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NEW iSCSI/Fibre Channel Active-Active Failover Hybrid Storage Array

PRO iSCSIa

PRO iSCSIa Back View Active-Active Hybrid iSCSI/4Gb FC
Possible PRO iSCSI Configuration

*One iSCSI High-performance RAID Controllers

*Two iSCSI High-performance RAID Controllers

*Hybrid - One iSCSI, One 4Gb/s High-performance RAID Controllers

The active-active PRO iSCSIa has four very fast 1Gb iSCSIe ports connected to a high performance RAID controller based on a high power RISC storage processor with embedded RAID 6 XOR engine. In the event of a failed controller the active active PRO iSCSIa will continue to operate on the surviving controller. Supporting the latest in RAID protection technology, the PRO iSCSIa supports all standard RAID levels; 0 for striping, 1 for disk mirroring, 5 for efficient balance of drive protection and performance as well as the latest RAID 6 double disk protection for enterprise class requirements.

The four active-active 1Gb iSCSI ports can work together to increase data throughput, MPIO (Multipathing I/O) is a simple and quick method to improve iSCSI data path performance with supported operating system such as OS X and others, with MPIO - performance increase with configuration simplicity results in 510 MB/sec data rate. For even higher dual path method, configuring the PRO iSCSIa with two RAID sets and LUN map each RAID set to its own iSCSI port(s) will optimize the data path and produce a respectable data rate of over 550MB/sec. See the graphics to the right for more detail information.

The active-active PRO iSCSIa 1Gb iSCSIl interface is compatible with Fiber Channel and othet iSCSI infrastructures and will plug and play in existing networks. 

PRO iSCSIa ExpansionCost Effective Expansion

When additional storage is required the PRO iSCSIa can be increased in capacity with the built-in expander; simply add the cost effective PRO Xa to expand the PRO iSCSIa RAID head unit. Each PRO Xa has a 16 drive capacity and can further daisy chain to additional PRO Xa's; a total of 3 PRO Xa's can be daisy chained from the PRO iSCSIa RAID head, a total of 64 drives of very high speed online access.

The Java based RAID Manager provides full control over the RAID configuration; the existing RAID set can be expanded or additional RAID sets can be made to deploy the added disk space from the PRO Xa's.

SAN Ready

SAN ReadyiSCSI interface is fastly becoming a standard inexpensive interface for high speed Storage Area Network applications. When the workflow requires multiple artists/workstations to access the same project or files at a rapid rate of speed at a lower cost then Fiber Channel, the SAN Ready PRO iSCSIa is ready for the job.

The dual ported PRO iSCSIa can be deployed in a two workstation configuration without the need of an expensive Switch. Just apply your favorite SAN management software and you are ready to improve your workflow at the speed of light. In a larger shared environment, the PRO iSCSIa works well with 3rd party iSCSI switches and host adapters.

Work on 2K DPX files and HD uncompressed at the same time! The PRO iSCSIa efficient cache and RAID management is able to keep up with the most demanding projects. Playback of 2K DPX files which are rated at 24 fps x 12.2MB per frame requires a date rate of near 300MB/sec and is pretty demanding already, but the PRO iSCSIa can handle this plus more!  The PRO iSCSIa is ready to take on any serious workflow.

PRO FC  performanceMaximum iSCSI Performance

The PRO iSCSIa never slows down! Even when fully loaded with data. Impressive high-end performance ensures that your project will continue to make forward progress even as the disk array is filling up. No matter which RAID protection mode you choose to use, the PRO iSCSIa will not miss a beat.

Real-time Multiple Streams

PRO iSCSIa technology translates to superior workflow in your creative development, many real-time streams means you will enjoy your work more and get the project completed sooner.

 

 

 

 

 

Video Res

# streams

 

 

HD 10-bit uncompressed

2

 

 

HD 8-bit uncompressed

3

 

 

SD 10-bit

12

 

 

SD 8-bit

13

 

 

DVCPRO HD

14

 

 

ProRes HQ

12

 

 

ProRes

13

 

 

2k RGB

1

 

 

2k film

1

 

 

 

 

 

One PRO iSCSIa with sixteen 1TB drives in RAID 5. Mac Pro 2xQuad 3GHz, OS 10.5.2 FCP 6. Streams counts could vary with smaller disk drives. RAID 0 performance yields similar results. Usage of 1 iSCSI or 2, 3 or 4 iSCSI ports does not improve stream count. Making two RAIDs on separate iSCSI ports and stripping the two LUNs at the OS yields equal and in some video resolution lesser stream counts.

Ordering Information

PRO iSCSIa (two 1-meter iSCSI cables)(1 SFP, one 1-meter FC cable, per controller)

Capacity *
How much do I need?

Model

Part Number

Disks

7.2TB

iSCSIa-7.2

944-0720-*

16 x 450GB SAS

16TB

iSCSIa-16

944-1600-*

16 x 1TB

32TB

iSCSIa-32

944-3200-*

16 x 2TB

16TB

Hybrid-FCa/iSCSI-16

929-1600-*

16 x 1TB

32TB

Hybrid-FCa/iSCSI-16

929-3200-*

16 x 2TB

48TB

Hybrid-FCa/iSCSI-48

929-4800-*

16 x 3TB

 

 


*1 = Dual hot-swap supply.

 

* RAID 3/5 usable capacity will be 1 drive less of total, RAID 6 will be 2 drives less. Why?


 

iSCSI cables

SFP

 

3-meter

663-0300-0

664-0001-0

 

6-meter

663-0600-0

664-0001-0

 

 

 

Spare drive with tray

 

 

450GB SAS

939-0045-0

 

 

500GB

939-0050-0

 

 

1TB

939-0100-0

 

 

2TB

939-0100-0

Business Class

 

2TB

939-0100-1

Enterprise Class

 

 

 

Rackmount kit

 

 

26”

748-2601-1

 

 

 

Call 818-435-6007

 

* RAID 3/5 capacity will be 12.5% less, RAID 6 will be 25% less. Why?

Quick Links:
Datasheet
Expansion with PRO Xa
PRO Xa Datasheet
Addtional Performance Data
Typical SAN Diagram
Manual
RAID Manager
Tech Notes
Press Releases:
PRO iSCSIa

Works with Apple Xsan
Apple Xsan
Works with Tiger Technology
Tiger Technology metaSAN
Plus other Shared Storage Management software.

Fast iSCSI Storage

Performance

Features

Active-Active 1Gb iSCSI Interface.

Performance enhancement using MPIO (Multipath I/O) with supported OS.

3u rackmount - 16 hot swappable drive bays.

Cost effective built-in expansion. Daisy chain 3 PRO Xa's for a total of 64 drives.

Super fast Hardware RAID controller supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, JBOD.

RISC based hardware RAID controller with embedded RAID 6 XOR engine.

Pre-loaded with hot swappable 7200 RPM SATA II 3Gb/s high performance disk drives.

Instant Ready, no long format required.

SAN Ready. Compatible metaSAN and other share storage management software.

Final Cut Studio, Premiere Pro, Media Composer compatible.

ProRes 422, RED R3D & proxy, DV, DVCPRO HD, HDV, uncompressed SD/HD, 2k film formats.

Multiple real-time streams.

Built-in Ethernet management port.

Java based RAID Manager.

E-mail event notification.

Enclosure management.

Optional redundant hot swappable power supplies.

36 months warranty.

 

Systems Requirements

1Gb iSCSI interface on host computer or switch.

Apple: Mac Pro, Power Mac G5.

Windows-based compatible PC.

Apple OS 10.4 or higher, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Server, Linux, Unix.

 

 
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