by Adam Armstrong

AC&NC Introduces New JetStor RDX16 & RDX48 Solutions

Today Advanced Computer & Network Corporation introduced two new JetStor solutions, the RDX16 and the RDX48. These new solutions are designed media production, medical imaging and high-performance computing (HPC). The new solutions are a combination of JetStor storage platform from AC&NC, EchoStreams’ server, and RAIDX software for software-defined storage.

The New JetStor RDX solutions are designed to store and deliver large block files such as high-resolution imagery and high-definition film and television content. The solutions can also speed delivery of HPC data and serve as a cluster system building-block or independent HPC storage. The RDX solutions are the only the only large-block media delivery and storage systems to offer RAID 7.3. RAID 7.3 is a triple parity RAID that reduces the risk of system failure and can ensure rapid recovery, even in the event of three disks failing at the same time.

The new solutions use SSDs for caching; this flash technology maximizes the performance of storage and speeds retrieval of data. The RAIDX software comes with a caching controller that ascertains the hot data and automatically moves it to the SSD cache. RAIDX also has error-correction technology that finds and fixes corruptions, without affecting performance, while the disks are in normal operation.

The RDX16 is a 3U 4-bay 2.5”SSD Teir0 and a 16-bay 3.5” HDD Teir1 storage EchoStreams clustered server. Adding a JBOD to the solution can easily scale capacity for the RDX16. The RDX48 is a 4U, 48-bay EchoStreams flash array server. Both solutions can be used by small, medium, or even enterprise businesses that need high-availability storage. And both solutions support all protocols, including SAN, DAS, NAS, Fibre Channel, and iSCSI, reducing complexity and hardware costs.

JetStor RDX16 specifications:

  • RAID Levels:
    • RAID 5, RAID 6, proprietary RAID 7.3 and RAID N+M (available with RAIDIX 4.3)
  • Supported CPU: E5-2600 Xeon DP V2 (Ivy Bridge)
  • Chipset: Intel C602-A
  • Supported RAM Per node: E5-2600 16x DDR3 133/1600/1866 up to 512GB
  • I/O Interface: Each node has VGA, Serial, Four GigE, 4x USB 2.0, 1x Management RJ45
  • Expansion Slots:
    • MB: onboard I/O and 5x PCIe3 x8 Expansion slots (1x slot for storage controller,1x for clustering adapter)
  • Storage: 16x 3.5” and 4x 2.5” 7mm SSD 3Gbps/6Gbps SAS dual port HDD bays (Optional LSI Syncro CS for Hardware RAID)
  • Server Management: IPMI with iKVM onboard
  • Cooling: 4 redundant 120mm hot-swap fan modules with Smart Fan Control for optimal cooling
  • Front Panel Display per node:
    • 1 x Power On/Off switch & LED
    • 1 x Locate switch & LED
    • 1 x Reset switch
    • 1 x System warning LED
    • 4x LAN LED
  • Expander:
    • LSI SAS2x36 6G SAS Expander module supports LSI Syncro CS and HA DAS connections
  • Power:
    • 1+1 1200W AC/DC
    • Or -48VDC/DC high efficiency redundant power supplies
  • Backplane:
    • 16-Bay 6G SAS Dual-Ported backplane
    • 2.5” SATA to SAS interposer
  • Dimension (LxWxH): 29 x 19 x 5.25in
  • Gross Weight: 95lbs w/o Hard Drives
  • Environmental
    • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 35°C
    • Non-Operating Temperature: -20°C to 70°C
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    • Compliance: CE, FCC Class A, RoHS 6/6 compliant
  • Compatible OS:
    • Linux RedHat Enterprise 6 64bit
    • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11.2 64bit
    • VMWare ESX 4.1/ESXi4.1
    • Windows 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • CentOS 5.6
    • Ubuntu 11.10

JetStor RDX48 specifications:

  • RAID Levels:
    • RAID 5, RAID 6, proprietary RAID 7.3 and RAID N+M (available with RAIDIX 4.3)
  • Supported CPU: Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 up to 120W TDP (145W with condition) socket R3
  • Chipset: Intel C610
  • Supported RAM: 16x DDR4 ECC RDIMM/LRDIMM 1600/1866/2133MT/s max. 2048GB capacity
  • Expansion Slots:
    • Supports up to total 6 PCIe slot;1 PCIe3 x8; 4 PCIe3 x16, 1 PCIe2 x4Storage: 16x 3.5” and 4x 2.5” 7mm SSD 3Gbps/6Gbps SAS dual port HDD bays (Optional LSI Syncro CS for Hardware RAID)
  • Storage: Two 36 ports 12G SAS Expander, 6 SFF8643 24 ports 12G SAS To HBA/RAID up to 19GB/s bandwidth Throughput
  • Drive bays:
    • 48 hot-swap 3.5” 6G/12G SAS/SATA drive bay
    • (Optional: 4x 2.5” 7mm SATA rear hot-swap bay 2x internal 2.5” 7mm for OS drive bays)
  • Front Panel Display:
    • Power On/OFF with LED, reset Switch, NMI switch, Locate Switch with LED, 4xLAN LED, Warning LED
  • Power:
    • 1+1 1010W AC/DC 80 Plus Redundant PSU
    • (Optional: -48V DC input availble upon request)
  • Dimension (LxWxH): 34.5 x 19 x 7in
  • Gross Weight: 114lbs w/o Hard Drives
  • Environmental
    • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 35°C
    • Non-Operating Temperature: -20°C to 70°C
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    • Compliance: CE, FCC Class A, RoHS 6/6 compliant
  • Compatible OS:
    • REHL 6.5
    • SLES 11 SP3
    • FreeBSD 9.2
    • VMWare ESXi5.5
    • Windows 2008 R2
    • Windows 2012 R2
    • CentOS 6.5

Availability

The JetStor RDX16 and RDX48 are available today.

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