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Caen Engineering: CEI-826-FXD All-Flash Array

2U, 26 bays, 446 SSDs, up to 4.4PB, up to 300,000 IO/s, company said "lowest cost GB and best price/performance ratio for AFA."
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.12.05

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CAEN Engineering, Inc. introduced its CEI-826-FXD all-flash array for enterprises, public and private clouds, SMBs, and ROBOs that demand the fast, cost-effective storage systems.

The platform features dual active controllers, Intel's 5th-generation D1500 Quad core processor with up to 64GB RAM per controller, DDR4 system memory, the 12Gb SAS technology, on board 10GbE LAN ports, and the company's SANOS 4.0 SAN management software.

The 2U, 26-bay CEI-826-FXD RAID array offers fast CPUs, delivers over 300,000 IO/s, and scales to over 4.4PB of raw storage, making it for a range of business and transactional processing needs including big data, HPC, and Hadoop applications; Oracle and SQL databases; virtualization and VDI; CCTV; and backups and archiving.

"With high-speed, data-intensive applications becoming commonplace, even among smaller firms, as well as the processing of large files in such industries as media and healthcare, the all-flash CEI-826-FXD array is anunmatched combination of performance, price, and scalability," said Martin Calderwood, president, CAEN. "Noother solution more affordably offers such speed in an all-flash platform with multi-petabyte scalability."

Next-Generation of All-Flash Storage
The CEI-826-FXD chassis provides key features like thin provisioning, snapshots, local clone and remote replication, and virtualization support for VMware VAAI, Hyper-V ODX, KVM, and Citrix. Its dual-active controller architecture enables both controllers to concurrently provide storage services in real time. Active-active architecture doubles the available host bandwidth and cache hit ratio, ensuring great utilization of system resources and maximum throughput. If one controller fails, the other controller transparently takes over all storage services. In addition to storage services, management services can transparently pass to the secondary controller.

The SANOS SAN Storage Management OS v4.0 enables administrators to pro actively manage, configure, and monitor JetStor storage systems from any browser.

The array offers HA with no single point of failure. All critical components are hot pluggable and engineered with redundancy. Thanks to this design, this system can withstand multiple component failures and achieves 99.999% availability.

The solution supports RAID levels 0 ,1 ,0+1 ,3 ,5 ,6 ,10 ,30 ,50, 60, and N-way mirror.

Main specs:
• Lowest per gigabyte cost on the market
• Up to 300,000 IO/
• Best price performance ratio
• Dual-active (active/active) controllers
• Built-in 2X10GbE iSCSI
• Up To 4 X 16Gb FC
• 5th-gen Intel D1500 Quad core processor, up to 64GB RAM per controller
• Thin provisioning, snapshot, cache mirroring through NTB bus
• Two optional flexible I/O host cards - 10G SFP+ 8 ports
• Local clone and remote replication for disaster recovery
• Virtualization support for VMware VAAI, Microsoft Hyper-V ODX, KVM, and Citrix
• Cache-to-flash memory protection technology
• Scale up solution supports over 4.4PB of raw storage capacity
• RAID level 0 ,1 ,0+1 ,3 ,5 ,6 ,10 ,30 ,50, 60, and N-way mirror
• Flexible storage pool ownership
• Thin provisioning (QThin) with space reclamation
• Global, local, and dedicated hot spares
• Write-through and write-back cache policy
• Online disk roaming
• Support RAID member disks across enclosure boundary
• Background I/O priority setting
• Instant RAID volume availability
• Fast RAID rebuild
• Online storage pool expansion
• Online volume extension/migration
• Auto volume rebuilding
• Instant volume restoration
• Online RAID level migration
• Support video editing mode for enhanced performance
• Support disk drive health check and S.M.A.R.T attributes
• Storage pool parity check and media scan for disk scrubbing
• Local clone
• High availability design with no single point of failure
• 12Gb SAS drive technology

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