StorTrends 3500i from American Megatrends is the industrys first SSD Hybrid and/or Full Flash storage array that combines SSD Caching, SSD Tiering and Automatically Tuned Volumes (ATV). It is optimized to support VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix and RHEV enterprises of all sizes, delivering both solid state drive (SSD) caching and tiering capabilities within the same array to achieve dramatic enterprise performance and reliability at an extremely affordable price point.
Flash Fueled Storage: These three patented technologies provide the ultimate combination of extreme performance and optimal capacity to meet the budgetary needs of your organization. Do you need Hybrid Storage or a Full Flash Storage array for your application(s)? Ask about the free StorTrends iDATA Tool today to generate a comprehensive report identifying your capacity utilization, IOPS usage, reads versus writes for volumes, network bandwidth performance, server statistics and application information. The detailed report will help identify your environments performance metrics and provide insight on the type of configuration best suited for your infrastructure.
Architected for Performance: The StorTrends 3500i is designed to not merely support Flash (SSD) drives, but to automate their performance and turn that into huge benefits and savings. Its versatility, deep feature set and outstanding performance mean that the StorTrends 3500i is perfectly suited for the most demanding applications — including high-performance databases, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP), cloud storage and mixed workload environments.
Featuring embedded storage architecture, StorTrends iTX, the 3500i offers a unique combination of SSD and HDD technology in a slim 3U configuration to deliver up to 60TB of raw storage capacity within the 3U and expansion capacity of up to 256TB. The IP-SAN storage solution features hot-swappable dual controllers with Active/Active or Active/Passive high availability and redundant, hot-swappable power supply units.
Users can maximize the value of the SSD technology featured in the StorTrends 3500i Hybrid Storage SSD Array with:
- SSD Caching to both read and write cache to accelerate application performance
- SSD Tiering to automatically migrate critical data to higher performance SSDs, while demoting data between tiers during off-peak times to maintain SSD space utilization
- SnapTrends for application-aware snapshots with VSS to make backup and recovery worry-free
- Thin and exact provisioning to deliver “just in time storage” for rapid response to dynamic business demands
The StorTrends 3500i Hybrid SSD Array virtualizes SAN management via a web-based console to simplify SAN volume creation, expansion and deletion. Here, customers may manage datastores and VMs with ease and view overview data on the systems capacity, health and many storage resource management charts.
Hardware: StorTrends 3500i Dual Controller SAN
Form Factor: 3U, 16 bay
Weight: 96 lbs (43.5 kg)
Dimensions: 17.2 in x 5.2 in x 25.5 in (437 x 132 x 648 mm)
Power Supply Redundant: Yes
Power Supply Hot-swappable: Yes
Hard Drive Bays: 16
Hard Drive Interface: NL-SAS, SAS, Solid State Drive (Flash)
Hot Swappable Hard Drives: Yes
Drive Configuration Options: Available in Hybrid and Full Flash (SSD) Configurations
Number of Processors: (4) Intel QuadCore processors with two (2) processors per controller
Memory: 32 GB (16 GB per controller)
SSD: 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, 2 TB Solid State Drives (SSD)
SAS: 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB Hard Disk Drives (15000 RPM SAS)
NL-SAS 1TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB Hard Disk Drives (7200 RPM NL-SAS)
Network Interface Controller: (NIC) Four (4) GbE LAN Ports (2 NICs per controller) with optional 1GbE or 10GbE upgrade
RAID Support: RAID-RT supporting RAID 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Similar to all other units in the StorTrends product family, the 3600i comes out of the box with an all-inclusive feature set. This includes inline deduplication and compression, advanced snapshots, automated data tiering, replication and a proprietary WAN optimization engine for unparalleled replication speeds. Additionally, the 3600i supports replication with all other StorTrends products, meaning customers can implement a 3600i to meet their production data requirements while replicating to a lower-cost, disk-based unit at a secondary location for a truly cost-effective DR solution.
64TBs of effective capacity, the 3600i leverages state-of-the-art deduplication and compression for superb space savings. The 3600i also utilizes two different types of solid state drives – one designed for write performance and the other geared toward read performance – and intelligently employs them as a Write Tier and Read Tier on the system. By taking advantage of both, users not only experience significantly higher performance, but also drastically longer drive endurance compared to other all flash arrays. Unlike other all-flash vendors, each 3600i is tailored toward each customer’s environment adhering to their unique needs.