2U High Flexibility and Scalable Rackmount Server -

Ideal as central blocks within a Software Defined Storage solution

The Zstor GridServer GS product series are designed from scratch as ideal system for highly flexible-to-use platform in Software Defined Storage applications. Depending on the requirements the Zstor GridServer is equipped with one or two original Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel C624 chipsets and NVMe. The internal memory is expandable up to 1.5 TB at 2666 MHZ of fast DDR4 RAM modules. Available are also eight PCI-e x8, and x16 expansion slots, for high-performance LAN-interfaces cards up to 100 Mb/s, high speed PCI-e flash drives or SAS-12G high performance cards for storage management or expansion. A State-of-the-Art 12G SAS backplane is available and depending on the project requirements it can be fitted with 2.5" or 3.5" disk slots. This allows a combination with NVMe flash-drives, datacenter class SSDs, and enterprise class hard drives to offer multi-tiering storage to applications.
GS2224 front 4node 

GS2312 front 4node

Flexible and Scalable I/O Options with up to 8 PCI-E card slots in x16 or x8 flavour give you the flexibility for different use cases from Storage Server, High Performance Computing, Virtualisation Server or others. The sophisticated Remote Management capabilities makes the server the best choice for cloud and hosting providers, that manage their datacenter abroad.

Features & Benefits 

  • Energy efficient single/dual CPU system in compact 2U rackmount
  • Use of current Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPUs with latest Intel® chipset C624
  • Eight PCI-e Gen3 x8 and x16 expansion slots
  • 1.5TB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM in 24 DIMM slots
  • Two additional hot swap OS drive bays, rear side
  • 12bay, 16bay or 24bay hot swap drive carrier depending on configuration
  • Up to 24 NVMe U.2 drives
  • Dual, redundant hot swap power supply with 80PLUS Platinum energy efficiency
  • Easy to Maintain and Service Friendly by Design
  • All Server Components are swappable for exchange in the field
  • Tool-less Changeable Disk Carriers, ideal for the Remote Datacenter
  • Easy remote management of IPMI 2.0 (including KVM and media redirection support)
  • Tailor-made Server Customisation to your Use Case

Certified for Microsoft Windows Storage Spaces

Storage solutions in the field of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or the proven Windows Server 2012R2 are becoming increasingly popular in datacenters. The Zstor GridServer recommended here for use in a storage cluster as well as storage heads in SOFS solutions (scale out file server). As a certified storage server for Microsoft Windows Server and also Windows Storage Spaces, the Zstor GridServer can manage not only the internal storage pools, but also all connected, certified for Windows Storage Spaces SAS JBOD expansion units. For a fast connection to the high-speed network ethernet HBAs are available with up to 100 Mb/s, also supporting here direct access to the data via RDMA.

GridServer for Linux and virtualization environments

In Linux, the Zstor GridServer is a recommended system. Most datacenters estimate the flexible configuration options that meet exactly the requirements both in terms of performance and price. The simple management of the separate IPMI 2.0 interface optimized centralized management as well as the services frankly design, especially the easy to change motherboard tray is appreciated. The necessary internal approvals for use with all popular Linux derivatives, like Ubuntu, SuSE, RedHat, CentOS, or ZFS OSes like NexentaStor and OmniOS, are performed. For server virtualization within Microsoft HyperV, VMware or Proxmox configurations are available to support up to 44 hardware CPU cores providing the necessary performance.


Zstor GRIDServer GS2312/GS2224


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GS2312 front       GS2224 front
GS312/GS216/GS 224 12 x 3,5" / 24 x 2,5"
Processor Support One or Two INTEL® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Memory 24 DIMM slots. DDR4 RDIMM or LRDIMM up to 2666 MT/s

INTEL® C624 chipset, Integrated Video Controller VGA, Integrated BMC with KVM


1x VGA, 3x USB 2.0/3.0 ports, 1x IPMI RJ-45, 1x RJ-45 serial

Network 2x onboard 10GbE INTEL X540 RJ45
1x onboard IPMI RJ-45 incl. Remote Management Module
optional proprietary onboard I/O IOM Networking boards
PCI-E Slots

   4x Full Height Full Length x16 mech., x8 elec.
or 2x Full Height Full Length x16 mech., x16 elec.

2x Full Height Half Length x8 mech., x8 elec.
2x Low Profile x8 mech., 1x x8 elec., 1x x4 elec.

Drive Bay

GS2312: 12x 3,5“ HDD Hot-swap SAS-3, 2,5“ HDD/SSD with converter
GS2224: 24x 2,5“ HDD/SDD Hot-Swap SAS-3/NVMe
ALL: 2x 2,5“ HDD/SSD Hot-swap SATA-3 on Rear Side

PSU Form Factor 1+1 Redundant, 1300W 80Plus Titanium
Indicators 1 x Power Status, 2x LAN Activity
Front Control Power On/Off, Alarm Mute, System Reset, 2x USB3.0
Cooling Fans Middle: 6x60mmm PWM
HDD Backplane 12 Gb/s Mini-HD SAS with Expander
SES Feature

SES, Temperature Monitoring, Smart Fan, T-10 Zoning, I2C 

Operating Systems certified / tested MS Windows 2016, MS Windows 2012R2, Redhat, Centos, Suse, Ubuntu, Vmware, Nexenta, Proxmox, FreeBSD
Dimension (D x W x H)

735 x 438 x 87 (mm), 29” x 17.2” x 3.5” 

Weight 14,9 kg Net, 19 kg Gross

3 Year Warranty 


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