Stretch Cluster with High Availability based on AIC and ATTO equipment

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Open-E JovianDSS

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A stretch cluster provides a low total cost of ownership (TCO) solution by creating enterprise-class storage services on industry standard server and storage hardware. This solution with ATTO Technology connectivity, AIC hardware and Open-E JovianDSS software provides 24/7 uptime with business continuity for real-time, mission-critical applications enabling organizations to virtualize these applications and maintain high-availability access. Utilizing Fibre Channel to create a high-performance storage area network (SAN) makes sure data is always synchronized between data center sites. It is important to have reliable, predictable, low-latency links between sites in a stretch cluster; ATTO’s XstreamCORE™ and FibreBridge® storage controllers are building blocks that add enterprise Fibre Channel connectivity to up to 10 shelves of low cost SAS/SATA drives while introducing up to only four microseconds of latency. When paired with standard JBOD or JBOF enclosures, ATTO storage controllers represent an foundational data center component – one that companies can use to architect stretch cluster solutions that enable active site balancing, downtime avoidance and Disaster Recovery with more flexibility and a lower TCO than native Fibre Channel storage.

Disaster avoidance

Disaster avoidance involves proactive behavior to circumvent an impending storage outage. Even if a partial site failure occurs, disasters tend to affect an entire site. Disaster avoidance technologies allow for configuration of a host, cluster or site in a fashion that keeps systems running with minimal interruption.

High Availability and fault recovery

High Availability technology reduces the length of an outage sustained by a failure and allows for rapid recovery of system services. High Availability Clusters provide automated fault recovery in a reactive fashion, with VMs restarted as required to recover from unplanned outages.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery helps to rapidly restore services when there is an unexpected outage and the recovery time is unknown.

Downtime avoidance

With downtime avoidance, virtualization technologies can move virtual machines (VMs) or virtual storage with no interruption to service.

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Hardware details

Atto bus adapter

ATTO Technology Celerity™ 16Gb Gen 5 host bus adapters (HBA)

ATTO’s CelerityTM products feature Advanced Data Streaming (ADSTM) latency management and MultiPath DirectorTM technologies for the most reliable Fibre Channel connectivity. ATTO CelerityTM FC-162E HBA provides:

  • Dual-channel 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA that supports for Windows®, Windows Hyper-V, Linux®, Mac®OS X, VMware® and FreeBSD
  • 3200MB/s throughput per port in full-duplex mode using x8 PCIe 3.0 host connection
  • Backward compatible with 8Gb/s and 4Gb/s Fibre Channel products
  • Proven industry interoperability with support for SNIA HBA API
Atto bus adapter

ATTO Technology Xstream CORETM FC 7500 storage controller

ATTO storage controllers provide high IOPS and throughput, massive storage scalability and extremely low latency to satisfy application storage needs.

  • Connects SAS storage to Fibre Channel SANs with (2) 16Gb Fibre Channel ports and (4) x4 12Gb SAS connectors
  • xCORETM Acceleration Technology moves all reads and writes through hardware acceleration with less than four microseconds of latency
  • eCORETM Control Engine adds common, open storage services including data mover, LUN masking, reservations and host mapping
  • Up to 3200MB/s sustained transfer rate and 735,000 4K IOPS per controller
  • Supports up to 240 direct-attached SAS devices from JBOD/JBOF or RAID arrays
  • Supports NPIV and Virtual Fabric

About ATTO

Atto bus adapter

AIC SB202-LB

SB202-LB, a 2U 12-bay storage server solution, supports dual Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2600 v3 and v4 product family. The backplane is tool-less and is of 12Gb/s SAS.

  • 2U 12-Bay storage server
  • Supports two Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2600 v3 and v4 product family
  • With Intel® C612 Series Chipset to provide 5+ years product life cycle
  • Onboard Baseboard Management Controller for system management and IPMI control
  • Front-to-back air ow and hot swap redundant fans to provide optimal thermal conditions
  • Two 10 GbE RJ45 ports
Atto bus adapter

AIC J4024-02

  • Intelligent Enclosure Management
  • Individual drive power management
  • Cutting edge performance and scalability
  • Expander Self-discovery / Self-con guration (connects Mini SAS port to host or expansion) Supports SES-2 (SCSI Enclosure Service)
  • Hot-swap design for easy maintenance and management
  • Drive trays support interposers
  • Adjustable Thermal Pro le
  • Easy deployment
  • Supports Active Bezel

About AIC