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Blending flash-based solid state disk and hard disk drives to provide high performance at an affordable price seems to be a trend in the marketplace today.  It seems as if every vendor offers a solution that meets this criteria. Bear in mind these systems are not the typical SAN storage arrays with a couple of SSD drives within the chassis. The controllers (often supporting multiple connectivity options) for Hybrid Storage Solutions along with the system itself have been optimized to address the question of how to best leverage flash by using flash as a large caching area, automatically moving the most active data into memory-based storage.

We at Sunstar Company work with a number of vendors that have Hybrid Storage offerings.

Nexsan’s (an Imation Company) hybrid offerings include:

Nexsan NST6000 Enterprise Class Unified Hybrid Storage

Nexsan NST6000MC Unified Hybrid Metro Storage Cluster

Nexsan NST4000 Unified Hybrid Storage for the Mid-Market

Nexsan NST2000 Unified Hybrid Storage for Entry-Level

Imation’s Nexsan® NST combines high performance, high capacity and innovative FASTier® caching technology to provide scalable performance for mixed application workloads and virtualized environments.

  • Fulfills changing application and storage needs with unified NAS and SAN access capabilities in a single hybrid solution
  • Lets you right-size your initial acquisition by scaling storage, performance, or both as your company grows
  • Compresses data to reduce its storage system footprint and improve write efficiency to cache and storage

To learn more (or receive a quote) about Hybrid Storage and the Nexsan NST product line, please contact a sales representative here at Sunstar:

Call (800) 663-5523 or contact us online.

 

 

 

 

Nexsan E60

Nexsan E60VT is a super dense RAID array that supports 60 Drives in 4U, choice of controllers, single or dual.

Ideal for unstructured data, backup ballooning data growth. Designed with energy conservation in mind.

Choice of connectivity: 

  • 8GB Fibre
  • 16GB Fibre
  • 10GbE iSCSI
  • 6GB SAS

Expansion: Easy with the E60X (Max 2), Supporting a total of 180 Drives in under 12U.

Choice of Drives: SSD, SAS 15K, SAS 10K, NL-SAS 7.2K

Call (800) 663-5523 for a Quote or Additional Information

Reliable High Density Storage Arrays Turbocharged for High Performance

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Do you need fast, reliable storage that can support vast quantity of capacity?

The Nexsan E48VT can do just that and more. Add two expansion shelves, now 864TB in 12U. Using active drawer technology the disk drives are easily accessible as are the Dual Active-Active Controllers, Power Supplies and Fans. (We are told that 8TB drives will be qualified rather soon).

Nexsan E48VT

Redundancy is built into this storage array, the likelihood of loss of data is very small.

Controller: Dual Active – Active, Choice of connectivity, Fibre Channel (8GB and 16GB), 10GbE, iSCSI, SAS

Drives: SSD, SAS 15K, SAS 10K and NL-SAS 7.2K

Warranty: Three Years Advance Exchange and we can certainly arrange uplifts to 7 x 24 x 4 should you wish.

  • Reliability: featuring Anti-vibration design and Cool Drive Technology.
  • Availability: using Active Drawer Technology™ and redundant hot swappable active components.
  • Density: up to 48 drives in 4U.
  • High Performance: utilizes Imation’s latest multi RAID engine controller technology
  • Energy Efficient: delivering up to 87% reduction in power while lowering your cooling needs through the use of AutoMAID
  • Flexible Connectivity: connecting via SAS, Fibre Channel or iSCSI
  • Easy to Manage: remotely managingone or many systems within a single, intuitive GUI
The Nexsan E48VT is an ultra-reliable, high-density, high performance, efficient storage array that enables lower storage costs, maximum storage uptime, and data storage ROI boosts for your organization. The Nexsan E48VT system consumes less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays and now offers 400% more memory and 50% increased CPU speed over the E-Series
The most popular models:
E48VT 16x6TB 7.2K, dual controller 8Gb FC E48VT2J96N/6
E48VT 32x6TB 7.2K, dual controller 8Gb FC E48VT2J192N/6
E48VT 48x6TB 7.2K, dual controller 8Gb FC E48VT2J288N/6

To receive a quote: Call 800.663.5523 or contact us online

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Imation’s Nexsan® E-Series SAN storage solutions are ultra dense and super efficient
  • 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
AutoMAID

AutoMAID

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. 
 

