Huawei Symantec’s N8000 is built on the TurboStor Architecture that delivers storage solutions for virtualized and cloud-ready data centers.
Oceanspace N8000 Datasheet (536.06 kB)
Based on the TurboStor Architecture, the Huawei Symantec Oceanspace N8000 series is a unified storage platform (NAS, FC SAN, and IP SAN) designed for mid-range and high-end storage applications. The N8000 offers advanced architecture, superior reliability, high performance, easy management and scalability up to 15 petabytes (PBs) of storage capacity. This scale-out NAS cluster provides 15PB of global namespace with 40 cabinets, 22 controllers, and 7,680 2TB HDDs. The N8000 meets the requirements of high-performance computing, databases, websites, file services, streaming media, video surveillance, and file backup. As an industry-leading clustered NAS storage system, the N8000 is widely deployed across industries such as manufacturing, government, enterprise, education, telecom, broadcast & television, and Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Cloud Scale Performance • Unified Storage Solutions - The N8000 is a unified storage platform that provides up to 96 IP (1Gb or 10Gb ports) for (NAS and iSCSI) connectivity and up to 32 x 8Gb/s FC ports for high-performance block storage connectivity.• TurboStor Clustered I/O Engine - The N8000 SAN and NAS I/O engine is built around 16 clustered modules that provide near-linear performance gains whenever a node is added. It is based on the Intel Xeon 64-bit, multi-core processor module which provides a total internal bandwidth of 36GB/s for cloud data bandwidth and high-performance data caches.
• TurboModule I/O Flexibility - The N8000 supports 12 I/O modules with 48 I/O bi-directional ports that enable Huawei Symantec storage systems to adjust I/O between front-end host connectivity and back-end storage modules, maximizes ROI, performance, and SLAs. • TurboBoost SSD I/O Performance - Every application has a specific set of requirements and SLAs that must be met. The N8000 provides three classes of SSD optimizations that enable IT managers to tune solutions for maximum IOPs to support concurrency of user requests, data base indexing, and maximum bandwidth delivery. • SmartCache Dynamic I/O Optimization - SmartCache supports up to 256Gb of cache to dynamic monitoring technology to control hotspots in HDD storage, and automatically migrates and caches on SSD to optimize application performance and better meet SLAs.
Virtual Storage Mobility• Virtual I/O Consolidation - The TurboModule technology can significantly increase the density of I/O modules and ports in a single enclosure, and provide a flexible number proportioning and slots layout of front-end and back-end I/O modules.• Maximize VM Density - The N8000 is designed to increase the number of VMs per storage system with its multi-dimensional tiered I/O architecture. SmartCache enables higher VM density per array by dynamically migrating I/O for the most accessed and mobile VMs.• Multi-Fabric Host Connectivity for VM Mobility - One of the keys to VM mobility is access to shared and common I/O to provide the same levels of performance, data protection and security. This requires a storage system that can support multiple host and fabric connectivity for SAN and NAS, Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
Modular Efficiency and High Availability• Enterprise Class Availability With Active-Active Clustering - Supports clustered NAS engine nodes in active/active mode and supports a full-redundancy design to ensure 99.999% availability.• High Availability I/O Software - Huawei Symantec developed the N8000 based on the Symantec Veritas file system (VxFS), Veritas volume manager (VxVM), and Veritas cluster server (VCS) to fully satisfy the enterprise applications and storage integration requirements.• Unified IO Modules - One of the fundamental tenets of the TurboScale architecture is the use of common, hot-swap modules for disk expansion, power supplies, cooling fans, battery backup and other key components that reduce TCO, increase availability, and improve serviceability.• High-Density Expansion Modules 24 Disk Slots - The N8000 leverages high-density disk enclosures (24 disks per enclosure) in a 2U footprint to reduce expansion cost by 60% compared to low-density enclosures.• Flexible Tiered Storage Strategy - Huawei Symantec knows that one size does not fit all in the storage world and the N8000 enables IT managers to choose from a wide variety of I/O devices to meet any performance, cost or capacity need with support for FC, SAS, SATA and SSD devices.• Advanced Data Protection - The N8000 is equipped with RAID 6, Precopy and automated disk sector repair technology to prevent data loss before a drives fails. • 15PB of Cloud Scale Capacity - The N8000 supports up to 7,680 FC, SAS, SATA or SSD devices for up to 15 PB of storage. This type of capacity is required to support the most demanding applications and cloud deployments.
Eco-I/O• Increased Storage Density - The ability of the TurboStor architecture to support high-density disk expansion reduces data center cooling, rack space, and reduces power consumption by up to 50%.• Efficient I/O with Drive Spin-Down - The TurboScale Architecture supports the ability to spin down disk devices, based on RAID group workload, which can reduce power costs by 40%.• Intelligent 16-Step Power and Cooling - One of the management features of the TurboScale Architecture is ability to power manage many of the individual components to reduce overall cost. This includes our 16-Step fans and cooling modules which enables IT managers to reduce power cooling and noise levels in the data center. • Intelligent CPU Speed Adjusting - The TurboScale Architecture allows the storage system to adjust the CPU clock-speed and CPU cores used to reduce power costs and right-size the I/O for the level of workload.
