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StoneFly Unified Scale Out (USO™) Converged Storage Appliance

Setup NAS + SAN + Object Storage in a Single, Easy-to-Manage, and Highly Scalable Converged Unified Storage Platform. 

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StoneFly USO: Unified Storage Platform with iSCSI Capable NAS & Cloud Object Storage

Manage, control and store file-level, block-level and object-level business data with a single unified storage platform. StoneFly USO™ provides on-premises storage for common NAS and iSCSI protocols and facilitates integration with cloud storage tiers for object storage.

Instead of configuring dedicated hardware infrastructure for different business data, businesses can leverage StoneFly USO’s unified storage platform and setup one box for a variable range of storage requirements.

StoneFly USO’s flexible and adaptable architecture makes it the best fit for mid-range and large organizations for a variety of applications and use-cases. 

StoneFly USO – Unified Storage Platform Configurations

Single Appliance

  • Support NFS, CIFS/SMB, and iSCSI protocols.
  • Pre-configured with StoneFly StoneFusion™ software-defined storage solution.
  • Built-in cloud gateway to Azure, AWS, StoneFly, and other S3 compatible clouds.
  • Support combinations of 2.5” & 3.5” SAS drives & SSDs.
  • Support 256 drives per appliance node.
  • Supported RAID levels: 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, and 60 with RAID Cache battery backup.
  • Built-in NVMe for storage operating system.
  • Support a range of data services: encryption, replication, snapshot, deduplication, erasure coding, thin provisioning, automated storage tiering, and more.
  • Network Port Options: 10/25/40/100 Gb, SFP+, LR Optical ports.
  • Redundant high efficiency and hot swappable Platinum or Titanium power supplies.
  • Single Centralized Management Interface (StoneFusion).

High Availability (HA) Appliance

  • Support NFS, CIFS/SMB, and iSCSI protocols.
  • High Redundant Architecture with optional multi-path connections.
  • Dual Octa-core storage virtualization engines per cluster node.
  • Hot-swappable cluster nodes with failover and failback.
  • Built-in cloud gateway to Azure, AWS, StoneFly and other S3 compatible clouds.
  • Support combinations of 2.5” and 3.5” SAS drives and SSDs.
  • Support 256 drives per appliance node.
  • Supported RAID levels: 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, and 60 with RAID Cache battery backup.
  • Built-in NVMe for storage operating system.
  • Support a range of data services: encryption, replication, snapshot, deduplication, erasure coding, thin provisioning, automated storage tiering, and more.
  • Single Centralized Management Interface (StoneFusion).
  • Choice of SAS attached and optional Fibre Channel (FC) attached RAID subsystems.

Setup High Performance & Cost Effective Unified Storage Platform with Multi-Protocol Support & Cloud Object Storage for Your Enterprise Data.

Configure Hybrid Converged NAS with iSCSI Support (HDDs & SSDs)

StoneFly USO can be configured as a hybrid NAS with iSCSI storage solution. Users can add enterprise hard drives for long term and high capacity data storage and Flash / SSDs for high performance frequently accessed business data.

Integrated automated storage tiering will enhance storage utilization rates, compliment data management, and improve the cost effectiveness of the enterprise data storage solution.

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Scale Out to Petabytes in Storage Capacity & Unlimited Appliance Nodes

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StoneFly USO is a hyperscale converged NAS with iSCSI storage solution. Users can choose to configure 256 drives per appliance node and scale out to Petabytes (PBs) in storage capacity.

The advanced storage technology of StoneFly USO enables users to add thousands of appliance nodes, manage an unlimited number of clients or users and scale without limitations. This ability to scale without limits makes our NAS with iSCSI storage solution the best fit for continuously growing unstructured data. 

Cloud-Enabled NAS with iSCSI Storage Solution

Users can leverage the pre-installed StoneFusion software to setup a virtual cloud gateway to Azure, AWS, StoneFly and other S3 compatible public clouds. The integration of cloud technology facilitates greater scalability, redundancy, data mobility, and cost effectiveness.

Businesses can setup backup repositories in the cloud, configure replication for additional redundancy or integrate cloud archive tiers for long term data retention with the built-in cloud gateway features of StoneFly USO appliances. 

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Single Centralized Interface for NAS, iSCSI, and Object Storage Management

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StoneFly USO appliances are pre-configured with StoneFusion software-defined storage solution. Businesses can manage, control and monitor their NAS, iSCSI, and object storage resources using a user-friendly and easy-to-use GUI. Businesses can integrate enterprise-level data services, monitor storage space consumption, and configure email reports with StoneFly StoneFusion software. 

Redundant & Fault Tolerant Converged Storage Infrastructure

StoneFly USO appliances are highly redundant, hot-swappable, efficient and modular hardware. Dynamically add or remove drives or power supplies by leveraging the modular and hot-swappable infrastructure in a disruption-free process with minimum time delay.   

The redundant architecture ensures business continuity for enterprise environments and high end enterprise workloads and applications. 

