruptive operations via redundancy of dual controller and SMB 3.0 transparent failover

Features Benefits
Unified Storage Combined block and file storage into a single system for simplicity and efficiency
Up to 450K IOPS, 11GB/s block and 3,000MB/s CIFS bandwidth Deliver high IOPS ideal for datebase and VDI applications, while massive bandwidth enhances media editing and surveying jobs
Dual host board and hybrid design
  • Doubled and expandable bandwidth
  • Multiply the flexibility and connection versatility of networked storage
  • Combine diverse connectivity environments on one system for greater utility
Full 12Gb/s SAS integration, including drive and host sides Speeds up performance with the latest 12Gb/s SAS technology includeing drive and host sides
Up to 436 HDD support
  • Expand storage to 436 drives via JBOD enclosures.
  • “Pay-as-you-grow” scalability, no worries for present budget or what you will need in the future
Dual controllers and SMB 3.0 transparent failover Support fast failover and high data availability to minimize the business impact on service availability in case of planned/ unplanned outages
Cloud Cache
  • Connect to cloud and automatically migrate data between on-premise storage and cloud-based storage
  • Reduce footprint to cloud with deduplication and compression
  • Encrypted data based on AES 256-bit algorithm for in-flight and at-rest data
SSD Cache Accelerates performance for random read-intensive applications
Automated storage tiering
  • Easily meet different service level requirements with up to four tiers distinguished by drive types and RAID levels
  • Achieve optimized data distribution in storage pool with automated data migration
Intelligent Drive Recovery (IDR) Smarter media scan and effortless drive clone and replace
Secure Remote Replication
  • The backup to offsite locations provides very reliable and safe disaster recovery
  • Up to 64 pairs ensure entire volumes acn abe backed up with minimal effort as data grows
Multi-target snapshot With up to 4096 targets, always have backups to recover vital data at different points in time
EonOne management interface
  • User friendly browser-based deployment and management
  • Flexible workflow to automate repeatable storage managment tasks
  • Storage resource management enbales IT to analyze and optimize system resource to improve ROI
Super capacitor backup with flash module Deliver power and securely save cached data to flash modules during electric grid outages
SED compatible Virtually unbreakable hardware encryption
Modular cable-less design Installation made easy and storage reliability is enhanced. It makes deployment, maintenance, and upgrades as user-friendly as possible too.
Intelligent drive spin-down and 80 PLUS power supplies Lower costs through reduced power draw and longer drive lifespan
Host Ports
  • Onboard Gb/s ports
    • Four 1Gb/s iSCSI ports (2 per controller)
    • Four 10Gb/s iSCSI ports (2 per controller)
  • More host options:
    • Eight 12Gb/s SAS ports (4 per controller)
    • Sixteen 1Gb/s iSCSI ports (8 per controller)
    • Eight or Sixteen 10Gb/s iSCSi ports/ SFP+ (4 or 8 per controller)
    • Eight 10Gb/s iSCSI ports/ RJ-45 (4 per controller)
    • Sixteen 10Gb/s FCoE ports (8 per controller)
    • Sixteen 8Gb/s Fibre Channel ports (8 per controller)
    • Eight 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports (4 per controller)
Controller Dual redundant controllers
Protocol Support
  • File Level Protocol
    – CIFS/ SMB
    – AFP
    – NFS
    – FTP
    – WebDAV
  • Block Level Protocol
    – FC
    – FCoE
    – iSCSI
    – SAS
  • Object Protocol
Cloud Gateway Support the integration with following cloud providers:
– Amazon S3
– Microsoft Azure
– Google Cloud Platform
– Alibaba AliCloud
Cache Memory Default DDR4 32GB (upgradeable to 256GB)
Drive Connectivity
  • 12Gb/s SAS connectivity
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Automatic bad-sector reassignment
  • Dedicated bandwidth to each connected drive
Supported Drives
  • 2.5″ SAS SSDs
  • 2.5″ 10,000RPM SAS drives
  • 3.5″ 7,200 RPM Nearline SAS drives
Maximum Number of Drives
  • Per system: 16
  • Via JBOD: 436
Corresponding Expansion Enclosure JBOD-GS32 3U 16-Bay
JBOD-GS62 4U 60-Bay
Rack Support 3U, 19-inch rackmount
RAID Functionality
  • Global, dedicated or enclosure hot-spare
  • RAID levels supported : RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60
  • Online expansion by:
    • Adding new drives
    • Copying and replacing drives with drives of larger capacity
  • RAID migration
  • Configurable stripe size and write policy per system
  • Intelligent drive handling
    •  In degraded mode: skips irreparable blocks to continue rebuild
    •  In normal operation: data-block verification and repair
Data Protection and Data Service
  • Thin provisioning
  • SSD Cache*
  • SED (Self-encrypting drives)
  • Automated storage tiering*
  • Local replication**
    • Snapshot
    • Volume copy/ mirror
  • Remote replication*
    • Synchronous or asynchronous for both block level and file level

