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High Performance 10Gb iSCSI SAN Storage – CEI-816-iX / CEI-816iXD

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The CAEN CEI-816iX high-performance 16-bay iSCSI SAN storage system features Single-upgradable or Dual-Active (Active/Active) controllers, Intel’s latest D1500 quad processor, cutting edge 12Gb SAS 3.0 technology, two onboard 10GBase-T ports and the latest SANOS 4.0 (SAN Storage Management Operating System v4.0) by QSAN.

CEI-816iX iSCSI SAN storage system offers next-generation storage with blazing fast CPU power, DDR4 system memory, mind blowing performance, high availability, unparalleled scalability, suitable for enterprise level and SMB storage requirements. The CEI-816iX series was designed to be an ideal solution for enterprise, cloud data centers, and remote branch office (ROBO) deployments.

CEI-816iX features optional 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, ensuring maximum utilization of system resources and maximized throughput. If one controller fails, the other controller can transparently take over all storage services. In addition to storage services, management service can transparently pass to the secondary controller.

The CEI-816iX series is a highly-available iSCSI SAN storage system. All of the critical components in the CEI-816iX series are hot pluggable and designed with full redundancy. This design allows the system to withstand multiple component failures and achieve 99.999% availability.

  • Lowest per GB Cost on the Market
  • Up to 300K IOPS
  • Best Price Performance Ratio
  • Dual-Active (Active/Active) controllers
  • Built-in 2 X 10GbE iSCSI / Cont.
  • Up To 4 X 16Gb Fibre / Cont.
  • 5th-gen Intel D1500 Quad core processor, up to 64GB RAM per controller
  • Thin Provisioning, Snapshot, Cache Mirroring through NTB Bus
  • Two optional flexible I/O host cards – 10G SFP+ 8 ports
  • Local clone and remote replication for disaster recovery
  • Virtualization support for VMware VAAI, Microsoft Hyper-V ODX, KVM, and Citrix
  • Cache-to-Flash memory protection technology
  • Scale up solution supports over 4.4PB of raw storage capacity
  • RAID level 0 ,1 ,0+1 ,3 ,5 ,6 ,10 ,30 ,50, 60, and N-way mirror
  • Flexible storage pool ownership
  • Thin Provisioning (QThin) with space reclamation
  • Global, local, & dedicated hot spares
  • Write-through & write-back cache policy
  • Online disk roaming
  • Support RAID member disks across enclosure boundary
  • Background I/O priority setting
  • Instant RAID volume availability
  • Fast RAID rebuild
  • Online storage pool expansion
  • Online volume extension / migration
  • Auto volume rebuilding
  • Instant volume restoration
  • Online RAID level migration
  • Support video editing mode for enhanced performance
  • Support disk drive health check & S.M.A.R.T attributes
  • Storage pool parity check and media scan for disk scrubbing
  • Local Clone
  • High availability design with no single point of failure
  • Latest 12Gb SAS 3.0 drive technology

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RAID Controller CEI-816iX: Single-upgradable or CEI-816iXD: Dual-Active Controllers
Host Connectivity (per controller) Built-in 2x 10GBASE-T iSCSI (RJ45) ports
Built-in 1x 1GbE management port
Host Card Slot 1 (optional) 4x 10GbE iSCSI (SFP+) ports OR 4x 1GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports
Host Card Slot 2 (optional) 4x 10GbE iSCSI (SFP+) ports (Slot 2 provides 20Gb bandwidth) OR 4x 1GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports
Processor Intel® D1500 quad core processor
Memory (per controller) DDR4 ECC 4GB, up to 64GB per controller
Disk Drives Native 12Gb SAS backplane, 3.5”: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB; 2.5” SAS: 1.2TB, 1.8TB; 2.5” SATA SSD: 2TB, 4TB; 2.5” SAS SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB
Expansion Connectivity (per controller) 2 x mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) ports onboard
Expansion Enclosure JX JBOD series 12Gb SAS expansion enclosure / 816JX (LFF 16bay)
Max. # of drives 276
Form Factor 3U 16-bay
Dimensions (H x W x D) 19” Rack mount 5″ x 17″ x 19″
LCM (LCD Module) USB LCM (optional)
Memory Protection Cache-to-Flash module (optional)
Super capacitor module + Flash module : Protect up to 16GB memory
Power Supply 80 PLUS Platinum, two redundant 770W (1+1)
AC Input: 100 – 127V 10A, 50-60Hz
200 – 240V 5A, 50-60Hz
DC Output: +12V 63.4A
+5VSB 2.0A
Fan Module 2 x hot pluggable/redundant fan modules
Temperature Operating temperature : 0 to 40°C
Shipping temperature : -10°C to 50°C
Relative Humidity Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Non-Operating: 10% to 90%
Supported Host OS VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, KVM, Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016; SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) 10, 11, 12; Red Hat
Warranty • Three years on chassis, one year on BBM, five years on all other components.