Caen Engineering's next-generation 8Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) storage system - RSS16F8-001 - is designed to meet the harshest performance demands in data center. Blazing throughput, robust availability and advanced technology - it provides an ideal choice to support enterprise-class SAN for mission-critical applications.
High-speed SAN with Powerful Scalability
Seeing 8G FC as the common protocol in future enterprise SAN, Caen furnishes all its Comet G6 Fibre-to-SAS/SATA models with four 8G FC host ports on each controller for flexible connectivity. When data grow out of the capacity threshold of a single subsystem, you can scale it up to an installation housing more than one hundred drives through expansion enclosures (RSS16S-002 for RSS16F8-002 and RSS16S-001 for RSS16F8-001). Powered by the new-generation RAID engine as its heart, the G6 Fibre-to-SAS/SATA Series can deliver outstanding performance to process the large amount of data. The no-delay, smooth operations it enables can satisfactorily meet the service levels your business requires. Coupled with the broad support for enterprise-level OS and server virtualization, it can serve as data storage for top-tier applications.
Robust Availability and Reliability
The Comet G6 Series is based on High Availability (HA) modular design. All main hardware modules, including controllers, power supplies, and cooling fans, come in redundant pairs to achieve high fault-tolerant capability. The G6 Series also provides comprehensive RAID functions to protect data against drive failure. When one or two drive fail(s), you can still enjoy continuous accessibility to the data of full integrity while the hot spare is used to restore the data volume back to its RAID-protected state. To better safeguard cached data, the G6 arrays also come with new CacheSafe technology. In the event of an unscheduled power outage, the BBU will automatically supply power to write cached data into flash module for permanent retention, which eliminates the common 72-hour battery power limitation that can cause data loss.
Through the feature-rich management suite, SANWatch, users can centrally manage multiple Comet G6 subsystems locally or remotely over the LAN/WAN. In the portal window, an overview of all subsystems is displayed to provide status summary and event info. With only a few clicks, you can easily access the functions necessary to configure, manage, and monitor the arrays. Besides providing all firmware features through a user-friendly GUI, SANWatch also supports script-based configuration of multiple subsystems at a time. When critical events happen, the system would automatically notify you through various configurable methods for proactive handling. With SANWatch, initializing Comet G6 arrays for applications and monitoring their real-time status changes are all easy to realize.
Aware of the important role green IT plays in environmental sustainability, Caen equips all its Comet G6 models with advanced power-saving designs. Coming with power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency, dynamic cooling mechanism and intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology, the Comet G6 achieves outstanding energy efficiency. While benefiting the environment, the green initiative Infortrend takes also enhances business advantages with cut-down energy expenses.
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