Latest model in the series scales up to 1.7 PetaBytes and now supports optional NAS and data deduplication technology
Hayward, Calif. – November 25, 2013 — StoneFly, Inc., a leading supplier of integrated IP storage area network (SAN) systems and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), today released the Voyager DX, the fourth generation of the StoneFly’s popular Voyager series of high-availability cluster appliances. It offers enhanced performance, redundancy, scalability, and availability. Voyager’s scalable architecture brings the flexibility to start small, and scale up to 1,792 TeraBytes of tiered (SAS and SSD) storage.
The cornerstone of the Voyager DX IP SAN Cluster Appliances is the award winning StoneFusion IP SAN operating system. The Voyager’s high-performance storage subsystem offers redundant, active/active connectivity for appliance redundancy and increased system performance. Additionally the Voyager DX offers cost-effective expansion via optional Expansion Arrays and Expansion Units.
The new Voyager DX can be used as iSCSI storage for both conventional workstations and servers, as well as virtualized machines. It was designed to deliver exceptional performance at an economical price point. The Voyager DX is ideal for enterprise customers in need of a robust SAN offering both high availability and versatility for primary and secondary storage applications.
As the newest member of the StoneFly Voyager family of IP SAN appliances, the Voyager DX base configuration comes standard with dual hexa-core storage virtualization engines and 32GB of data packet and command queuing cache per cluster node, redundant 80-PLUS® certified hot-swappable power supply modules, and choice of six bonded gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or quad bonded 10Gb RJ-45 copper iSCSI connections per cluster.
Available hardware upgrades include 64GB cache per node and up to fourteen bonded gigabit or eight 10Gb (RJ-45/CX4 Copper, SFP+, SR/LR Optical) iSCSI connections per cluster. This high-end performance makes the Voyager DX ideal for critical applications involving online transaction processing, databases, email, disk-based archives, disk-to-disk backup, virtual servers and other core business uses.
Featuring active-active components for business continuity, the Voyager DX offers full RAID protection and requires no down time for storage expansion. Its architecture enables customers to start smaller and then expand to up to 448 drives via expansion arrays. For added flexibility, configurations can be mixed and matched according to customer need with any combinations of nearline 7200RPM SAS, enterprise 10k or 15k SAS, and SSD drives.
“Since StoneFly introduced the Voyager IP SAN cluster appliance series 5 years ago, it has grown to become one of StoneFly’s most popular high-availability appliances. We are pleased to offer this newest model, the Voyager DX, which not only features the latest in storage hardware, but is the first Voyager appliance that can be licensed to support NAS volumes as well as iSCSI. The Voyager DX was also designed to support StoneFly’s latest StoneFusion 8.0 operating system with optimized data deduplication technologies for increased storage efficiency,” said Mo Tahmasebi, president and CEO for StoneFly.
The Voyager DX supports a wide range of virtual server environments including VMware, Citrix XenServer, and Microsoft Hyper-V.
At the backbone of the Voyager DX design is StoneFly’s patented storage virtualization engine, which delivers dual hexa-core processing power, dedicated iSCSI cache, and the StoneFly StoneFusion™ storage management operating system. StoneFusion provides block-level provisioning as well as centralized storage management and advanced storage features including asynchronous replication, campus mirroring, 2520 snapshots per subsystem, thin provisioning with space reclamation, NAS (support for NFS and CIFS protocols), hardware-enabled AES 256 block level volume encryption, and data deduplication.
About StoneFly, Inc
StoneFly, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, was founded in April 2000 to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a business division of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage, storage area networks, RAID and iSCSI systems. For more information on StoneFly, please visit www.stonefly.com and www.iscsi.com
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