CoreStor Hybrid Unified NAS consolidates NAS and IP-based iSCSI SAN presenting block and file storage services simultaneously out of a single platform. It offers the flexibility of choice, providing CIFS/SMB, AFP, and NFS for file storage and iSCSI for block storage. Every common operating system, hypervisor, and application is supported, providing the benefits of enterprise-grade SAN/NAS capabilities – such as thin provisioning, unlimited snapshots and deduplication
Unified Storage and File Sharing with Simple Management
NAS and IP-based iSCSI SAN in one box. Unified storage can help consolidate your IT infrastructure and reduce hardware expenses. SMB, NFS, and iSCSI protocols are supported with fault tolerance capability. CoreStor Hybrid Unified NAS can act as your file sharing center for Windows and Linux/Unix clients to exchange files easily through common storage pool that is accessible at either file or block level over existing IP networks.
Controller-based cableless design
Cable-less backplane design results in lower latency, better heat dissipation and easier maintenance.
High-speed host interfaces
With versatile host interfaces (10GbE iSCSI, 16Gb Fibre Channel) to choose from, CoreStor offers genuine multi-protocol unified network attached storage. Both iSCSI and Fibre Channel are supported at the same time in one enclosure.
ZFS and RAID Protection
CoreStor Hybrid Unified NAS runs on ZFS file system, which is a transactional, copy-on-write, crash-free file system with 128-bit huge addressing space. ZFS can detect silent data corruption and has self-healing capability guaranteeing end-to-end data integrity.
The offload engines includes both SOE (Samba Offload Engine) and ZVIOS (ZFS Volume IO Scheduler) modules. SOE can greatly improve SMB (Small Message Block) protocol performance and ZVIOS can accelerate iSCSI protocol performance.
Powered by Intel® Xeon® E3 (Haswell microarchitecture) processor, CoreStor Hybrid Unified NAS can deliver up to 1690MB/s throughput for read access and 1270MB/s throughput for write access. Random IOPS can be further enhanced by using SSD caching.
SSD Caching Support
CoreStor Hybrid Unified NAS supports the use of high performance SSD drives as fast full tier of storage. SSD caching can greatly improve random IO performance. You can combine SSD drives and SATA drives as a hybrid storage pool and have a net performance result of a pure SAS storage pool.
Hybrid Storage for Flexibility and Performance
CoreStor Hybrid Unified NAS leverages the strengths of SSD drives to combine DRAM, flash, and hard disk drives into a hybrid pool to accelerate random IO performance.
Enterprise Grade Storage Efficiency
- Thin provisioning allows just-in-time capacity and allocates storage space that does not exist.
- Inline, block-based deduplication helps you remove data redundancy at block level. It’s a must-have feature for file backup, data archive, VDI and mail database applications.
- Compression is lossless and can help save even more storage space.
File Level Snapshots
File-level snapshot helps IT administrator to retrieve a file as easy as browsing through a directory when things like virus attack and accidental deletion or modification happens. You can rollback the snapshot to a certain point in time in the past or clone the snapshot to become an independent folder.
Block Level Snapshots
CoreStor Hybrid Unified NAS supports snapshot for block-level storage such as LUN. Using copy-on-write technology, differential data are recorded between two given points in time. You can rollback the snapshot to a certain point in time in the past or clone the snapshot to become an independent LUN.
Remote Replication for Disaster Recovery
CoreStor Hybrid Unified NAS supports block-level snapshot-based asynchronous replication. Remote replication task can be created for folders and LUNs. Only differential data at block level will be replicated to achieve maximum efficiency. Replication function is provided by storage array itself. No host server resources are involved and host servers can remain focused on mission-critical applications.
The Perfect Fit for Enterprise IT
CoreStor Hybrid Unified NAS integrates with both Windows Active Directory and LDAP allowing IT administrators to easily manage up to 65536 accounts. The support of Windows ACL simplifies privileges setting and provides access control, helping enterprises to manage IT infrastructure more efficiently.
Unified Authentication mechanism for all data services simplifies the account management; leveraging domain authentication (Windows Active Directory, LDAP) to make seamless log-in from any clients by any data service (CIFS, NFS, APF,FTP, iSCSI CHAP, WebDAV, etc.)