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AberSAN Z23

2U ZFS SAN Storage Appliance

AberSAN Z23 – 3rd Generation 2U ZFS SAN Storage Appliance

Powered by Nexenta’s incredible Nexentastor ZFS file system implementation, the AberSAN ZXP can be configured under a single Namespace/Volume that can start with a small amount of storage capacity and later be scaled to over 5 petabytes of continuous, uninterrupted storage in a single Namespace/Volume.

The AberSAN brings the simplification typical of network attached storage (NAS) server installations to the SAN environment by combining Fibre Channel and iSCSI block level connections with multi-user network sharing. Aberdeen removes storage and partition size limitations to deliver ease of use and flexibility, while featuring more efficient cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage for post-production, content creation and any business in need of cost effective, scalable storage.

Storage Without Limits

The Expanding Digital Universe and continuing explosive growth of disk based storage means that limitations to legacy storage systems are going to be critically important in the months and years to come.

A storage system built upon 32bit addressing is never going to be as flexible and scalable as one built upon a 128bit system. So AberSAN Z-Series, thanks in part to the use of ZFS, has a number of advantages vs. legacy and Linux or BSD based solutions. These include:

Unlimited snapshots. With the exponential increase in the amount of data stored, snapshots need to become more granular if they are going to be able to be restored in a timely manner. Legacy solutions are limited to up to 255 snapshots. By comparison, AberSAN Z-Series can accommodate 2 to the 48th snapshots. This means you can run hourly snapshots, for example, on all of your data which in turn means that you can restore in a timely manner and that the incremental amounts sent over the network can be smaller than daily updates.

Unlimited file system size. Again, thanks to the legacy nature of many existing solutions, each file system is often limited to a relatively small amount of data stored. There are no such limits when you use AberSAN Z-Series.

Multi-level Data Protection

AberSAN Z-Series protects your organization’s data with features and capabilities ranging from the most granular, per transaction data integrity checks to higher level backup and disaster recovery capabilities.

Every read or write made by AberSAN Z-Series utilizes ZFS data integrity. To avoid accidental and silent data corruption ZFS provides end-to-end checksumming and transactional copy-on-write IO operations. These operations eliminate the ‘write-holes’ and silent data corruption that have plagued storage solutions that are not based on ZFS.

Inherent Virtualization

AberSAN Z-Series is built from the ground up on the revolutionary file system ZFS which means that virtualization is at the core of AberSAN Z-Series. This virtualization enables thin provisioning and also improves performance via I/O pooling. This means that when you add more disks or systems to AberSAN Z-Series the overall solution accelerates. Another benefit of AberSAN Z-Series is that it can run within VMware or other virtualized environments.

AberSAN Z23 New Feature Highlights:

  • VMware NAS and iSCSI storage certified
  • Dual Intel E5 Xeon 2600v4 (Broadwell)
  • Up to 144TB of ZFS storage in a 2U
  • SAS 12G Storage Technology
  • Up to 1TB of DDR4 (quad channel)
  • Hot-swap mirrored OS SSD drives
  • Intel X540 Dual port 10GBase-T
  • Six available PCIE 3.0 slots
  • 920W Platinum RDT PS
  • SSD Array and SSD Caching support

AberSAN Z-Series OS Highlights:

  • Shared pools of storage from any combination of storage hardware
  • Unlimited snapshots and clones
  • Unlimited file size
  • Block and file based replication
  • End to end data integrity
  • Thin provisioning
  • Integrated search
  • Hybrid storage pools via automated use of SSDs
  • L2Aarc and ZIL Cache SSD Options for added IOPS
  • Virtualization management
  • Cloud ready storage capabilities
  • In-line Deduplication
  • iSCSI Target Capable
  • Multi JBOD expandable
FORM FACTOR 2U, 19″ Rackmount (25.5 in Depth)
CAPACITY Up to 144 Terabytes
Unlimited capacity
(limited only by amount of storage present)
RAID 0 (Stripe)
RAID 1 (Mirror)
RAID-Z1 (Single parity)
RAID-Z2 (Double parity)
RAID-Z3 (Block level striping with distributed parity)
OPERATING SYSTEM Enterprise-Class NexentaStor 128-bit ZFS Platform
OpenSolaris kernel with the GNU/Debian user interface
PROCESSOR Dual Intel Xeon E5 processor 2600 v4 series
Broadwell-EP Microarchitecture
ECC Registered or Load Reduced DIMMs
(Quad Channel Operation)
*the more the better for optimum ZFS performance
2 x 900GB 10K SAS HDD
Rear Hot-Swap
HOT SWAP 12 x 3.5″ HDD (Front)
2 x 2.5″ HDD (Rear)
6 x PCI-E 3.0 x8
12Gb/s SAS Controller
Fusion-MPT 2.5 architecture
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
POWER SUPPLY 920W Redundant High-efficiency
80PLUS Platinum Level (94%+)
RAILS Tool-less rails included
WARRANTY 5 year Limited
POWER DRAW(W) Off: 18.7
Boot-Up: 440
Burn-In: 402
Idle: 298
DIMENSIONS Height: 3.5″ (89mm)
Width: 17.2″ (437mm)
Depth: 25.5″ (648mm)

Target FC
The Target FC Plugin provides a set of capabilities, including an intuitive user interface, that assist in the use of the AberSAN as a block-level target (Fibre Channel only). Target FC includes adaptive multi-pathing so that performance scales up as needed with additional threads — and manages these threads over time including closing them if they are not needed. It also provides the ability to easily create logical groups of initiators and targets to enable such common block level management tasks as LUN mapping so that a particular application, for example, has unique access to a particular ZVOL, or virtual block device, and thereby inherits the storage management policies unique to that ZVOL such as replication and protection schemes.

AberSAN Awarded Best-in-Class – “..the Aberdeen AberSAN edged out the other products… with its ability to support multiple storage networking protocols as well its numerous options for configuring its storage controllers and storage capacity..”
2011 DCIG Buyer’s Guide

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.