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Unified Storage & Server Hyper-Converged Appliance

USS™ is the ideal hyperconverged  ” ALL IN ONE infrastructure solution” to consolidate all of your server + Storage + Network into one easy to manage appliance.

Use of embedded virtualized operating systems such ESXi or HyperV integrated with SAN Storage Controller allows for complete hardware utilization and substantial reduction in Capex & Opex.

USS flexibility replaces the “fixed hardware model” of the past with on-demand resource allocation (such as CPU, memory, storage, etc.) based on your application needs.



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With the StoneFly USS, you can:

  • Replace your datacenter by migrating existing Windows and Linux physical servers into Virtual Machines hosted on the StoneFly USS.
  • Quickly spin up new Virtual Machines on the StoneFly USS.
  • Use the StoneFly USS appliance’s iSCSI (and/or optional Scale Out NAS) Storage for your physical machine
    • Virtual Machines hosted on the StoneFly USS
    • Virtual Machines hosted on third-party appliances running VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, or Citrix XenServer
    • Global shared back-end object/block/image Storage for OpenStack
  • Create numerous delta-based snapshots to back up the iSCSI volumes containing your VMs and Storage. Then use mountable read-write snapshot volumes for recovery.
  • Synchronously replicate (campus mirror) all of your VMs and Storage to a second on premises USS appliance for business continuity.
  • Asynchronously replicate all of your VMs and Storage to the cloud or a StoneFly USS at a remote site for disaster recovery.
  • Protect your data and increase system uptime with high performance hardware RAID.
  • Optimize your data with StoneFly’s optional enterprise-level features including data deduplication, encryption, thin provisioning, and more.
  • Scale out Storage and VMs across multiple USS nodes.

Available In Three Configurations

Single Node Appliance

High-Availability (HA) Appliance Node

Scale out Node

StoneFly USS™ Appliance Hardware Overview

Single Node configuration

A look inside StoneFly USS-HA Node

Easy Scale Out of USS Appliance Nodes. A look inside multiple USS scale out nodes

USS-HA™ is the ideal hyperconverged infrastructure solution to consolidate all your Server, Storage and Network into one easy to manage, fully redundant, highly available modular appliance with NO single point of failure. Embedded virtualization allows all the hardware (CPU, storage, network, etc.), be utilized and distributed more effectively. This results in the great reduction in CAPex, Opex.

USS  flexibility replaces the “fixed hardware model” of the past with on-demand resource allocation (such as CPU, memory, storage, etc.) based on your application needs.

Embedded Hypervisor (ESXi or Hyper-V) with integrated clustered SAN Storage (SCVM™) has the ability to create virtual machines on each of two controllers ( 2 top units in the picture).

The SCVM will provide the iSCSI-SAN with data services (Snapshot, Deduplication, Encryption, Mirroring, Cloud Connect, Thin provisioning etc.). If any virtual machine on either Host controller fails then, the controller will host the virtual machine by migrating using V-motion or live migration. The Data is stored in shared dual ports Storage array with dual active-active failover failback (the bottom unit in the picture) hardware RAID controller.

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Available Software Upgrade Options

  • Asynchronous Replication (One-to-Many & Many-to-One)
  • Hardware-Enabled Block Level AES 256 Volume Encryption
  • NAS with Support for CIFS/SMB and NFS Protocols
  • Fibre Channel SAN Target (License Bundled with Choice of 4Gb/8Gb/16Gb/32Gb HBAs)
  • Optimized Block Level Parallel Data Deduplication with High-Performance Index Engine
  • VSS Agents Support
StoneFly SCVM™ 8.0 iSCSI Virtual Storage Appliance

  • Logical Volume Creation and Patented Advanced Storage Virtualization Services
  • 200 iSCSI Volumes Supported with 1022 Concurrent Host iSCSI Sessions
  • iSCSI Port Teaming, Failover and Load-Balancing
  • Volume-Level Access Control and Dynamic Volume Management
  • Support for iSCSI, SNMP Traps, UPS, Nagios, RAID Monitoring, Call Home
  • System-Wide Graphical Performance and Utilization Reporting
  • Advanced Report Management
  • Automated Online Volume / Storage Expansion
USS Series Hardware Features

  • Choice of 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40 or 44 Storage Virtualization Engines per Node
  • Up to 2TB (USS-803X, 1203, 2403X) or 3TB (USS-1603, 2403) Data Packet and Command Queuing Cache for SSPP® (32GB Minimum)
  • USS-803X Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 with RAID Cache Flash Protection
  • USS Models 12-Bay & Larger Support RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50 and 60 with RAID Cache Battery Backup
  • 12Gb SAS Technology
  • 8 to 24 Hot-Swappable Disk Drives per Chassis
  • Choice of SAS, SSD or Tiered Storage
  • Two Rear Hot-Swappable RAID Certified Drives Mirrored at RAID 1 for VMware and SCVM, Independent of Data Storage Array (Excludes USS-803X)
  • USS Models 12-Bay & Larger Scale Capacity with up to 10 Expansion Units per Node
  • Supports 1Gb Copper; 10Gb RJ-45/CX4 Copper, SFP+, SR/LR Optical; 40Gb QSFP+, CR4 Copper, SR4/LR4 Optical
  • Choice of VMware vSphere Hypervisor (Essentials, Essentials Plus, Standard, Enterprise Plus)
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) v2.0 with KVM-Over-LAN
  • Integrated DVD+/-RW Optical Drive (USS-803X & 1603 Only)
  • Redundant 80-PLUS® Certified Hot-Swappable Power Supplies
  • Dynamic Storage Expansion
  • Operating Temperature: 10° to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 8 to 90%, Non-Condensing
StoneFly StoneFusion 8.0 Advanced Features Package

  • StoneFly Snapshot Services with 2520 Delta-Based Snapshots per Subsystem
  • Mountable Read-Write Snapshot Volumes
  • Snapshot Schedule Utility, Command Line Interface Utility
  • StoneFly Real-Time Synchronous Mirroring of iSCSI Volumes and Nodes (Campus Mirroring)
  • Multi-Site/Multi-Appliance Replication and Unified Central Management System
  • Thin Provisioning with Space Reclamation
  • Tiered Storage Architecture with Hardware and Software Support

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StoneFly USS™ Hyperconverged
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The award-winning StoneFusion® Network Storage Platform (NSP), StoneFly’s patented storage networking operating system architecture, brings in block level storage intelligence to the IP network core. Featuring iSCSI, Fibre Channel and Scale Out NAS technologies, StoneFly delivers all the benefits of enterprise managed SANs.

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