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StoreWay™ Optima1600
 • A new generation of mid-range storage
StoreWay™ Optima1600
StoreWay Optima1600 is a flexible, performant and affordable storage
  • Fibre Channel 8Gb/s, iSCSI 1Gb/s, iSCSI10Gb/s or SAS 6Gb/s host connections
  • SAS 6Gb/s back-end with up to 96 drives, 2.5’’ or 3.5’’ form factor
  • Support of multi-tier storage with SSD, SAS and NL-SAS drives
  • High performance for an entry storage
  • Complete software offer with thin provisioning, snapshot, local and remote replication, performance management, data migration
  • Remote replication over Fibre Channel or iSCSI 1/10Gb/s

      State of the art technology
    Optima1600, in single controller or dual controller configuration, offers the up to date host connectivity with Fibre Channel 8Gb/s or iSCSI 1 Gb/s or 10Gb/s, or SAS 6Gb/s. The support of the latest SSD, SAS and NL-SAS disk drives, connected through SAS 6Gb/s links, brings a great flexibility to build performant or high capacitive solutions.
    Optima1600 is based on latest Intel processor chips, taking benefit of their high IO level and low power consumption for an entry range product. SSD drives improve IO/s performance and reduce response time of transactional applications.

      High availability and reliability
    Full redundant architecture with dual RAID controllers, mirrored cache, dual power supplies and fans, makes Optima1600 a high available storage system. Cache continuity is guaranteed and all components, controllers, disk drives, fans, power supplies are hot pluggable.
    Optima1600 active-active asymmetrical architecture guarantees the operation in case of data path failure (host bus adapter, cable or controller). Optima1600 tolerates a single disk failure in RAID-1/10, RAID-5/50 and a double disk failure in RAID-6 or RAID Triple Mirror.
    Super-Phoenix self healing technology reduces the number of disk drive replacement by repairing and recovering from suspected drive failures.

      Scalability and flexibility
    Optima1600 scalable architecture allows an easy dynamic extensibility with additional disks drives or drawers up to 96 disks with a mix of 24x2.5’’ and 12x3.5’’ disk drawers. This makes Optima1600 an efficient solution for evolving applications in performance or capacity requirements.

      Optimized configuration
    Optima1600 includes features allowing to reduce cost investment and TCO. Thin Provisioning optimizes utilisation of available storage by sharing virtual pools between the applications and managing threshold at LUN and pool level to add dynamically disk capacity as required.
    Power Saver optimizes the energy consumption by slowing down or stopping non used drives. Typically backup on disks applications are candidates for use of this feature, limiting disk power consumption to the backup window.

      Virtualized environments
    Optima1600 is well fitted to VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V virtualized environments. It is VMware certified and supports new vStorage APIs for Array Integration (vAAI) which improve the performance of operations in a VMware environment.

      Ease of installation and Administration
    Optima1600 embeds Storage Manager Express which eases the installation, configuration and management in the network infrastructure. The automatic discovery of the FC or iSCSI connections, the ease of pools/LUNs creation, the immediate use of the created volumes allow a quick start of the exploitation.
    Optima1600 External Storage Manager, in addition to Storage Manager Express, manages all Optima optional software : snapshots, local or remote replication, performance, power consumption, WORM. The External Manager is common to the whole Optima range and manages all storage arrays of a data center from a central point. It runs on a Windows or Linux physical server or virtual machine.
    Migration from an existing storage to Optima1600 is easily achieved off-line by a Data Migration feature included in Optima1600. This allows also a quick start of the exploitation with the new storage.
    Optima1600 connectivity ensures interoperability with Windows, Linux, VMware and AIX. Server data access is secured by Storeway Multipath software available for Windows, Linux, VMware and AIX.

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