Symantec Storage & Management Software• Symantec NetBackup Optimized - Each N8000 has an embedded and optimized Veritas NetBackup Client on NAS engine to maximize up-time and improve SLAs.• Dynamic Storage Tiering Lowers Storage Cost and Power - Dynamic Storage Tiering (DST) automates data migration between storage layers (FC, SAS, and SATA) according to file access frequency. Provides complete data protection with applications such as snapshot and synchronous mirroring.• Enterprise Management - Huawei and Symantec have a long history in enterprise-class management solutions and management tools provided with the Oceanspace N8000 are no exception. Using ISM (Integrated Storage Management), IT managers will be able to control every aspect of their storage environment.• Automated Deployment - The Oceanspace ISM GUI is an intuitive easy to use storage management tool; volumes can be deployed and provisioned to the SAN through automated Wizards thus minimizing administrator interaction. • Remote Management - Business is global and so are IT systems. ISM's remote management tools allow IT managers to control access, deploy configurations and set parameters across the globe. ISM remote manager will also enable key physical (Alarms, Flashing Lights) and logical management (Smart Phone,Pagers, Texting, Email, and online upgrades) tools to help IT managers diagnose and repair issues, even when working across the globe.• Advanced Data Protection and Management Applications - The N8000 provides a family of data protection (snapshots, replication (Sync & Async), LUN copy) and data management (Multi-Pathing, ISM and Disk Guard) to ensure business and regulatory compliance, lower operational cost, and guarantees SLA are met for every application.• Compliance Ready with WORM Technology - The N8000 provides (Write-Once Read Only Memory) that is vital to applications requiring auditable transactions for compliance and regulatory purposes.
16GB; scalable to 96GB
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• Symantec High-Availability I/O Software - Huawei Symantec develops the N8000 based on the Symantec Veritas file system (VxFS), Veritas volume manager (VxVM), and Veritas cluster server (VCS), to fully satisfy the enterprise applications and storage integration requirements.• Symantec NetBackup Optimized - Each N8000 has an embedded and optimized Veritas NetBackup Client on NAS engine to maximize up time and improve SLAs.• Symantec Dynamic Storage Tiering Lowers Storage Cost and Power - Dynamic Storage Tiering (DST) automates data migration between storage layers (FC, SAS, and SATA) according to file access frequency. Provides complete data protection with applications such as snapshot and synchronous mirroring.• ISM Enterprise Management - Huawei and Symantec have a long history in enterprise-class management solutions, and management tools provided with the Oceanspace S6800 are no exception. Using ISM (Integrated Storage Management), IT managers will be able to control every aspect of their storage environment.
• ISM Automated Deployment - The Oceanspace ISM GUI is an intuitive easy to use storage management tool. Volumes can be deployed and provisioned to the SAN through automated Wizards thus minimizing administrator interaction.• ISM Remote Management - Business is global and so are IT systems. ISM's remote management tools allow IT managers to control access, deploy configurations and set parameters across the globe. ISM remote manager will also enable key physical (Alarms, Flashing Lights) and logical management (smart phone, pagers, texting, email and online upgrades) tools to help IT managers diagnose and repair problems, even when working across the globe.• HyperImage Snapshots - When it comes to rapid PIT (Point In Time) backup and restore operations, snapshot technology is the benchmark application for storage systems. The HyperImage software provides up to 2048 snapshots on a single system. HyperImage can provide full image copies, delta change snapshots, and has the ability to synthesize many snaps into a new hybrid snap to save on disk space.• HyperCopy LUN Copy - One of the key tools for data management, systems migration, and application mobility is a fast and efficient LUN copy application. HyperCopy is able to perform online copies so the LUN can be used during the copy process. It also supports throttling levels to enable the array to still meet SLAs during copy/migration projects. • HyperMirror Synchronous & Asynchronous Remote Replication - HyperMirror provides two vital functions for IT managers. It enables multiple sites to share data for round-the-clock IT operations and it is a vital tool in preparing for disaster recovery scenarios. In Synchronous mode, HyperMirror is able to maintain an exact real-time copy of your storage data in a secure manner to remote locations. In Asynchronous mode, you are able to produce cost-effective remote replication to meet recovery point objectives (RPO) of under 60 minutes. HyperMirror provides host independent synchronization and can be used across all OSs and applications.• UltraPath Multi-Pathing Software - UltraPath is a powerful, heterogeneous, multi-pathing application that supports SAN host connectivity with Huawei Symantec storage systems. It enables IT managers to specify and select alternate paths for your data in the event of a network failure. Residing on the host, UltraPath multi-pathing enhances SAN performance and application availability by eliminating network failures between the host and storage. UltraPath's multiple-pathing capabilities, automatic load balancing, and path failover functions, provide complete path management.• HostAgent Data Protection Manager - HostAgent Data Protection Manager provides a host-based application for managing, configuring snapshots and replication volumes. Based on policy, regulatory and compliance requirements, older snap shots and replication volumes can be cleaned up and disk space recovered.• DiskGuard Volume Manager - Huawei Symantec Oceanspace DiskGuard data backup software protects data and operating systems. DiskGuard provides comprehensive protection and quick recovery of data for various applications such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Informix, Sybase, and Exchange.
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