XCubeSAN product family targets SMB businesses with limited budget and wanting for enterprise-class storage features. XS3200 series integrates Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 family that is optimized for enterprise SAN and Cloud storage along with native 12Gb SAS 3.0 technology to build up the next generation storage platform to the highest standard. There are tons of advanced hardware enhancements such as DDR4 ECC memory, two onboard 10GBase-T ports, C2F for memory protection, and fully redundant modular design of all critical components. The heart and soul of XCubeSAN product family is QSAN SANOS 4.0 operating system, which is optimized to support QCache (SSD Caching) and QTiering (Auto tiering) to fully leverage the advantages of SSD drives. XS3200 series also features real time wear level indicator to provide early warning and prevent data loss.
Enhanced QSAN SANOS 4.0 Operating System
SANOS 4.0 supports QTiering (Auto Tiering) function. SANOS adopts the latest 64 bit operating system architecture and it is the soul of all QSAN SAN storage systems. QSAN develops its most advanced RAID stack, LVM module, iSCSI protocol stack, enclosure management module and OS abstraction module and many more on this operating system platform. SANOS continues to evolve with new innovative enterprise storage features to help SMB businesses increase efficiency, productivity and reduce costs.
Outstanding Performance and Massive Host Bandwidth
XS3200 series is built on the next generation storage platform with Intel Xeon® processor D-1500 family, DDR4 ECC memory and inside out native 12Gb SAS 3.0 technology. Unique dual host board design creates massive host bandwidth for up to either 16x 16Gb Fibre Channel ports or 20x 10Gb iSCSI ports to pave the way for delivering astonishing performance. These advanced hardware components along with SANOS 4.0 can crank out 11,000 MB/s througput for read, 8,000 MB/s througput for write, and up to 1,000K+ IOPS. This makes XS3200 series suitable for all kinds of business applications where storage performance is a bottleneck.
Modular System Design for Fault Tolerance and Maximum Availability
All critical components (SAN controller, power supply, fan) are redundant modulars for fault tolerance and are hot pluggable for easy field replacement. No tool is needed to replace the modular. It's very simple, clean, and direct for IT administrators or engineers to perform onsite services. Inside the chassis, there are no cables to connect among different modulars for maximum reliability and best aerodynamics for thermal consideration.
Engineered for Enterpise SSD Drives
As market reserch companies indicate that SSD drives are gaining both momentum and market shares, XCubeSAN family is perfectly-engineered hybrid storage to support a range of SSD-focused functions such as QCache (SSD Cache) and QTiering (Auto tiering). Especially QTiering, it is the latest inclusion in SANOS 4.0 operating system. Because not all applications require SSD performance at all time, QTiering can move the right data at the right place at the right time to optimize the usage of different types of disk drives including SSD drive, SAS drive, near-line SAS drive, and SATA drive. QTiering can help SMB businesses fulfill the diversity workloads of future IT requirements with much lower costs. Policy and schedule settings in QTiering make it more flexible and easy to integrate into all kinds of IT environments. XS5200 series is future-proof and can protect both your business data and investment.
Built-in 12Gb SAS 3.0 IOC and Expander
XCubeSAN product family has fully integrated 12Gb SAS technology to suppor the latest and fastest disk drives on the market. With End Device Frame Buffering technology, even if you use the remaing 6Gb SAS 2.0 disk drives, you still can get 58% increase in IOPS and 65% increase in througput. Your original investment in HDDs can still benefit from moving to XS5200 series without any negative impact. With 12Gb SAS 3.0 technology, XS3200 series is capable of higher capacity scalability with up to 446 disk drives. XS5200 series is future-proof and can relieve you from capacity provision dilemma.
Wide Range of Product Portfolio
XS3200 series provides a wide range of product portfolio including 4U 24bays, 3U 16bays, 2U 12bays, and 2U 26bays. High density 2U 26bays model supports only 2.5" disks (SFF). The other three models support both 3.5" (LFF) and 2.5" disks. This complete product portfolio provides users with maximum flexibility to choose the right products to fit their business needs and budgets.
Enterprise Data Protection
XS3200 series provides an all-round data protection package including QSnap, QClone, and QReplica without extra license charges. All these functions are array-based to offload the computing workloads to XS5200 series. You can also setup a scheduled task for each function for easy management. Thanks to the next generation storage platform with Intel Xeon processor, there is barely no performance impact when conducting these functions.
QSAN Data Protection Benefits :
QSOE 2.0: QSAN Storage Offload Engine
XS5200 series adopts a dedicated CPU core to process iSCSI and Fibre Channel packets. From our lab result, both iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage systems have significant performance improvement.
QSAN SSD caching leverages the strengths of both SSDs and SAS/SATA hard drives to cost-effectively meet both high speed and large capacity requirements. It accelerates application performance by utilizing SSD drive as extended RAID controller cache for hot data while most of the cold data are stored in the hard drives.
QSAN Fast Rebuild only rebuilds the partitions with data. With embedded hardware RAID engine, it can greatly reduce the system loading, minimize the performance impact, and reduce rebuilding time as well.
QThin - Thin Provisioning
The Thin provisioning feature provides efficient use of total available capacity, centralized management, data protection, flexible storage planning, and automatic extension when allocated space runs out.