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StoreWay™ Optima3600
 • A new generation of mid-range storage
StoreWay™ Optima3600
StoreWay Optima3600 offers availability and performance adapted to the critical requirements of entreprise applications
  • Fibre Channel 8Gb/s, iSCSI 1 or 10Gb/s, or mixed FC/iSCSI 1/10 Gb/s host connections
  • SAS 6Gb/s back-end with up to 384 drives, 2.5’’ or 3.5’’ form factor
  • Support of multi-tier storage with SSD, SAS and NL-SAS drives
  • High performance for high level applications with SSD cache support
  • Complete software offer with thin provisioning, snapshot, local and remote replication, performance optimization, virtual cache partitioning

      State of the art technology
    Optima3600 offers up to date host connectivity with Fibre Channel 8Gb/s or iSCSI 1 Gb/s or 10Gb/s or combo FC/iSCSI 1 or 10 Gb/s. The support of the latest SSD, SAS and NL-SAS disk drives, connected through 8x SAS 6Gb/s links, brings a great flexibility to build performant and/or highly capacitive solutions.
    Optima3600, based on latest Intel processor chips, takes benefit of their high IO level and low power consumption. 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 Optima3600 a high available storage system. Cache continuity is guaranteed and controllers, disk drives, power supplies can be hot swapped undisruptively.
    Optima3600 active-active asymmetrical architecture guarantees the operation in case of data path failure (host bus adapter cable, controller). Optima3600 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.

      Optimized and virtualized configuration
    Thin Provisioning optimizes utilisation of available storage by sharing virtual pools between the applications. The management of thresholds at LUN and pool level allows to plan dynamic disk extensions.
    Virtual Cache Partitioning garantees performance of an application by allocating cache segments to it and preventing other applications to share the same cache space.
    SSD cache significantly improves performance of random applications by moving hot data to SSD drives. SSD cache allows a reduction of the number of SAS drives required to reach high performance of OLTP applications.
    Data Allocation Optimisation also improves performance by moving dynamically blocks of data from low cost to high speed pools or vice-versa according to defined policies.
    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.

      Performance management
    Performance Monitor displays in real time the performance of Optima3600. Performance Navigator analyzes the evolution in the time of these performances and predicts future saturations. Performance Optimizer detects bottlenecks and manages data migration to unloaded pools to balance the disks load and optimize the behaviour of the Optima3600.

      Virtualized environments
    Optima3600 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
    Optima3600 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.
    Optima3600 External Storage Manager, in addition to Storage Manager Express, manages all Optima optional software : snapshots, local or remote replication, performance monitoring and optimizer, power consumption, WORM. The External Manager, common to the whole Optima range, 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 Optima3600 is easily achieved off-line by a Data Migration feature included in Optima2600. It allows a quick start of the exploitation of the new storage with the existing data.
    Optima3600 connectivity ensures interoperability with Windows, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX and VMware. Server data access is secured by Storeway Multipath software available for Windows, Linux, VMware and AIX.

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