2U High Flexibility and Scalable Rackmount Server -
Ideal as central blocks within a Software Defined Storage solutionThe 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 2nd Generation 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.
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
Certified for Microsoft Windows Storage Spaces Direct
Storage solutions in the field of Microsoft Windows Server 2019, 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 Spaces Direct cluster as well as storage heads in SOFS solutions (scale out file server). As certified SDDC and HCI solutions, as well as certified storage server for Microsoft Windows Server and Storage Spaces Direct, 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 Gb/s, also supporting 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.