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Promise VTrak A-Class Series

THE ALL-IN-ONE STORAGE APPLIANCE FOR RICH MEDIA

Ideal for multi-user collaboration to ingest, edit, stream and process rich media. This is a true “solution in a box” RAID storage subsystem, with an integrated metadata appliance and embedded file system for big data, along with a NAS Gateway.

Scale out high capacity and high performance

The VTrak A3800 shared SAN appliance is ideal for multi-user collaboration, especially when it comes to rich media. The VTrakFS™ file system is integrated with metadata controllers and VTrak primary storage in a single box, which enables higher performance and workload productivity, while offering easier workflow management.

NAS Gateway for massive client access

The NAS Gateway enables hundreds of clients in the LAN network to access the highly scalable Fibre Channel SAN appliance via 10Gb Ethernet. While the NAS Gateway contains a file sharing protocol and file system management, the key benefit is the VTrak A3800 SAN can scale to petabytes while still appearing as a single NAS folder interface! This eliminates the need to reconfigure clients, unlike traditional NAS environments where costly, additional storage is required.

Simple and fast: a great combination

VTrak A-Class is optimized for high performance, high bandwidth, rich media applications requiring large block sequential IOPs. And because it’s an “all-in-one” metadata appliance, RAID storage subsystem, and file system (VTrakFS™), it’s much less complicated that competing solutions.

Scalable, reliable and cost-efficient

With A-Class you can “pay as you grow” from 32TB to over 7PB for long-term storage investment protection. Additionally, VTrak x30 is the only Apple-qualified enterprise SAN subsystem, with high-availability dual controllers, hot-swappable modular disk array, and a 3 year warranty. The A-Class can save 30-40% on rack space, and help lower energy costs compared to non-integrated multi-vendor solutions.

Optimized for video-centric environments

The Promise VTrakFS™ file system is optimized for leveraging a 8Gb FC interface for large file data ingesting, streaming, or processing between a SAN and its clients – unlike traditional NAS file systems. Data is directly transferred between the SAN appliance and clients over the SAN FC network. This means higher bandwidth performance and lower latency data transfers, perfect for Media & Entertainment, HPC applications, and other video-centric environments.

Entertainment, HPC applications, and other video-centric environments.

Video storage needs are massive. VTrak is the solution!

Store massive amounts of data required by media-centric and HPC environments. Scale across multiple RAID storage subsystems, thus increasing capacity without sacrificing performance.

  • Supports 1024 RAID Logical Drives to make up the volume(s).
  • JBODs can be added to increase the storage space.
  • RAID heads can be added as Storage Nodes to dynamically increase the storage space as well as increase the number of FC counts, thereby scaling performance.
  • All this can be done online, without interrupting the clients.


Supersized file system for big data

VTrak A-Class virtualizes storage to create a single name space, shared storage volume.

  • Each VTrakFS™ consists of a Metadata LUN (MDL) and data LUNs (DL)
  • MDL contains information about file location, size, access times, etc.
  • The VTrak A Class head unit manages directing each client the correct file info over 1Gb Ethernet, but each client has full speed access to actual data via 8Gb Fibre Channel

FEATURES

  • Entry level A-Class solution that does not sacrifice functionality
  • 3U/ 16 drives in one chassis
  • 8G FC interface
  • Data path over FC
  • Single name space with file system spanning across multiple storage units
  • High Availability
    • Active-Standby SAN FS metadata server
    • Active-Active RAID controller
  • Metadata Journaling
    • POSIX compliance
    • Client support for Windows, Mac and Linux
    • Multiple clients access shared files, best for sharing and collaboration
    • Optional external NAS extension gateway cluster provides legacy NFS and CIFS protocol access to files
    • Online defragmentation
    • Online expansion of data volume
  • Each File system volume can be individually tuned for the usage of the volume
    • Soft and hard quotas and user per missions
    • Local ACL for small user groups (20 users)
    • Integration with AD and LDAP for ACL
    • Client node ACL
    • Multipath support on clients
    • Provides intelligent fault detection and notification tool on clients

