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EonStor CS Family

The Scale-Out NAS Storage with High Scalability and Performance

The Scale-Out NAS Storage with High Scalability and Performance - EonStor CS
Overview
Product Highlights
Use Case

EonStor CS is a scale-out shared storage solution that allows enterprises to address the sheer volume of data via its scalable capacity and linear-increasing performance. The scalability through a scale-out expansion offers an easier and more cost-effective way of managing growing data in the agile enterprises while reducing consequent performance bottlenecks. EonStor CS also improves data utilization and simplifies data management by integrating data from all nodes into one cluster system. The superior performance and scalability make CS suitable for a wide range of data-intensive industries and applications such as media and entertainment (M&E), high-performance computing (HPC), video surveillance, file sharing, and backup. With EonStor CS, enterprises gain speedy process for storage expansion and data migration. EonStor CS can keep up as the business grows, making it the optimized data storage and management solution.

Product Highlights

High Performance and Capacity

EonStor CS is a scale-out NAS storage system. By adding more CS units (nodes), you get a high performance/capacity cluster system with up to 100+ GBps Read/Write speed and more than 100PB of storage for the needs of future data growth. It also supports Auto-balancing function that evenly distributes data across all nodes in the system. When a large number of users access data simultaneously, the system shares the workload through parallel processing, solving the problem of a single node performance limitation and effectively improving the access efficiency.

High Performance and Capacity

Lightning-Fast All-Flash Platform

CS offers an all-flash model, CS 4025B, to deliver optimal SSD performance, including low latency, extended SSD lifespan, and faster data transfer. The all-flash CS supports up to 3,400/2,000 MB/s Read/Write speed per single node and 40Gb/s RDMA node-to-node connection to provide lightning-speed access to mission-critical workloads of such applications as HPC and M&E. Moreover, the all-flash model allows users to maximize system efficiency by allocating data in different pools based on file access frequency or file status. For example, less used data can be stored in high capacity all-HDD pool and hot data in high performance all-flash pool. In this way, you can meet both the requirements of shorter response time and massive capacity with optimized costs.

Lightning-Fast All-Flash Platform

High Scalability

EonStor CS supports two capacity expansion solutions, horizontal scalability (scale-out) and vertical scalability (scale-up). The scale-out expansion allows you to add more devices (up to 144 nodes) to increase both capacity and performance. The entire cluster performance can reach 100+ GBps (Read/Write) and more than 100PB capacity. The benefit of using scale-out is that you increase performance and capacity at the same time. EonStor CS also supports scale-up scalability, which allows you to add up to 84 disks to increase storage space.
EonStor Scale-out NAS Expansion Guide

High Scalability

Complete Data Protection

To prevent critical data loss and ensure continuous storage services, EonStor CS is designed with the support of multi-layer data protection on hard disks, node, and cluster levels. If any of the elements fails, neither the data will be lost, nor the system performance will be affected.

If a hard disk gets damaged, Infortrend's exclusive RAID technology ensures that the system runs normally at the same level of performance. In terms of node protection, Replica and Erasure Code protection functions help to avoid downtime from a single node of failure. If a node failure is detected, CS initiates self-healing function to recover the data from a faulty node.

On cluster level, you can use the Rsync feature for remote backup of the cluster file to remote cluster or remote NAS.

EonStor CS storages have achieved Veeam Ready Repository classification by exceeding its performance requirements for processes such as Full Backup, Full VM Restore, Synthetic Full Backup, and Instant VM Recovery.

Complete Data Protection

High Availability

With the data protection design like RAID, Replica/Erasure code, EonStor CS feature high availability for disk, node levels.

The network interface trunk group provide not only the bandwidth aggregation but also preventing single path failure.

Besides, EonStor CS also has the redundant hardware component design including PSU, FAN module, helps out the hardware availability, when one component is down, the other component can still provide the power and heat dissipation, these components are also modular for easy component maintenance.

Last but not the least, the firmware for EonStor CS can also be upgraded without cluster downtime to make sure the cluster service continuity.

High Availability

High Security

To secure extremely critical data, EonStor CS provides SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) and WORM (Write Once Read Many) data protection mechanism. SED protects confidential data from being hacked, malware and malicious behavior. It automatically executes full disk encryption when a write job is performed by using the embedded encryption key. Encrypted data is decrypted before leaving the drive when a read request is met. WORM is especially useful for organizations that are required to meet archival demands and struggling to keep pace with their growing data storage. It provides cost-effective data storage, which cannot be deleted, edited, over-written, or corrupted.

