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StoneFly DR365U™ 

Universal Backup and Disaster Recovery Appliance 

  • Universal backup and disaster recovery appliance compatible with most mainstream backup software such as Veritas, Commvault, Acronis, Quest and others. 
  • Unified Storage and Server with support for NAS, iSCSI, (optional FIbre Channel), and object storage
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) with support for VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, and Citrix (formerly XenServer) hypervisors
  • Fault-tolerant backup appliance with support for RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, and 60 with RAID cache battery backup.
  • Feature-rich backup and DR solution with data services such as snapshots, replication, automated online volume/storage expansion, load-balancing and more!

Leverage StoneFly’s robust enterprise-grade technology to build your backup and DR solution your way!

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Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution with Your Choice of Backup Software

The DR365U backup and disaster recovery appliance is built is designed to work with the backup software of your choice.

DR365U leverages StoneFly’s innovative software-defined operating system (SCVM™) to make it simpler for enterprise users to integrate their preferred backup software and their choice of hypervisor (VMware, KVM, Hyper-V, or Citrix) on the backup and DR appliance.

Enterprise-users can run most mainstream backup software such as Veritas, Commvault, etc. on the DR365U appliance.

The DR365U appliance series also leverages the pre-configured SCVM software to integrate cloud storage tiers with the backup and DR appliance. Supported public clouds include Azure, Amazon S3, and other S3 compatible clouds. Supported private cloud include StoneFly private cloud. 

Wondering about the compatibility of your preferred backup software with the DR365U? Contact us.

Powered by Our Patented Storage Virtualization Software

The DR365U universal backup and disaster recovery appliance comes pre-configured with StoneFly SCVM. SCVM is our patented storage virtualization software capable of provisioning virtual NAS, virtual SAN (iSCSI) volumes, and integrating object storage tiers with the backup appliance.

SCVM delivers users a feature-rich storage and backup and DR experience faciltiating a variety of enterprise use-cases and reducing the overall cost of backup and DR.

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Enterprise-Grade Features of the DR365U Operating System

Multiple iSCSI Volumes

StoneFly SCVM let’s you create 200 iSCSI hosts on the DR365U and support 200 iSCSI volumes with over a thousand concurrent host iSCSI sessions.

Load Balancing

Maximize speed and performance by distributing workloads across the available number of nodes in your data center.

Flash Cache™

Leverage SSDs as frontend cache with StoneFly Flash Cache feature to make read-write faster and process high density workloads seamlessly.

Thin Provisioning

Reclaim available storage space and provision storage resources faster for hosts and applications with built-in thin provisioning.

Volume Encryption

The DR365U enables users to configure hardware-enabled volume encryption for high end data security of mission-critical workloads.

Multi-Site/Multi-Appliance Replication

Replicate workloads on multiple on-premises and offsite, similar or dissimilar appliances for additional data redundancy and high availability.

RAID Monitoring

Monitor configured RAID levels and make sure you’re aware of any drive failures so that you can replace the faulty drive and prevent data loss.

Advanced Reporting

The DR365U operating system delivers system-wide graphical performance and utilizing reporting putting you in complete control of your backup and disaster recovery solution.

Automated Storage Expansion

Effortlessly expand provisioned iSCSI volumes and storage repositories to faciltiate growth. StoneFly SCVM makes storage expansion a disruption free, quick and simple process.

Real-Time Synchronous Mirroring

Configure real-time synchronous replication for iSCSI volumes and nodes to similar or dissimilar appliances (campus mirroring).

Tiered Storage Architecture

Configure hardware tiers by populating the DR365U with SATA (value-tier), SAS and SSDs. You can also configure software storage tiers and automate transfers between tiers for simplified and efficient storage management.

Delta-Based Snapshots

Create snapshots for your storage system with delta-based snapshot services. This gives you the ability to go back in time and recover from data loss and ransomware attacks.