Anti-Vibration Design

Anti-Vibration Design

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

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

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.
 

Snapshots

Snapshots

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. 
 

Replication

Replication

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.

Nexsan storage solutions are ultra dense and super efficient

  • 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
Specifications E18V E32V E48VT E60VT
Disk bays / Rack U 18 / 2U 32* / 2U 48 / 4U 60 / 4U
Expansion Unit E18XV E32XV E48XV E60XV
Maximum Drives with Expansion 54 96 144 180
Maximum Capacity (chassis/total) 108TB / 324TB 38.4TB/115.2TB 288TB / 864TB 360TB / 1.08PB
Mix 7.2K, 10K, 15K and SSD Y
SSD (GB) 200 / 400 / 800
3.5″ 15K Drives (GB) 450/600 450/600
2.5″ 10K Drives (GB) 600 / 900 / 1200
3.5″ 7.2K Drives (TB) 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
RAID Levels 0, 1, 1+0, 4, 5, 6
Max Cache per Controller 4GB 16GB

AutoMAID

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. 
 

Anti-Vibration Design

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.
 

Snapshots

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. 
 

Replication

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.

The Nexsan E-Series has a 3-year limited warranty.

To learn more about Nexsan and their offerings (SAN, NAS, Unified, Cloud and archive) and solutions, please contact us:

Online or (800) 663-5523 

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Sales team and Sunstar.

The Nexsan E18V is an ultra-reliable, high-density, high performance, efficient storage array that enables lower storage costs, maximum storage uptime, and data storage ROI boosts for your organization. E-Series V systems consume less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays, with up to 360 terabytes of capacity in just 4U and now offers 400% more memory and 50% increased CPU speed over the E-SeriesTM.

18 Drives in two trays with the ability to expand with two additional shelves.(E18XV)

Nexsan E18

Specifications E18V / E18XV
Chassis and Controllers  
Chassis 3.5” disk bays / rack U 18 / 2U
Up to 2 expansion chassis of type E18XV
Maximum number disks 54
Maximum raw TB per chassis / total 108TB / 324TB
Number of active drawers 2
Max active/active controllers 2
Max RAID engines per system 10
Max cache per system (GB) 8
Standard 1Gb iSCSI ports per system 4
Optional 10Gb iSCSI ports per system 4
Optional 8Gb FC ports per system 4
Optional 16Gb FC ports per system 4
Optional 6Gb SAS(x4) ports per system 4
   
Drives, RAID, and LUNs  
3.5″ 15K (GB) 450, 600 SAS
2.5″ 10K (GB) 900, 1200 SAS
3.5″ 7.2K (TB) 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 SAS
SSDs (GB) 200, 400, 800
Mix 7.2K, 10K, 15K and SSD Y

RAID 1, 0, 1+0, 4, 5, 6

Y
LUNs per System 254
LUN Expansion Y
LUN mask, CHAP, r/w, read-only, deny Y
FC or iSCSI to any LUN Y
   
Physical Specifications  
Fully redundant hot-swappable controllers, drives, fans, power Y
Width 19 in / 482.6 mm
Height 3.47 in / 88.1 mm
Depth 31.5 in / 800 mm
Redundant Power 2 x 1200W
100-240V auto-sense
AutoMAID Power Management Y
Peak Power Consumption (@240V) 604 Watts / 2.66 A
Idle Mode Power (AutoMAID Level 4) 184 Watts / .92 A

 

E-Series V Key Benefits

  • Reliability – features Anti-Vibration Design and Cool Drive TechnologyTM.
  • Availability – uses Active Drawer TechnologyTM and redundant hot swappable active components.
  • Density – up to 18 drives in 2U.
  • High Performance – utilizes Imation’s latest multi RAID engine controller technology.
  • Energy Efficient – delivers up to 87% reduction in power while lowering your cooling needs through the use of AutoMAID®.
  • Flexible Connectivity – connects via SAS, Fibre Channel or iSCSI.
  • Easy to Manage – remotely manage one or many systems within a single, intuitive GUI.

