Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Quanta QCT, a leading manufacturer of server, storage and network equipment for cloud-ready datacenters, has unveiled a Value SKU for the MESOS CB220 storage appliance. Pre-configured with Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Storage Server 2012, the cluster-in-a-box solution is tailored to the needs of the SMB market segment.
In traditional HA storage clusters, connections between storage and servers requires numerous network cables, and each server has its own local storage. To support fail-over, traditional HA storage clusters connect to an external JBOD, which is used as shared storage. The CB220 puts two server nodes and shared storage in a single 2U chassis. This results not only in higher density, but it also consumes 22 percent less power than a traditional HA cluster. This design is supported within Windows Storage Server 2012 by default, so users don’t need to connect many external cables, and complex system configuration is eliminated.
The MESOS CB220 Value SKU is a 2U 2-node clustered network storage appliance featuring transparent failover via two redundant nodes in an active/active cluster enabled by Windows Storage Server 2012 Failover Clustering solution. The CB220 is embedded with Storage Spaces, a technology that enables virtualized storage by grouping industry-standard disks into storage pools. The system creates virtual disks called storage spaces from the available capacity in the storage pools. Each node is equipped with two Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2609, 32GB of memory, and two Gb Ethernet ports.
Configuration of the appliance takes approximately 20 minutes from power on to file sharing. These features and others provide remarkable energy and cooling efficiency and infrastructure investment savings over the life of the appliance.
The storage appliance enables cost-effective, optimally utilized, highly available, scalable and flexible storage solutions for business-critical deployments. It delivers sophisticated storage virtualization capabilities that empower customers to use industry-standard storage for single computer and scalable multi-node deployments. It is appropriate for a wide range of customers, from entry to SMBs, and hosting companies using Windows Storage Server 2012 for highly available storage that can cost-effectively grow with demand.
“Our strategy is to apply ruthlessly efficient hardware design principles that drive acquisition and operational costs down for our customers,” said Mike Yang, general manager and vice president of Quanta QCT. “With the CB220, we’ve done that for our smaller customers. Preconfigured with Windows Storage Server 2012, it gives our customers a powerful value and performance choice.”
The CB220 offers up to 48 TB of internal capacity and can be expanded to 240 TB externally with the Quanta MESOS M4600H disk enclosure. It supports Storage Spaces in Windows Storage Server 2012, as well as RAID 0 and 1.
“Windows Storage Server 2012 introduced breakthrough storage advances including the built-in Storage Spaces technology. With such innovations, Windows Storage Server 2012 provides affordable storage for customers, including organizations that cannot afford expensive storage,” said Mike Schutz, general manager, Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft. “By building its MESOS CB220 storage appliance on the foundation of Windows Storage Server 2012, Quanta gives customers a proven solution for highly available clustered storage.”
Ordering information can be found in the Where to Buy section of the Quanta QCT website.
About Quanta QCT Quanta QCT provides a comprehensive line of off-the-shelf server, storage and networking solutions to datacenter customers in the United States. Quanta QCT targets midsize and large enterprises, governments and service providers who want the engineering excellence of a global manufacturer of integrated datacenter solutions, but do not require the scale and resources of a full-service ODM (original design manufacturer). Quanta QCT is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and its parent company is Quanta Computer, Inc., a US$34 billion ODM with more than 100,000 employees located at engineering, manufacturing, sales and support facilities worldwide. http://www.QuantaQCT.com.
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