Downtime can have serious consequences for enterprises and SMB's. The challenge for SMB's is to pro-actively prevent downtime within a limited budget. With toda's price points in mind, the Comet DS storage solutions provide comprehensive data protection to ensure the highest data availability for the storage area network (SAN) and direct attached storage (DAS). Coupled with advanced hardware design, modular architecture, easy and intuitive management and exceptional price performance, Comet DS brings price-consious companies a decisive competetive edge by making IT efficiency keep up with growing storage needs.
Data availability is critical to any business operation. Caen’s Comet DS storage solution features high-availability hardware designs with redundant, hot-swappable hardware components, such as RAID controllers, power supplies and cooling fans, to eliminate single point of failure. Hardware RAID protection ensures data accessibility during drive failure. In the event of a power outage, CacheSafe technology will automatically leverage power of the Battery Backup Unit (BBU) to safeguard cached data by writing it to the flash module for permanent retention. To protect valuable data sets against more critical threats, Comet DS also supports local and remote replication capabilities. Data availability can be achieved with minimal downtime in case of human errors or data volume failure by employing the Comet DS replication features. The Comet DS storage solution delivers breakthrough performance for demanding business applications.
The Comet DS storage solution supports dynamic scaling to aid in the planning for future storage growth. Flexible drive capacity support satisfies current applications and enables you to accommodate future needs. The Comet DS storage solution can be expanded to more than two hundred drives to meet the proliferation of storage growth. The "scale as you grow" flexibility of the Comet DS storage solution minimizes upfront investments and provides the best overall Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA).
INTUITIVE AND EASY MANAGEMENT
Storage management should be simple. The Comet DS storage solution includes a comprehensive management software suite, SANWatch, to centrally manage multiple Comet DS subsystems over a standard TCP/IP network. Comet DS status and event information summary can be viewed on the portal window. Necessary functions to configure, manage and monitor the Comet DS are only a few clicks away. Besides providing all firmware features through a user-friendly GUI, SANWatch also supports script-based configuration of multiple Comet DS subsystems simultaneously. Automatic critical event notifications can be customized to suit the most critical storage environment. SANWatch will guide users through initializing, configuring and maintaining the Comet DS every step of the way.
HIGH DENSITY DESIGN
Featuring a 4U/48-bay form factor, the Comet DS DSS48F8i-001/002 systems offer extremely large storage capacities ideal for applications such as high performance computing (HPC) and data archiving. The high density of the systems reduces the required amount of floor space and lowers power consumption. Combined with competitive prices, the high density delivers excellent cost efficiency. The user-friendly system design features three separate drawers accommodating 16 disk drives each, enabling users to quickly identify disk drives and easily maintain the system.
Aware of the important role green IT plays in environmental sustainability. CAEN Eng 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 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.