* Optional
** Available with Standard license and optional Advanced license

Green Design
  • 80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency
  • Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down
Availability and Reliability
  • Redundant, hot-swappable hardware modules
  • CacheSafe technology
  • Multi-pathing support
  • Device mapper support
Notification Various event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP trap and SMS.
  • Web-based EonOne management software
  • Automated cache flush and caching mode operation per enclosure status
  • Module status LED indicators: component presence detection & thermal sensors via I2C bus
  • Storage Resource Management to analyze history records of resource usage
  • Automate repeatable management tasks by flexible workflow
Network Configuration
  • IPv6 support
  • Fixed or dynamic IP address
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame
  • Port trunking/ NIC teaming/ Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
  • DHCP client
  • MPIO, MC/S support
Access Right Management
  • User account management
  • Group management
  • Folder management
    – Folder and subfolder access control
  • Folder quota
  • Comprehensive access control action items
    – All Controls, Read, Read and Run, Write, Modify, List
  • Support Windows Active Directory Authentication
    – Domain Users Login via CIFS/ SMB, AFP, FTP, and file explorer
  • LDAP on Linux
OS Support
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 (including Hyper-V)
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Sun Solaris
  • Mac OS X
  • HP-UX
  • VMware
  • Citrix XenServer
  • Power supplies: Two 530W
  • AC voltage: 100VAC @ 10A to 240VAC @ 5A with PFC (auto-switching)
  • Frequency: 47-63 Hz
  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0 to 40°C without BBU or CBM / 0 to 35°C with BBU or CBM
    • Non-operating: -40 to 60°
  • Altitude: Sea level to 3660m (12,000ft) operating / sea level to 12,192m (40,000ft) non-operating
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing, operating and non-operating
  • Safety: UL, BSMI, CB, EAC
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility: CE, BSMI, FCC, KC
Dimensions 447mm (W) x 130mm (H) x 500mm (D)
**Without chassis ears / protrusions
Weight 21.66kg/ 47.75lbs (without HDDs)
Package Dimensions 780mm (W) x 423mm (H) x 588mm (D)

Cloud Gateway Service

To leverage cloud storage’s unlimited scalability and flexible “scale on demand” model, organizations are increasingly in search of storage solutions that combine the benefits of both cloud and on-premises storage. By integrating Intelligent Cloud Gateway Engine and supporting a wide range of both private cloud and public cloud services, including Amazon, Azure and Google, Infrotrend storage systems offer 3 cloud functions to make the most of cloud’s advantages with the purchase of only one license required.

Cloud Cache: A copy of frequently accessed data or all data (fully cache mode) is kept on local storage and all data is also flushed to cloud.

Cloud Backup: The latest data is always stored locally while multi-point-in-time snapshots are stored on cloud for disaster recovery.

Cloud Tiering: Frequently accessed data is kept on local storage and infrequently accessed data is migrated to cloud.

SSD Cache

SSD Cache leverages the high speed and low latency of solid state drives in delivering faster read performance where it counts most – in high demand, vital data that must be accessed frequently. The feature helps users to better cope with high I/O loads and growing storage capacity requirements while dramatically boosting performance. SSD Cache presents particularly attractive advantages in read traffic-intensive environments, for example online transaction processing (OLTP) and email (Microsoft Exchange).

Proprietary SSD Cache technology allows up to four SSDs per controller to be used as a high speed cache, with sizes of up to 3.2TB. This large cache capacity offers ample room for essential data and applications, which can be allocated to the SSD Cache pool. In terms of IOPS,  SSD Cache runs up to 16 times faster than systems without SSD Cache in tests, and further reduces response time by as much as 88% in the same test.

