ISE Storage Systems
The ISE storage blade is an easy to use, high performance Fibre Channel storage system leveraging the industry’s best SAS HDDs. ISE storage provides enterprise-class reliability with self-healing capabilities. ISE storage systems are an excellent solution for Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, SharePoint, Exchange, Oracle, VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer or other database and virtualization solutions.
|ISE Storage Blade Unique Features|
|Linearly scalable performance and capacity|
|High performance SAS HDD FC-SAN storage system|
|Supports high performance throughout entire lifecycle|
|Fully active-active controllers|
|Self-healing storage with head-level sparing and full internal telemetry|
|Easy to use and fast deployment|
|Cloud-based RESTful management interface|
|Lowest power consumption in the industry—700 Watts|
|Low TCO with zero-touch maintenance and free 5-year hardware warranty|
|Supports optional synchronous replication called ISE Mirroring|
Solving a Data Storage Dilemma
Purpose-built for server & desktop virtualization, cloud computing, and other applications with multi-tenant workloads generating near-simultaneous I/O requests to shared storage resources; ISE storage systems are a simple and efficient way to rapidly deliver critical information across the enterprise.
As capacity is allocated, ISE storage system performance remains constant at over 90% utilization. ISE performance does not degrade as capacity is used, as in the case of traditional frame-based storage arrays.
ISE storage systems provide high performance throughout the complete lifecycle due to the way they handle vibration, heat dissipation, data placement and drive reliability. Additionally, the disk drives within ISE storage systems are not treated as individual and disposable components, but rather as a large, self-healing drive. As such, they work congruently, resulting in higher performance and reliability.
ISE storage systems reach reliability levels impossible for standard drives and enclosures, providing more than 100 times the reliability of a regular disk drive enclosed in a typical storage drive bay—significantly reducing service events and their impact on IT organizations.
ISE storage systems are designed to manage multiple, simultaneous streaming and random I/O patterns with advanced scheduling algorithms and adaptive queue prioritization.
High Performance Storage
ISE-28.8, ISE 19.2 and ISE 9.6 are the latest in a new class of storage systems achieving up to 13,500 IOPS in a single 3U, 28.8 TB, 19.2 TB or 9.6 TB system. That is up to 1400 IOPS per terabyte for the ISE 9.6. ISE provides an ideal balance of price, performance, capacity, and reliability. ISE outperforms traditional disk systems by delivering 2-3 times the number of IOPS per disk. ISE is designed specifically for applications that require enterprise-class reliability, low-latency and high performance.
ISE is a Fibre Channel-based 3U storage system supporting one or two 4.8 TB, 9.6 TB and 14.4 TB DataPacs for storage blade capacity between 4.8 TB and 28.8 TB after applying 20% sparing, supporting SAS HDD drives. It provides true split-second active-active failover for high availability.
The Only 5-Year Warranty in Storage
ISE storage is backed by a no cost, 5-year hardware warranty based on its reliability and self-healing capabilities. X-IO is the only storage company willing to stand by its reliability claim.
|Heat & Vibration||The two most frequent causes of Hard Disk Drive (HDD) failure||ISE storage blade’s mechanical design dramatically reduces heat and vibration|
|Undetected Data Corruption||Rarely mentioned, but quite pervasive are silent data errors that go unreported and undetected resulting in corrupt data being provided to apps||ISE is one of the first storage technologies to incorporate ANSI T10-DIF that makes it possible to detect and identify data errors including misdirected, lost or torn writes|
|Long RAID Rebuilds||If a rebuild is given a low priority to be completed in off hours, it can take days. The RAID group is also subject to higher risk of another failure and data loss (except RAID 6).||ISE automatically performs preventive and remedial repair of components to eliminate RAID rebuilds. ISE “heals-in-place”|
|Service Avoidance||A system of 240 HDDs can expect a failure rate of 40 drives per year.* 67-90% of failures are No Trouble Found (NTF) after run through manufacturer’s repair process||Each ISE includes spare redundant capacity to replace a hard drive in the rare circumstance that “heal-in-place” does not solve the problem|
|*Carnegie Mellon study that reported FC and SAS drives have a realistic mean time between failure of 52,560 hours, or an annual replacement rate of 16.67%. Study and results presented at 5th USENIX in 2007.|
|Performance and Capacity||Connectivity and Compatibility||Physical and Environmental|
|Performance||Up to 13,500 IOPs||SAN or DAS interconnect||SAN & DAS*||Depth||28.5in/72.39cm|
|Ethernet management ports||2||Height||5.2in/13.2cm|
|Drive interconnect||6Gb/s SAS||Weight without drives||71lbs/32.3kg|
|Max read bandwidth||1.8 GB/sec||Operating systems*||AIX, Mac OS, RHEL, SLES, Solaris, Windows Server 2003 & 2008||Voltage||100-240VAC 47-63Hz|
|Max write bandwidth||1.2 GB/sec||Hypervisors*||Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V||Current
|6.6A @ 110V
3.6A @ 208V
|Hard drive type (20 per DataPac)||300GB, 600GB, and 900GB; 2.5” 10K RPM SAS||*Please check the compatibility matrix or with your sales associate for availability||Heat dissipation (max)||2400btu/hr|
ISE Storage System Specifications
1End-user capacity is in GB, where 1GB = 1024MiB; 1MiB = 1024KiB; 1KiB = 1024B. This is the same number as will be displayed in disk management software (Disk Manager on Windows, fdisk or similar on Unix) rather than the number quoted by other vendors who use 1GB = 1000MB etc. It is also after sparing, metadata and RAID.
2Performance is based on industry standard benchmarks. Your results, based on different workloads and/or system configurations, may vary.
|RAID Levels||ISE RAID 5, ISE RAID 1|
|Host Interfaces||Two Fibre Channel 4 Gb Interfaces; direct or switch-attached|
|Server Connections (max)||128|
|Storage Volumes (max)||240|
|Cache||1GB - Safe, mirrored write-back and read-ahead Battery-backed, 96-hour hold time|
|Operating Systems Support||AIX, Citrix XenServer, HP-UX, Hyper-V, Mac OS, Netware, RHEL, SLES, Solaris, VMware ESX(i), Windows, Virtual Iron|
|Hot-Swap Components||Managed Reliability Controllers, DataPacs, Power Supplies, cooling fans, batteries|
|Management||Web UI, ISE Manager, ISE Analyzer|
|Energy Efficiency||PowerNAP - Wake on LAN|
|ISE Environmental Specifications - 3U Rack Mount|
|Depth (in/cm)||28.5 / 72.39|
|Width (in/cm)||17.5 / 44.45|
|Height (in/cm)||5.2 / 13.2|
|Weight w/o HDDs (lb/kb)||71.0 / 32.2|
|Current (Max)||6.6 A / 3.6 A|
|Power (Max)||700 W|
|Heat Dissipation (Max)||2,388 btu / hr|
|Operating Tempature||50-95 F
|Operating Humidity||20-80% (noncondensing)|
|Maximum Altitude||10,000 ft / 3,048 m|