- Reduces power use and cost, needs less space, and requires less of your administrative time
- Increases capacity while consuming less than one-third the power in one-third the rack space as typical storage arrays
Flexible power management allows you to configure each RAID set to progress into deeper levels of sleep when they have not been accessed for a specified period of time. There are five levels of power management to balance power savings and responsiveness for varying applications. No changes need to be made to applications to benefit from AutoMAID. E-Series delivers up to 87% reduction in power and cooling, which lowers operating expenses and extend the overall life of the system.
State-of-the-art vibration dampening improves system performance and reliability. Hard drives are arranged in couplets and counter-rotated creating a mechanical design that eliminates vibrations between drives and naturally provides a cooling channel to the hottest part of the drives, both of which maximize drive lifetime.
Cool Drive Technology
Uses both push and pull fans to ensure there is always air flowing front to back over the drives, even if a fan should fail. A designed air channel combined with the counter rotating of the hard drives maximizes airflow leading to improved reliability and performance.
Active Drawer Technology
Innovative ease-of-use functionality makes deploying and managing dense storage a simple task for the resource constrained IT administrator. Simply pull out a drawer to service drives or fans while the system is being actively used – all with no application downtime.
Ideally used as part of a backup plan, for restoring to a known good configuration, and for testing new software/configurations without affecting the original data. An E-Series snapshot also includes the option to do snapshot cloning. This allows for internal volume migration or the ability to create a new volume from a snapshot.
Provides a means of backing up volume data on another E-Series storage unit, either locally or at another geographically dispersed site. If a source volume fails, the replica of that source can be “promoted” to full volume status, allowing the data to be accessed. Although the replica always reflects the state of the volume at the last replication, a snapshot taken prior to the last replication can be mounted to view previous states. Replication can be used as part of an overall backup or disaster recovery solution.