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StoneFly USC-HA iSCSI & Fibre Channel SAN Gateway


The StoneFly USC-HA™ Cluster “Unified Storage Concentrator” High-Availability SAN Gateway Appliance allows businesses to easily convert their existing Fibre Channel, SAS, Infiniband, or iSCSI storage (EMC, NetApp, Dell, etc.) into unified iSCSI, Fibre Channel SAN or NAS storage. Once storage volumes have been provisioned by the USC-HA appliance, they can enjoy StoneFly’s numerous advanced data storage management features.











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Technical Specifications

Virtual SAN Cluster (SCVM-HA™)

  • Clustered iSCSI-based storage provisioning appliance (utilizes existing Ethernet network infrastructure)
  • 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, or 40 Gigabit (copper or optical) iSCSI port teaming, failover, and load balancing
  • Active/Active virtual IP storage (high-availability multi-node cluster)
  • Supports storage expansion kits with SAS, Infiniband, or Fibre Channel connectivity to easily convert your existing storage appliances into iSCSI storage
  • Host or volume load balancing
  • Supports all VMware ESXi-compatible Virtual Machines
  • Thin provisioning with space reclamation
  • Advanced copy-on-write, delta-based snapshot technology with:
    • Read/write snapshots
    • Scheduling and rollback
    • StoneFly VSS agents for Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, backup software, etc. (optional)
  • Synchronous mirroring
  • Campus mirroring (iSCSI mirroring)
  • Asynchronous replication/mirroring with delta transfer and schedules (optional)
  • Data deduplication for efficient storage optimization (optional)
  • AES-256 block level volume-based encryption (optional)
  • NAS – Support for CIFS/SMB and NFS protocols (optional)
  • Fibre Channel SAN target with support for 4Gb/8Gb/16Gb/32Gb FC (optional)
  • Comprehensive SAN performance reporting and statistics

Advanced High Availability

  • Redundant hardware nodes
  • Hot-swappable redundant power supply modules
  • Mirrored OS drives with hardware RAID 1 and RAID cache battery backup
  • SAN cluster (SCVM-HA™) automatic failover
  • Live migration of virtual servers
  • High-availability of virtual servers
  • Online software upgrade with no downtime

High Performance

  • Active-Active block level access to storage utilizing up to 24 virtualization processing cores per cluster node
  • Up to 1TB of data packet and command queuing cache per cluster node (patented)
  • Redundant 3Gb/6Gb/12Gb SAS, 4Gb/8Gb/16Gb/32Gb FC, Infiniband, or 1Gb/10Gb/40Gb storage interfaces (optional)
  • Jumbo frame support

Virtual Machine Guest Operating System Options – New Virtual Machines

  • StoneFly SCVM™/Clustered SCVM
  • Windows 7 Professional VM
  • Windows 8.1 Professional VM
  • Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise VM
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 VM
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 VM
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 VM
  • Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 VM
  • N-Block NAS VM
  • Linux VM

Virtual Machine Guest Operating System Options – P2V Clones of Existing Machines

  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32/64-Bit)
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32/64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008 SP2 (32/64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 (64-Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x (32/64-Bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.x, 10.x, 11.x (32/64-Bit)
  • Ubuntu 10.x, 11.x, 12.x (32/64-Bit)

Ease of Use

  • Web-based intuitive graphical user interface
  • Simple, on-demand, no downtime volume or storage expansion

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