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The Perfect SAN Storage for Mission Critical

The XCubeSAN XS5200 series is the newest generation of Dual-Active(Active-Active)SAN systems with high performance, simple, secure, scalable, and affordable for enterprise.It brings the enterprise-level features such as thin provisioning, SSD read and write cache, auto tiering, and snapshot to the SMB businesses. The XS5200 products are designed to be an ideal solution to the applications of mission critical data center,high performance computing, virtualization integration, or media and entertainment environments.

Wide Ranging Product Portfolio

The XS5200 series features a wide range of form factors including:

  • XS5224: 4U 24-bay, LFF (Large Form Factor)

  • XS5216: 3U 16-bay, LFF

  • XS5212: 2U 12-bay, LFF

  • XS5224: 2U 26-bay, SFF (Small Form Factor)

Dual-Active Design

The XS5200 series features a Dual-Active controller architecture, both controllers concurrently provide storage services in real time. Active-Active architecture doubles the available host bandwidth and cache-hit ratio, this ensures there is no wasted resource in the system. If one controller fails, the other controller can transparently take over all storage services seamlessly. In addition to storage services, management service can be transparently passed to the secondary controller.

Ultra-high Performance

With its all-new hardware architecture and leveraging Intel® newest processor, 12Gb SAS 3.0 backplane, built-in 10GbE LAN, and the finely-tuned SANOS 4.0’s performance, the XS5200 series can deliver an astounding 12,000MB/s1 sequential read and 8,000MB/s1 sequential write in throughput and over 1.5 million2 sequential IOPS.

XS5226, SFF 2U26

Design for All-flash Storage

QSAN XS5226 model (2.5” 2U 26-bay) is the industry’s first high density all flash/low power SAN storage. Accelerate performance, consolidate space, and has two more storage bays (around 8% more capacity) than the popular 2U 24-bay products available on the market. This can further lower the cost per TB, minimize IT rack space, and generate smaller and greener footprint.

High Availability with No Single Point of Failure

The XS5200 series is a proven high availability SAN storage system. All of the critical components in the XS5200 series are hot pluggable and designed with full redundancy. Besides, dual-active controller design and automatic failover/failback mechanism, cache mirroring through NTB (Non-Transparent Bridge) bus to achieve Active-Active HA functionality, these designs allow the XS5200 series to withstand multiple component failures and achieve 99.999% availability.

Latest 12Gb SAS 3.0 Controller

12Gb SAS 3.0 is the latest and fastest drive interface available. It doubles the data transfer rate of SAS 2.0 (6Gb), while remaining backward compatible with 6Gb SAS 2.0 drives.The benefit is that you have the flexibility to purchase less expensive 6Gb SAS for initial installation or leverage investment of your existing 6Gb SAS drives and have a peace of mind knowing you can migrate to 12Gb SAS 3.0 by purchasing only new drives.

Built-in High Speed 10GbE LAN Ports

The base unit SAN controller comes with two onboard 10GBASE-T iSCSI port per controller. The Dual-Active controller XS5200 SAN system has four 10GBASE-T iSCSI ports reaching 40Gb/s bandwidth when you aggregate all ports together. This base unit SAN system comes ready to support a variety of applications including data sharing, backup, video editing, and native virtualization support for VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V.

Multipath Storage Access

MPIO (Multi Path Input Output) is a fault-tolerance and performance enhancement technique which allows the use of more than one path to the volume from the same host server. MPIO is supported in both iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols.

SANOS 4.0 SAN Operation System

SANOS 4.0 is QSAN’s proprietary SAN storage operating system. SANOS 4.0 is equipped with a refreshingly simple to use web GUI and easily deployable into any infrastructure. Based on the Linux kernel, SANOS delivers comprehensive storage functionality including advanced storage management, complete RAID level protection, fast RAID rebuild, storage pool migration, thin provisioning, SSD cache, auto-tiering, snapshot, data backup & disaster recovery, virtualization support, performance monitoring, and scale-up support and more.

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Advanced RAID Levels Technology

The most efficient and economical data protection method for enterprise and SMBs remains to be RAID technology. Using RAID has two advantages – high availability and better performance. SANOS supports complete RAID levels including RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, and N-way mirror. You can choose the appropriate RAID level to best suit the application requirements.

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Enterprise Storage Features

QSAN’s in-house developed RAID stack technology has a proven track record of being deployed in enterprise environments for over ten years and is highly trusted by both SMB and enterprise customers globally. The advanced LVM (Logical Volume Manager) builds a solid foundation of disk virtualization to provide complete RAID level protection, enhanced performance, and many other enterprise-level storage features built on top.