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Configure Reliable & Fault Tolerant Hyperscale Converged NAS with iSCSI and Object Storage for Your Enterprise Workloads Today

Integrated Enterprise Features of Our Hyperscale Converged Storage

Infrastructure

 

StoneFly USO delivers optimized data storage experience to the enterprise user. Users can integrate a number of enterprise features and data services with our converged storage infrastructure to facilitate high availability, business continuity, storage efficiency and overall cost effectiveness.

Here’s a list of the integrated enterprise features of our hyperscale converged storage infrastructure: 

Encryption – AES 256-bit & SSL/TLS Tunneling

Secure data at rest with AES 256-bit encryption and data at transit with SSL/TLS tunneling.

Data Deduplication

Reduce copies of data, optimize data storage utilization rates and enhance cost effectiveness of converged storage infrastructure with data deduplication.

Synchronous & Asynchronous Replication

Configure real-time or scheduled replication jobs to create redundant copies of enterprise data for high availability and business continuity.

Image-based Snapshot

Prevent data loss, data corruption, and protect mission-critical applications from ransomware with point-in-time image-based snapshots; configurable on-premises and in the cloud..

Thin Provisioning

Speed-up storage provisioning for applications and make the most of your unused storage resources.

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Erasure Coding

Enhance appliance fault tolerance by fractioning data and creating dispersed volumes across storage media.

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Automated Storage Tiering

Define policies and automate data transfers between on-premises, offsite and cloud storage repositories for efficient and error-free data storage management.

Setup Enterprise-grade Converged Storage that Delivers High End Data Services For the Best Data Storage Experience 

StoneFly USO – Hyperscale Converged Storage Hardware Features  

Network Port

Dual Bonded 10/25/40/100 Gb RJ-45 (Backwards Compatible with 1Gb)

Optional Upgrade: Up to 4, 6, 8 x 10/25/40/100 Gb RJ-45, CX4, SFP+, LR Optical Ports.

Internal Drives
2.5” drives:
10k SAS, 15k SAS, and 12 Gb SSDs.
3.5” drives:
7200 RPM SAS, 10k SAS, 15k SAS, and 12 Gb SSDs.
Hardware RAID Controller
RAID Levels:
0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, and 60 with RAID Cache Battery Backup.
Form Factors

 

  • USO-2404X – 24-bay 2U Rackmount (2.5” drives)
  • USO-804 – 8-bay 2U Rackmount (3.5” drives)
  • USO-1204 – 12-bay 2U Rackmount (3.5” drives)
  • USO-1604 – 16-bay 3U Rackmount (3.5” drives)
  • USO-2404 – 24-bay 4U Rackmount (3.5” drives)
  • USO-3604 – 36-bay 4U Rackmount (3.5” drives)
Drives per Chassis
Support up to 256 drives for up to Petabytes (PBs) of storage capacity per appliance.
Note: Appliance has to be pre-configured with Hardware RAID Controller

StoneFly USO – Converged Storage Single Appliance Architecture

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Configure Hyperscale Converged Storage Infrastructure That Combines File-Level, Block-Level and Object-Level Data Storage in One Easy-to-Manage and Highly Scalable Box

StoneFly USO-HA – Converged Storage High Availability (HA) Appliance

StoneFly converged storage appliance is available as USO-HA and USO-FC high availability cluster appliances.

  • USO-HA uses 12Gb SAS-attached high availability RAID subsystems.
  • USO-FC uses Fibre Channel (FC) – attached high availability RAID subsystems.

Both USO-HA and USO-FC cluster appliances have at least 2 x 1U storage controllers and 1 x RAID subsystem. The converged storage cluster appliance infrastructure is highly redundant and dually scalable. Enterprise users can choose to add performance by adding compute units or storage controllers or add storage capacity by adding expansion units or they can also choose to add appliance nodes which increase both performance and storage capacity.

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USO-HA and USO-FC converged storage appliances support a range of expansion arrays / RAID subsystems:

  • 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

Supported expansion units for the converged storage HA cluster appliances include:

  • 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

Recommended StoneFly Converged Storage Models

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USO-FC i9009n-D

  • Choice of 10/25/40/100 Gb SFP+ or six bonded 10/25/40/100 Gb per cluster
  • Supports up to 1776 SAS drives or SSD (or more when using FC switch)
  • Dual 16Gb Fibre Channel ports on each cluster node for connection to expansion array(s) or FC switch
  • Optional upgrade to quad 16Gb Fibre Channel ports on each cluster node
  • 2 x 1U Rackmount form factor
  • Redundant Platinum certified high-efficiency hot-swappable power supply
  • Supported RAID subsystems range from 12-bay 2U to 60-bay 4U.
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USO-2404

  • Dual bonded 10/25/40/100 Gb RJ-45 (Backwards compatible with 1Gb)
  • Optional upgrade up to 4 x 10/25/40/100 Gb RJ-45, SFP+, CX4, SR, LR Optical network ports.
  • 16 x 3.5” drives: 7200RPM SAS, 10k SAS, 15k SAS, and 12GB SSDs
  • Supported RAID levels: 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, and 60 with RAID Cache battery backup.
  • Redundant Titanium certified high-efficiency hot-swappable power supply.

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