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AssuredSAN® Ultra Series High Density SAN Storage
High-Performance and High-Density SAN Storage

Dot Hill's High-Density SAN storage arrays are designed for datacenter professionals and supercomputing centers that require the very highest storage performance within a small footprint. By delivering an ultra high-density SAN, IT managers maximize datacenter space, and deliver on performance, energy savings, ease-of-maintenance, ease-of-use, and reliability. The Ultra Series includes models that support small form factor, large form factor, and SSD drives.

Using 4004 controllers, the Ultra Series storage arrays provide high-density SAN storage options for M&E, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, HPC, Cloud Computing, and Big Data applications. Using high-performance SAS and SSD drives and ultra computing power to deliver 6.4 Gigabytes/second performance, these high-density SANs are ideal for IT managers who need to maximize storage performance and datacenter space.

Key Applications

Key SAN applications include: HPC, video post-production, media streaming, oil and gas apps, mobile datacenters, surveillance, telecom data capture, virtualization and other applications that require both performance and reliability.

Software for Optimizing Performance and Protecting Data

RealStor™ Software with Performance-enhancing SSD Configurations
RealStor 2.0 software allows customers to create the next generation hybrid storage solutions that leverage the power of SSDs to increase storage performance. RealStor 2.0 offers a range of options to boost performance no matter what your workload requirements. With RealStor 2.0 you can choose flash read-cache, RealTier for Flash – storage tiering with SSDs, or RealTier for Capacity – storage tiering between different speed HDDs to boost IO performance. In addition, RealStor 2.0 includes the rapid RAID rebuild feature and Thin Provisioning, along with virtual snapshots to enhance DR plans.

Software Tuned for Performance
Dot Hill’s firmware is optimized for the randomized sequential I/O performance required in many demanding applications. Streaming high density and 4K video production is just one example where predictable high performance is required to deliver projects on time. Oil and Gas, and HPC applications also require storage that can sustain multiple streams of high-density data. Dot Hill’s firmware is reliably tuned to deliver multiple streams through its Adaptive Read-ahead Algorithm.

Data Protection Software
Optional data protection software is available on the 4000 Series to fully protect your environment. Dot Hill offers optional AssuredCopy™, AssuredSnap™, and AssuredRemote™ DMS software to allow you to create point-in-time snapshots, volume copies, and replicate to a remote or backup site.

Interoperability
Supports Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
Microsoft certified. Citrix, Data Core, Veeam and VMware certifications pending.

Hardware – Performance and Architecture

The 4000 SAN storage arrays are powerful RAID data storage solutions which can scale to hundreds of terabytes of storage with additional expansion arrays. Our dual redundant design eliminates ‘single points of failure’ that can disrupt business operations. AssuredSAN arrays have dual active-active controllers for higher performance and failover, ‘hot swappable’ drives, dual power supplies and fans, all of which contribute to proven 99.999% uptime.

Chassis

Ultra56

The Ultra56 chassis houses up to 56 3.5-inch large form factor drives.

Ultra48

The Ultra48 chassis houses up to 48 2.5-inch drives.

Performance

  • Up to 6400 MB/s per second sequential reads, 5300 MB/s sequential writes
  • Performance for HD, 2K, 4K, and 3D workflows
  • Simultaneously streams to multiple hosts without disruption

Host Connections

  • 4 ports per controller, 8 for dual controller models
  • 16Gb, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 12Gb, 6Gb SAS, and 10Gb, 1Gb iSCSI host connectivity

Green Technology

  • Drive-spin-down reduces power consumption during non-peak hours
  • Patented EcoStor™ battery-free cache backup eliminating battery replacement

Drive Support

  • Support for encryption drives
  • Support for mixed SAS and SSD drives for hybrid solutions

Easy Expansion

Ultra Series models can be easily expanded using JBODs or expansion arrays. See the Ordering Information tab for details.

User Interface

4004 models of data storage solutions can be managed using the Storage Management Console for all features, including the RealStor 2.0 functionality. The RAIDar 2.0 web management interface with built-in Wizards is also available.

This web interface supports Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.

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Ultra48 Models

OEM Model AssuredSAN Channel Model Max Host Ports Chassis Capacity Max Capacity with JBODs Performance Drive Support Drive Size
4544 4544C 12Gb SAS 2U48 1-57.6TB 192TB 6400 reads, 5300 writes SAS 10K, 15K, Nearline, SSD 2.5″
4844 4844C 16Gb, 8Gb FC, 1Gb, 10Gb iSCSI 2U48 1-57.6TB 192TB 6400 reads, 5300 writes SAS 10K, 15K, Nearline, SSD 2.5″
J6G48 6GB SAS 2U48 1-57.6TB 192TB 6400 reads, 5300 writes SAS 10K, 15K, Nearline, SSD 2.5″

 

Ultra56 Models

OEM Model AssuredSAN Channel Model Max Host Ports Chassis Capacity Max Capacity with JBODs Performance Drive Support Drive Size
4554 4554C 12Gb SAS 4U56 336TB 1.34PB 6400 reads, 5300 writes SAS 10K, 15K, Nearline, SSD 3.5″
4854 4854C 16Gb, 8Gb FC, 1Gb, 10Gb iSCSI 4U56 336TB 1.34PB 6400 reads, 5300 writes SAS 10K, 15K, Nearline, SSD 3.5″
J6G56 6Gb SAS 4U56 336TB 1.34PB 6400 reads, 5300 writes SAS 10K, 15K, Nearline, SSD 3.5″

Warranty

The hardware warranty (Bronze) on Dot Hill Ultra48 High-Density SAN storage arrays is 37 months. Gold and Platinum support is also available.

Software Options

Data Protection Package – The 4004 models can be upgraded with an optional DMS bundle that includes AssuredCopy, AssuredSnap and AssuredRemote for complete storage data protection.

RealTier – Realtier, the real-time autonomic tiering feature which is part of RealStor, is available on 4004 arrays. It requires a separate license.

Channel Models

‘C’ in the model indicates a Channel data storage product, without or without optional DMS software. They are Dot Hill branded units that come with a rail kit.

OEM Models

If a model is just a number, such as ‘4844’ this indicates that this is an OEM, non-branded High-Density SAN storage array, available to volume customers.

SFP’s

SFP’s (small form-factor pluggable) are required to connect the 4004 data storage arrays to either a fibre channel or iSCSI network to create a SAN. This includes the Ultra48 High-Density SAN storage arrays. SFP’s are available for 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, or 1Gb or 10Gb iSCSI. SFP’s are a separate line item sold separately from the array. They are available in 4-packs.

Drives

SAS and SSD drives can be mixed in Ultra High-Density SAN storage arrays.

Drive Options

SAS and SSD drives can be mixed in Ultra Series High-Density SAN storage arrays. Self encrypting drive (SED) support will be available in Q1 2014.

Drive options for the 4004 Series

JBOD Expansion

The Ultra48 High-Density RAID units can be easily expanded with a compatible High-Density 4004 models, or standard density small form factor models:

J6G48 48-drive small form factor JBOD

J6G24 24-drive small form factor JBOD

The Ultra56 High-Density RAID units can be easily expanded with a compatible High-Density 4004 models, or standard density large form factor models:

J6G56 56-drive large form factor JBOD

J6G12 12-drive large form factor JBOD