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StoreWay Optima3040
StoreWay Optima3040 quad node storage system delivers extremely high-end performance accommodating the most demanding environments when both a large number of hosts and huge data storage is required. Support for mixed SAS/SATA configuration meets the demands of different quality of service requirements. The Optima3040 system supports 64 high speed 4Gbps or 8Gbps host connections, 128GB of cache and 1,536 disk drives and high-performance RAID processors.
 
  • Enterprise class storage for Fibre SAN
  • Availability 24/24 7/7 with systematic component redundancy
  • Multi level storage based on SSD, SAS and SATA disks intermix, optimized and virtualizable
  • Up to 1536 disks Storage capacity and 128 GB cache for the four nodes
  • Up to 64 12 Gb/s SAS links to disks
  • Data security with dual parity RAID 3 and 6 and triple mirror.
  • Energy saving with MAID technology.
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      Scalability
    Optima3000 Series modular architecture allows building a very scalable offer. The quad-nodes is the ultimate model of the Optima line. Providing an entry point of 32 fibre ports and 32 GB cache it could be expanded on-line to 64 host ports and 128GB cache and 1536 disk drives. This model will fit all demanding requests. Its nodal meshed architecture allows easy reconfigurations and adaptation to storage reorganization within the enterprise locally or multi-site.

      Availability and Maintainability
    Optima3000 Series guarantees exceptional business continuity by having all components redundant: host directors pair, cache modules pair, disk director pair and quadruple power supplies. Configurations installed and operated with best practices should show more than 99,999% availability. Optima3000 outstanding and unique RAID features choice, protects the data from any disk failure. In addition, specific advanced technology (Phoenix), as well as the implementation of the Extended Data Integrity Feature, which avoids silent data corruption, bring preventive defect detection and generate appropriate actions to prevent any operational failure. Dynamic firmware upgrade is supported, requiring Multipath software on the servers.

      Flexibility
    Managing high volumes of data require specific tools to Optima3000 Series X-bar architecture, up to now reserved to the very high end, allows to providing the best flexibility thanks to its building block architecture. Host ports, disks directors, cache memory, disk capacity and add-on nodes can dynamically be increased in accordance to business requirements. Starting from a minimal cost, Optima3040 provides the best size/performance for the company’s service level user’s requirements. Mix of SSD, SAS and SATA disks also brings additional flexibility. The support of these 3 disk technologies within a disk drawer with various speeds and capacity will satisfy various types of applications.

      Operability
    Managing high volumes of data requires specific tools to optimize the access to data and get the performance from the storage array. Optima3000 enjoys disk pool virtualization and Thin Provisioning technology of high-end class storage. The Optima3000 Storage Manager allows optional dynamically optimized data location to improve performance and take benefit of the best disk technology according to the use of data within the storage array. The software set for Optima includes also: snap, distant and local replications, as well as power saver MAID and write protect software. Performance Management tools allow consolidation of performance data for all Optima and FDA of the site from a central control point. All this software is interoperable with Optima1500 and 1500i as well as FDA. Optima connectivity ensures interoperability with VMware, HP-UX, Solaris as well as Windows, AIX and Linux which take benefit of a full path control thanks to the StoreWay Multipath products.

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