FlashDisk PetaStore FX-4U60

Highest Density, Highest Capacity, Highest Speed, Lowest Cost Storage.

Model

FlashDisk PetaStore™ FX-4U60 Series. Over 4.8 PB of data storage in a single data center cabinet. FX-4U60 supports modular and removable ports including:

  • Fibre Channel 16Gb & 8 Gb
  • iSCSI 10 GbE & 1GbE
  • SAS 6 Gb

FX-4U60 offers easy access to top-loading drives with three separate drawers for convenience and safety.

FX-4U60 shown with 8 Fibre Channel 8 Gb ports and 4 iSCSI 1GbE ports.

EX-4U60 expansion with 2 SAS 6 Gb ports.

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    Over 3.6 PB in a Single Data Center Rack

    Big Data Applications
    The major problem facing organizations today is the explosion in the amount of data required for immediate retrieval. Large scale scientific, healthcare, e-discovery, financial, e-mail archive and database applications as well as unfathomable numbers of photo, video, audio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media files used in daily office automation create huge storage demands. This is the “big-data” problem. The enormity of this situation, especially with multiple backup copies, demands a solution that addresses all of these critical facets:

    • Scalable capacity
    • Scalable performance
    • Simple management
    • Flexible configurations
    • Easy-to-service

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    Features

    Scalable Capacity

    Designed for high density, FlashDisk PetaStore offers up to 600 disks in 40U of rack space totalling over 3.6 Petabytes (PB) in a single cabinet, using 6 TB disk drives. As the capacity of each 3.5” drive continues to increase, these cabinet capacities will continue to grow and continue to provide higher storage density – storing more data in less physical space.

    Scalable Performance

    FlashDisk PetaStore offers outstanding performance because the purpose-built disk controllers are fine-tuned for “big data.” A single PetaStore cabinet with two controller shelves delivers up to 6 GB/sec. write and 11 GB/sec. read throughput – actual measured end-to-end usable performance. These high-speed disk controllers are the true engine of PetaStore, outperforming competing platforms that have even more spindles. Now in its 13th generation, FlashDisk delivers superior access and transfer rates for your mountain of “big data”.

    Simple Serviceability – Three top-loading drawers with 20 drives each!

    The ability to easily service a unit, especially units of the scale that “big data” environments require, is paramount in cost-reduction. This unit is designed for self-service, offering significant operating cost savings. All PetaStore components are redundant, easily accessible and hot-swappable including controllers, drives, power supplies and fans. A special PetaStore feature is that front-loading, lightweight drive drawers slide forward from shelves and operate while being serviced. The design is superior to potentially unsafe competitive top-loading designs that require the entire shelf, which is very heavy, to be completely retracted.

    Simple Management

    Being able to easily configure, re-configure, and manage all of this hardware is key to a low-cost implementation. FlashDisk PetaStore utilizes the FlashDisk Global Manager which allows organizations the ability to use a “single pane of glass” to manage and control an unlimited number of PetaStore cabinets. All the wealth of FlashDisk PetaStore software functionality is available in this one application.

    Flexible Configurations

    FlashDisk PetaStore allows configuring the system to specific needs and permits scaling of capacity and performance independently as required. FlashDisk PetaStore supports both SAN block storage and NAS file storage. The NAS option supports CIFS and NFS file storage in any combination. FlashDisk PetaStore supports Fibre Channel and iSCSI data transport protocols. Thus FlashDisk PetaStore works in your infrastructure of choice to meet your unique requirements.

    Purpose-Built

    FlashDisk PetaStore is unique in its ability to provide for all of these important facets at the same time, while other solutions are only strong at a few. PetaStore is the “Purpose-Built” storage solution designed to be the best value for your “big data” needs.

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    Specs

    FX-4U60 RAID Base Unit
    RAID controller Single/Dual redundant 64-bit, 13th generation controller
    Drive Canisters 3, each holding 20 (3.5”/2.5”) SAS disks or SSDs
    RAID levels supported 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 1+0, 15, 16, 30, 50, 60
    Host interfaces 1GbE, 10GbE (copper or fiber), SAS 6Gb, FC 8Gb, FC 16Gb
    Drive interface 6 Gb/s SAS
    Max # of drives/Total capacity 360 drives/2,160 TB maximum capacity (via expansions)
    Cache memory capacity Max. 16 GB per controller, included standard
    Hot spare drives User configurable
    Non-volatile cache Optional battery backup, flash-based backup module
    Maximum LUN size 512 TB
    Maximum number of LUNs 1024 LUNs
    LUN masking Configurable for each host LUN on FC SAN
    Port mapping Map ports to servers for direct attach environments
    Multipathing (MPIO) MPIO supported for all major operating systems and Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and VMware hypervisors
    FX-4U60 General
    Power supplies 2 x 1,600 Watts
    AC input 200-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
    Power consumption 600 Watts typical draw
    RAID unit dimensions (WxHxD) 17.53″ x 6.93″ x 34.70″
    RAID unit weight 266.8 lbs. fully loaded (HDDs). High-density storage such as FlashDisk PetaStore may require special reinforcement in a raised floor environment. Ensure floor loading capacity is not exceeded.
    Temperature 0° to 35° C operating; -40° to 60° C non-operating
    Humidity 5-95% (non-condensing – operating and non-operating)
    Compliance UL approved; FCC & CE pending
    EX-4U40 Expansion Shelf
    Drive canisters 3, each holding 20 (3.5”/2.5”) SAS disks or SSDs
    Drive interface 6 Gb/s SAS
    Power supplies 2 x 1,600 Watts
    AC input 200-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
    Power consumption 500 Watts typical draw
    Expansion dimensions (WxHxD) 17.52″ x 6.93″ x 34.70″
    Expansion weight 266.8 lbs. fully loaded (HDDs). High-density storage such as FlashDisk PetaStore may require special reinforcement in a raised floor environment. Ensure floor loading capacity is not exceeded.
    Temperature 0° to 40° C operating; -40° to 60° C non-operating
    Humidity 5-95% (non-condensing – operating and non-operating)
    Compliance UL approved; FCC & CE pending
    Controls and Indicators
    Firmware embedded manager Access via front-panel LCD, RS-232 port, Ethernet
    Indicators Front panel power and status indicators
    Compatibility
    Operating systems Supports industry standard operating systems
    Platforms supported Supports Fibre Channel and embedded FPGA hosts
    Remote monitoring ports RS-232 and 10/100 Ethernet
    Storage Management
    Event notification Automatic event and problem alert notification
    FlashAlert call home service 24-hour call center available for immediate action
    Manage out of band Ethernet
    FlashDisk Global Manager GUI Manage storage services of multiple FlashDisks from any web browser
    Warranty & Service
    Standard warranty Three year factory warranty and toll free hotline during business hours
    Service contracts Optional on-site service, spare parts and advance parts replacement
    Secure site Customizable service programs for classified sites
    Installation and service On-site installation; 24×7 service available