March 21st, 2012 by Lyle Smith
Xyratex OneStor 2584 Announced
Xyratex has announced the OneStor 2584, an ultra dense storage platform for Original OEM providers targeting converged infrastructure solutions and scale-out storage systems for the cloud and data centers. OneStor 2584 was designed to provide a solution to data management challenges with its flexible and scalable architecture. The solution offers a versatile enterprise storage solution design by using a modular, standards-based architecture, which combines storage density, server integration, intelligent platform management and power efficiency.
With its ultra-dense dense data storage architecture, the OneStor 2584 boasts up to two petabytes of enterprise grade storage in a standard data center rack with 3TB hard drives. This reduces complexity of multiple enclosures, increases reliability with less cabling, and improves rack utilization by up to 67% compared to current enclosure technologies. Each OneStor 2584 can be equipped with up to 84 3.5” or 2.5” SAS or SATA hard disk or solid state drives into a five rack unit enclosure, while delivering a high-availability power-supply design that has achieved a High Efficiency 80 PLUS Gold Certification.
OneStor 2585 comes in two configurations:
- OneStor SP-2584 - ideal for digital media, compliance retention and near line data archive solutions. It is an ultra dense modular storage enclosure which uses single or dual 6Gb/s SAS I/O modules, enables scale-up capacity architectures and supports 6Gb/s SAS end-to-end configurations providing an effective maximum throughput of up to 14.4 GB/s.
- OneStor AP-2584 - delivers an integrated server and storage architecture. The AP-2584 can support a diverse set of scale-out storage applications including Big Data analysis, converged infrastructure and virtual server integration into storage. It is an ultra dense application platform that includes one or two embedded server modules, application power protection and storage and data network connections. When paired, embedded server modules can deliver more scale-out processing and/or can be configured for high availability.
Both configurations include the Xyratex’ Unified Systems Management (USM), an application programming interface that provides access to active sensors, management of server and enclosure services and automated policy based actions for enterprise level reliability, availability and serviceability.