SPECIFICATIONS

Capacity
32TB to 7PB raw
Non-disruptive expansion using:
 VTrak x30 Fibre Channel RAID Storage Systems
 VTrak x30 Expansion Chassis
VTrakFS™ File System
VTrakFS™ – Integrated clustered file system 
Supports up to 4 simultaneous file systems per system 
Serve up to 1 billion files 
Directory Support: LDAP, Active Directory, Open Directory 
Advanced online defragmentation tool (Advanced Anti-Fragmentation Algorithm) 
Supports ACLs (Access Control List) and User Quota
Availability
Redundant Controllers Hot-Swappable Power Supply Units
Interface
Quad 8G Fibre Channel ports per controller (total of 8 ports for high-availability systems)
RAID Support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Power Efficiency
Four levels of advanced power management disk drive
Management Tools/Interface
Single VTrak A-Class SAN management software
Client Licenses
4 Universal Only included. Supports hundreds of clients.
Warranty
Three year complete system limited warranty (Two-year extended warranty optional)
Support
24 x 7 web and phone support

FEATURES

  • Scalable, High Performance & Bandwidth 64-bit SAN File System
    • 8G FC interface
    • Data path over FC
    • Single name space with file system spanning across multiple storage units
  • High Availability
    • Active-Standby SAN FS metadata server
    • Active-Active RAID controller
  • Metadata Journaling
    • POSIX compliance
    • Client support for Windows, Mac and Linux
    • Multiple clients access shared files, best for sharing and collaboration
    • Optional external NAS extension gateway cluster provides legacy NFS and CIFS protocol access to files
    • Online defragmentation
    • Online expansion of data volume
  • Each File system volume can be individually tuned for the usage of the volume
    • Soft and hard quotas and user per missions
    • Local ACL for small user groups (20 users)
    • Integration with AD and LDAP for ACL
    • Client node ACL
    • Multipath support on clients
    • Provides intelligent fault detection and notification tool on clients

SPECIFICATIONS

Capacity
32TB to 7PB raw
Non-disruptive expansion using:
 VTrak x30 Fibre Channel RAID Storage Systems
 VTrak x30 Expansion Chassis
VTrakFS™ File System
VTrakFS™ – Integrated clustered file system 
Supports up to 4 simultaneous file systems per system 
Serve up to 1 billion files 
Directory Support: LDAP, Active Directory, Open Directory 
Advanced online defragmentation tool (Advanced Anti-Fragmentation Algorithm) 
Supports ACLs (Access Control List) and User Quota
Availability
Redundant Controllers Hot-Swappable Power Supply Units Hot-Swappable Controllers Non-Disruptive Firmware/Software Updates Hot-Swappable Disk Drives
Interface
Quad 8G Fibre Channel ports per controller (total of 8 ports for high-availability systems)
RAID Support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Power Efficiency
Four levels of advanced power management disk drive (MAID) support Efficient 80Plus Certified power supplies
Management Tools/Interface
Single VTrak A-Class SAN management software Embedded management using VTrak A-Class SAN management software (via Ethernet) Advanced Command Line Interface (Serial Port or Ethernet via telnet and SSH) Third Party Management support via SNMP, CIM
Client Licenses
10 Universal or 30 Mac Only included. Supports hundreds of clients.
Warranty
Three year complete system limited warranty (Two-year extended warranty optional) Next-Business-Day PROMISE Service PLUS – onsite replacement included in every VTrak purchase* Optional 4-hour PSP upgrade
Support
24 x 7 web and phone support Support website – drivers, rmware, knowledge base, and downloadable compatibility reports Online product registration and seamless license activation