Optimize Your Capacity Needs Now & Expand In The Future

The E-Series V storage arrays and expansion units offer mid-size organizations affordable enterprise-level Fibre Channel, SAS and/or iSCSI SAN storage used for a variety of capacity-optimized and performance-driven applications.

For larger organizations, E-Series V is a versatile SAN or DAS solution to stay ahead of the enormous data growth, demanding workloads, and high resiliency requirements in media & entertainment, government, healthcare, HPC, financial, surveillance and service provider sectors.

Turbocharge Your Performance For Ultra-Fast Write Speed

E-Series V features an advanced active/active controller design, including use of a dedicated hardware engine, or “turbocharger”, which accelerates RAID parity generation and doubles the sequential write performance over the prior version of E-Series. The turbocharged E-Series V is ideal for back-up and recovery applications and continuous data streaming bulk storage applications.

Achieve More Efficiency In Higher Density Than Typical Arrays

Organizations deploying E-Series V san storage arrays can mix and match capacity-optimized HDDs and performance-optimized HDDs and SSDs to meet performance and capacity needs. E-Series V arrays consume less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays, with up to 360 terabytes of capacity in just one 4U, and up to a total of 1.08 PB in a fully-scaled, 12U configuration.

With E-Series V systems, you can engage Nexsan AutoMAID® disk management capabilities to reduce power consumption by up to 87%, lowering operating expenses and extending the overall life of the system.

Ensure Your Data Is Protected With Qualified, Reliable Design

The E-Series V storage array exceeds the most stringent reliability demands, leveraging an innovative hardware design including Cool Drive TechnologyTM and anti-vibration design that significantly reduces heat and vibration while improving system reliability and performance. The reliability of E-Series V is qualified through extensive stress testing before shipment. Array-based snaps and asynchronous replication extend E-Series V data protection capabilities. 

Access Your Data Continuously

The E-Series V features multipathing support and dual redundant, hot-swappable active components. As an administrator, you will receive SNMP alerts or email notifications of component failures. Upon drive failure, a spare drive is automatically rebuilt into the RAID set for complete business continuity.

With up to 16GB of battery-backed and flash-protected cache per controller, the E-Series V solution mirrors cache between controllers in a dual controller configuration. Active Drawer TechnologyTM overcomes the challenges of competitive arrays by allowing a technician to service a drawer of drives easily while keeping your data available

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage contact sales at Sunstar Companyor call 800.663.5523

The Nexsan E32V is an ultra-reliable, high-density, high performance, efficient storage array that enables lower storage costs, maximum storage uptime, and data storage ROI boosts for your organization. E-Series V systems consume less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays, with up to 38.4TB of capacity in just 2U utilizing 2½ inch disk drives, 10K SAN and SSD..

Nexsan E18

 E32V (38.4 TB in 2U, all 2.5″ drives)  can be easily expanded with additional capacity by adding the E32X expansion unit.

E-Series V Key Benefits

  • Reliability – features Anti-Vibration Design and Cool Drive TechnologyTM.
  • Availability – uses Active Drawer TechnologyTM and redundant hot swappable active components.
  • Density – up to 32 drives in 2U.
  • High Performance – utilizes Imation’s latest multi RAID engine controller technology.
  • Energy Efficient – delivers up to 87% reduction in power while lowering your cooling needs through the use of AutoMAID®.
  • Flexible Connectivity – connects via Fibre Channel –  16Gb Fibre
  • Easy to Manage – remotely manage one or many systems within a single, intuitive GUI.

