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.
|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
ZFS: RAID1, RAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3
|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
|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