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NEXSAN NST2000 UNIFIED STORAGE WITH FIBRE OPTION  

NST2000

If you prefer Fibre Channel to other SAN protocols, this scalable storage is built for you. The Nexsan NST2000 by Imation expands the availability of fault-tolerant FASTier™ DRAM caching and Fibre Channel SAN connectivity, and puts them in reach of mid-range businesses

Hybrid Storage  is defined as a combination of solid-state disk (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) in a single storage system.

Use SSD to increase the cache memory pool so that I/Os are accelerated before they go through the controller to the back-end disk drives. The larger the cache memory pool, the greater the likelihood of getting a cache hit without having to access the back-end disks—which results in greater application performance.

A fully unified, enterprise-class, unified hybrid storage solution that simultaneously supports block and file traffic eliminating the need for organizations to invest in separate SAN and NAS storage systems.

  • Performance Agility

    Compared with traditional caching techniques, FASTier® hybrid caching accelerates performance for mixed application workload environments.

    Unified Flexibility

    Unified Hybrid Storage provides transparent scaling of application and using block (iSCSI) and file (CIFS, NFS, FTP) network protocols.

    Hybrid Scalability

    Scalable storage options let you scale storage capacity and performance with FASTier caching to meet your business’s changing needs.

  • EFFICIENT


    FASTier® – Intelligent, self-tuning hybrid caching capability that uses a scalable pool of cache memory comprised of flash technologies to create a more efficient hybrid storage solution. Flash SSD technology is used to accelerate read and write IOPS and throughput. FASTier caching works transparently so there is no administration burden to turbo-charge I/O performance and handle the constant growth of mixed applications in your environment. FASTier caching is especially useful for random I/O workloads such as databases or for VMware, Xen or Hyper-V environments.

    Inline Compression – As data is written, NST compresses data prior to it being written to the RAID volume. This reduces the amount of data written to SSD cache or HDD storage media, and, in-turn shrinks the total storage capacity requirements, datacenter footprint and improves storage system performance. NST Inline Compression can be set on a per volume basis and is transparent operation.

    FLEXIBLE

    NST2000 scales capacity and performance.

    • Capacity is scaled by adding an additional NST storage modules. NST storage modules come in different form factors to address different organizational needs.
    • FASTier – Caching is NST’s intelligent, self-tuning hybrid caching capability that uses a scalable pool of cache memory comprised of  flash technologies to create a more efficient hybrid storage solution. FASTier provides increased performance for mixed application workload environments over traditional caching techniques.

    Unified – In a single solution, NST2000 provides CIFS, NFS and FTP file sharing protocols for enterprise NAS file sharing as well as the FC and iSCSI SAN block storage protocol for server volume sharing.

    AVAILABLE

    High Availability – NST2000 includes redundant controllers, data paths, storage module controllers and power supplies to keep your applications and users productive. User selected RAID protection levels include 10, 5 and 6. Cache protection options ensure that your data is safe even if the power goes out.

    Business Continuity

    • Asynchronous Replication – NST2000 also provides the ability for you to replicate your most mission and business critical data to another system across an IP network that is geographically dispersed making your data available to you in the event you need to recover from a site disaster.

  • EFFICIENT:

    FASTier® – Intelligent, self-tuning hybrid caching capability that uses a scalable pool of cache memory comprised of flash technologies to create a more efficient hybrid storage solution. Flash SSD technology is used to accelerate read and write IOPS and throughput. FASTier caching works transparently so there is no administration burden to turbo-charge I/O performance and handle the constant growth of mixed applications in your environment. FASTier caching is especially useful for random I/O workloads such as databases or for VMware, Xen or Hyper-V environments.

    Inline Compression – As data is written, NST compresses data prior to it being written to the RAID volume. This reduces the amount of data written to SSD cache or HDD storage media, and, in-turn shrinks the total storage capacity requirements, datacenter footprint and improves storage system performance. NST Inline Compression can be set on a per volume basis and is transparent operation.

    FLEXIBLE:

    NST2000 scales capacity and performance.

    • Capacity is scaled by adding an additional NST storage modules. NST storage modules come in different form factors to address different organizational needs.
    • FASTier – Caching is NST’s intelligent, self-tuning hybrid caching capability that uses a scalable pool of cache memory comprised of  flash technologies to create a more efficient hybrid storage solution. FASTier provides increased performance for mixed application workload environments over traditional caching techniques.

