StorageCraft OneBlox 5210
All-Flash Scale-Out Storage Built on Revolutionary ObjectBased Storage
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StorageCraft is reimagining storage with OneBlox, the industry’s first all-flash-scale-out object-based appliance that is accessible with NFS and SMB network protocols for organizations of all sizes optimized for virtual environments. Now, companies can utilize this affordable cloud-managed solution with leading edge enterprise features, including inline deduplication, compression, continuous data protection, multi-site remote replication, and zero-configuration storage expansion.
StorageCraft’s patent pending architecture solves businesses’ common storage pain points: complicated installation, cumbersome storage management, lack of data security and forklift upgrades. Without the shackles of a legacy storage architecture, StorageCraft’s clean-sheet approach combines the OneBlox appliance with OneSystem, an elegant multi-tenant cloud-based management service.
The scale-out object-based file system enables non-disruptive capacity and performance expansion with zero configuration. Additionally, its inline deduplication and compression for primary storage maximizes storage utilization without impacting performance.
IT organizations can simply, yet powerfully, manage on-premises OneBlox in any location from any browser. OneSystem consistently provides real-time storage and health monitoring by comprehensively understanding the state of every OneBlox, installed disk drive, network, remotely replicated storage and more.
The always-on continuous data protection (CDP) capability and multi-site remote replication, can be defined on per-share basis, enables fine-grained data recovery. Its real-time replication enables protection against multiple drive failures, ransomware, and disaster recovery.
Features & Benefits:
StorageCraft’s scale-out, object-based storage appliance solves businesses’ common storage pain points: complex installation, cumbersome management, limited capacity and forklift upgrades. StorageCraft’s clean sheet approach combines the SMB/NFS accessible OneBlox appliance with OneSystem, an elegant multitenant cloud-based (or on-prem) management service.
OneBlox employs a seamless scale-out Ring architecture supporting multiple OneBlox appliances presenting a single global file system. A Ring may consist of one or multiple OneBlox, scaling from a few terabytes to nearly 280TBs of raw flash storage capacity. As business storage requirements change, OneBlox is extremely agile; simply add any number of drives, at any time, and in any capacity granularity to meet your storage requirements. OneBlox simply grows the global storage pool with zero configuration and no application downtime.
Scale-Out Storage for Virtual Environments
OneBlox uniquely supports VMware environments by enabling virtual machines to utilize scale-out NFS datastores. Consolidate multiple NFS datastores in a single OneBlox Ring and scale to multiple PBs with OneBlox’s advanced data reduction. Need high performance? OneBlox 5210 is an all-flash array for consolidating performance-hungry virtual machines, delivering 50,000 IOPS. Need more capacity? Simply scale-out OneBlox by adding drives or OneBlox and the virtual servers instantly see additional storage capacity—with zero configuration.
Bring your own SSDs. No RAID, no LUNs, no volumes. OneBlox delivers the flexibility for organizations to mix-and-match drive types (SATA, SAS) and capacity (one to four terabytes) within the same OneBlox and within a OneBlox Ring. Purchase exactly the capacity your organization needs at the beginning and then in the future, increase capacity by mixing and matching any number of additional drives. OneBlox automatically pools the new storage within the existing global storage pool. No disruption to applications or users. No configuration settings to complete. No mouse clicks. No command line entries. No storage PhD required.
Agile and Affordable
OneBlox’s agility to add storage at any time comes with the additional benefit of delivering significant cost savings. StorageCraft’s bringyour-own-drive philosophy treats drives as a commodity. Accordingly, every organization can purchase drives at retail prices and use up to 3.8TB SSDs within OneBlox. Gartner Group’s research indicates disk and flash drives can account for up to 50% of the storage systems hardware costs. Avoiding the 10x markup from legacy storage vendors quickly results in significant cost savings compared to other storage solutions. Combined with OneBlox’s powerful inline deduplication and compression, storage utilization is maximized and waste is minimized.
Ease of use is not an afterthought with OneBlox. OneBlox is easily can be installed in less than 15 minutes, provisioned and available to serve data with zero configuration. Simply insert at least two drives, plug in Ethernet, and power it on. It’s that easy. Need to add more storage? Simply add drives and the capacity is added to the same global storage pool. Need to add availability or performance? With no interruption to applications or users, additional OneBlox nodes can be added and automatically configured, enabling organizations nondisruptive scalability with their business.
Flexible Multi-Site Replication
Implement disaster recovery with asynchronous multi-site replication. Employ a flexible one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one bi-directional replication architecture with multiple OneBlox rings. Implement exactly the configuration that suits the business needs of geographically distributed environments. Only deduplicated and compressed data is replicated, ensuring the transfer is very bandwidth efficient. Other vendors require the source and target storage infrastructure to be identical. StorageCraft does not impose any such restrictions for the utmost flexibility.