Local Replication

In business-critical environments, users require strong protection for their valuable data sets. To help users protect data in the most efficient way, local replication leverages the power of XDAS storage systems to provide snapshot and volume copy/mirror capabilities. With space-saving snapshot copies, users can easily restore files or rollback data as necessary. With the full data copies, users can quickly restore service when a RAID-protected volume fatally fails.

Included Local Replication
Snapshot Snapshot images per source volume: 64
Snapshot images per system: 1024
Volume Copy Source volumes per system: 16
Replication pairs per source volume: 4
Replication pairs per system: 64
Advanced Local Replicaition Option
Snapshot Snapshot images per source volume: 256
Snapshot images per system: 4096
Volume Copy Source volumes per system: 32
Replication pairs per source volume: 8
Replication pairs per system: 256
Features Benefits
  • Immediately use disk-based full data copies to support applications when source
    data volume fails; constantly mirrored copies minimize data loss
  • Restore files and roll back data in seconds; data is protected from accidental or
    malicious losses to ensure the highest system availability
Data protection
with snapshots
Instantly take point-in-time data images and use them as granular recovery points
while consuming minimum disk space and performance by storing only data changes
Flexible data
copy deployment
Split and re-sync mirroring between source and copy as business needs require;
flexibly leverage independent copies of production data for secondary applications

Remote Replication Option

Remote replication leverages the power of storage systems to copy data between storage pools or systems in IP or FC SAN at different sites. When source data fails due to system malfunction or accidents, users can leverage the disk-based remote copy to restart service in minutes. If users would like to transfer responsibility back to the source, it can be quickly synced with the remote copy for only differentials. To further ensure the integrity of the remote data, remote replication allows users to protect the remote copy with snapshot technology. Granular snapshot images can help restore the corrupt remote copy in seconds when it is required to resume business service.

Features Benefits
Minimized unplanned downtime Reduce recovery time after system failures; intact data copies at remote sites can be immediately used to support applications
Flexible data
copy protection
Synchronous and asynchronous options for IP and FC SAN; users can split and
re-sync the mirroring between source and copy as needed and take snapshots
for remote data to enhance protection
data protection
Achieve enterprise-class protection at affordable price points; companies with tight budgets do not need to compromise on data protection
Data compression Leverage data compression for asynchronous remote replication for increased

Automated Storage Tiering

By enabling users to flexibly assign applications to four available tiers distinguished by different drive types and RAID levels, automated storage tiering provides an architecture that fully leverages the advantages of different storage media, including SSDs for high-performance data storage. With automated storage tiering, users can greatly optimize storage performance and increase ROI. As part of automated storage tiering, data is migrated between tiers based on data usage patterns and user-configured policies. With tiering implemented on the sub-volume level, data can be moved in a highly granular fashion. Data migration achieves efficient distribution of data, and ensures that SSDs and other high-performance drives have the necessary storage space to deal with mission-critical applications.

Features Benefits
storage deployment
By assigning applications to different tiers consisting of different drive types and RAID levels, users can easily meet wide variety of service level requirements
storage performance
SSDs are used most efficiently in an automated storage tiering architecture to optimize performance by up to 150% at no additional costs compared to a non-tiered configuration
Highly efficient
data migration
  • Based on data usage patterns, migration ensures optimized distribution of data in storage pools
  • Sub-volume tiering ensures highly granular data movement
  • Scheduling options ensure data migration can be conducted based on actual user requirements
  • Ensures SSDs have the necessary space to serve mission-critical applications
Automated features help IT managers spend much less time on assigning applications to storage media and migrating data

Aberdeen Reliability

Aberdeen brings an industry leading 5 Year Warranty to the table with aberdeen-5-year-warranty-200pxevery fully configured AberNAS rackmount server. Our custom configured rackmounts and along with our pre-configured Stirling line of servers and AberNAS network appliances come with a 5 Year Warranty standard unlike of some other companies’ 1 or 3 year warranties. Take advantage of the speed, storage and security of the AberNAS by Aberdeen.

Aberdeen C.A.R.E.S.aberdeen-care

Aberdeen offers a 30 day trial assessment program on completely configured servers and/or storage. We are so confident that once you try one of our custom configured rackmount servers you will not only be completely satisfied with the evaluation unit but will choose Aberdeen to fulfill all your future rackmount server needs.