SAB-MX

SAB-MX is recognized as one of the most advanced products of HPDS Corporation. This product is the empowered version of SAB-SE product, and can be classified as a high-end data storage system. This system is featured by high storage capacity, very high performance, high scalability and security, and very high reliability, making it suitable for applications with high capacity and performance needs.

One of the most important features of SAB-MX is full hardware redundancy (in disks, controllers, connection cards, and motherboard), providing availability of 0.99999 (less than 30 seconds downtime per year). The initial capacity of this system is 480TB, extendable to 960TB using JBOD. SAB-MX supports iSCSI, FC, and InfiniBand protocols. It also supports online update/upgrade of both hardware and software with no service downtime.

SAB-MX has an outstanding Data Tiering feature using an exclusive module named RapidStore, designed and developed by HPDS Corp. RapidStore automatically stores the data in different tiers of storage system to maximize the performance and is equivalent to FAST Cache facility EMC, IBM, and HP products. RapidStore has Hot Plug capability and can improve the performance of data storage system up to 10x. Visit here for details of performance improvement by RapidStore.

The hardware modules used in SAB-MX are entirely tested and verified by HPDS specialists, using standard test devices and methods. An exclusive GUI is enabling administration, configuration, and continuous monitoring of SAB-MX. Using this GUI, an operator can choose the best configuration depending on the workload and application of storage system, attain real-time system logs, and verify the operation of disks. This product is currently commercialized and installed in many corporations, banks, and government, and private organizations and institutes.

SAB-MX can be categorized as a high-end data storage system. However, it can address the requirements of a majority of organizations, institutes, and government offices. The specification of SAB-MX SAN storage is as follows:

Specification Value
Min/Max SFF Drive 4/72
Min/Max LFF Drive 4/72
On-Node Cache 64GB
Total Cache 4 TB (Up to 8TB)
Two-Level Caching Yes
2/4/8 Gb/s FC Max Ports per Array 8
1 Gb iSCSI Max Total Ports per Array 8
10 Gb iSCSI Max Total Ports per Array 4
Disk Array Enclosure Support Yes
Controller nodes 12 Gb SAS
Storage Configuration
Drive Enclosure 25*2.5- SAS/Flash Drive
15*3.5- SAS/Flash Drives
Max Raw Capacity Up to 480TB
Capacity in Disk Array Enclosure Up to 960TB
Drive Type Support 2 TB 6G 7.2K LFF Dual-port MDL SAS
3 TB 3G 7.2K LFF Dual-port MDL SAS
4 TB 6G 7.2K LFF Dual-port MDL SAS
Input/output per second (IOPS) 80,000
Maximum Initiators Supported 1024
Max Number of Pools 2000
Max Pool LUNs 2048
Max LUN Size 256 TB
Disk Array Enclosure Support 4U
Drive Quantity 72
Disk Support HDD/SSD Flash
Disk Protocol Support SAS/SATA
RAID Options 0/1/10/5/6/50/60
Connectivity
Max total Ports per Array 20
Built-in 1GbE Ports 2-4
Drive Types Supported HDD/SSD Flash
Drive Form Factor 2.5”/3.5”
Number of Controller Nodes 2
Host Interface - 8 Gbs FC (4) Ports
- Option to add (4) FC Ports or (2) 10 GbE iSCSI Ports
Power
Power Consumption 870 Watts
Powers configuration(Single/Dual) Dual
Dimension
Form Factor 4U
Weight (Kg) --
Minimum Dimensions (W x D x H) 19” * 17.8” * 7” in
Width (cm) 19”
Height (cm) 7”
Depth (cm) 17.8”
Operating Environment
OS Support Win/Unix/Linux/ESXi
Interface SAB User Interface
What’s Included
Guarantee-year(s) (Warranty/Support) 3
High Performance

The most important metrics for measuring the performance of data storage systems are as follows:

  • Response Time

Response time, usually reported in milliseconds (ms), is defined as the aggregation of time a request sent to SAN storage, queued, and finally served and responded. SAB-MX provides a very low response time by optimized storage algorithms and efficient SSD use. One of the important approaches for decreasing response time is RapidStore product that can improve the performance by 2X to 10X.

  • Throughput

Throughput refers to the number of transactions per second, known as IOPS that stands for the number of IO operations the storage system can accomplish in one second. IOPS directly depends on the response time. SAB-MX is providing IOPS of 80,000.

Compatibility with a Big Spectrum of Workloads

One of the features of SAB-MX storage system is compatibility with a big spectrum of workloads. Workloads depend on the type of user data and can be characterized by the request type (read/write), request size, request inter-arrival time, and randomness. We can classify the workloads as follows:

  • OLTP

    Workloads with small request size and large number of requests (for example bank requests)

    • Transaction Processing
    • e-Commerce
  • Business Intelligence
    • Data Warehousing
    • PLAP
  • HPC
    • Scientific Computing
    • Imaging
  • Web
    • Audio
    • Video
High Availability

Continuous service, without performance loss, is of major concerns of storage system users. Failure of each storage component such as connection links (Fiber cables, networks…) and disks can result in data unavailability. SAB-MX uses a combination of fault tolerance mechanisms such as RAID and hardware redundancy to assure the highest level of availability.

  • No single point of failure

    Using hardware redundancy we remove almost all single point of failures to assure highest availability.

  • 0.999999 Availability

    Using fault tolerance mechanisms, SAB-MX service downtime is less than 5 minutes per year.

Compatibility with a Variety of High-Security Platform

SAB-MX is supporting most of high-security platforms as follows:

  • VMWare
  • Xen
  • Hyper-V
Scalable in Capacity and Performance

SAB-MX is designed for scalability in different storage components, removing the need of purchasing new storage systems by increasing the storage needs. This high level of scalability increases the system life-cycle and seriously decreases Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). SAB-MX is scalable in two following aspects:

  • Storage Capacity

    Possible by using larger capacity disks

  • Number of disks

    Possible by increasing the number of disk arrays using JBOD

Instant Copy and Snapshot

Of the facilities of SAB-MX data storage system are Instant Copy and Snapshotting.

  • Instant Copy

    Instant Copy can instantly copy a huge amount of data (up to hundreds of Terabytes) in the same storage system.

  • Remote Mirroring

Despite Instant Copy that saves the copy in the same storage system, Remote Mirroring can store a second copy (mirror) of data in distant storages (the distance can be from a few meters to thousands of kilometers). As the instant copy stores the copy inside the same storage system, it cannot help in events such as unintentional remove of system files, hardware failures, disasters, and terrorist attacks. Remote Mirroring, however, can handle such events and disasters and prevent data loss, as it stores the copy in another distant storage system, using high-speed networks.

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+98 (21) 66029164
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