StorageCraft’s distributed file system is built on top of a fine-grained content-addressable distributed object store with a hashed ring architecture that has small but variable-sized immutable objects as its foundation. This underlying technology allows OneBlox Ring to fully protect the stored information without legacy RAID technologies. OneBlox transparently replicates and intelligently distributes the data objects across multiple drives within a failure domain and protects against drive or OneBlox failures. In case of failure, data objects are redistributed and rebalanced to ensure full protection.
|OneBlox 5210 Specifications
|System Input Requirements
|100-240 VAC, 10.7 – 4.2A max
|Hot-plug, redundant 1100W power supply units
|Weight (empty, no disks)
|35 lbs. (17 kg)
|Space Requirements (W x H x D)
|1U; 18.99 x 1.68 x 29.72 in. (482.4 x 42.8 x 755.1 mm)
|10 x 2.5" drive slots, hot swappable
|2.5" SATA II & III (3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s) /
2.5" SAS (6Gb/s and 12 Gb/s)
|Max. Raw Capacity
|38 TB (10 SSDs rated at 3.8 TB each)
|Operating Temperature and Elevation
|10° C to 45° C (50° F to 113° F)
|8% to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing
|Operating Acoustic Noise
|43 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23 °C)
|Eight variable-speed fans
|File Service Protocols
|SMB (1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0); NFS v3
|Onboard GbE Ports
|Quad Ports 10GbE BASE-T & Dual Ports 1 GbE BASE-T; or Quad ports 10GbE SFP+ & Dual Ports 1 GbE BASE-T
|Remote Lights-Out Management
|IPMI via 1GbE
|Onboard USB Ports
|1 x miniUSB, 2 x USB 3.0
|Electromagnetic Emission and Compatibility
|FCC Class A, EN 60950-1 or EMC, CISPR 22/CISPR 24 and EN 55022/55024, EU, India, Ukraine RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, EU REACH
OneBlox Technology Summary:
Distributed Object-Based File System
StorageCraft offers OneBlox, a scale-out NAS storage solution that is an on-premises hardware appliance combined with OneSystem, an integrated, enterprise-grade cloud-based storage management service. At the core of OneBlox is a patented-pending distributed object-based file system that provides universal data access by presenting a CIFS/SMB or NFS file share to users and applications.
- Non-disruptively scale performance by simply adding additional OneBlox appliance into a cluster ring with zeroconfiguration
- Get higher aggregate IOPS and throughput from all the appliances within a cluster
- Add capacity granularly, one disk at a time, and have the aggregate capacity immediately available for applications and users through a single namespace
- Grow capacity on demand with no upfront investments
- OneSystem is an innovative, multi-tenant, cloud-based management service
- Enables storage admins to manage their on-premises OneBlox storage systems from any browser
- Enables a simplified storage management workflow that is visual, point-and-click, drag-and-drop and directly actionable
- Eliminates the need for dedicated servers and software on the customer premises to manage storage
- Inline de-duplication is automatically performed across the global file system with no configuration questions to answer and no management overhead
- Achieve data reduction up to 10X resulting in a smaller storage capacity footprint
- Object based replication (at ring-level) protects data from multiple disk or node failures while eliminating the need for legacy RAID protection schemes
- Provisioning of added capacity is instantaneous since there is no RAID, volume or LUNs to configure
- Failed disks (or nodes) can simply be removed and replaced with no disruption to data services and no reconfiguration of storage
Continuous Data Protection
- Advanced Continuous Data Protection (CDP) automatically captures every file write into the system with zero configurations to the system
- Quick online recovery of previous versions of files from spaceoptimized snapshots without time-consuming restores from backups
Cost-Efficient Cross-Site Replication
- Remote replication for disaster recovery protects against failure of an entire cluster or site
- WAN usage is optimized as OneBlox replicates only the changed and de-duplicated information to the secondary site
- Data is encrypted and fully protected during replication
Simplicity in Management
This cloud-based management service for ShadowXafe and OneXafe makes oversight powerful, simple, and intuitive.
Manage from Anywhere
With this intuitive OneSystem management service, get real-time monitoring, reporting, and visibility from any location.
Features and Benefits
Eliminate the need for dedicated servers and software upgrades. Manage your OneXafe or ShadowXafe from any location and from any web browser with this secure cloud-based management platform. Whether you are responsible for one location or many, OneSystem empowers you to manage the entire storage infrastructure, simply and securely.
Global Multi-Tenant Architecture
OneSystem was designed to support every OneXafe and ShadowXafe, regardless of geographic location. Securely manage multiple discrete organizations’ information. OneXafe or ShadowXafe is deployed on-premises so the information is closest to the application for performance, while OneSystem is cloud-based for scalability and for accessibility from any browser anywhere.
OneSystem continuously monitors the health and status of OneXafe and ShadowXafe so you can rest easy. OneSystem receives real-time updates about OneBlox hardware, software, and network connectivity--all the information that’s critical to supporting organizations’ data.
World-Class Proactive Support
Get peace of mind knowing Support is watching over every OneXafe and ShadowXafe deployment. By constantly monitoring, we often identify and solve storage challenges before customers realize there’s an issue. This proactive approach means we can rapidly address any application disruptions.
The best storage management decisions are based on information. Get a global view into of your organization’s storage infrastructure, including reporting and trending of storage capacity, data reduction ratios, remote replication, and recovery point objectives.
Choose to use Private OneSystem, a hybrid solution offering OneXafe and ShadowXafe storage management deployed as a virtual machine within your data center while leveraging the same proactive cloud-based monitoring and support capabilities.
Download the StorageCraft OneBlox 5210 Appliance Data Sheet (PDF).
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