Built-in Cloud Connect

Integrate reliable public clouds such as Azure, Amazon S3, other S3 compatible clouds or StoneFly private cloud to store offsite copies or for long term cost effective storage of backup data.

Hardware Features of the DR365U Universal Backup and DR Appliances

  • Dual 10-Core Xeon Storage Virtualization Engines
  • 64GB High Speed System Memory (Up to 4TB System Memory Upgrade Options) 
  • Dual-Port 10Gb RJ-45 Ethernet Connectivity (Backwards Compatible with 1Gb RJ-45)
  • NVMe SSD for hypervisor and StoneFly SCVM OS (Independent of Data Storage) 
  • Capable of RAID Levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50 and 60 with RAID Cache Battery Backup (Subject to Available Storage) 
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) v2.0 with Virtual Media and KVM-Over-LAN
  • Redundant High-Efficiency Hot-Swappable Power Supplies 
  • Support for 12, 16, 24 and 36 7200RPM, 10k and 15k enterprise SAS and 12Gbs SSDs. 

Got questions about the hardware features of the DR365U appliance series? Contact us. 

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Available Hardware Configurations for the DR365U

The DR365U is available in the following hardware configurations to facilitate a variety of enterprise use-cases:

  • Integrated Backup & DR Appliance (DR Site in a Box)
  • Dual Node Shared Nothing Backup & DR Appliance
  • Scale Out Backup & DR Appliance
  • High Availability (HA) Disaggregated Backup & DR Appliance (DR365U-HA™)
  • Totally Disaggregated Backup & DR Appliance (DR365U-TD™)

Each hardware configuration is cloud-enabled and has storage capacities ranging from terabytes to petabytes.

DR365U – Integrated Backup & DR Appliance (DR Site in a Box)

The integrated backup & DR appliance has the HCI Controller, RAID controller and storage drives built into a single aggregated hardware chassis. 

It’s an easy-to-manage “plug and play” backup & DR hardware. Users can leverage the built-in cloud connect to store backup copies in Azure, Amazon S3, or any other S3 compatible cloud or StoneFly’s private cloud. 

The DR365U integrated appliances are available in a number of form factors with support for terabytes to petabytes of backup data. 

 

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DR365U – Integrated Backup & DR Appliance Architecture

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Supported Hypervisors:

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StoneFly DR365U – Integrated Backup & DR Appliance Hardware Overview

Integrated Appliance Scalability: Scale Up & Scale Out

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The DR365U integrated appliances are dually scalable: they can scale up to petabytes of storage capacity and scale out to virtually unlimited number of appliance nodes.

  • To scale up their integrated appliances, users can add expansion units. 
  • To scale out their integrated appliances, users can add appliance nodes. 

Expansion Units (EBODs – Expandable Bunch of Drives) are available in 12 to 108-bay form factors with support for 7200RPM, 10k, and 15k enterprise SAS and flash drives (SSDs). 

Each DR365U integrated appliance is capable of supporting a maximum of 256 drives with expansion units.

Interested in StoneFly DR365U Integrated Backup & DR Appliance Models?

 

Dual Node Shared Nothing Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

The dual node shared nothing hardware configuration is built for businesses looking for high availability and business continuity.

This hardware configuration comprises of two clustered (mirrored) integrated appliances. The iSCSI volumes and storage in both integrated appliances are synchronized. The clustered integrated appliances create a highly fault-tolerant and hardware redundant backup and DR system that delivers uninterrupted access to backup data even in the event of complete hardware failure of an appliance. 

The two DR365U appliance nodes can be set up on the same premises or even in different locations. 

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Dual Node Shared Nothing Backup & DR Hardware Architecture

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Dual Node Shared Nothing Backup and DR System Scalability

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The dual clustered DR365U appliances are highly scalable. Each appliance can store up to 500 terabytes of data when fully populated. With expansion units, the DR365U appliance nodes can store up to 4 petabytes of data and a total of 256 drives.

