FC SAN Storage AS1000/2000 Series

Brief Introduction

High-end and leading 8Gb FC storage Inspur AS1000 Series storage system provides an outstanding

performance with its leading 8Gb all-FC architecture design and characterizes the features of leading reliability, extendibility and manageability, and easy-maintenance. AS1000 Series storage system has a technologically advanced hardware platform to support data snapshot and data replication, as well as support high-end applications on data synchronization at remote location. It can fully exploit the value of information, and effectively enhance business continuity, which is the best choice for building data storage platform in the large-scale information system construction.

Functional Features

Product advantages

  • Based on leading 8Gb all-FC architecture, it provides superb performance, satisfying extremely high requirements of high-end applications to the storage system
  • Independent XOR ASIC engine design based on Intel chip is specially used for data storage and processing and provides strong performance
  • Design of independent control cache and data cache can fully release the performance
  • High modular redundant system architecture design totally ensures reliability, utility and, maintainability.
  • Redundant I/O channel design and automatic failover can fully guarantee the continuity of data access
  • Powerful storage expansion capability can support a capacity of over 1PB
  • Powerful connection expansion capacity can support up to 2048 hosts
  • It supports various host platforms such as IBM AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Windows, Linux, etc., which can adapt to a complicated application environment and provide extensive support to software and hardware
  • Data application based on the storage system can bring information value into full play:
    • Data snapshot can achieve the objective of data reuse and accelerate data backup and recovery.
    • Data replication can achieve the objective of data distribution and transmission, bringing information value into full play.
    • Data synchronization function supports synchronous and asynchronous methods to maximum ensure the continuity of information access.
  •  Graphical management tools can achieve the objective of a powerful management function
  •  With applying hierarchical storage concept, it supports SSD, FC, SATA and encryption fiber channel hard disk FDE.

Related software and functions

The management program AS SAN Manager of Inspur AS1000 Series storage system provides an visualized graphical user interface. With powerful management capability, it achieves the objective of the effective management of storage system, and supports a wide range of data applications.

Features

  • AS SAN Manager adopts an visualized graphical management window, which achieves the objective of comprehensive, flexible configuration and management of the disk storage system.
  • Support a wide range of senior management functions, including:
    • Online storage expansion with a variety of ways to expand its number and capacity like the drive and logical volume, and the capacity and performance can be effectively improved based on practical needs.
    • Online dynamic RAID level migration function can safely change the RAID level of volume group
    • With volume piecewise dynamical adjustment, the size of designated volume can be changed according to application needs
    • Dynamic defragmentation function can effectively organize volume storage, combine free volume capacity, and obtain optimal space use performance and storage performance.
    • With non-disruptive upgrade function of controller firmware.
  • Visualized diagnosis and recovery procedures provide a very important help for the fault diagnosis, which can diagnose problems of the storage system, and determine appropriate restore steps.

Advanced data application functions

1. Data volume isolation mapping function

Data volume isolation mapping function can create maximum 64 logical mapping relations and maximum 2,048 volumes (LUN) for Inspur AS1000 series storage systems. It supports different hosts, which allows unified storage in multi-platform environment. This flexibility allows series of hosts with different capacities, different performances and different data protection demands to effectively share a single storage system. Moreover, data volume isolation function based on the function of storage system achievement has access to data volume in the controller layer, which fully guarantees independency, consistency, and completeness of data storage.

2. Data snapshot function

Data snapshot function based on storage system can conduct logical copy in real time for volume created in storage system, and realize data reuse for backup, application testing or development, information analysis or data mining, which allows assistant server to access to the snapshot version of data. As a complete copy, this snapshot volume with high-capacity efficiency can effectively save disk space.This function is also a preferred option for online data backup and recovery, which can implement rapid data recovery.

3. Data replication function

Data replication function can create a cloned volume (a complete physical copy) for the data volume that is already in the storage system. The cloned volume may be allocated to any host as a data copy of the original volume. The operation of reading and writing of the cloned volume has no impact on the performance and data security of the original volume. It is the best solution for advanced applications in data reuse and data transmission and so on.The process of creating cloned volume with data replication function can flexibly adjust and check various parameters and fully guarantee the access performance of original volumes.

4. Data remote synchronization

Data remote synchronization is to continuously copy or mirror local data to the remote storage system, which protects data in the form of copy and is also the best storage solution for building remote backup and disaster tolerance. Data remote synchronization supports many synchronization options, with full flexibility of control, allowing the administrators of storage system to optimize data synchronization. Data remote synchronization supports synchronization patterns of synchronization, asynchronization; and can dynamically switch in a variety of models. Data synchronization can effectively combine with snapshot functionality, expanding its information mode and value. AS1000 series storage system provides advanced data applications, which offers users with greater value of information storage at high-performance and high available hardware platform of AS1000 series.

Technical Specification

Product

AS1000G3

AS2000

Chassis specification

3U 

4U

Controller

 Dual active, hot-swap controllers

Dual active, hot-swap controllers

Cache

4GB with BBU

12GB with BBU, up to 36GB
Host interface

Standard 4 interfaces of 8Gb FC, up to 8; Optional 4 interfaces of 1Gb iSCSI

Standard 8 interfaces of 8Gb FC, up to 16; Optional iSCSI/InfiniBand
Drive interface

4 interfaces of 4Gb FC

16 interfaces of 4Gb FC

Drives supported

SSD/FC/SATAII

SSD/FC/SATAII

Maximum drives supported

Up to 128 HDDs (7 JBOD)

Up to 1024 HDDs

RAID levels

0, 1(0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60

0, 1(0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60
Power supply

1+1 redundant power supply

1+1 redundant power supply

OS supported

IBM AIX

HP-UX

SUN Solaris
Windows

Linux

Netware

IRIX

IBM AIX

HP-UX

SUN Solaris
Windows

Linux

Netware

IRIX

Advanced features

Online storage expansion;

Online RAID level migration;

Path redundancy and failover;

Data volume isolated mapping, data snapshot, volume duplication, remote synchronization

Online storage expansion;

Online RAID level migration;

Path redundancy and failover;

Data volume isolated mapping, data snapshot, volume duplication, remote synchronization

Operating temperature

0-35°C

0-35°C

AC input

110-240V

110-240V

Chassis

178mm(H)     437mm(W)     660mm(D)

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