Built-in Efficiency, High-Availability Clustering
- Advanced software for more efficient data sharing
- No time wasted to set up or manage
- Integration that adapts to your environment
- Integrated or gateway deployment
- Easy to deploy high availability solution
Advanced Software for More Efficient Data
It is now possible to share data among many, disparate users in an efficient way. Single Instant Storage (SIS) eliminates data clutter. It identifies duplicate files, saves one copy and replaces other version with pointers to the stored versions. Distributed File System (DFS) gives you simplified, quick access to data stored across wide WAN/LAN environments. DFS Replication makes it possible to eliminate local backup at branch offices and rely on daily backups from the corporate office. This helps keep administrative tasks centralized and easier to manage.
File Services Resource Manager (FSRM) is a single-management interface that delivers better managed file services across CIFS/NFS and provides improved control and compliance over files. This is great for audit and planning purposes.
Network File System(NFS) allows administrators to consolidate file-sharing resources so both Windows and non-Windows clients can collaborate more effectively.
The PowerVault™ NX3000 supports systems management with remote management through iDRAC and OpenManage 6.1including DMC (Dell Management Console), IT Assistant.
No Time Wasted to Setup or Manage
File services are already preconfigured as part of the NX3000 for painless deployment. This reduces the overall deployment time, as it removes many management tasks and minimizes the impact on organizations’ file infrastructures.
The new “Initial Configuration Tasks” interface starts automatically during logon for streamlined setup of admin passwords, network settings, domain membership and configuring updates. This lets users get back to running their business instead of babysitting setup.
Remote management is handled through a simple browser with ActiveX RDP for Windows or Java RDP for non-Windows.
Finally, there is no need for Client-Access Licenses (CALs) because support for multiple users is already built into the appliance.
Expandable and Highly Available
The PowerVault NX3000 solution expands capacity using PowerVault MD storage arrays or by leveraging SAN arrays, acting as a NAS gateway.
Adding to the internal storage capacity of either high performance SAS drives, or high capacity nearline-SAS or SATA drives, external expansion arrays can provide even more flexibility. With support for both SAS and SATA in a single enclosure MD storage arrays allow organizations to optimize their storage deployments by storing data on different drive technologies without adding unnecessary hardware.
Implementing clustered, high availability solutions is also easy by clustering two NX3000 appliances. The PowerVault NX3000 can grow with you and support many companies growing data availability requirements.
Integration that Adapts to Your Environment
The Dell PowerVault NX3000 is a network-attached storage system that stores both file and application data(using the optional iSCSI target) at the same time while supporting different operating environments. The PowerVault NX3000 can also be deployed as a SAN gateway in front of a Dell/EMC, EqualLogic PS Series or PowerVault MD Series backend to leverage your existing SAN investment.
The PowerVault NX3000 harnesses the performance of the Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core or Dual-Core 5500 series processors resulting in improved file access and throughput. Plus, it has the added bonus of advanced software making data easier to manage and share.
Energy Efficient DesignThe PowerVault NX3000 features Energy Smart™ technologies that are designed to reduce power consumption while increasing performance capacity. Energy efficient design features include efficient power supply units right-sized for system requirements, innovative system-level design efficiency, policy-driven power and thermal management and highly efficient standards-based Energy Smart components. All these elements are designed to increase energy efficiency across our latest core data center servers while delivering the performance your business requires.
- Microsoft® Windows Storage Server® 2008 Standard Edition
Microsoft® Windows Storage Server® 2008 Enterprise Edition
File Access Protocols
- CIFS, NFS, FTP
Block Access Protocols:
Optional iSCSI Target
- 2U Rack
- Number of Processors:
1 or 2
Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core 5500 Sequence Processors
Max Internal Capacity
12TB Raw (with NL-SAS and SATA)
SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS:
3.5" SATA (7.2K): 160GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
3.5" SAS (15K): 146GB, 450GB, 600GB
3.5" Near-Line SAS (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
- HW RAID Levels
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50
- Gigabit Ethernet:Gigabit Ethernet: 4 x RJ45 Connectors, both supporting TCP/IP offload. Optional add-in NICs including 10GbE
- Dell OpenManage featuring Dell Management Console
Optional iDRAC Enterprise or Native Java RDP plug-in
Data Protection Features
- Single Instance Storage (SIS)
Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
Built-in VSS snapshots for CIFS/NFS. Additional snapshots capability may exist depending on external storage array.
- Height: 8.64 cm (3.40")
Width: 44.31 cm (17.44")
Depth: 68.07 cm (26.80")
Weight(Maximum Config): 26.1 kg (57.54 lb)
Standard redundant cooling
Hot-plug hard drives
Hot-plug redundant power
Hot-plug redundant cooling
High Availability Clustering (requires Enterprise edition of Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008)
Slots: 2 PCIe x8 + 2 PCIe x4 G2
Optionally expand with MD1200 (H800), MD1000 (PERC 6/E), MD3000 (6Gb SAS HBA)
Use as gateway to PowerVault MD3000i or Equalogic and Dell/EMC arrays
Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post Racks
Static ReadyRails™ for 4-post & 2-post Racks
AC Power/Max Current
- Two hot-plug 870W PSUs
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