Optimize Your Capacity Needs Now & Expand In The Future

The E-Series V storage arrays and expansion units offer mid-size organizations affordable enterprise-level Fibre Channel, SAS and/or iSCSI SAN storage used for a variety of capacity-optimized and performance-driven applications.

For larger organizations, E-Series V is a versatile SAN or DAS solution to stay ahead of the enormous data growth, demanding workloads, and high resiliency requirements in media & entertainment, government, healthcare, HPC, financial, surveillance and service provider sectors.

Turbocharge Your Performance For Ultra-Fast Write Speed

E-Series V features an advanced active/active controller design, including use of a dedicated hardware engine, or “turbocharger”, which accelerates RAID parity generation and doubles the sequential write performance over the prior version of E-Series. The turbocharged E-Series V is ideal for back-up and recovery applications and continuous data streaming bulk storage applications.

Achieve More Efficiency In Higher Density Than Typical Arrays

Organizations deploying E-32V san storage arrays can mix and match capacity-optimized HDDs. E-Series V arrays consume less than one-third of the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays, with up to 115TB of capacity in just 6U.(2½” disk drives)

With E-Series V systems, you can engage Nexsan AutoMAID® disk management capabilities to reduce power consumption by up to 87%, lowering operating expenses and extending the overall life of the system.

Ensure Your Data Is Protected With Qualified, Reliable Design

The E-Series V storage array exceeds the most stringent reliability demands, leveraging an innovative hardware design including Cool Drive TechnologyTM and anti-vibration design that significantly reduces heat and vibration while improving system reliability and performance. The reliability of E-Series V is qualified through extensive stress testing before shipment. Array-based snaps and asynchronous replication extend E-Series V data protection capabilities. 

Access Your Data Continuously

The E-Series V features multipathing support and dual redundant, hot-swappable active components. As an administrator, you will receive SNMP alerts or email notifications of component failures. Upon drive failure, a spare drive is automatically rebuilt into the RAID set for complete business continuity.

With up to 16GB of battery-backed and flash-protected cache per controller, the E-Series V solution mirrors cache between controllers in a dual controller configuration. Active Drawer TechnologyTM overcomes the challenges of competitive arrays by allowing a technician to service a drawer of drives easily while keeping your data available

Features

Active Drawer TechnologyTM
 
  • No system downtime. Allows for easy, hot-swappable drive management.
  • Drives remain active when drawer is open.
  • Increased reliability and reduced external wire management.
Cool Drive TechnologyTM
 
  • Optimizes air flow and component cooling.
  • Increases product reliability by reducing component temperatures.
  • System redundancy ensures adequate cooling even if a fan fails.
  • Variable speed fans with temperature sensors.
Anti-Vibration Design
 
  • Reduces vibration to improve system performance and reliability.
  • Drives mounted counter-rotating.
  • Thick plates in chassis eliminate vibrations.
  • Anti-vibration fan mounts.
AutoMAID®
 
  • Up to 87% energy savings and lowers your cooling needs.
  • Ideal for backup to disk or bulk storage scenarios.
  • Configurable on a per-disk set basis.
  • Easy to set up and maintain via GUI.
  • Can improve drive reliability by reducing power-on-hours.
Advanced Controller*
 
  • Dedicated hardware engine accelerates RAID parity generation.
  • Up to 2x the sequential write performance over the prior generation E-Series systems.
  • Data protection maintained even through power outage via onboard flash-based emergency backup storage.
  • Power-controlled riser card enables data offload from DIMM to controller flash.

