Aeon S200 M2 SDS cluster-in-a-box

As we are fans of Software Defined Storage, next-get S200 M2 system is made with redundant cluster-in-a-box architecture and offers two specs – for All-flash and general purpose storage applications. All-flash SKU enjoys dual Xeon E5-2680 V3 and 256GB of DDR4 per node while general purpose SKU contains dual Xeon E5-2620 V3 and 64GB of RAM. IO backend is updated to Avago 12G SAS to match SAS SSD speed

The system offers dual 10G SFP+ interfaces per node and has two PCIe x8 LP slots for expansion purpose. Upcoming 25/50/100G Ethernet promise even more bandwidth and lower RDMA latency with support for high-performance storage protocols for the most demanding environments in pair with 100G Aurora 720 switch. Inter-node internal link is based on 10G Mellanox CX3 Ethernet.

24x 2.5″ or 12x 3.5″ SAS drives are available as chassis options. Four miniSAS HD SFF-8644 ports per node can deal with up to four daisy chains of JBODs and 560 drives with 70 HDD enclosures!

Unlike typical storage solutions, S200 M2 have dedicated IPMI port for management that allows the user to perform all operations required to deploy, configure, monitor, diagnose, renew and control servers.

Software options are Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 and HA Linux with ZFS. It enables truly software-defined storage capabilities for small and medium-sized companies with enterprise-grade functionality at outstanding price/performance ratio. Data consolidation, VDI and High-Performance Computing solutions, server virtualization, e-mail, private cloud, databases and business applications with centralized file services are available via unified Ethernet infrastructure. Industry-standard iSCSI protocol, SMB 3.0 with SMB Direct and SMB Multichannel and NFS 4.1 are supported along with enterprise features such as thin provisioning, snapshot, and de-duplication.

ZFS delivers many advanced storage features, like native deduplication, thin provisioning, hybrid SSD/HDD storage pools, replication, snapshots, compression and access via iSCSI/NFS/FC.

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 offers new enhancements, including Storage Spaces as cost-effective, highly available, scalable, and flexible storage solutions for business-critical (virtual or physical) deployments. Storage Spaces is completely integrated with failover clustering for high availability, and it is integrated with CSV for scale-out deployments.


Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 features
  • An improved iSCSI Target supports VHDx (VHD 2.0) for capacities of up to 64 TB. Transparent iSCSI failover.
  • SMB 3.0 and NFS 4.1 transparent failover.
  • SMB Multichannel and SMB Direct (SMB RDMA) for increased throughtput and low latency.
  • Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) with automatic rebalancing of scale-out file server clients and support for multiple SMB instances on a scale-out file server.
  • Hyper-V Live Migration over SMB, which enables you to perform a live migration of VMs by using SMB 3.0 as a transport.
  • VSS for SMB file shares.
  • Improved Data Deduplication, including support for Cluster Shared Volumes and deduplication of live Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) VMs that reside on a file server connected via SMB.
  • Thin Provisioning.
  • SSD write-back cache support.
  • Tiered Storage Spaces support.
GNU/Linux and ZFS features
  • The ZFS file system does offer unlimited volume size and unlimited storage capacity expansion.
  • Thin provisioning.
  • Hybrid SSD/HDD storage pools, SSD write-back cache support.
  • Replication.
  • Snapshots.
  • Data Deduplication.
  • Inline Data Compression.
  • Block and file access via iSCSI,FC and NFS protocols.
Controllers Dual Active-Active controllers

CPU per controller:
2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 (general-purpose SKU)
2x Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 (all-flash SKU)
RAID levels Storage Spaces: Simple, Mirror, Parity, Double Parity
Cache (per controller) 1TB maximum
64GB default in general-purpose SKU
256GB default in all-flash SKU
SSD write-back cache support
Storage 12G SAS back-end
12x SAS 3.5"/2.5"(option)
24x SAS 2.5" (option)
2x 128GB SSD per node for OS
Expansion 4 x miniSAS HD SFF-8644

Up to 576 2.5" SAS/ SAS NL/ SAS SSD with Netberg Aeon J224 M3 JBOD
Up to 560 3.5" SAS/ SAS NL/ SAS SSD with Netberg Aeon J470 M3 JBOD
PCIe slots 2 x PCIe x8 LP / controller
Host interfaces 2 x Intel® 10Gb SFP+/ controller
40G QSFP (option)
25G SFP28 (option)
100G QSFP28 (option)
HW management Dedicated RJ45 management port
IPMI 2.0, KVM over IP
SW Administration GUI and PowerShell for Windows
Bash/SSH for Linux
Supported host OS Microsoft® Windows
RedHat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Citrix XenServer
Power supply 1400W Platinum RPSU, Intel Node Manager and Intel Datacenter Manager (DCM), Power Thermal Aware Solution (PTAS) support
100V~240V AC / 50~60Hz
Cooling 4x heavy-duty PWM fans with optimal fan speed control
Operational Environment Operating relative Humidity: 20–80%
Operating temperature: 10–35 °C
Dimensions (D x W x H), mm 2U
800 x 430 x 88