Similar to the integrated appliances, the dual node shared nothing system is also dually scalable: it can scale up (scale vertically) and scale out (scale horizontally).

  • To scale up, users can add expansion units or EBODs. 
  • To scale out, users can add appliance nodes. 

Supported EBODs range from 12 to 108 bay with support for 7200RPM, 10k, and 15k enterprise SAS and 12Gb SSDs.

Interested in StoneFly DR365U Dual Node Shared Nothing Appliance Models?

DR365U Scale Out Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

Start with three appliance nodes and scale out to virtually unlimited number of appliance nodes with petabytes of storage capacity and proportional performance capabilities. 

The total workload is aggregated over the 3x processing capabilities of the scale out DR365U system. This delivers a high speed and quick read and write experience. 

For organizations processing large volumes of sensitive data, such as banks, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, the scale out backup and DR system is the best fit to protect their mission-critical big data.   

Besides being able to store petabytes of backup data, the scale out DR365U also has built-in cloud connect. Users can choose to store backup copies or store backup data in the cloud for long term storage by building a hybrid backup solution.

 

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DR365U Scale Out Backup & DR Hardware Architecture

 

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Virtually Unlimited Scalability with the Scale Out Hardware Configuration

Add Storage Capacity

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Increase storage capacity by adding 12 to 108-bay EBODs with Terabytes to Petabytes of storage capacity and support for enterprise SAS and flash drives (SSDs).

Add Performance & Storage Capacity

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Looking to add performance and storage capacity to the scale out backup infrastructure? Add integrated appliance nodes with built-in RAID controllers and HCI controllers for Petabytes of backup data storage capacity.

Interested in StoneFly DR365U Scale Out Backup & DR Appliance Models?

High Availability Disaggregated Backup & DR Appliance (DR365U-HA™)

The DR365U-HA is a disaggregated backup and DR  hardware configuration built to deliver a seamless scalability and maintenance experience. 

The disaggregated DR365U-HA comprises of the following hardware chassis:

  • Dual HCI Controllers (1U or 2U)
  • RAID Array

 HCI Controllers: Available with standard iSCSI configuration with an optional upgrade of Fibre Channel, the HCI controllers act as the management and virtualization layer for the backup and DR system. 

The hypervisor, the operating system (SCVM), and the backup software run on the HCI controller chassis. 

RAID Array: The RAID array chassis has the built-in dual active/active RAID controller and the storage drives. 

 

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DR365U-HA – High Availability Disaggregated Hardware Architecture

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Highly Scalable Disaggregated Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

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The DR365U-HA  is capable of storing terabytes to petabytes of backup data. The DR365U-HA disaggregated hardware is capable of scaling up (increase in storage capacity) and scaling out (increase in storage capacity and performance).

Furthermore, the disaggregated hardware architecture of the DR365U-HA also enables its users to scale storage and compute independently.

  • To scale up (vertical scaling), users can add expansion units or EBODs. 
  • To scale out (horizontal scaling), users can add full appliance nodes. 
  • To add performance / compute only, users can add HCI controllers. 

Supported Storage Capacities of the 1U & 2U HCI Controllers: 

  • The dual 1U HCI controllers, both 12Gb SAS and 16Gb Fibre Channel, can support up to 1776 enterprise SAS and SSDs with expansion units.
  • The dual 2U HCI controllers, both 12Gb SAS and 16Gb Fibre Channel, are capable of supporting 4440 enterprise SAS and SSDs with expansion units.

Expansion Units: Expandable Bunch of Drives (EBODs) available in 12 to 108-bay form factor with support for 7200RPM, 10k, and 15k enterprise SAS and 12Gb flash drives (SSDs).

Interested in StoneFly DR365U-HA Disaggregated Backup & DR Appliance Models?

Totally Disaggregated Universal Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

The Totally Disaggregated DR365U-TD™ is a highly modular backup and DR system.