    Unified – In a single solution, NST2000 provides CIFS, NFS and FTP file sharing protocols for enterprise NAS file sharing as well as the FC and iSCSI SAN block storage protocol for server volume sharing.

     

    AVAILABLE:

    High Availability – NST2000 includes redundant controllers, data paths, storage module controllers and power supplies to keep your applications and users productive. User selected RAID protection levels include 10, 5 and 6. Cache protection options ensure that your data is safe even if the power goes out.

    Business Continuity

    • Asynchronous Replication – NST2000 also provides the ability for you to replicate your most mission and business critical data to another system across an IP network that is geographically dispersed making your data available to you in the event you need to recover from a site disaster.

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    NST2000 Fibre Channel Unified Hybrid Storage Platforms
    NST2000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and four Fibre Channel ports for host connectivity per system.  Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses. Supports up to one external storage expansion unit with similar performance characteristics (Performance Optimized or Capacity Optimized).  Must select Host Connectivity option from below. (must select network card)
    NST2000P-FC Performance Optimized Hybrid Storage Systems: Part Number
    2U or 4U with storage expansion unit
    13.2TB NST2000P – (22x 600GB 10K SAS HDDs / 13.2TB Raw) with 5.4TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  2U rack space. N2KPJ-13J2/600
    19.8TB NST2000P – (22x 900GB 10K SAS HDDs / 19.8TB Raw) with 8.1TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  2U rack space. N2KPJ-19J8/900
    26.4TB NST2000P – (22x 1200GB 10K SAS HDDs / 26.4TB Raw) with 10.8TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  2U rack space. N2KPJ-26J4/1P2
    26.4TB NST2000P – (44x 600GB 10K SAS HDDs / 26.4TB Raw) with 10.8TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  4U rack space. N2KPJ-26J4/600
    39.6TB NST2000P – (44x 900GB 10K SAS HDDs / 39.6TB Raw) with 16.2TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  4U rack space. N2KPJ-39J6/900
    52.8TB NST2000P – (44x 1200GB 10K SAS HDDs / 52.8TB Raw) with 21.6TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 1600GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  4U rack space. N2KPJ-52J8/1P2
    NST2000C-FC Capacity Optimized Hybrid Storage Systems: Part Number
    3U or 6U with storage expansion unit
    28TB NST2000C – (14x 2TB NL-SAS HDDs / 28TB Raw) with 18TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  3U rack space. N2KCJ-28N/2
    56TB NST2000C – (14x 4TB NL-SAS HDDs / 56TB Raw) with 36TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  3U rack space. N2KCJ-56N/4
    84TB NST2000C – (14x 6TB NL-SAS HDDs / 84TB Raw) with 54TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  3U rack space. N2KCJ-84N/6
    56TB NST2000C – (28x 2TB NL-SAS HDDs / 56TB Raw) with 36TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 400GB Write FASTier.  6U rack space. N2KCJ-56N/2
    112TB NST2000C – (28x 4TB NL-SAS HDDs / 112TB Raw) with 72TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 400GB Write FASTier.  6U rack space. N2KCJ-112N/4
    168TB NST2000C – (28x 6TB NL-SAS HDDs / 168TB Raw) with 108TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 400GB Write FASTier.  6U rack space. N2KCJ-168N/6
    Host Connectivity: Must select (1) per NST2000-FC head unit.  Maximum (1). Part Number
    Pair of 10GbE NIC with dual RJ-45 interfaces, includes license to use NST-10GR-DPCP
    Pair of 10GbE NIC with dual SFP+ SR interfaces, includes license to use NST-10GS-DPCP
    Pair of 1GigE, Dual-port NIC, RJ-45 interfaces, includes license to use NST-1GR-DPCP
    Pair of 1GigE, Quad-port NIC, RJ-45 interfaces, includes license to use NST-1GR-QPCP

     