High Security

Easy Management

EonStor CS simplifies the deployment and management tasks with both hardware and software designs.

EonOne management software provides an intuitive user interface for centralized management of multiple systems, monitoring of performance and capacity usage, and completion of all related system configurations.

On the hardware side, EonStor CS adopts cable-less and modular design, allowing you to expand nodes or add expansion enclosures without interrupting system operation. EonStor CS also comes with redundant key components such as power supplies, controllers, and fans. These features give enterprises a very robust system that is easier to maintain and reduce the risk of downtime, providing a non-stop delivery of services.

CS cluster supports All-HDD and All-Flash hybrid configuration. This hybrid configuration is especially suitable for HPC and M&E applications, which workload requirements include high-performance computing and massive data storage capacity. Moreover, you can set different protection levels for each pool. For example, you can choose Erasure Code to protect massive data while saving the storage space.

Easy Management

Use Case

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Due to the rise of Industrial IoT and AI, size and amount of data that organizations have to deal with are dramatically increasing. Hence, there appears a need for high-performance computing (HPC) to process, store, and perform complex calculations of massive amounts of data at very high speeds for real-time data analytics and strategy decision making. Deploying hybrid configuration supporting flexible data allocation allows to deliver maximum system efficiency: hot data folders are stored in high performance All-Flash pool for HPC processes, while folders with already analyzed not-active data migrate to high capacity All-HDD pool.

The Oil and Gas industry needs to collect all the oil drilling data from various sensors, such as seismic surveys, well logs, fluid analyses, and static and flowing pressure measurements. To enhance performance, those data are acquired and analyzed through distributed computing. In light of this, EonStor CS is considered a perfect shared storage solution as it allows to keep up with high-performance computing architecture and system expansion.

Advantages
  • High Capacity Scalability and Performance: Up to 100PB of storage with maintaining the same performance level (100+ GBps Read/Write speed) as the system expands.
  • Flexible Platform Design: Hot data folders stored on All-Flash pool for high performance computing processes, while cold data folders migrate to high capacity HDD pool.
  • Full Data Protection: A variety of data protection mechanisms, such as Rsync, SED hard disk encryption, Write Once Read Many (WORM), and SSL encryption, which is extremely important for mission-critical applications, such as oil and gas production.
  • File Sharing: EonStor CS can be used as a shared storage for all oil and gas exploration data logs, such as seismic surveys, well logs, fluid analyses, pressure measurements, and records of the monthly injected volumes of EOR fluids (water, gas, CO2 , steam, chemicals). These files in the form of structured documents, PDFs, handwritten notes, audio or video files, are stored on EonStor CS for easy access and effective collaboration between different departments.
Use Case - High Performance Computing (HPC)

Media & Entertainment (M&E)

EonStor CS is an ideal solution for today’s Media and Entertainment industry processing 4K and 8K ultra high-resolution videos. It targets larger-scale video production companies with staff more than 10 people and growing business. EonStor CS features highly scalable performance and capacity, which can deliver an optimized and expandable solution as your media business develops. It comes with Infortend’s management software EonOne. The browser-based software allows you to configure, monitor, and manage the storage system easily, so it allows the video editing team to focus more on video content creation and improving productivity.

Moreover, CS provides extremely high data security and lower TCO, which makes it well received in M&E industry. EonStor CS can be applied to radio and television HD non-linear sharing, high-speed rendering synthesis, media asset archiving, and media asset data disaster recovery backup.
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Advantages
  • High Performance I/O: High-resolution files can be accessed by team members simultaneously, bringing the ultimate experience of collaborative high-speed data management.
  • Massive Data Storage and Elastic Scaling: Scale-out and scale-up expansion for HD editing and production. Storage nodes can expand seamlessly online without interrupting services, and performance grows linearly as the number of nodes increases.
  • Load Balancing: When many users access data simultaneously, the system shares the workload through parallel processing across all nodes in the system, avoiding single node performance limitations.
  • Easy Management: User-friendly web GUI.
Use Case - Media & Entertainment (M&E)