The FlexStor-NAS 4820nz 3Gbps SATA RAID NAS server is a high-availability NAS appliance that incorporates storage capacities of 36,000GB (36TB) to 48,000GB (48TB) with the latest RAID and NAS technologies. High performance features include dual second generation Quad-Core Xeon processors, 6GB fully-buffered system memory with error correction, and dual copper gigabit Ethernet connectivity. The 4820nz is optimized for performance as a unified file and block serving appliance with file de-duplication.
This fault-tolerant data storage comes in a convenient, space-saving 8U Rackmount chassis with hot-swappable drives and trays, redundant 1200 Watt power supply, and an advanced cooling system. Your data is protected with your choice of RAID 0, 1, 1E, 5, 5EE, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD across forty hot-swappable SATA disk drives on high-performance 3Gbps SATA RAID controllers.
The FlexStor-NAS 4820nz provides two RAID Certified 146GB 15,000RPM WD Raptor disk drives mirrored at RAID 1 specifically for the operating system. These disks and RAID controller are completely independent of the data storage array.
Installation and setup are a breeze, allowing the FlexStor-NAS 4820nz to be up and running in about 15 minutes after it is mounted in your rack or cabinet. Additional software, including backup client or server applications, may be loaded on the NAS appliance via its integrated DVD-ROM drive.
FlexStor-NAS Servers are powered by Windows Storage Server 2008 64-Bit operating system. Windows Storage Server 2008 is a dedicated file and print server based on Windows Server 2008 that is designed for dependability, seamless integration, and best value in networked storage. Windows Storage Server 2008 integrates with existing infrastructures and supports heterogeneous file serving as well as backup and replication of stored data. Windows Storage Server is also an ideal solution for consolidating multiple file servers into a single solution that enables cost reduction and policy-based management of storage resources.
Windows Storage Server 2008 includes Remote Desktop and an intuitive browser-based management interface, which allow system administrators to remotely manage the FlexStor-NAS Server from anywhere in the world. It also includes Volume Shadow Copy Service which makes storage and back up easier, while reducing demands on system administrators. Volume Shadow Copy technology enables you to retrieve old copies of deleted files right from your Windows desktop.
Not only is the FlexStor-NAS 4820nz great as a stand-alone network-attached storage device, but it is also highly expandable as well. Optional single or dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI controllers allow the FlexStor-NAS 4820nz to be connected to external Ultra320 SCSI-attached RAID subsystems to vastly increase your available fault-tolerant storage capacities. An external tape backup device can also be connected to this SCSI controller for disaster recovery.
Or for even higher throughput, choose the optional 4Gb Optical Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters available with either single, dual or quad-ports — allowing you to expand the FlexStor-NAS 4820nz with multiple Fibre Channel-Attached RAID subsystems scaling up to an additional 100+ TeraBytes of storage.
Whether you are building your company’s storage network from the ground up, or just need to add more storage to your existing network, the FlexStor-NAS 4820nz NAS Storage Appliance is the solution for you.