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DataDirect Networks S2A8000

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Model Description:
Storage Networking Controller

Model Details

High Performance Storage Networking System with Full Fibre Channel and SATA Disk Drive Support.
DataDirect’s S2A8000 Silicon Storage Appliance is designed to make it easy for the scientific, supercomputing and broadcast communities to deploy and scale 2Gb/s Fibre Channel storage area network infrastructures. Including directRAID, a patent protected Parallel access Architecture, Centralized Caching, and Solid-State Disk functionality, the S2A8000 provides the lowest Total Cost of Ownership for any high-performance storage environment.
Generic RAID storage devices have been designed for the transactional markets and fall short when installed in high-throughput distributed computing, the S2A8000 has been specifically designed and engineered to serve the stringent throughput, scalability and low latency requirements of HPC, Rich Media and Oil and Gas environments.


S2A8000 Features

• Single 2U S2A8000 with Four 2Gb/s Ports or Dual 4U with Eight 2Gb/s Ports

• Wide Disk Back end, 20 Fibre-Channel or SATA disk drive ports

• Up to 1120 Disk Drives, 512 Direct Host logins, and 8192 LUNs supported

• 5TB to 130TB with Fibre Channel Disks, 50TB to 336TB with SATA disks

• Sustained Performance well over 1Gbyte/s in both Reads AND Writes, up to 1.6 GByte/s theoretical bandwidth

• Full Fibre-Channel Duplex Performance on every port

• Real time Any to Any Virtualization

• No performance penalties in degraded mode operation, Very fast rebuild rate

• PowerLUN™ 1 Gbyte/sec+ individual LUNs without host-based striping

• Up to 20GB of Cache, LUN-in-Cache Solid State Disk functionality

• SNMP, GUI and Telnet support

• Optional directMirror™ multi-clone mirroring capability

The S2A8000 Benefits

Scale as fast and large as you need without expensive re-architecting

Ease of deployment, support & management - The S2A8000 brings the promise of high performance SANs to enterprises with minimal time required for installation. Installation time goes from weeks and days to just hours. Additionally, since the S2A8000 includes sophisticated virtualization, security, optimization and monitoring tools, it significantly reduces the time and cost associated with building, scaling and operating a SAN, allowing a single system administrator to manage huge storage pools.

Provide the highest levels of Quality of Service - DataDirect’s S2A8000 provides consistent, predictable data delivery to real-life application requirements. Advanced algorithms and tuning parameters provide predictable latency and throughput performance, and with its fully redundant design and pipelined parallel architecture, the S2A8000 ensures high data availability and uptime while simultaneously providing optimal performance regardless of system condition, including under degraded and rebuild modes.

Get enterprise-wide reliability - The S2A8000 ensures high data availability and uptime while simultaneously providing optimal performance regardless of system condition. The S2A8000 eliminates all multiple points of failures (including even passive disk and "controller" chassis) and provides higher Mean-Time-Between-Failures due to reduced complexity and lower component count.

Solutions, Planning, Integration and Support

DataDirect’s professional services team can assist you with system architecture and storage network design. We also will optimize existing storage installations and applications and help our clients migrate from current legacy storage approaches to a new SAN environment.

DataDirect offers a wide variety of support options, including standard and extended warranty, priority cross shipment and a range of on-site maintenance and support services to fit your needs. DataDirect can also supply customized service and support offerings to meet the needs of businesses having unique requirements.

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