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Scale Out NAS

  • Single namespace
  • No metadata
  • Add nodes to scale capacity and performance
  • Global shared storage for OpenStack – Cinder (Block/Volume), Swift (Object) & Glance (Image)

    High Performance

    • 12Gb SAS technology
    • StoneFusion utilizing up to 12 virtualization processing cores
    • Up to 64GB of data packet and command queuing cache (patented)
    • Jumbo frame support
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    Advanced Features

    • 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)
    • AES-256 block level volume-based encryption (optional)
    • Data deduplication for efficient storage optimization (optional)
    • Tiered-storage (SAS, SSD drives in the same chassis)
    • NAS – Support for CIFS/SMB and NFS Protocols
    • Fibre Channel SAN target with support for 4Gb/8Gb/16Gb FC (optional)
    • Comprehensive performance reporting and statistics

    StoneFly StoneFusion 8.0 Advanced Features Package on Each Cluster Node

    • StoneFly Active / Active Clustering Services with Host and SAN Load Balancing, Seamless Failover and Failback Operations
    • StoneFly Snapshot Services with 2520 Delta-Based Snapshots per Subsystem
    • Mountable Read-Write Snapshot Volumes
    • Snapshot Schedule Utility, Command Line Interface Utility
    • Scale Out NAS using a Single Name Space and No Meta-Data to Scale Capacity & Performance
      • Add Nodes to Scale Capacity and Performance
    • 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

     

    Ease of Use

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

    Integrated SAN + NAS Appliance with Redundancy

    • iSCSI and NAS-based storage provisioning appliance (utilizes existing Ethernet network infrastructure)
    • 1 Gigabit or 10 Gigabit (copper or optical) iSCSI/NAS port teaming, failover, and load balancing
    • Single integrated unit plus optional expansion units up to 256 drives (12-bay and larger)
    • Hardware RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50 and 60 with RAID cache battery backup
    • Hot-swappable redundant power supply modules
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    Scalability

    • USO appliances 12-bay and larger can be scaled up to higher capacities by simply adding up to ten USO expansion units to the main USO
    • Expansion units are available in 12-drive, 16-drive and 24-drive per chassis configurations
    • Scale out (horizontal) or scale up (vertical) scalability

    Virtual Storage for Virtualized Environments

    We continue to try to maintain certification with the latest version of:

    • VMware
    • Citrix Xen
    • Microsoft HyperV
    • KVM

    StoneFly StoneFusion 8.0 Base SAN + NAS Management 64-Bit Operating System on Each Cluster Node

    • Logical Volume Creation and Patented Advanced Storage Virtualization Services
    • 200 iSCSI Volumes Supported with 1022 Concurrent Host iSCSI Sessions
    • iSCSI/NAS Port Teaming, Failover and Load-Balancing
    • Volume-Level Access Control and Dynamic Volume Management
    • Support for iSCSI, NAS (CIFS/SMB & NFS), SNMP Traps, UPS, Nagios, RAID Monitoring, Call Home
    • Global Shared Storage for OpenStack – Cinder (Block/Volume), Swift (Object) & Glance (Image)
    • System-Wide Graphical Performance and Utilization Reporting
    • Advanced Report Management
    • Automated Online Volume / Storage Expansion
    • Licensed to Support Unlimited NAS Clients per Cluster

    USO-HA and USO-FC Series Hardware Features

    StoneFly Dual 2U or StoneFly Dual 3U Storage Concentrator Cluster

    • Choice of Low-Profile 2U Storage Concentrators or Full-Height 3U Storage Concentrators, Two Nodes per Cluster
    • Hot-Swappable Cluster Nodes with Failover and Failback
    • Choice of Single or Dual Hexa-Core Storage Virtualization Engines per Cluster Node
    • 16GB, 32GB or 64GB Data Packet and Command Queuing Cache for SSPP® per Cluster Node
    • USO-HA: 6Gb or 12Gb SAS Ports on Each Cluster Node for Connection to Expansion Array(s)
    • USO-FC: 8Gb or 16Gb FC Ports on Each Cluster Node for Connection to Expansion Array(s) or FC Switch(es)
    • Scale Capacity to 3600 Drives with StoneFly Expansion Arrays/Units
      • USO-FC can scale even higher when using Fibre Channel switches between the Cluster Nodes and the Expansion Arrays
    • Two Hot-Swappable OS Drives Mirrored at RAID 1 with Cache Battery Backup in each Node
    • Supports 1Gb Copper, 10Gb RJ-45/CX4 Copper, SFP+, SR/LR Optical
    • One Gigabit Management Port per Cluster Node
    • Redundant 80-PLUS® Certified Hot-Swappable Power Supplies
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    StoneFly Expansion Unit

    • Redundant JBOD Expander Controllers for Dual RAID Controller Configurations
    • 6 to 60 Hot-Swappable RAID Certified Drives per Chassis
    • Choice of Nearline SAS, Enterprise SAS or Tiered
    • In-Band Enclosure Management Service to Monitor/Control All Enclosure Elements
    • Redundant 80-PLUS® Certified High-Efficiency Hot-Swappable Power Supply Modules

    StoneFly Dual 2U or StoneFly Dual 3U Storage Concentrator Cluster

    • Choice of Low-Profile 2U Storage Concentrators or Full-Height 3U Storage Concentrators, Two Nodes per Cluster
    • Hot-Swappable Cluster Nodes with Failover and Failback
    • Choice of Single or Dual Hexa-Core Storage Virtualization Engines per Cluster Node
    • 16GB, 32GB or 64GB Data Packet and Command Queuing Cache for SSPP® per Cluster Node
    • USO-HA: 6Gb or 12Gb SAS Ports on Each Cluster Node for Connection to Expansion Array(s)
    • USO-FC: 8Gb or 16Gb FC Ports on Each Cluster Node for Connection to Expansion Array(s) or FC Switch(es)
    • Scale Capacity to 3600 Drives with StoneFly Expansion Arrays/Units
      • USO-FC can scale even higher when using Fibre Channel switches between the Cluster Nodes and the Expansion Arrays
    • Two Hot-Swappable OS Drives Mirrored at RAID 1 with Cache Battery Backup in each Node
    • Supports 1Gb Copper, 10Gb RJ-45/CX4 Copper, SFP+, SR/LR Optical
    • One Gigabit Management Port per Cluster Node
    • Redundant 80-PLUS® Certified Hot-Swappable Power Supplies

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