The AV-F5402E combines Fibre Channel connectivity with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) drive technology for cost effective, high performance storage solutions.
Today’s data-rich business environment presents a unique challenge for the storage manager. Prioritising the demands of applications, performance requirements, capacity, management tools and cost can be an impossible task, and often results in an inefficient and expensive solution that is out of date before being fully implemented.
The AV-F5402E storage solution solves these complex and ever-changing storage challenges. Combining Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) drive technology, the AV-F5402E provides maximum flexibility to our customer, resulting in a cost-effective, ultra-high performance solution with the scalability and functionality necessary to meet the demands of today’s most rigorous applications.
Businesses can choose the appropriate storage to support their specific applications, resulting in an economical solution with both functionality and reliability. SAS drives in the AV-F5402E storage system deliver the exceptional performance required in primary storage. By leveraging the SAS full duplex, point-to-point architecture with dedicated connections, the AV-F5402E delivers maximum data throughput, thereby providing faster, more responsive applications. In addition, the AV-F5402E sustains maximum throughput (MB/s) for high bandwidth applications ranging from video editing to database-intensive online transaction processing.
SATA drives in the AV-F5402E provide the combination of high-capacity and cost-effective data storage normally found in near-line storage. Using SATA disks with their low cost-per-gigabyte design, the AV-F5402E provides a cost-effective online repository for non-business-critical data, and offers the many advantages of tiered storage to the Small and Medium Business (SMB) market.
The StorView software configures and administers the F5402E storage system, and distinguishes it from other entry-level systems on the market today. Automated control of individual controller’s cache, arrays and devices via a web-based interface simplifies storage administration, while StorView’s full-function Command Line Interface (CLI) allows integration of array management into existing operational procedures.
The entire 5000 Series of RAID systems comes standard with StorView management software, allowing for intuitive administration and performance monitoring.
An optional upgrade to StorView Global Manager enables for configuration, monitoring and management of 5000 Series RAID controllers from any location, anywhere on the network.