Hybrid Flash Storage AS6800G2

Inspur AS6800G2 is a high-end hybrid flash storage that is designed for medium/large-sized enterprises and oriented to structured and unstructured.

Key Features

Unified storage

  1. Unified SAN + NAS: Block-level and file-level services can be provided in the same storage system, simplifying the data center architecture, reducing operation and maintenance costs, and catering to different business needs.
  2. Protocol convergence: Support iSCSI, FC, NFS, CIFS, HTTP, FTP and other protocols to meet the storage requirements of applications, including database, file sharing, cloud computing, etc.

Advanced architecture

  1. Multi-controller PCIe switch loosely coupled architecture: Use PCIE switches for full interconnection, full modularity design, no single point of failure. Ensure continuous operation of business systems.
  2. Device form: Controllers and disks are separated in the controller cabinet.
  3. Active-Active architecture: Inspur G2 high-end active storage adopts the industry-leading Active-Active storage architecture, in which AS6800G2 uses a hardware architecture design that separates disks and controllers. Thus, achieve load balancing between controllers, eliminate performance bottlenecks, improve system availability, and ensure business continuity.
  4. Scale-Out architecture: With the support of Intel® Xeon® scalable processor, AS6800G2 is designed for large enterprises. It supports online horizontal expansion without interrupting the business. Upgrade by adding the hard drive or hard drive enclosure, and support up to 27,200 hard drives and 32 controllers. It ensure maximum performance and prepares users for future capacity and performance expansion.
  5. Storage high availability: Inspur G2 high-end active storage adopts a fully redundant architecture, fully modular, redundant cache, and active-active controller design. Key components have no single point of failure. Support online hardware expansion, online firmware upgrade, online system maintenance, and abnormal power failure data protection.
  6. Unified software platform: Allow data to be freely transferred between storages. Upgrade low-end products to high-end ones by simply replacing controllers. No need to migrate data during the upgrade process.

T10 DIF support: Provide end-to-end data protection and full-path data protection, include the HBA card, SAN switch, frontend port, backend port, hard drive, etc.

Rich features

  1. Intelligent thin-provisioning: Physical space no longer limits resource allocation. Support on-demand allocation to reduce early-stage investment and improve the utilization rate of storage resources. Full-capacity thin-provisioning allows over-allocation of the storage and the granularity level is adjustable (32k, 64k, 128k, 256k). It supports the creation of a single volume of up to 256TB. No additional license is required for subsequent expansion.
  2. Intelligent secondary cache: Support SSD cache to meet the requirements of different applications, improve overall storage performance, and eliminate performance bottlenecks in complex application environments.
  3. Intelligent local replication: Three local data protection mechanisms: clone, snapshot (no space pre-allocation), backup (no space pre-allocation). The combination can meet the needs of application testing, development, analysis, backup, etc. It effectively saves storage space and reduces investment costs.
  4. Intelligent volume mirroring: By using volume mirroring, a volume can have two copies. Uninterrupted application IO access when a copy is damaged.
  5. Intelligent tiering: Four tiers. Hotspot data can be migrated online between different storages to optimize storage cost and performance, and improve customers’ ROI.
  6. Intelligent QoS: Dynamic management of volume read/write (IOPS, bandwidth, etc.) based on the IO requirement of each application. On-demand resource allocation satisfies the need of different applications.
  7. Intelligent online deduplication and compression: Industry-leading time-based variable length real-time online hardware deduplication and compression. The algorithm brings higher data reduction ratio without sacrificing the storage performance. An independent hardware compression card is configured. A license is provided to enable full-capacity deduplication and compression, no license purchase is required for subsequent expansion.
  8. Intelligent heterogeneous virtualization: Allow to take over third-party storage resources and form a unified virtual resource pool. Data protection, data migration between storages and other services are provided.
  9. Intelligent disaster recovery replication: Three disaster recovery replication mechanisms: sync, async, and async periodic. Thus, meet different RTO and RPO requirements, protect business continuity, and support three data centers with two variants.
  10. Intelligent storage active-active: Inspur G5 active storage provides an active-active multi-data center topology to achieve RTO=0 and RPO=0, zero data loss, and uninterrupted business.
  11. Intelligent cloud backup: The industry’s leading cloud backup technology enables data to be backed up to the cloud without purchasing any backup software, reducing backup complexity and effectively protecting data security.
  12. Intelligent management software: A set of software manages the G2 storage platform. Also, an intelligent maintenance management system is built-in to reduce related costs and improve efficiency.
  13. Intelligent API: Provide APIs and custom solutions for key sectors. Use simplified management tools to monitor, manage and maintain Inspur G2 storage.
  14. Intelligent data destruction: One-click to destruct invalid data and the operation is irreversible, protecting confidential data.
  15. Intelligent data integrity: T10-PI provides end-to-end (host-to-hard drive) data protection. Avoid data damage due to media damage.
  16. Intelligent RAID: Traditional RAID (TRAID) or/and intelligent RAID (InRAID). Two hot spare methods: hot spare disk and hot spare space. Support Online RAID level migration and RAID-DP protection for single-disk or double-disk failures. Triple-Parity RAID is enabled to protect against three-disk failure. This mechanism ensures zero data loss. Also, multi-drive recovery helps accelerate recovery speed and guarantees performance during recovery.
  17. Intelligent performance monitor: Support historical performance statistics (custom report) and real-time performance monitoring and analysis. One software can monitor storages of different types.
  18. Intelligent multi-tenant: Hardware resource isolation according to different permissions. User-based hardware resource allocation and the same resource pool allows different permissions.

