QSAN XCubeSAN XS3300: Storage for SMB workloads

QSAN’s XCubeSAN XS3300 series are designed as SAN arrays for budget-sensitive SAN environments. The block storage is optimized for demanding workloads in SMEs. Above all, the emphasis is on exceptional performance, simple operation and a good price/performance ratio.

The SAN storage QSAN XCubeSAN XS3300 is ideal for modern enterprise applications such as virtualization, databases, media editing, monitoring and backup. The series is available as a 12 to 26 bay solution, allows the use of 2.5 and 3.5 inch media and offers a range of modular interfaces for connecting to the hosts.

Uncompromising performance, high storage density and maximum flexibility

With 26 slots in just two height units (2U), the XS3326 offers a high packing density and is available in a dual controller version (active/active). A single controller configuration is also possible, which can also be upgraded to a redundant solution with a second controller if required.

Each system in the XS3300 series is factory equipped with four integrated 10GBase-SR ports (SFP+) per controller including appropriate GBICs and expandable to up to 24 host ports in a dual-controller system.

This allows – especially in smaller environments – to connect the SAN storage directly to multiple hosts, even without the use of Ethernet switches. Optional host cards are available in 16 and 32 Gb Fiber Channel and 10 and 25 GbE iSCSI.

With up to 1.3 million IOPS and 12.8 Gbps of possible throughput, the new QSAN-XS3300 family is even faster than the previous generation and has enough performance for even the most demanding workloads.

Documented simplicity: “set and forget” data services

For inventory management, the XS3300 series comes with QSAN’s new XEVO– operating system. The user interface is intuitive and saves users a lot of time when provisioning storage space. XEVO also offers classic enterprise storage features such as full RAID-level protection, RAID EE with fast rebuild, thin provisioning, SSD cache and auto-tiering, among others. A dashboard with comprehensive monitoring capabilities allows system administrators to analyze and monitor inventory status in real time.

QSAN’s XS3300 has several key features:

Advanced RAID levels: XEVO supports 15 different RAID levels for comprehensive data protection. The global hot spare capability provides additional protection by automatically replacing failed disks logically and starting the recovery process immediately without user intervention.

storage efficiency: Thin provisioning allows users to flexibly allocate storage space. Optional SSD cache and auto-tiering increase performance by only moving data that is actually used frequently to the more expensive but significantly faster flash memory.

• Backup functions: To protect against data loss and downtime, XEVO offers full array-based backup options, including local backup and remote replication. Based on snapshot technology, a solid emergency safety net can be built to meet required RPO and RTO.

• A completely new warehouse management experience: XEVO simplifies the complex IT process from planning to maintenance.

QSLife provides intelligent media analysis and helps the user check the status of individual drives and media.

QR report analyzes the utilization of the system, helps the administrator with reports to avoid and deal with exceptional situations to prevent inconsistent data from arising as a result.

tested and certified virtualization: XEVO, Vmware checked and Microsoft Hyper-V certified, is a convenient and fast storage system that allows users to deploy secure virtualization environments with low latency and high performance.

• Massive scale-up solution: The XS3300 family offers high investment protection as it can be massively scaled up to 546 drives or 16.7 PB of raw capacity for future data growth by connecting JBODs or third-party expansion devices.

• Cache-to-Flash cache protection: To protect the controllers’ cache, even in the event of a sudden power failure, the XS3300 systems can be equipped with battery-free cache backup using compact flash memory and supercapacitors. These have the advantage that they are significantly more durable than battery (accumulator) supported solutions.

• Geo-redundancy through asynchronous and synchronous replication: For higher data availability, the XS3300 family offers either asynchronous or synchronous replication to another system from QSAN XCubeSANseries on.

Asynchronous replication is already included as a standard feature in the scope of delivery – synchronous replication can be optionally licensed.

• Customized: With the flexibility through the use of a wide range of media, from flash SSD to NLSAS HDDs and a large number of different host connection modules, users and administrators have a wide range of possible applications with the systems of the QSAN XCubeSAN XS3300 series, can be precisely customized to the respective requirements and grow with them.

A wide range of available services and service options completes the offer for the user. He can choose from simple advance replacement of components to 24/7 on-site support, as well as various services for installation, commissioning and training in the DACH region.

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