Most commonly purchased models

NEXSAN E32V Part Number
E32V 8x600GB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K4J8/600
E32V 16x600GB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K9J6/600
E32V 24x600GB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K14J4/600
E32V 32x600GB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K19J2/600
   
E32V 8x900GB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K7J2/900
E32V 16x900GB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K14J4/900
E32V 24x900GB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K21J6/900
E32V 32x900GB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K28J8/900
   
E32V 8×1.2TB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K9J6/1P2
E32V 16×1.2TB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K19J2/1P2
E32V 24×1.2TB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K28J8/1P2
E32V 32×1.2TB 10K, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K38J4/1P2
   
E32V 4x200GB SSD, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K0Q8/200
E32V 4x400GB SSD, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K1Q6/400
E32V 4x800GB SSD, dual controller 16Gb FC E32VH2K3Q2/800

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage contact sales at Sunstar Companyor call 800.663.5523 or 310.330.2900

Nexsan, an Imation company announced it is now offering 6TB hard disk drives with its Nexsan E-Series family of data storage solutions. Through E-Series, users now can pack more than 1PB of storage capacity into 12 rack units and more than 3.5PB into a standard rack, achieving a new level of density and capacity customization in their data storage.

“The ability to pack 1PB of storage into 12U unlocks tremendous new levels of storage scalability in the data center,” said Mike Stolz, vice president of marketing and technical support for Imation’s Nexsan solutions.  “But it doesn’t stop there – it also means users can realize significant savings on operational expenses through less floor space, cooling, power and related items. This is just the latest example of our commitment to always give our partners an edge in the market, and deliver cutting-edge efficient storage solutions that help their customers grow their bottom lines.”

In addition to the new capacity capabilities, Imation has added more forward-thinking features and functionality to the E-Series family, including:

  • Support for 16Gb Fibre Channel to enable increased throughput performance;
  • An E32XV expansion unit to add more system performance and capacity to the Nexsan E32V storage array and deliver more value to database applications;
  • Support for Microsoft’s Offload Data Transfer (ODX) to minimize the host resources required for data transfers and eliminate the SAN as a bottleneck for files such as databases and video;
  • Snapshot cloning to enable volumes to be created and internal data migration to be done from snapshots. This makes it possible for users to move production data to test environments without disrupting their production environments.

Imation’s Nexsan E-Series is a family of high-density, high-performance and highly reliable storage solutions that can be directly attached or networked to workstations and servers. E-Series delivers the density and efficiency that mid-sized organizations need to scale their capacity while lowering their overall space requirements and operating costs. All E-Series systems take the extra step to reduce power and cooling requirements through their multi-level, power-reducing AutoMAID capabilities. They also include an easy-to-use management interface that simplifies deployment and management for the resource-constrained IT administrator.

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, visit www.sunstarco.com or call 800.663.5523

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Hybrid Storage for NAS & iSCSI

The NST5000 is Nexsan’s line of Hybrid Storage systems offering NAS, iSCSI or both (Fibre soon). The NST5000 uses Nexsan’s FASTier® technology to provide the speed of solid-state at the price of spinning disk. FASTier intelligently and automatically moves data through solid-state and spinning disk in-concert for up to 10X performance over traditional disk storage. The net result is a radical new cost-per-I/O to speed your virtual and cloud environments.

For high performance and high capacity NAS or iSCSI application requirements, Nexsan’s hybrid of solid-state accelerated SATA provides high IOPS with high capacity for file services and more. For applications with the heaviest I/O requirements, Nexsan’s hybrid of solid-state accelerated SAS provides paradigm-shifting levels of storage price performance for server and desktop virtualization, databases and cloud computing. Your applications will run faster than ever on a system operating at the price of spinning disk.

FASTier™ acceleration technology: DRAM + Solid State + Spinning Disk = Superior Price/Performance

Nexsan has addressed the SSD vs. spinning disk dilemma by combining the best of both for a high-performance, high capacity platform. The NST5000 is highly flexible and delivers block and file system interfaces in a variety of configurations. The Hybrid Storage system leverages a mixture of DRAM, NVRAM and SSD to optimize both read and write performance. By using these memory technologies in a sophisticated caching architecture, the NST5000 is able to deliver high performance, over 54,000 IOPS, for as low as $.65 / GB, with overall capacities of over a petabyte.

To learn more about the NexSAN NST Hybrid Storage Solution(s) please do reach out to us here at Sunstar Company: (800) 663-5523   (310) 330-2900  request information

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