The standard DR365U-TD comprises of the following hardware chassis:

  • Dual HCI Controller (1U or 2U)
  • Dual Active/Active RAID Controller (1U Chassis) 
  • EBOD (12 to 108-bay) 

The DR365U-TD modular backup and DR system is built for enterprises that are looking to simplify scalability and maintenance. 

With the totally disaggregated infrastructure, users can independently add storage and performance while StoneFly’s innovative technology makes scalability seamless and simple. 

The HCI controllers for the DR365U are available with iSCSI and Fibre Channel configuration with support for 12Gb SAS and 16Gb Fibre Channel expansion units respectively. 

 

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Totally Disaggregated DR365U Backup & DR Hardware Architecture

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Highly Scalable Totally Disaggregated Backup & DR Appliance

Add Performance Independently

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To increase performance, users can choose to add 12Gb SAS attached or 16Gb Fibre Channel 1U or 2U HCI controllers.

This ability to independently add performance simplifies scalability for data center administrators. Instead of purchasing complete servers just to improve performance, businesses can add performance directly thereby reducing the CapEx and improving the TCO of their backup and disaster recovery systems.  

Add Storage Capacity

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To independently add storage capacity, users can integrated EBODs (Expandable Bunch of Drives) with their DR365U-TD backup and DR systems.

  • The Dual 1U HCI controllers, both 12Gb SAS and 16Gb FC, can support a maximum of 1776 enterprise SAS and flash drives with expansion units.
  • The Dual 2U HCI controllers, both 12Gb SAS and 16Gb FC, can support a maximum of 4440 enterprise SAS and flash drives with expansion units.

No need to fat provision your data protection systems in anticipation of backup data growth. Start small and grow your backup and DR systems as your business data grows.  

Add RAID Controllers

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Add more RAID controllers for additional redundancy and scalability. The totally disaggregated hardware makes the process easier because the RAID controller has its independent hardware chassis.

Instead of upgrading the entire backup system, the user can simply add more RAID controller chassis in a disruption-free and quick process.

Add Performance & Storage Capacity

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Enterprise users looking to add performance and storage capacity while maintaing the redundancy and disaggregation of the backup system can add complete Totally Disaggregated DR365U appliance nodes with dual HCI controllers, RAID controller, and EBODs.

This kind of setup is best suited for large organizations, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprise customers looking to setup their own data center with Petabytes of storage capacity and proportional compute capabilities.

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The Totally Disaggregated Backup Infrastructure also supports scale out (scale performance and storage capacity) by adding integrated DR365U appliance nodes (with built-in RAID controller and HCI controllers).

The integrated DR365U appliance nodes are available in 12 to 36-bay form factors with support for 12Gb SAS ports, 16Gb Fibre Channel, 40Gb QSFP+ ports and enterprise SAS drives and SSDs.

Interested in StoneFly DR365U-TD Totally Disaggregated Backup & DR Appliance

Models?

Supported Storage Expansion Arrays and Units

Supported RAID Expansion Arrays:

  • 12 x 3.5” 2U High IOPS HA RAID Expansion Array – 12Gb SAS or 16Gb FC
  • 16 x 3.5” 3U High IOPS HA RAID Expansion Array – 12Gb SAS or 16 Gb FC
  • 24 x 3.5” 4U High IOPS HA RAID Expansion Array – 12Gb SAS or 16Gb FC
  • 24 x 2.5” 2U High IOPS HA RAID Expansion Array – 12Gb SAS or 16 Gb FC

12 Bay

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24 Bay (3.5″)

16 Bay

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24 Bay (2.5″)

Supported Storage Expansion Units:

  • 12 x 3.5” 2U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS
  • 16 x 3.5” 3U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS
  • 24 x 2.5” 2U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS
  • 60 x 3.5” 4U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS, Single Drawer
  • 60 x 3.5” 4U HA Expansion Unit – 12Gb SAS, Three Drawer

12 Bay

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24 Bay (2.5″)

16 Bay

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60 Bay

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