Dell EMC PowerScale A300 Archive NAS Storage
The lowest cost way to support both, active and cold archives
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PowerScale helps you unlock the structure within your data and to address the challenges with unstructured data management. PowerScale is the next evolution of the OneFS – the operating system powering the industry’s leading scale-out NAS platform. The PowerScale family includes Isilon nodes, PowerScale nodes and PowerScale OneFS running across all of them. The software defined architecture of OneFS give you simplicity at scale, intelligent insights and the ability to have any data anywhere it needs to be – at the edge, core or cloud. Whether it is hosting file shares or home directories or delivering high performance data access for applications like analytics, video rendering and life sciences, PowerScale can seamlessly scale performance, capacity and efficiency to handle any unstructured data workload. The PowerScale platforms co-exist seamlessly in the same cluster with your existing Isilon nodes to drive your traditional and modern applications.
Scale-out storage that is ready for any workload
As your business changes, your infrastructure needs to change with it. Be ready for what's coming next:
Support any workload
- Choose from all-flash, hybrid and archive nodes for the best fit for your data
- Run multiple data protocols with simultaneous access to avoid storage silos
- Deploy as a NAS appliance, in APEX- or in the Cloud
Scalable data management
- Scale up, down or out non-disruptively to tens of petabytes
- Scan and index billions of files across your environment with DataIQ
- Manage your storage infrastructure with a single UI with CloudIQ
Protect your data
- Built-in availability, redundancy, security, data protection and replication with OneFS
- Protect from cyber attacks with integrated ransomware defense and smart AirGap
- Designed for 6x9s availability
Dell EMC PowerScale Archive Platforms
Choose PowerScale family of archive nodes for highly efficient and resilient active archive storage or long-term data retention for large-scale data archives. With the proven scale-out architecture of PowerScale, you can keep pace with growing archive needs. Keep archive data safe with a choice of enterprise-grade data protection and security options.
PowerScale OneFS is the operating system powering the industry’s leading scale-out NAS platforms that enables you to innovate with your data. The PowerScale Archive family includes Dell EMC PowerScale platforms and the Dell EMC Isilon platforms configured with the PowerScale OneFS operating system. OneFS provides the intelligence behind the highly scalable, high– performance modular storage solution that can grow with your business. A OneFS powered cluster is composed of a flexible choice of storage platforms including all-flash, hybrid and archive nodes. These solutions provide the performance, choice, capacity, efficiency, flexibility, scalability, security and protection for you to store massive amounts of unstructured data within a cluster. The PowerScale archive platforms co-exist seamlessly in the same cluster with your existing Isilon nodes to drive your traditional and modern applications.
The PowerScale family offers several highly efficient and massively scalable archive storage solutions. These nodes use a modular architecture while dramatically reducing cost and complexity and both platforms utilize a dense hardware design that provides four nodes within a single 4U chassis:
- PowerScale A300: is an ideal active archive storage solution that combines high performance, near-primary accessibility, value, and ease of use. The A300 provides between 120 TB to 960 TB per chassis and scales to 60 PB in a single cluster. The A300 includes inline compression and deduplication capabilities
- PowerScale A3000: is an ideal solution for high performance, high density, deep archive storage that safeguards data efficiently for long-term retention. The A3000 stores up to 1280 TB per chassis and scales to 80 PB in a single cluster. The A3000 includes inline compression and deduplication capabilities
- Isilon A200: is an ideal active archive storage solution that combines near-primary accessibility, value, and ease of use. The A200 provides between 120 TB to 960 TB per chassis and scales to 60 PB in a single cluster.
- Isilon A2000: A2000 is an ideal solution for high density, deep archive storage that safeguards data efficiently for long-term retention. The A2000 stores up to 1280 TB per chassis and scales to 80 PB in a single cluster.
Embedded, integrated, or attached OEM versions are available for PowerScale archive nodes as either de-branded or re-branded solutions.
It’s not just data, it’s your business
A large portion of your data is unstructured data and that dataset is growing exponentially – not just in the datacenter but at the enterprise edge and in the cloud. PowerScale OneFS powered scale-out storage solutions are designed for organizations that want to manage all their data, not their storage. Our storage systems are powerful yet simple to install, manage and scale to virtually any size. The storage includes a choice of PowerScale and Isilon all-flash, hybrid or archive nodes to meet the most demanding business needs. And, unlike traditional enterprise storage, these solutions stay simple no matter how much storage capacity is added, how much performance is required or how business needs change in the future.
