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Quantum QXS-4 Hybrid Storage
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Quantum QXS-4 Hybrid Storage

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Quantum QXS-4 Hybrid Storage
Model QXS-424 With Twenty-Four 2.5” Drives
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Model QXS-448 With Forty-Eight 2.5” Drives
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Model QXS-456 With Fifty-Six 3.5” Drives
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Overview:

The QXS™-4 hybrid storage series features Q-Tier, Q-Tools, Q-Turbo, high-capacity drives, and nextgeneration 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.

Model QXS-424 (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAS)
With Twenty-Four 2.5” Drives
Drives per array Up to 24 (SSD, SAS, 15K, 7K, Encrypted)
Max capacity per chassis 48TB
Expanded Capacity 384TB
Performance
Read 6.4GB/s
Write 5.3GB/s
Physical
Depth (excluding cable) 20.46in/51.9cm
Height 3.5in/8.9cm
Width 17.6in/44.7cm
Chassis weight 36.4lb/16.5kg
Chassis weight with drives 51.8lb/23.5kg
Model QXS-448 (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAS)
With Forty-Eight 2.5” Drives
Drives per array Up to 48 (SSD, SAS, 15K, 7K, Encrypted)
Max capacity per chassis 96TB
Expanded Capacity 384TB
Performance
Read 6.4GB/s
Write 5.3GB/s
Physical
Depth (excluding cable) 30.6in/77.724cm
Height 3.5in/8.9cm
Width 17.6in/44.7cm
Chassis weight 48lb/21.8kg
Chassis weight with drives 74.9lb/34kg
Model QXS-456 (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAS)
With Fifty-Six 3.5” Drives
Drives per array Up to 56 (SSD, SAS, 15K, 7K)
Max capacity per chassis 448TB
Expanded Capacity 1.9PB
Performance
Read 6.4GB/s
Write 5.3GB/s
Physical
Depth (excluding cable) 32.9in/83.56cm
Height 7in/17.8cm
Width 17.6in/44.7cm
Chassis weight 105lb/47.6kg
Chassis weight with drives 198lb/89.9kg

Architecture:

QXS Architecture

QXS-4 Series

Best-in-class Reliability And High Availability

  • Dual RAID Controller (Active/Active)
  • „2 Ports per Controller for maximum value
  • „Flexible Interface Options (CNC)
  • „8Gb/16Gb FC or 1/10Gb iSCSI
  • „Easy to Set Up and Use with the RAIDar 2.0 user interface
  • „Support HDD and SSD Options
  • „Available with DC Power
  • „Scale to 96 Drives (SFF) - 3 Expansion JBODs
  • „Scales up to 384TB
  • „NEBS-compliant for Telco
  • „MIL-STD-810F/G
Form/Fit
  • 2U12, 2U24
  • Interface options per system
    • - CNC: 4 x 8Gb/16Gb FC or
    • - CNC: 4 x 10Gb iSCSI
Performance
  • 40K Read IOPS
  • 3300 MBps Read
  • 2400 MBps Write
Patented Technology
  • EcoStor™: Battery-free protection
  • Cache: Low-latency cache mirroring

QXS-4 Series

Best-in-class Price/performance

  • Increased Bandwidth & 4 ports per controller
  • „ Hybrid Interface with 16G FC & 10G iSCSI
  • „ Future-Proof for next-gen host interconnect
  • „ Data Management Services (DMS) Support
  • „ WIN 2012, SMI-S Support
  • „ Full Drive Encryption Capable
  • „ Scale to 1.9PB
  • „ NEBS-compliant for Telco
  • „ MIL-STD-810F/G

Form/Fit

  • 2U12, 4U56 LFF
  • 2U24, 2U48 SFF
  • Interface options per system
    • - CNC: 8 x 4Gb/8Gb/16Gb FC or
    • - CNC: 8 x 1Gb/10Gb iSCSI or
    • - 8 x 12Gb SAS or
    • - CNC Hybrid: 4 x iSCSI + 4 x FC

Performance

  • 100K Read IOPS
  • 6400 MBps Read
  • 5300 MBps Write

Patented Technology

  • EcoStor™: Battery-free protection
  • Cache: Low-latency cache mirroring

QXS-6 Series

High Performance

  • Increased Bandwidth & 4 ports per controller
  • „Hybrid Interface with 16G FC & 10G iSCSI
  • „Future-Proof for next-gen host interconnect
  • „Data Management Services (DMS) Support
  • „WIN 2012, SMI-S Support
  • „Full Drive Encryption Capable
  • „Scale to 1.9PB
  • „NEBS-compliant for Telco
  • „MIL-STD-810F/G

Form/Fit

  • 4U56 LFF
  • 2U48 SFF
  • Interface options per system
    • - 8 x 12Gb SAS or
    • - CNC Hybrid: 4 x iSCSI + 4 x FC

Performance

  • 200K Read IOPS
  • 12000 MBps Read
  • 5700 MBps Write

Patented Technology

  • EcoStor™: Battery-free protection
  • Cache: Low-latency cache mirroring

Specifications:


