Infortrend EonStor GS 4000 offers 32 front-end ports in comprehensive storage system

Infortrend Technology announced Monday its EonStor GS 4000 storage system designed with 32 front-end ports, surpassing previous generation storage systems to benefit users with improved advantages in flexibility.

The EonStor GS 4000 aims to provide tremendous flexibility while reducing costs and complexity for building up an IT environment by increasing the number of host ports and supporting multi-protocol data access in a single system.

The 32 front-end channel ports enable connectivity for hybrid FC-SAN, IP-SAN, DAS and NAS environment with converged host boards supporting multiple and interchangeable protocols including 8Gb/s or 16Gb/s Fibre Channel, 10GbE iSCSI (SFP+) and FCoE. There is additional support for 1GbE iSCSI, 10GbE iSCSI (RJ45) and 12Gb/s SAS host ports.

Based on improved hardware and firmware, EonStor GS line can handle file level protocols including CIFS/SMB, NFS, AFP and FTP; block level protocols such as Fiber Channel, iSCSI and SAS; and object level protocols, which allow users to access files directly via browsers through the file’s unique URL and reduces the cost of deploying applications from the cloud.

By integrating all of these protocols and harnessing the power of Intel’s multicore CPU, EonStor GS family delivers not only outstanding flexibility but also incredible performance in two configurations: all-flash and hybrid.

As an all-flash system, it delivers up to 450K IOPS, 11,000MB/s block and 3,300MB/s CIFS bandwidth. Moreover, by offering hybrid features such as SSD Cache, protocol translation between local NAS/SAN and cloud storage services, and automated storage tiering, EonStor GS family guarantees exceptional performance at every level of operation.

The EonStor GS can integrate with cloud storage, and data can be optimally allocated between EonStor GS and Cloud through our smart algorithms, so users can deliver improved performance and storage. These cloud improvements combine local and cloud storage, automatically and optimally allocating data, while saving setup and maintenance costs in the process.

EonStor GS also offers comprehensive cloud integration functions for users to choose from cloud tiering, cloud cache and cloud backup; and support for private and public cloud services enables users to choose the option that best suits their budget or data security requirements.

The new offering delivers integrated object based storage that reduces the cost of deploying applications from the cloud. EonStor GS family makes efficient use of available bandwidth and speeds up data extend when uploading data to the cloud with its data reduction technology. It also comes integrated with the LDAP Server function into the system, so customers do not need to construct additional LDAP Servers.

As security is critical when it comes to data storage in the cloud, the EonStor GS line provides AES 256-bit encryption for data-in-flight and data-at-rest, as well as self-encrypting drives (SED) compatibility, ensuring data is always protected from malicious threats. Furthermore, with integrated SSL, links between server and client are also encrypted.

Security threats are by no means the only concern when it comes to safeguarding data. Unexpected disk failures, natural disasters and power outages all up the risk of data loss. EonStor GS family ensures this risk is minimal with its integrated backup functions such as Intelligent Drive Recovery (IDR), snapshot, local replication, remote replication and file-level rsync.

In case a failure is experienced, the system’s integrated SMB 3.0 transparent failover and multipathing support guarantee non-disruptive operations. Also, designed with redundant dual controllers and non-single-point-of-failure hardware components, it ensures business continuity at all times.

As a cloud-integrated unified storage, the EonStor GS 4000 integrates file, block and object services in one system with complete native cloud gateway features. In order to bring users a great experience to boost their cloud applications, Infortrend is offering free cloud license with purchase of any EonStor GS 4000 system till the end of this year.

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