Monday, December 17th 2012

Infortrend's Flagship ZFS-Based NAS Offers 8 GB RAM & 10-GbE Connectivity

Infortrend, the professional data storage solutions provider, today announced the new EonNAS flagship line, the EonNAS X. The first two additions to the flagship line, the EonNAS Pro 850X and EonNAS 1510X, feature 8-bay tower and 2U/12-bay rack mount form factors respectively. The two offer affordable and powerful unified storage solutions with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and 10-GbE connectivity included. The higher transfer speed reduces waiting time thus enhancing business productivity for businesses of any size while the added RAM helps to cache data and boost data deduplication performance.

As the demand for faster backup and virtualization increases, the need for 10-GbE network connectivity becomes even more essential. With the deployment cost for a 10-GbE infrastructure becoming more affordable each day, it is critical for businesses to transition into this technology. The new EonNAS X line offers two models both equipped with 10-GbE LAN ports that can be used to fulfill the most bandwidth demanding applications such as backup, file sharing, video editing, and virtualization.

Infortrend EonNAS uses the ZFS file system which uses RAM to cache data. ZFS caches both most frequently used data and the most recently used data, adapting their balance while it's used. Additionally, more and more IT managers rely on data deduplication to save space and reduce unnecessary IO operations to improve performance. The more RAM that is available, the faster it can determine whether a specific block has already been written and can thus safely be marked as a duplicate which leads to better performance.

"The new EonNAS Pro 850X and the EonNAS 1510X with 8 GB of RAM and 10-GbE connectivity further Infortrend's efforts to offer high-end but affordable business-oriented NAS solutions," William Chen, Director of EonNAS Product for Infortrend, noted. "EonNAS family of high-performance NAS enables users to meet performance and capacity requirements with advanced hardware and software features, many of which were previously only available on enterprise solutions, such as data deduplication and corrupt data self-healing."

The flagship EonNAS X line features the Intel Core i3-2125 3.3GHz processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, two standard Gigabit LAN ports as well as two 10 Gigabit LAN ports. The 8-bay EonNAS Pro 850X, with MSRP $2,499, offers max 32TB storage capacity while the 12-bay EonNAS 1510X, with MSRP $3,599, offers max 48TB storage capacity.

To learn more about Infortrend's EonNAS solutions, please go to www.eonnas.com.
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6 Comments on Infortrend's Flagship ZFS-Based NAS Offers 8 GB RAM & 10-GbE Connectivity

#2
unholythree
I don't know. Isn't 8 gigs of RAM towards the low end of things for zfs? My FreeNAS box runs on a meager 4 GB but The Best Practices Guide
essentially calls for 8 GB at a minimum (for pre-caching) and recommends a gig of RAM for every TB of disk space.

This seems under spec'ed for "Flagship."
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
At first I thought "hey a new case, looks great" and then got sad. Because that case is beatiful.
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#4
sy5tem
by: unholythree
I don't know. Isn't 8 gigs of RAM towards the low end of things for zfs? My FreeNAS box runs on a meager 4 GB but The Best Practices Guide
essentially calls for 8 GB at a minimum (for pre-caching) and recommends a gig of RAM for every TB of disk space.

This seems under spec'ed for "Flagship."
yes so 8gb is basically enough to start with.. up to 8tb i guess? its still like 8x better then those other brand with 1gb ram ...
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#5
fighton4sc
Actually...

I actually was doing some research into this not too long ago as I was looking into purchasing a NAS for my company, many popular brands only use 4GB or 6GB for single controller (I think these SMB-level models are)-

Ex: EMC VNXe3510 single (4GB)
http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/specification-sheet/h8515-vnxe-ss.pdf
Ex: NetApp 2220, 2240 single (6GB)
http://www.netapp.com/us/products/storage-systems/fas2200/fas2200-tech-specs.aspx

So having 8GB of RAM actually ain't too shabby.... Granted, we went with a popular Linux-based NAS instead because of price but I wish I had seen this ad sooner cuz we ended up spending more $ than this model for literally the same spec!!! :banghead:

by: unholythree
I don't know. Isn't 8 gigs of RAM towards the low end of things for zfs? My FreeNAS box runs on a meager 4 GB but The Best Practices Guide
essentially calls for 8 GB at a minimum (for pre-caching) and recommends a gig of RAM for every TB of disk space.

This seems under spec'ed for "Flagship."
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#6
Zack
ZFS-based? That's new.
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