In a world where unstructured data is growing rapidly and taking over the data center, organizations are looking for ways to get more out of their data. Whether it is driving innovation, getting to market faster or creating differentiation, they want the data to start creating value. Instead of thinking of destinations for your data, you think about what the data is going to be used for, who will be using it and how the data will help you solve for their business needs. When you have a data first mindset, the goal is to get any data to where it needs to be for business needs. Whether it is all-flash Edge offerings or the cloud to take advantage of the tools and access, data must be located where it needs to be for the business
With OneFS powered clusters consisting of PowerScale or Isilon nodes, you can eliminate storage silos, consolidate all your unstructured data, store petabytes of file data and analyze them in a data first world. With up to 252 nodes in a cluster, you can scale both capacity and performance in a few minutes to meet your specific business needs—all without any additional IT burden. With the performance of all-flash node that are configured with NVMe, you can drive demanding workloads like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
- PowerScale enables you to derive value and innovate with your unstructured data
- Address challenges with your unstructured data management
- NVMe PowerScale nodes deliver high performance storage
- Simply manage data at the edge, datacenter and cloud
- Massive capacity and performance scalability
- Reduced costs with unmatched storage efficiency, deduplication and compression
- Optimize resources with tiered storage of all-flash, hybrid and archive nodes
- Operational flexibility with multiprotocol support
- High availability and resilient data protection
OneFS Operating System Powers Scale-Out Storage Solutions
The OneFS operating system provides the intelligence behind the highly scalable, high–performance modular storage solution that can grow with your business. With support for all-flash and NVMe, OneFS can help you accelerate processes and workflows while scaling easily to handle massive growth and providing the highest levels of data protection. This is all provided in a storage solution designed for unmatched ease of use.
Orchestrated by OneFS, all components in a cluster work to create a unified pool of highly efficient storage—with a storage utilization rate of up to 80 percent. With SmartDedupe data deduplication, you can further reduce your data storage requirements by up to 35 percent. The F900, F810, F200 and F600 all-flash platforms, the H5600, H700 and H7000 hybrid platforms and the A300 and A3000 archive platforms deliver improved data reduction with features like inline compression and deduplication to dramatically increase the effective storage capacity and density of your storage solution. The unmatched efficiency of the storage systems means that less physical storage and space is required to house the same amount of data—reducing both initial capital outlay and ongoing costs. With the OneFS AutoBalance function, you can quickly and easily add nodes without downtime, manual data migration, or application logic reconfiguration, saving precious IT resources. Because the storage is so easy to manage, it requires fewer IT resources for storage administration than traditional storage systems, which further reduces overall operating costs.
You can streamline your storage infrastructure by consolidating large-scale unstructured data assets thus eliminating silos of storage. OneFS powered solutions include integrated support for a wide range of industry-standard protocols, including Internet Protocols IPv4, and IPv6, NFS, SMB, S3, HTTP, FTP and HDFS. As a result, you can simplify workflows, accelerate business analytics projects, support cloud initiatives and get more value from your enterprise applications and data.
Massive stores of data present unique management challenges including disaster recovery, quota management and offsite replication. OneFS data protection and management software provides you with powerful tools that help you protect your data assets, control costs and optimize the storage resources and system performance of your big data environment.
Drive Human Progress with PowerScale Storage Appliances
AI - Unleashed
PowerScale is the foundation for building an integrated and optimized IT infrastructure for AI initiatives, from POC to production. The integration and optimization showcased includes PowerScale, PowerEdge, PowerSwitch and Dell Precision Data Science Workstations.
Imagination - Unlimited
Ideal for companies of any size from small VFX houses to multi-national broadcasters, Dell EMC PowerScale storage provides a foundation for storytelling offering secure collaboration, modular expansion, flexible consumption models and easy cloud integration, all with management tools spanning multiple platforms.
Sequencing - Unbounded
Dell EMC Unstructured Data Solutions portfolio is a key aspect of a next-generation sequencing environment by delivering performance, being easy to manage, and accelerating whole-genome sequencing.
Enterprise Data Protection and Management Software
Massive stores of data present unique management challenges including disaster recovery, quota management and offsite replication. Isilon data protection and management software provides you with powerful tools that help you protect your data assets, control costs and optimize the storage resources and system performance of your big data environment.
