An enterprise-level data storage solution should use enterprise-level equipment, and the Promise Technology 180TB (60x3TB) VTrak J930 4U/60 Bay Expansion Chassis fits the bill of enterprise-level equipment. This 4U/60 Bay Enclosure is large enough to expand any business from a start-up to a full-fledged corporation with its feature-rich configuration.
Single or dual active/active SAS modules (allowing you support of SATA on the drive side and a SAS connector to the backplane), let two hosts access a single SATA storage device separately, increasing functionality and speed, and practically eliminating switching latency.
The drives themselves are 3TB 7200 RPM SAS drives. The SAS (serial attached SCSI) drives promise even better performance and reliability than regular drives, and is better for high-frequency, immediate data access that most businesses now require (think cloud-computing). With 60 drives offering 180TB of total storage, this is the system for businesses looking to migrate, curate, and protect vast amounts of data. Would you trust your desktop hard drive to hold your mid- to large-size company's payroll and HR records? The field replaceable drives can be hot-swapped, so a single drive that fails can be removed and replaced without affecting the entire array.
The VTrak J930s can also be connected as an expansion chassis for VTrak x30 Series RAID subsystems or to SAS-enabled servers to further increase your storage. This allows you to build on an existing infrastructure instead of purchasing a whole new server system. The J930s supports an architecture that allows for connectivity to SATA and SAS 6G and 3G hard drives at spindle speeds of 7,200, 10,000 and 15,000 RPM and even SSDs for even more flexibility.
- Ultra-Dense Storage for Crowded Datacenters
- The VTrak J930s 4U/60 Bay ultra-dense enclosure delivers high-performance 6G SAS with advanced enterprise level reliability and redundancy. Dual active-active JBOD I/O modules allow for redundant data paths to ensure data availability while dual power and cooling provides power efficiency to improve operational cost over traditional storage deployments.
- 6G SAS Performance
- Using the latest multi-lane 6G SAS host interface, the VTrak J930s has the available bandwidth and low latency to support all types of applications. The four physical ports per controller give the user flexible connectivity options. The module supports both SAS and SATA allowing deployment of 7,200 RPM, 10,000 RPM, and 15,000 RPM hard drives and solid state devices (SSD) in the J930s enclosure.
- VTrak products utilize environmentally friendly production methods and materials as well as a high-efficiency design that saves energy. With high-efficiency power supplies offering up to 85% power efficiency, the VTrak Jx30s series products improve bottom line by conserving power, reducing heat output and improving cooling costs. The internal 6G SAS expander based architecture also allows for transparent access to each drive, enabling full utilization of the power management features built into modern hard drives, like the MAID 2.0 features built into the VTrak Ex30 RAID.