Nexsan Unity2000: Entry-Mid-Range Hybrid Storage
Unity2000 is designed for small to mid-sized business with easy deployment, allowing you to focus on your business. Unity’s FASTier® hybrid caching accelerates performance while the unified protocol enables mixed applications. The Unity2000 delivers a full enterprise-class feature set for your mid-size data center storage.
Intelligent, self-tuning hybrid caching capability that uses a scalable pool of cache memory comprised of flash technologies to create a more efficient hybrid storage solution. Flash SSD technology is used to accelerate read and write IOPS and throughput. FASTier caching works transparently so there is no administration burden to turbo-charge I/O performance and handle the constant growth of mixed applications in your environment. FASTier caching is especially useful for random I/O workloads such as databases or for VMware, Xen or Hyper-V environments.
As data is written, Unity compresses data prior to it being written to the RAID volume. This reduces the amount of data written to SSD cache or HDD storage media, and, in-turn shrinks the total storage capacity requirements, data center footprint and improves storage system performance. Unity Inline Compression can be set on a per volume basis and is transparent operation.
Unity2000 scales capacity and performance:
- Capacity is scaled by adding an additional Unity storage modules. Unity storage modules come in different form factors to address different organizational needs.
- FASTier: caching is Unity’s intelligent, self-tuning hybrid caching capability that uses a scalable pool of cache memory comprised of flash technologies to create a more efficient hybrid storage solution. FASTier provides increased performance for mixed application workload environments over traditional caching techniques.
In a single solution, Unity2000 provides CIFS, NFS and FTP file sharing protocols for enterprise NAS file sharing as well as the FC and iSCSI SAN block storage protocol for server volume sharing.
Unity2000 includes redundant controllers, data paths, storage module controllers and power supplies to keep your applications and users productive. User selected RAID protection levels include 10, 5 and 6. Cache protection options ensure that your data is safe even if the power goes out.
Asynchronous Replication: Unity2000 also provides the ability for you to replicate your most mission and business critical data to another system across an IP network that is geographically dispersed making your data available to you in the event you need to recover from a site disaster.