QXS-4 Hybrid Storage Technical Specifications
Hosts
External Ports 4 per controller/8 maximum
Fibre Channel
Host Speed 16Gb, 8Gb Fibre Channel
Interface Type SFP+
iSCSI Models
Initiators 10Gb NIC or 1Gb, 10Gb iSCSI
Interface Type SFP+
SAS
Initiators 12Gb, 6Gb, SAS 3.0 (Serial-attached SCSI)
Interface Type Mini-SAS HD
Drive Support
QXS-424, 448 SAS, Nearline SAS, SSD
QXS-412, 456 Nearline SAS
Expansion Ebods
x12ES (6Gb) (1 RAID, 3 EBOD), 48 Drives
x24ES (6Gb) (1 RAID, 3 EBODs), 96 Drives
x48ES (6Gb) (1 RAID, 7 EBODs) or 248 Drives
x56ES (6Gb) (1RAID, 3 EBODs) or 248 Drives
High-availability Features
Redundant Hot-Swap Controllers
Redundant Hot-Swap Disk, Fans, Power
Dual Power Cords
Hot Standby Spare
Automatic Failover
Multi-Path Support
Protocols And Standards
IP (RFC, 984, 1092) SCSI-2 and SCSI-3
OpenStack Cinder compatible
Support
Standard Software Warranty Includes 30 days of 5x9 telephone and email software support
Standard Hardware Warranty Three-year next business day parts replacement. Replacement item shipment targeted for next business day. Customer will perform the replacement and return of the failed item. Parts replacement service available 5x9 via telephone or email.
Raid
Levels Supported 0,1,3,5,6,10, and 50
System Configuration
Cache Memory 6GB per controller
Virtual Disks per System 32
Volumes per System 1024
Mirrored Cache Yes – Q-Turbo
Super Capacitor Cache Backup Yes
Cache Backup to Flash Yes – Non-volatile
Management
Interface Types 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Mini USB
Protocols Supported SNMP, SSL, SSH, SMTP, SMI-S Provider, HTTP(s)
Management Software Q-Tools
Remote Diagnostics
Non-Disruptive Updates
Volume Expansion
Compliance And Standards
NEBS Level3, MIL-SPEC 810G
IP (RFC, 894, 1092), SCSI-2 and SCSI-3
Power Requirements – AC Input
Input Power Requirements 100-240VAC 50/60Hz – QXS-412, 424, 448
200-240V 50/60Hz, 5-5A (1220W) – QXS-456
Max Input Power 375W maximum continuous – QXS-412
400W maximum continuous – QXS-424
640W maximum continuous – QXS-448
Heat Dissipation 1488BTUs/hour – QXS-412, 424
2245BTUs/hour – QXS-448
4095BTUs/hour – QXS-456
QXS-412.424 Bronze Rate – High Efficiency
82 percent @ 20 percent load
86 percent @ 80 percent load
85 percent @ 100 percent load
QXS-448 Gold Rate – High Efficiency
75 percent @ 10 percent load 92 percent @ 80 percent load
88 percent @ 20 percent load 88 percent @ 100 percent load
QXS-456 Gold Rate – High Efficiency
82 percent @ 10 percent load 94 percent @ 50 percent load
90 percent @ 20 percent load 81 percent @ 100 percent load
Power Requirements – DC Input
Voltage -39 to -72DC, -48/-60V nominal
Max Input Power 500W maximum continuous
Heat Dissipation 1706BTUs/hour – QXS-412, 424
2245BTUs/hour – QXS-448
Temperature And Humidity Ranges
Operating Temperature 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
Shipping Temperature -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
-23°F to 158°F (-5°C to 70°C) – QXS-448
Note: Derate 2°C for every km, up to 3000 meters
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% RH @ 104°F (40°C), non-condensing
Non-Operating Humidity Up to 93% RH @ 104°F (40°C), non-condensing
Declared Acoustic Noise Levels
Sound Power LWAd=6,75 B – QXS-412, 424, 448
LWAd < 78 dBA @ 27°C – QXS-456
Sound Pressure LpAm-55dBA
Shock And Vibration
Shock, Operational 3Gs for 10ms, half sine – QXS-412, 424, 448, 456
5 pulses each direction, rail mounted QXS-448
3Gs for 11ms – QXS-456
Shock, Non-Operational 10Gs for 11ms, half sine
1” drop to hard unyielding surface per NEBS
GR-63-CORE Unpackaged Equipment Shock Criteria (4.3.2)
Vibration, Operation 5Hz to 500Hz, 0.21 Grms flat spectrum – QXS-412, QXS-424
5Hz to 500Hz, 0.14 Grms flat spectrum – QXS-448
5Hz to 500Hz, 0.1436 Grms flat spectrum – QXS-456
Vibration, Non-Operational 3-365-3Hz, 1.22 Grms, Z-axis, 0.85 Grms, X- & Y-axis shaped spectrum
Regulatory
Safety UL 60950-1, 2nd edition (United States)
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1 2nd edition (Canada)
EN 60950-1 (European Union)
IEC 60950-1 (International)
EN 60950-1 (GS Mark, Germany)
CCC Mark (China PRC)
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Emissions CFR47 Par 15 Subpart B Class A (United States)
ICES-003 Class A (Canada)
EN 55022 Class A (EU)
EN 300 386 Class A (EU Telco)
AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A (Australia, New Zealand)
VCCI Class A (Japan)
GOST R 51318.22 Class A (Russia)
KN 22 Class A (S. Korea)
CMS 13438 Class A (Taiwan)
Harmonics EN 61000-3-2 (EU)
Flicker EN 61000-3-3 (EU)
Immunity EN 55024 (EU)
EN 300 386 (EU Telco)
GOST R 51318.24 (Russia)
KN 24 (S. Korea)
RoHS and WEEE RoHS-6/6 Compliance, China RoHS, WEEE
Country Approvals United States, Canada, European Union (EU), Australia/ New Zealand, Japan, China (PRC), Russia, Mexico, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, India

Documentation:

Download the Quantum QXS-4 Hybrid Storage Datasheet (PDF).

 

Quantum Products
Quantum QXS-4 Hybrid Storage
Model QXS-424 With Twenty-Four 2.5” Drives
#QXS-424
Call for Pricing!
Model QXS-448 With Forty-Eight 2.5” Drives
#QXS-448
Call for Pricing!
Model QXS-456 With Fifty-Six 3.5” Drives
#QXS-456
Call for Pricing!