|SmartDedupe||Data management||Increase efficiency and reduce storage capacity requirements with deduplication of redundant data across multiple sources|
|CloudIQ||Data management||Simplify the storage management tasks of PowerScale, Isilon and other Dell hardware with predictive analytics capabilities from a single console|
|DataIQ||Data management||Locate, access and manage data and gain a holistic view across heterogeneous storage systems with a single pane of glass|
|SmartQuotas||Data management||Assign and manage quotas at the cluster, directory, user, and group levels|
|InsightIQ||Performance management||Performance monitoring and reporting|
|SnapshotIQ||Data protection||Protect data efficiently and speed the recovery of critical data with ondemand snapshot restores|
|SYNCIQ||Data replication||Securely replicate data sets to multiple sites for reliable disaster recovery and use push-button failover and failback|
|SmartLock||Data retention||Protect your critical data against accidental, premature, or malicious alteration or deletion and meet compliance and governance needs|
|SmartConnect||Data access||Enable client connection load balancing and the dynamic failover and failback of client connections|
|CloudPools||Resource management||Seamless tiering of cold or frozen data to public or private cloud providers|
|SmartPools||Resource management||Tiered storage strategy to optimize storage performance and efficiency|
|Dell EMC PowerScale A300 Archive Specifications|
|2 TB HDD||4 TB HDD||8 TB HDD||12 TB HDD||16 TB HDD|
|Chassis capacity||120 TB||240 TB||480 TB||720 TB||960 TB|
|HDD drives (3.5") per chassis||60||60||60||60||60|
|Self-encrypting drive (SED HDD) FIPS 140-2 compliant option||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system||PowerScale OneFS 9.2.1 or later|
|Number of nodes per chassis||4||4||4||4||4|
|ECC memory (per node)||96 GB||96 GB||96 GB||96 GB||96 GB|
|Cache (per node) solid state drives (800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB)||1 or 2 Capacity and number of SSDs determined by HDD size and count2|
|Front-end networking (per node)||2 x 25GbE (SFP28)|
|Infrastructure networking (per node)||2 InfiniBand connections with QDR links or 2 X 25GbE (SFP28)|
|Max Power Consumption @ 200~240V (per node)1||1070 Watts (@25°C)|
|Typical thermal rating||3651 BTU/hr|
|Scale-Out Architecture||Distributed fully symmetric clustered architecture that combines modular storage with OneFS operating system in a single volume, single namespace and single filesystem|
|Modular Design||Four self-contained Isilon nodes include server, software, HDDs and SSDs in a 4U rack-mountable chassis. 1U or 2U Rack-mountable PowerScale node that integrates into existing PowerScale and Isilon clusters with backend Ethernet or InfiniBand connectivity|
|Operating System||PowerScale OneFS distributed file system creates a cluster with a single file system and single global namespace. It is fully journaled, fully distributed, and has a globally coherent write/read cache|
|High Availability||No-single-point-of-failure. Self-healing design protects against disk or node failure; includes back-end intra-cluster failover|
|Scalability||A cluster can scale up to 252 nodes. Minimum number of Isilon nodes per cluster is four. Minimum number of PowerScale all-flash nodes per cluster is three. Add nodes to scale performance and capacity|
|Data Protection||FlexProtect file-level striping with support for N+1 through N+4 and mirroring data protection schemes|
|2-way NDMP||Supports two ports of Fibre Channel (8G) that allows for two-way NDMP connections and two ports of standard 10GbE connectivity|
|Data Retention||SmartLock policy-based retention and protection against accidental deletion|
|Security||File system audit capability to improve security and control of your storage infrastructure and address regulatory compliance requirements|
|Efficiency||SmartDedupe data deduplication option, which can reduce storage requirements by up to 35 percent. Inline data reduction and compression available on F200, F600, F900, F810 and H5600|
|Automated Storage Tiering||Policy-based automated tiering options including SmartPools and CloudPools software to optimize storage resources and lower costs|
|Network Protocol Support||NFSv3, NFSv4, NFS Kerberized sessions (UDP or TCP), SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, SMB3-CA, Multichannel, HTTP, FTP, NDMP, SNMP, LDAP, HDFS, S3, ADS, NIS reads/writes|
|Data Replication||SyncIQ fast and flexible one-to-many file-based asynchronous replication between clusters|
|Environmental Specification - Power|
|Power||Dual-redundant, hot-swappable 1050W (low line) 1100W (high line) power supplies with power factor correction (PFC)|
|Voltage||90 - 130 VAC (low line) and 180-264 VAC (high line)|
|CFM – Volume of airflow; cubic feet/minute||Each Node 70CFM, total chassis 280CFM (max)|
|Operating Environment||Compliant with ASHRAE A3 data center environment guidelines|
|Weight||252.2 lbs (114.4 kg)|
|Minimum Service Clearances||Front: 40” (88.9 cm), rear: 42” (106.7 cm)|
|PowerScale A300||PowerScale A3000||Isilon A200||Isilon A2000|
|Use Case||High performance, nearline, active archive||High performance, high density, deep archive||Active archive||Deep archive|
|Raw node capacity||30 TB - 240 TB||240 TB – 320 TB||30 TB - 240 TB||200 TB - 320 TB|
|ECC memory (per node)||96 GB||96 GB||16 GB or 64 GB||16 GB or 64 GB|
|Nodes per cluster||4 to 252||4 to 252||4 to 252||4 to 252|
|Raw cluster capacity||120 TB to 60 PB||960 TB to 80 PB||120 TB to 60 PB||800 TB to 80 PB|
|Inline Data Reduction||Yes||Yes||No||No|
Safety and EMI Compliance
This Information Technology Equipment is compliant with the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and product safety regulations/standards required by the countries in which the product is sold. EMC compliance is based on FCC part 15, CISPR22/CISPR24 and EN55022/EN55024 standards, including applicable international variations. EMC compliant Class A products are marketed for use in business, industrial, and commercial environments. Product Safety compliance is based on IEC 60950-1 and EN 60951-1 standards, including applicable national deviations.
This Information Technology Equipment is in compliance with EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.
1 Values at <25° C are reflective of more steady state maximum values during normal operation
2 Some versions of A300 default with just one 800GB and will only support L3 cache configuration
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