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Scale-up Solution

The XS5200 SAN provides a massive scale-up capability by connecting either our XD5300 expansion enclosures. It can support up to whopping 286 disk drives or up to 2.6PB of raw storage space when using 10TB NL-SAS drives.

High Density, High Flexibilty, and High Scalability

The expansion XD5300 series is the best scale up solution for XCubeSAN XS5200 customers. It is available in 4U LFF 24-bay (XD5324D), 3U 16-bay (XD5316D), 2U 12-bay (XD5312D), and the world’s first 2U SFF 26-bay (XD5326D). These can support up to ten expansion enclosures. For ultimate flexibility, there is no restriction on mixing different form factors of expansion enclosures together. Users can choose different form factors of expansion enclosures in accordance with their needs and budget.

Modular I/O Ports for iSCSI SAN and Fibre Channel SAN

Each XS5200 SAN controller has two host card slots that can be configured as iSCSI SAN, Fibre Channel, or a mix of both. There are various types of 4-port optional host cards available to match your specific need, including 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10GbE iSCSI, and 1GbE iSCSI. You can choose the appropriate host card for your initial requirement, as your business grows you can add extra host cards to enhance system connectivity.

In dual controller configurations, the system can support up to 20 ports of 10GbE iSCSI or 8 ports of 16Gb FC connectivity3. Both 10GbE iSCSI with SFP+ interface and 10GBASE-T interface can coexist and deliver concurrent data services and maximize uptime. Utilizing these numerous ports, you can cost-effectively connect multiple host servers directly to the XS5200 series without using FC switch or Ethernet switch.

Cache-to-Flash Memory Protection Technology

In the event of power loss, the I/O cache data stored in volatile memory will be lost, this can cause data inconsistencies especially in database applications. The XS5200 series can provide an optional Cache-to-Flash memory protection function that will safely transfer the memory cache data to a non-volatile flash device for permanent preservation. The optional Cache-to-Flash module comes with an M.2 flash module and either a BBM (Battery Backup Module) or an SCM (Super Capacitor Module).

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Enable Mission Critical Applications

Mission critical applications such as OLTP (On-Line Transaction Processing) applications, virtualized data center and data warehouses, HPC (High Performance Computing), and e-mail, web, file serving in large enterprise usually require direct access to drives (block-level devices), heavy IO workloads and low IO latency. With QSOE 2.0 (QSAN Storage Optimization Engine) technology and next generation storage platform, the XS5200 series provides extreme IOPS and is accelerated performance enterprise-class storage systems designed for these IO critical applications. Leveraging the powerful Intel® Xeon® multi-core processor to offload iSCSI stack and Fibre Channel stack to a dedicated core to accelerate performance and reduce IO latency. QSOE 2.0 can boost performance by 50% and deliver stable high performance to enable all your mission critical business applications and remove your performance bottleneck.

Live Database Management

QSAN XS5200 is built for mission-critical database applications. Its five 9’s high availability, dual active controllers,Cache-to-Flash memory protection, and efficient array-based backup solutions are all tailor-made for database applications. By using QCache or all flash solutions, database latency can increase performance up to 400%. Thanks to this performance increase, you can consolidate more databases into the XS5200 series and reduce database licensing fees by up to 50%. Using the free QSnap/QClone/QReplica enterprise storage functions reduces database backup time from hours to minutes by utilizing incremental copy-on-write technology. Running your SQL Server environment or Orcale 12c database environment on the XS5200 series means:

  • Accelerated database performance with stunning throughput and high random IOPS

  • Reduce or eliminate planned/unplanned downtime utilizing the redundant components, high availability and non-disruptive operations

  • Reduce storage and data management costs and increase ROI (Return On Investment)

  • Accelerate application test/develop process and deployment

Server Virtualization Solution

The XS5200 series is a virtualization-ready SAN storage system. It supports vMotion, DRS, HA from VMware and Live Migration from Hyper-V and XenMotion from Citrix. You need a Dual-Active SAN storage solution to construct a failsafe server virtualization deployment. Because all the VM image files are stored in the XS5200 SAN storage protected by the Dual-Active high availability. No matter if it is the failure of VM or a physical server or storage system, the server virtualization solution has no single point of failures from head to toe and can provide non-stop services all the time. The XS5200 Dual–Active SAN storage is most definitely “best practice” for server virtualization.

Video Editing

The XS5200 series is an ideal storage solution for pre-production and post-production environments. Superior performance and high throughput make the XS5200 series work seamlessly with popular video editing applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, AVID Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro…etc.

Green Technology

At QSAN we pride ourselves on our commitment to build highly efficient and low carbon footprint devices. To safeguard the earth and our environment, the XS5200 product range uses various green technologies for energy savings and minimization of your carbon footprint.

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