Powered by NexentaStor unified storage software, the Storage Director Z leverages the superior data integrity of the ZFS file system to match the enterprise-grade storage capabilities (and some unique to ZFS!) of more expensive, legacy storage technologies.
128-bit ZFS File System – The most scalable & flexible as a 128-bit file system yet – compared with 32- or 64-bit file systems!
NexentaStor OS – Built on the open source NexentaCore platform, NexentaStor OS provides a solid foundation based on the OpenSolaris kernel
Unlimited File Size – While most legacy solutions limit the file sizes, there are no such limitations with ZFS
Unlimited Storage Capacity – Eliminates storage limitations through disk and system expansion
Unified Network Protocol – Support for NAS (NFS, CIFS), SAN (block-level iSCSI & Fiber Channel), HTTP and FTP volumes, means flexible file-sharing over any network protocol!
Find & Correct Silent Data Corruption – Self-healing check-sums and transactional copy-on-write I/O operations eliminate silent data corruption and ‘write-holes’
Data Deduplication & Native Compression – In-line data deduplication and compression greatly reduces the use of the StorageDirector's primary storage on the server.
Block-Level Mirroring – Set-up remote backups & disaster recovery
Hybrid Storage Pools – Exploit I/O cache to accelerate read & write performance
I/O Pooling – The more disks or systems you add, the faster the performance of your StorageDirector Z!
Unlimited Snapshots & Clones – Most legacy solutions are limited to 255 snapshots. NexentaStor allows any number of customized, automated and periodic snapshots to ensure granular recovery in a timely manner
Integrated Snapshot Search – Perform indexing & boolean searches from the file system to search for files within snapshots
Heterogeneous Block & File Replication – Synchronous or asynchronous replication for easy disaster recovery from local or remote systems
NexentaStor Management View – Centralized web-based tool allows a variety of functions to be performed from any location. Create, grow, delete, export & import storage volumes
NexentaStor Management Console – Record & replay commands across all deployed instances of NexentaStor.
Storage & Service Reports – Generate automatic & periodic reports to manage the performance of the system and integrate it into SNMP based management solutions
Thin Provisioning – Let your hosts virtually see a larger storage pool than is physically available, to be filled later when you need it. No need to re-format the file system!
Inherent I/O Virtualization – Virtualize data in the file-system to allow thin provisioning via I/O pooling for hypervisor virtualization solutions to improve capacity utilization and performance
Application & Plug-in Add-ons
High-Availability Cluster Plug-in – Single and dual active-active fail-over configuration options to increase availability by eliminating a single point of failure with a 2nd instance of NexentaStor
VM Data Center 3.0 – View and manage your entire virtualized infrastructure from a simple point-and-click interface. Perform common tasks, like stopping and starting VMs, create template-based clones, set-up backups, provision storage and set-up replication & retention policies. Support for VMware vSphere, Citrix Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V makes NexentaStor the only storage virtualization solution for all major hypervisor platforms
Delorean Windows Back-up, Restore & Search Application – Powerful Windows back-up with VSS clients and Nexenta Delorean plug-in. Select files and folders to protect via a built-in File Explorer interface, with the option for replication in NexentaStor
Reliable Hardware with Fast Performance
Memory Maximum – Up to 96GB DDR3 Memory
Processor – Up to a Dual Six-Core Intel® Xeon Processor 5600 Series
Motherboard – Intel® 5520 Chipset Motherboard
Ultra-fast SSD & Reliable SAS Hard Drive Options
Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Option Networking Expansion
Redundant AC Power Supply
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NexentaStor provides a complete Linux-based GUI
for ZFS to eliminate the pain of CLI configuration!
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Perform a variety of functions, such as creating,
deleting, exporting or importing storage volumes.
Product Comparison – StorageDirector Z Series
Features – Explore the StorageDirector Z Product Features
Data Sheet – Download the StorageDirector Z Series Datasheet