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Windows Storage Server 2012 Storage Appliance
  • High-density, feature rich Petabyte scalable NAS storage appliance designed for massively scalable storage in a single chassis.
  • Delivers best economics for shared storage -- Significantly reduces the cost of storage by offering the same resilience and performance of Fibre Channel SAN and other proprietary, high-cost storage solutions on industry standard hardware with file based storage.
  • Provides file storage for virtualization & apps -- Manage storage for Virtualization(Hyper-V), Databases (SQL) and Web Servers (IIS) in the same manner as they manage storage for traditional file serving.
  • Private cloud & datacenter ready -- Capabilities such as reliability, continuous availability and scale traditionally seen only in datacenter deployments due to their high value is now available to customers of all sizes.
  • Fully utilizes the power of dual Intel® 32nm Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 series.
  • Supports Trusted Execution, Advanced Encryption Security - New Instructions (AESNI), Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Virtualization, Intel® QuickPath Interconnect, Advanced Vector Extension (AVX) Instructions.
  • Delivers new storage capabilities, simplified deployment and easier management while assuring seamless synergy in customers' Windows infrastructure in a cost-effective and high-performance platform.
  • Ideal for a variety of applications, including disk-based backup and restore, storage consolidation, and disaster recovery

Technical Specifications

Models NS-22201r
NS-32301r NS-42301r NS-42302r
Form Factor 2U 3U 4U 4U
Storage Capacity Up to 48TB Up to 64TB Up to 96TB Up to 144TB
Hot-Swap Drive Bays 24 x 2.5" or 12x 3.5” SAS/SATA/SSD 16 x 3.5" SAS/SATA/SSD 24 x 3.5" SAS/SATA/SSD 36 x 3.5" SAS/SATA/SSD
Windows Storage Server 2012 Special Features: Best economics for shared storage, significantly reduce CapEX and OpEX costs for storage management
CapEx: Lower cost industry hardware:
  • Appliances with Simple Deployment, Security and Provisioning Experiences
  • Unified storage with support for file (SMB & NFS) and block (iSCSI) protocols through a converged management interface
  • Reliable storage with thin provisioning and data deduplication
OpEx: Reducing ongoing management costs
  • Manage storage like a regular Windows server
  • Leveraging existing skills: Windows UI, Active Directory, PowerShell and System Center
Provides file storage for virtualization & apps, private clouds and data centers can use file based storage for Hyper-V and SQL server
    High performance and reliability of file shares:
  • Continuous availability for NSF and SMB
  • NIC Teaming & SMB Multi-Channel
  • No down time with clustering and fast check-disk
  • Reliable storage with storage spaces
  • Flexibility to move Hyper-V workloads using storage live migration
  • No downtime maintenance with cluster aware updating
Networking Dual-Port GbE; Dedicated LAN for IPMI; Optional 10GbE / FC
  • Supports OneConnect Universal Multi-Channel (UMC) which allows multiple PCI functions to be created on each 10GbE adapter; each port can present four NIC functions to the operating system or hypervisor
  • Future-proof option to enable Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) or iSCSI support with high-performance protocol offloads
  • Intel® I/OAT 3 support for fast, scalable, and reliable networking
  • VMDq support for better performance of virtualization
Processor Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 Series, with up to 8 cores & 16 threads, and 20MB L2 cache per processor
QPI up to 8.0 GT/s
System Memory Up to 768GB DDR3 Reg. ECC memory, up to 1600Mhz Up to 512GB DDR3 Reg. ECC memory, up to 1600Mhz
Power Supply 1,100W high efficiency redundant Redundant 920W w/ PMBus Redundant 920W w/ PMBus Redundant 1400W w/ PMBus
Reference Q160023 (NS-22201r 2U 24x 2.5")
Q160022 (NS-22301r 2U 12x 3.5")
Q160024 Q160025 Q160026

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