Quantum QXS-424 SAN Storage System
High-performance, ultra-high-density storage
The QXS™-4 hybrid storage series features Q-Tier, Q-Tools, Q-Turbo, high-capacity drives, and next-generation host connection speeds.
The QXS-4 Series' high performance with extreme low latency is optimized to handle the extreme random data access patterns associated with virtualized environments. Offering 6400 megabytes per second sequential reads and 5300 megabytes per second sequential writes, this series is ideal for both VDI and server virtualization environments.
High performance computing (HPC) applications, cloud storage, and virtual server environments require powerful storage with the ability to deliver quick response to random workloads. The QXS-4 Series delivers industry-leading sequential throughput, as well as an impressive 120,000 IOPS sustained from disk for real-time access to business-critical data, such as databases and business analytics.
QXS-4 hybrid storage arrays have a unique dynamic heuristic algorithm that enables tiering of data, promoting active workloads to the fastest tier every five seconds with no performance penalty. This provides the most-needed data with the highest I/O possible.
Acquiring a storage system that had the performance needed was very expensive and often very difficult to manage. Manageability is a cornerstone of the QXS-4 Series. Q-Tools includes:
- 1. Thin Provisioning
- 2. Automatic Pooling
- 3. Quick - provides an accelerated rebuild operation as only the sectors that contain actual data are rebuilt, resulting in up to five times faster restoration.
- 4. Q-Turbo - simultaneously writes to both controllers, increasing performance by 50%.
Other optional management tools are:
- 1. Q-Snap - redirect on write snapshots (pointers).
- 2. Q-Replication - asynchronous replication.
- 3. Q-Copy - snapshot.
The QXS-4 series arrays are easy to manage with the Storage Management Console. You can manage all array functions without the need for host-based software, including the Management Console that saves time with configuration and installation wizards, schedulers, and the administration of Q-Tools data protection software.
These models support the following host connection types: 8Gb Fibre Channel, 16Gb Fibre Channel, 12Gb SAS, 1Gb iSCSI, or 10Gb iSCSI.