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Direct Attached Storage (DAS) provide scalable, flexible, cost-effective storage for server environments with significant IOP performance.
Connectivity with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) results in real performance improvement and through portioning and zoning multiple header units running different Operating Systems (e.g. Fornax & Windows) can draw upon a highly configurable environment.
Direct Attached Storage servers (DAS), are available from 1U to 4U configurations, and up to 90 hot-swappable hard drives to meet the demanding of storage environments. Multiple DASs can be attached to the same header unit creating Petabyte plus compute and storage.
DAS servers include redundant power and differing RAID configurations: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50.
Support and maintenance is a minimal requirement owing to the ultra-reliability of the Forax environment.
Estatom provides a range of customisable storage servers which allows for different drive configurations (SSD / Enterprise Mechanical / Cold Store), spending upon the requirement and server configuration.
Regardless of the configuration 12Gb/s provides the connectivity, scalability and performance and processing environments businesses require. These speeds are available through Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology solving the challenges which come with high-performance computing.
The SAS interface provides bandwidth that exceeds that of PCI Express® 3.0 with a single host bus adapter (HBA).
It has been suggested that this is now the era of flash! This has come about as a result of falling cost of purchase, running costs, improved reliability (and reduced support) and system interoperability.
Estatom's flash server range, running Fornax is focussed at the low-latency, high-performance compute and storage requirements, which have become more common place as the demands of business competitiveness increase. Furthermore, technology requires database transaction throughput, virtualised environments, high levels of encryption more complex applications.
Back-up & Archive
Back-up and archiving, with the ageing of data presents a number of challenges, particularly as a result of the volumes of data and new legislation concerning privacy and data retention.
The Fornax Replicator with the Fornax Engine overcomes these problem with formidable security and a granularity of control not found in other archiving systems. The Replicator is an easy-to-use back-up & replication application which resides on a highly customisable, high availability server running enterprise grade High-Density Archiving Hard Drives.
Costs are minimised with low-power draw, optimised data retrieval through the Fornax Engine and maximum disk efficiency.