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SGI® InfiniteStorage™ 5100


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Modular Flexibility

12-Bay Enclosure:
2U 3.5-in Drives

24-Bay Enclosure:
2U 2.5-in Drives

60-Bay Enclosure:
4U 2.5-in & 3.5 Drives

SGI® InfiniteStorage™ 5100 (IS5100) is the latest addition to SGI's affordable high performance storage platforms, double bandwidth performance and superior IOPS over IS5000. IS5100 provides optimal performance efficiency with high bandwidth and IOPS levels while offering a variety of host connectivity options, drive options, and multiple disk shelf options. Data intensive bandwidth applications benefit from the IS5100's ability to sustain high read and write throughput, while database-driven transactional applications benefit from its responsiveness and linear scalability.

IS5100, with SGI DMF software, is an ideal primary or secondary tier storage solution for tiered virtualization implementations.

Modular Flexibility
IS5100 offers multiple drive technologies and enclosure options to meet requirements. Its 24-drive enclosure maximizes performance per U while minimizing power consumption. For capacity-hungry environments, the 60-drive enclosure maximizes rack density with support for up to 120TB in just 4U. Each enclosure supports intermixing SSD, high-performance SAS, and NL-SAS drives, enabling the IS5100 to cost effectively match data to its optimal drive type.

Lower Costs Through Adaptability and Choice
With four native 12 Gb/s SAS host interfaces, IS5100 can support an additional host interface card (HIC) with four/eight additional 12 Gb/s SAS, four/eight 16 Gb/s FC or four 10Gb/s iSCSI host ports.

Simplified Storage Management
IS5100 storage management software combines the ease of use with the power and features needed by storage administrators. Full-time storage administrators appreciate the extensive configuration flexibility that allows optimal performance tuning and complete control over data placement, and part-time system administrators love the intuitive interface and wizards designed to simplify their tasks.

Two Versions of the Platform
IS5100-SGI Tuned & IS5100-Standard -IS5100-SGI version comes with especially tuned firmware intended for SGI high-performance compute environments. On the other hand, IS5100-Standard has generic firmware and is ideal for customers integrating the platform into heterogeneous environments with products from other vendors.

The SGI InfiniteStorage 5100 Standard version includes RAID-based configurations with comprehensive interconnect support for iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and SAS. They are application-ready for the Oracle Database, VMWare, and Microsoft enterprise software including: SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint. IS5100-Standard offers heterogeneous support with the flexibility to tightly integrate with SGI compute line environments, to operate as standalone storage, as well as integrating with other OEM compute lines such as IBM, Sun, DELL, and HP.

Administration Tools
Administrators can choose the mix of features to best meet their data management requirements, features include:

  • Storage Partitions - 128 standard
  • Snapshots - Instantaneously create up to 16 capacity-efficient, point-in-time images per volume, up to 256 images per system
  • Volume Copy - Create up to 511 clones within a storage system, up to 8 copy processes occurring simultaneously
  • Remote Volume Mirroring - Supports up to 16 mirrored pairs over Fibre Channel (FC) host ports, providing replication to other IS5000 series systems. Features multiple mirroring modes, dynamic mode switching, suspend/resume, secondary volume access and cross-mirroring