Intelligent file services: Support NAS. Block-level and file-level services in the same storage, without adding any external NAS gateway.

Technical Specifications

Product

AS6800G2

Storage Platform

Inspur G2 intelligent storage platform

Controller

Multi-controller (Active-Active), maximum support 32 controllers

Cache

Dual-controller supports 1TB/2TB/3TB, the system supports 48TB.

Capacity

Maximum 64PB

Type of Hard Drive

SSD, SAS, NL-SAS, SATA

Number of Hard Drive

Dual-controller supports 3,400 hard drives

Type of Frontend Port

16Gb FC, 8Gb FC, 10Gb FCoE, 1/10/40Gb Ethernet

System Frontend IO Port

12-192

Expansion Interface

48Gb SAS3.0 expansion interface

Expansion Enclosure

2U12, 2U25, 3U48, 5U92

RAID Level

0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, InRAID

Boost Resource Efficiency

Intelligent Thin Provisioning (InThin)

Intelligent virtualization RAID (InRAID)

Intelligent data migration (InMigration)

Intelligent online compression (InCompression)

Intelligent tiering (InTier)

Intelligent volume conversion (Intune)

Intelligent heterogeneous virtualization (InVirtualization)

Intelligent file service (InFileService)

Intelligent online deduplication (InDedupe)

Intelligent multi-tenant (InMulti-tenant)

Data Protection Software

Intelligent snapshot (InSnapShot)

Intelligent cloning (InClone)

Intelligent backup (InBackup)

Intelligent disk mirroring (InVdiskMirror)

Intelligent remote replication (InRemoteCopy)

Intelligent active-active (InMetro)

Intelligent cloud tiering (InCloudTier)

Intelligent encryption (InEncryption)

Intelligent data destruction (InErase)

Mission-Critical Guarantee

Intelligent quality of service (InQoS)

Intelligent automatic cache partition (InAutoPartition)

Intelligent cache acceleration (InFlashCache)

Virtualization Features

Heterogeneous virtualization: supports 95%+ of the models for unified management.

RAID virtualization: block-level virtualization, system balancing, no hot spots.

Virtualization system supports mainstream virtualization technologies, such as IntelliSense plugins (i.e.VAAI, VVOL, VASA, vCenter integration).

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