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EMC Isilon NL-Series
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EMC Isilon NL-Series
The challenge of cost-effectively storing and managing data is an ever growing concern. You also have to weigh the cost of storing certain aging data sets against the need for quick access. Meeting this challenge requires a solution that bridges the gap between high-performance but costly, primary storage and inexpensive, but management-intensive, off-line storage solutions. The Isilon NL-Series scale-out storage solution redefines the economics of nearline storage by combining near-primary accessibility, near-tape value and ease of use.
 
  • Nearline storage economics
  • Easy to use and to manage single volume, single file architecture
  • Highly scalable with grow-as-you-go flexibility
  • Unmatched efficiency to reduce costs
  • Multiprotocol support to maximize operational flexibility
  • Enterprise data protection and resiliency for valuable data
  • Robust security options
  • Support for business analytics
  • Support for virtual environments
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    NODE ATTRIBUTES AND OPTIONS
  • Capacity
  • 36 TB - 144 TB
  • Hard Drives
  • 36 x 3.5" SATA-2 1 TB , 2 TB, 3 TB (SED option) or 4 TB
  • ECC Memory
  • 12 - 48 GB
  • Front-end networking
  • 4 x GigE OR 2 x GigE and 2 x 10GigE (SFP+ or Twin-ax Copper)
  • CPU Type
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor
  • Infrastructure networking
  • 2 Infiniband connections with double data rate (DDR)
  • Non-volatile RAM
  • 512 MB
  • Form factor
  • 4 U rack-mountable node
  • Service clearances
  • Front: 35" (88.9 cm) min; Rear: 14" (35.6 cm) min
      
    CLUSTER ATTRIBUTES
  • Cluster nodes
  • 3 to 144
  • Capacity
  • 108 TB to 20.7 PB
  • Memory
  • 36 GB to 6.9 TB
  • Rack Units
  • 12 to 576
      
    PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES
  • Scale-out architecture
  • Truly distributed, fully symmetric clustered architecture that combines modular storage nodes with EMC data and storage management software.
  • Modular design
  • Self-contained nodes include server, software, and disks in a 4U rack-mountable node.
  • Operating System
  • EMC Isilon® OneFS® distributed file system. Creates a cluster with a single file system and single global namespace. Fully journaled, fully distributed, globally coherent write/read cache.
  • High availability
  • No single point of failure. Self-healing design protects against disk or node failure. Includes backend intra-cluster failover.
  • Scalability
  • Initial cluster setup in less than 10 minutes. Add performance and capacity in 60 seconds. Scale to over 20 PB per cluster.
  • Protection levels
  • FlexProtect file-level striping with support for N+1 through N+4, and mirroring data protection schemes.
  • Security
  • File system audit capability to improve security and control of the storage infrastructure, and address regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Efficiency
  • SmartDedupe™ data deduplication option, which can reduce storage requirements by up to 35 percent.
  • Data Encryption
  • FIPS 140-2 level 2 validated self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with unique AES-256 bit strength keys assigned to each drive.
  • Protocol support
  • NFSv3, NFSv4, NFS Kerberized Sessions (UDP or TCP), SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, HTTP, FTP, NDMP, SNMP, LDAP, ADS, NIS reads/writes, HDFS.
  • Client support
  • Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, UNIX, Apple® Macintosh.
  • Software
  • SmartConnect™, SmartPools™, SmartQuotas™, SmartLock™, InsightIQ™, SmartshopIQ™, SyncIQ™, SmartDedupe™, Aspera for Isilon, support for HDFS, support for vSphere through VAAI and VASA.
      
    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Size (HxWxD)
  • 6.96" (17.7 cm); 18.90" (48 cm); 31.25" (79.4 cm)
  • Weight
  • 127 lbs (57.7 kg) max
      
    ENVIRONMENT
  • Temperature
  • 50° F to 95° F (10° C to 35° C)
  • Relative humidity
  • 5% to 95%, non-condensing
      
    POWER
  • Power supply
  • Dual redundant, hot-swappable 1050 W power supplies with Power Factor Correction (PFC)
  • Power consumption
  • 800 Watts @ 100v; 720 Watts @ 240v
  • Heat dissipation
  • 2,500 BTU/hr
     
     
     
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