FEATURES

  • Scalable, High Performance & Bandwidth 64-bit SAN File System
    • 8G FC interface
    • Data path over FC
    • Single name space with file system spanning across multiple storage units
  • High Availability
    • Active-Standby SAN FS metadata server
    • Active-Active RAID controller
  • Metadata Journaling
    • POSIX compliance
    • Client support for Windows, Mac and Linux
    • Multiple clients access shared files, best for sharing and collaboration
    • Optional external NAS extension gateway cluster provides legacy NFS and CIFS protocol access to files
    • Online defragmentation
    • Online expansion of data volume
  • Each File system volume can be individually tuned for the usage of the volume
    • Soft and hard quotas and user per missions
    • Local ACL for small user groups (20 users)
    • Integration with AD and LDAP for ACL
    • Client node ACL
    • Multipath support on clients
    • Provides intelligent fault detection and notification tool on clients

SPECIFICATIONS

Capacity
48TB to 7PB raw Non-disruptive expansion using: VTrak x30 Fibre Channel RAID Storage Systems VTrak x30 Expansion Chassis
VTrakFS™ File System
VTrakFS™ – Integrated clustered file system 
Supports up to 4 simultaneous file systems per system 
Serve up to 1 billion files 
Directory Support: LDAP, Active Directory, Open Directory 
Advanced online defragmentation tool (Advanced Anti-Fragmentation Algorithm) 
Supports ACLs (Access Control List) and User Quota
Availability
Redundant Controllers Hot-Swappable Power Supply Units Hot-Swappable Controllers Non-Disruptive Firmware/Software Updates Hot-Swappable Disk Drives
Interface
Quad 8G Fibre Channel ports per controller (total of 8 ports for high-availability systems)
RAID Support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Power Efficiency
Four levels of advanced power management disk drive (MAID) support Efficient 80Plus Certified power supplies
Management Tools/Interface
Single VTrak A-Class SAN management software Embedded management using VTrak A-Class SAN management software (via Ethernet) Advanced Command Line Interface (Serial Port or Ethernet via telnet and SSH) Third Party Management support via SNMP, CIM
Client Licenses
10 Universal or 30 Mac Only included. Supports hundreds of clients.
Warranty
Three year complete system limited warranty (Two-year extended warranty optional) Next-Business-Day PROMISE Service PLUS – onsite replacement included in every VTrak purchase* Optional 4-hour PSP upgrade
Support
24 x 7 web and phone support Support website – drivers, rmware, knowledge base, and downloadable compatibility reports Online product registration and seamless license activation

FEATURES

  • For access to files on the VTrak A-Class via ethernet, the NAS Gateway G1100 is a 1U file server appliance that acts as an access point for file-based storage via 1/10GbE front end, with 8Gb FC backend connectiv-ity to VTrak A-Class SAN.
  • The VTrak shared SAN appliance and NAS Gateway creates a unified storage solution, with redundancy and single VTrakFS management software

SPECIFICATIONS

Availability
NAS Gateway cluster with 2 active nodes per cluster to a max of 2 clusters for high availability and IO load balancing
Interface
Two ports x 10GbE, four ports x 1GbE Ethernet ports
Two ports x 8Gb FC backend ports
Management Tools/Interface
Configured, managed, and monitored with VTrak A-Class SAN management software
Client Licenses
1/10G Ethernet Cluster NAS Gateway Appliance supporting NFS and CIFS with unlimited client support
Warranty
Three year complete system limited warranty (Two-year extended warranty optional)
Next-Business-Day PROMISE Service PLUS – onsite replacement included in every VTrak purchase
Optional 4-hour PSP upgrade
Support
24 x 7 web and phone support
Support website – drivers, firmware, knowledge base, and downloadable compatibility reports
Online product registration and seamless license activation
Network Protocols
NFS, SMB/CIFS
OS Support
OS X 10.7 or higher
Windows 7, 8, 2008, 2012*
Linux OS with Kernel 2.6.14 or higher*

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