Xanadu 400: Enterprise Storage Array

Key Features
  • High Performance in Intensive Bandwidth Applications:
    3Gbs Read and 2.5Gbs Writes Sustained on a File System
  • High Density Low Energy Cost Enclosures
  • Host Options
    (8) 16 Gb FC
    (8) 12 Gb SAS
    (8) 10 Gb iSCSI
  • Surprisingly Affordable


Ease of Use: Administrators appreciate the extensive configuration flexibility and intuitive management interface which allows optimal performance tuning and complete control over data placement. Extensive diagnostic features provide predictive analysis and help identify issues before they become problems. The modular design enables easy scalability to increase capacity and performance to support business growth. The management software supports on-the-fly expansion, reconfiguration, and maintenance without interrupting storage system I/O.

High Performance: The Xanadu 400 is built to sustain high read and write throughput especially for intensive bandwidth applications [ from 5GBs to 3.5GBs] The Xanadu 400 delivers the best value on a price-performance basis with its ability to maximize disk I/O cost effectively.

Dynamic Disk Pooling:(DDP) make management easy by dynamically rebalancing drives, and they provide added data protection with faster rebuild times during a drive failure. For better reliability and availability, DDPs promote sustained performance in the event of drive failures.

Thin Provisioning : The goal of thin provisioning is to improve storage utilization. Thin provisioning eliminates over provisioning of storage by automatically allocating storage internally, only as it is actually used, and reporting full allocations to the hosts. Thin provisioning lowers storage TCO (capex and opex) by reducing the initial acquisition capacity and improving utilization.

Data Integrity : Security is critical in storing data. Hard drives within a system can be taken out for maintenance or off-site repair, stolen, or disposed of. Management software on the Xanadu 400 supports full disk encryption (FDE), which provides data security for the hard drive. FDE protects against the many different vulnerabilities involved in securing data on hard drives by providing content encryption at the drive level. FDE helps protect data in the event of drive loss, theft, or retirement. The FDE engine performs encryption without affecting performance. Users get high levels of data security while retaining optimal performance.

Intelligent Cache Tiering: Using the SSD Cache feature, enhances performance and application response time by leveraging the superior performance of SSD media for the most frequently accessed blocks of data on reads. There is nothing to manage using the SSD Cache feature, because the caching is data-driven in real time; users are not required to set up complicated policies to define the trigger for data movement between tiers. SSD Cache accelerates data access through the caching use of solid state disks located in the drive trays to enhance performance and is expandable up to 5TB per storage system.

Proactive Drive Health Monitoring: Examines every completed drive I/O and tracks the rate of error and exception conditions returned by the drives, as well as drive performance degradation that is often associated with unreported internal drive issues. Using predictive failure analysis technology, when any error rate or degraded performance threshold is exceeded—indicating that a drive is showing signs of impending failure—Managementy software issues a critical alert message and takes corrective action necessary to protect the data.

Remote replication : The 400 supports both FC- and IP-based remote replication for high availability across campuses, cities, or the world. The flexibility of FC- or IP-based remote mirroring enables IT departments to meet service-level agreements for any virtual or traditional application environment.

Enhanced SnapshotTM capabilities: Enable the creation of near-instantaneous, point-in-time copies or volume images for backup and file restoration. The system supports up to 512 point-in-time copies of data volumes and takes advantage of copy-on-write technology so that only changed blocks are transferred between the mirroring systems. This feature minimizes network traffic while providing multiple Snapshot copies to improve recovery point objectives.