Nexsan: Enhancements and Improvements in Performance and Connectivity for Beast Elite and Beast Elite F 4U 60-Bay Storage Platforms
Increases throughput and IO/s by 25% while maintaining architecture's price/performance, connectivity has been tripled, providing twelve high-speed FC or iSCSI host port.This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on March 2, 2020 at 2:24 pm
Nexsan, Inc., a StorCentric, Inc. company, enhanced its high-density Beast storage platform, including improvements in performance and connectivity.
The Beast Elite increases throughput and IO/s by 25% while maintaining the architecture’s price/performance. Connectivity has been tripled, providing 12 high-speed FC or iSCSI host ports, reducing the need for network switches.
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Beast Elite: Reliability, enhanced performance and scale
It has been architected for the diverse and demanding storage environments, including M&E, surveillance, government, health care, financial and backup. It offers reliable, performance storage that fits into existing storage environments. In addition to a 25% increase in IO/s and throughput, Ite provides an all-in enterprise storage software feature set with encryption, snapshots, connectivity with FC and iSCSI, and support for asynchronous replication.
Designed for easy setup and streamlined management processes for administrators, Beast Elite is reliable and was built to withstand demanding storage environments, including ships, subway stations and storage closets that have less than ideal temperatures and vibration. The platform supports 14TB and 16TB HDDs with density of up to 2.88PB in a 12U system.
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Beast Elite F: QLC flash delivers price/performance metrics
This storage solution supports QLC NAND technology designed to accelerate access to large datasets at price/performance metrics for high-capacity, performance-sensitive workloads. It is for environments where performance is critical, but the cost of SSDs has historically been too high.
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The Beast Elite and Elite F both support the E-Flex Architecture, which allows users to select up to 2 of any of the three expansion systems available. This gives organizations the flexibility to size the systems exactly as required within their rack space requirements.
“The new Beast Elite storage platform with QLC flash provides a significant performance improvement over HDDs with industry-leading price/performance. This storage platform is ideal for customers who want extremely dense, highly resilient block storage data lakes, analytics and ML/AI workloads,” said Surya Varanasi, CTO, StorCentric.
“With a reputation for reliability stretching back over two decades, our Beast platform has become a trusted solution for a huge range of organizations and use cases,” commented Mihir Shah, CEO, StorCentric. “Beast Elite and Elite F retain those levels of superior-build quality and robust design while adding to performance, scale and connectivity capabilities. We will continue to enhance and introduce new products as a testament to our unrelenting commitment to customer centricity.“
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