    NST2000 iSCSI Unified Hybrid Storage Platforms
    NST2000 unified (NAS, SAN) storage systems all contain dual controllers, four quad-core processors, 96GB RAM, and optional four 10GgE or four/eight 1GbE ports for host connectivity. Includes core operating system, Data Protection Package and E-Centre management platform software licenses. Supports up to one external storage expansion unit with similar performance characteristics (Performance Optimized or Capacity Optimized).  Must select Host Connectivity option from below. (must select network card)
    NST2000P-iSCSI Performance Optimized Hybrid Storage Systems: Part Number
    2U or 4U with storage expansion unit
    19.8TB NST2000P – (22x 900GB 10K SAS HDDs / 19.8TB Raw) with 8.1TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  2U rack space. N2KPA-19J8/900
    26.4TB NST2000P – (22x 1200GB 10K SAS HDDs / 26.4TB Raw) with 10.8TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  2U rack space. N2KPA-26J4/1P2
    26.4TB NST2000P – (44x 600GB 10K SAS HDDs / 26.4TB Raw) with 10.8TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  4U rack space. N2KPA-26J4/600
    39.6TB NST2000P – (44x 900GB 10K SAS HDDs / 39.6TB Raw) with 16.2TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  4U rack space. N2KPA-39J6/900
    52.8TB NST2000P – (44x 1200GB 10K SAS HDDs / 52.8TB Raw) with 21.6TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 1600GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  4U rack space. N2KPA-52J8/1P2
    NST2000C-iSCSI Capacity Optimized Hybrid Storage Systems: Part Number
    3U or 6U with storage expansion unit
    28TB NST2000C – (14x 2TB NL-SAS HDDs / 28TB Raw) with 18TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  3U rack space. N2KCA-28N/2
    56TB NST2000C – (14x 4TB NL-SAS HDDs / 56TB Raw) with 36TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  3U rack space. N2KCA-56N/4
    84TB NST2000C – (14x 6TB NL-SAS HDDs / 84TB Raw) with 54TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  3U rack space. N2KCA-84N/6
    56TB NST2000C – (28x 2TB NL-SAS HDDs / 56TB Raw) with 36TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 400GB Write FASTier.  6U rack space. N2KCA-56N/2
    112TB NST2000C – (28x 4TB NL-SAS HDDs / 112TB Raw) with 72TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 400GB Write FASTier.  6U rack space. N2KCA-112N/4
    168TB NST2000C – (28x 6TB NL-SAS HDDs / 168TB Raw) with 108TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 400GB Write FASTier.  6U rack space. N2KCA-168N/6
    Host Connectivity: Must select one (1) per NST2000-iSCSI head unit.  Maximum (2). Part Number
    Pair of 10GbE NIC with dual RJ-45 interfaces, includes license to use NST-10GR-DPCP
    Pair of 10GbE NIC with dual SFP+ SR interfaces, includes license to use NST-10GS-DPCP
    Pair of 1GigE, Dual-port NIC, RJ-45 interfaces, includes license to use NST-1GR-DPCP
    Pair of 1GigE, Quad-port NIC, RJ-45 interfaces, includes license to use NST-1GR-QPCP

     

    NST2000 Unified Hybrid Storage Options
    NST2000X Expansion units come with I/O controllers, cables, and disk packs. (must have same performance characteristics and drive speed as NST2000 head unit)
    Part Number
    NST2000XP Performance Optimized Expansion Storage Systems:
    Can only be used with NST2000 Performance Optimized configurations.  2U rack space.
    13.2TB NST2000XP Expansion – (22x 600GB 10K SAS HDDs / 13.2TB Raw) with 5.4TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  2U rack space. N2KXP-13J2/600
    19.8TB NST2000XP Expansion – (22x 900GB 10K SAS HDDs / 19.8TB Raw) with 8.1TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  2U rack space. N2KXP-19J8/900
    26.4TB NST2000XP Expansion – (22x 1200GB 10K SAS HDDs / 26.4TB Raw) with 10.8TB Usable Capacity (RAID10) storage and 800GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  2U rack space. N2KXP-26J4/1P2
    NST2000XC Capacity Optimized Expansion Storage Systems: Part Number
    Can only be used with NST2000 Capacity Optimized configurations.  3U rack space.
    28TB NST2000XC Expansion – (14x 2TB NL-SAS HDDs / 28TB Raw) with 18TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  3U rack space. N2KXC-28N/2
    56TB NST2000XC Expansion – (14x 4TB NL-SAS HDDs / 28TB Raw) with 36TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  3U rack space. N2KXC-56N/4
    84TB NST2000XC Expansion – (14x 6TB NL-SAS HDDs / 84TB Raw) with 54TB Usable Capacity (RAID 6) storage and 400GB Read FASTier and 200GB Write FASTier.  3U rack space. N2KXC-84N/6