Aberdeen’s AberSAN GSX32 3U 16-bay unified storage aims to provide tremendous flexibility while reducing costs and complexity to build an IT environment in one system with 32 front-end exchangeable and easy-to-manage channel ports. It provides all the benefits of SAN, NAS, and object storage together in one single system complete with native cloud gateway features, offering powerful storage features while simplifying management and deployment. Furthermore, high availability can be achieved with redundant dual controllers to ensure non-disruptive operations.
32 front-end channel ports enable simplified and cost-effective connectivity, support multiple protocols including Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE, and are interchangeable through easy-to-manage configurations
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
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.
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.
IDR support to make sure all hard drives are healthy to prevent from rebuild
Dual controllers and non-single-point-of-failure hardware design
|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||
|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||
|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|
|SSD Cache||Accelerates performance for random read-intensive applications|
|Automated storage tiering||
|Intelligent Drive Recovery (IDR)||Smarter media scan and effortless drive clone and replace|
|Secure Remote Replication||
|Multi-target snapshot||With up to 4096 targets, always have backups to recover vital data at different points in time|
|EonOne management interface||
|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|
|Controller||Dual redundant controllers|
|Cloud Gateway||Support the integration with following cloud providers:
– Amazon S3
– Microsoft Azure
– Google Cloud Platform
– Alibaba AliCloud
|Cache Memory||Default DDR4 16GB (upgradeable to 256GB)|
|Maximum Number of Drives||
|Corresponding Expansion Enclosure||JBOD-GS32 3U 16-Bay
JBOD-GS62 4U 60-Bay
|Rack Support||3U, 19-inch rackmount|
|Data Protection and Data Service||
|Availability and Reliability||
|Notification||Various event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP trap and SMS.|
|Access Right Management||
|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 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.
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|
|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
|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.
|Minimized unplanned downtime||Reduce recovery time after system failures; intact data copies at remote sites can be immediately used to support applications|
|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
|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.
|By assigning applications to different tiers consisting of different drive types and RAID levels, users can easily meet wide variety of service level requirements|
|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|
|Automated features help IT managers spend much less time on assigning applications to storage media and migrating data|
Aberdeen brings an industry leading 5 Year Warranty to the table with every 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.
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