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EMC Centera
 • Production-class archiving made simple, affordable, and secure
EMC Centera
EMC Centera delivers active archiving with the capacity, power efficiency, and price you require.
  • A proven archiving solution that provides assured authenticity and online access
  • Facilitates governance and compliance needs for retention and preservation
  • Self-management and self-configuration capabilities enable you to manage more content with fewer staff at lower cost
  • Future-proof architecture leverages technology to maintain long-term retention, assured content integrity
  • Self-healing—redundant array of independent nodes (RAIN) architecture, no single points of failure, continuous data integrity checking/repairing, non-disruptive repair, phone-home capability, dual power sourcing
  • Application Support
  • Centera systems are endorsed by a large and increasing number of EMC partners integrating solutions across a variety of industries.
    Each partner adds its own application and industry-specific value to EMC Centera, tailoring the system for individual markets and requirements.
    EMC Centera also supports non-integrated applications through the use of EMC Centera Universal Access software enabling network protocols support such as: NFS, CIFS, HTTP, FTP.
  • Architecture
  • Redundant Array of Independent Nodes (RAIN)
  • Capacity
  • Raw Storage Capacity:
    16 to 128 terabytes per EMC Centera cabinet (1 TB disk)
    32 to 256 terabytes per EMC Centera cabinet (2 TB disk)
    48 to 384 terabytes per EMC Centera cabinet (3 TB disk)
    Mirrored: 7.7 to 125.7 terabytes per EMC Centera cabinet*
    Parity-Protected: 26.4 to 215.5 terabytes per EMC Centera cabinet* (8 or more nodes required)
    Centera Cluster : up to 4 cabinets (up to128 nodes)
    Maximum Capacity: Virtual Archive can federate up to 4 Centera clusters for a maximun usable capacity of 3.1 petabytes

    * 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Usable capacity calculated for an average file size of 250 KB. Usable capacity will depend on the file size and the number of storage nodes.
  • Connectivity
  • Gigabit copper* Ethernet connections (1 gigabit per second per access node)

    *Optical connection also available with separately purchased SPF module.
  • Protocol Support
  • TCP/IP
  • Availability Features
  • Highly scalable and reliable:
    • Always two copies of data objects
    • Self-healing if capacity component fails
    • Automatic failover of client Ethernet connections
    • Continuous background data validation
    • Supports inlet power from two AC power sources per 16 nodes with automatic failover
    • Auto-Call remote reporting, diagnostics, and maintenance
    • Non-disruptive software maintenance and updates
    • Field-replaceable maintenance
    • Can be replicated for business continuance and disaster recovery purposes
  • Dimensions
  • Height 75/190 (in/cm);
    Width 24/61 (in/cm);
    Depth 40/100 (in/cm);
    Weight 1,620/735 (lb/kg, max)

    Service Area: 30 in. (76 cm) front; 36 in. (91 cm) rear; 18 in. (45.7 cm) top
  • Power Specifications
  • Input Voltage: 200–240 VAC
    Frequency: 50–60 Hz
    Phasing single phase*
    Circuit Breaker (A) max. per AC power source: 30A/PDU
    Four inputs per rack for redundant power and greater than 16 node configurations
    Non-polarized, User-supplied Connector: IEC-309-332P6; IP -57R (Australia)
    No rack-level ATS (Automatic Transfert Switch) requirement (built-in dual AC inlet to every node)
    Non-polarized, Power Connector: IEC-309-332P6; IP -57P (Australia)
    Auto-Call Modem Requirements: If not powered by the cabinet’s 220 VAC power, the North American Auto-Call modem requires connection to a 110 VAC power source at 60 Hz through a NEMA 5-15R receptacle.
    International installations are country-specific.

    *Note: Standard power is single phase; three-phase options available.
  • Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature (°F/°C): operating 41–104/5–40
    Power Capacity per Cabinet: (kVA) 9,600 VA max. @ 200 V per cabinet
    Maximum Heat Dissipation per Cabinet (Btu/hr): 32,800 Btu/hr max. per cabinet
    Altitude (ft/m): max. 10,000/3,000 operating; 25,000/7,692 non-operating
    Humidity (%): non-condensing 20–80 (10–90 non-operating)
    Raised Floor: Not required
  • Safety
  • UL Listing/Recognition to UL 60950 (safety—US);CSA Certificate or C-UL Listing/Recognition to CSA 22.2 60950 (safety—Canada);TUV License to EN 60950 (safety—Europe);TUV CB Certificate to IEC 60950 (Safety-International);
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • FCC Part 15B class A (US); Industry Canada ICES-003 class A (Canada);CISPR22:1997 3rd Edition Class A (International );EN55022:1998 (Europe);EN55024:1998 (Europe);EN61000-3-2 (Europe);EN61000-3-3 (Europe);VCCI Approval to V.3 (Japan);BSMI Approval to CNS13438 (Taiwan);ACA Ctick Approval to AS/NZS 3548 (Australia);MIC (Korea);GOST (Russia);IRAM (Argentina)
  • Standard warranty
  • 2 years Hardware support 9X5, next Business day.
  • Extended Warranty
  • Bull’s Global Care offer: Bronze, Silver, Gold levels; depending on location
  • Note 1
  • EMC˛, EMC, Centera and Centrastar are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC corporation in the United States and others countries.
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