Nexsan's unique answer for very large storage applications!
DATABeast combines full-service storage management, scalability and mission-critical availability at a price point targeted for enterprises of all sizes. DATABeast consolidates large amounts of storage into a single, high-density, energy-efficient, easy-to-manage solution that can be economically expanded. The DATABeast’s data protection services create an environment where data and sites are protected against loss because they are easy to restore and quick to recover. If need be, operations can be migrated to another location. The DATABeast provides all necessary storage services, storage systems and infrastructure in a pre-assembled and pre-configured system with all redundant components installed and cabled. The DATABeast is designed to be rolled in, plugged in and set up rapidly. Simply attach it to your network and you are ready to configure your storage resources and deliver them to your applications.
Full-Service Storage Management for All Your Data
Organizations do not purchase storage according to some generic market categorization, but according to their specific IT and business needs. Understanding this, Nexsan has an intriguing proposition with its new DATABeast offering. Although priced at a point that would traditionally earmark it for just small to mid-size enterprises, the DATABeast offers a combination of management features like virtualization, thin provisioning and storage tiering as well as data protection features like snapshots, mirroring and replication that extends its suitability to organizations of all sizes that are looking for a straightforward, strong price/performance storage package that also includes tiered energy-saving functionality.
Energy-Saving SAS and SATA
The DATABeast is integrated with SASBoy and SATABeast RAID storage and offers the energy-saving benefits of Nexsan's revolutionary AutoMAID™ technology. AutoMAID™ (Automatic Massive Array of Idle Disks) allows Nexsan storage systems to place their disk drives into several energy-saving levels without compromising application performance. This powerful combination of performance and energy savings enables users to lower the cost of owning storage.
- Consolidate multiple storage systems into centrally managed storage;
- Simplify storage management with the latest tools including virtualization, thin provisioning and storage tiering without the need for special agents or capacity keys;
- Protect data and sites with built-in mirroring, remote replication and snapshots; Scale capacity to multiple petabytes or performance to 1000’s of MBs without service disruption;
- Support FC SAN and NAS with one, central solution;
- Increase energy efficiency with Nexsan's revolutionary AutoMAID™ energy-saving technology greatly reducing power and cooling costs
DATABeast IT Benefits
DATABeast combines full service storage management with mission critical availability for today’s data intensive environments. DATABeast combines the capacity of multiple storage systems into a single or multiple storage pools that can grow to petabytes. Create 1000’s of virtual volumes, large volumes of up to 64TB or thousands of small volumes. Use DATABeast thin provisioning to maximize storage efficiency and eliminate manual volume expansion.
Incorporate legacy Nexsan storage systems in the DATABeast solution and rapidly deploy active LUNs and volumes without data migration. Provide a NAS interface to deliver file services to both Microsoft and Unix platforms from a single solution.
DATABeast snapshots protect data using time based recovery points. DATABeast mirroring maintains an exact real-time copy of production data and volumes locally, across a DWDM or dedicated Fibre Channel connection. Use DATABeast data replication to provide disaster recovery to another DATABeast across any LAN, MAN or WAN.
Ensure continuous operation with active / active independent and redundant DATABeast Controller nodes. DATABeast racks include redundant switches, cabling and PDUs which are pre-installed and configured to create a fully fault tolerant and redundant infrastructure. DATABeast storage systems are equipped with redundant RAID controllers and power supplies. Use any RAID level including RAID 6 to overcome drive failures. Scale from terabytes to petabytes in a single system. No storage capacity keys , no server nor application licenses required - DATABeast can scale to perform 100,000 I/Os per second and support millions to billions of files all within the same solution. Expand capacity by adding more DATABeast storage systems or more DATABeast expansion racks to your DATABeast architecture. You can scale performance by simply adding more DATABeast nodes.
Administer and monitor all storage services for 1000's of volumes and petabytes of capacity from a single interface. Manage multiple DATABeast controller nodes, create volumes, and perform replication, view system reports and logs using DATABeast Management Server.
Nexsan’s patented AutoMAID technology requires significantly less electricity for power and cooling when data is at rest or accessed less frequently. Nexsan AutoMAID can reduce power costsby as much as 52%.