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Infortrend ESVA F60-2830
True Reliability, Unlimited Scalability and Exceptional Price and Performance

Infortrend ESVA Family FC Host Series

FC-host Models
Fibre Channel-to- (3.5") SAS models
USA: FREE Ground ShippingVirtualized Scale-Out 3U Storage
including 8xFC-8G ports, 2xSAS-6G Exp. ports, 2x4GB DDR-II, 2x(PSU+FAN module), 2x(BBU+Flash module), 1xRackmount kit
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The Infortrend ESVA F60-2830 is designed to support a powerful, reliable and flexible Fibre Channel (FC) SAN. Featuring 6Gb/s SAS drive connectivity, it can satisfactorily handle demanding transactional workloads. By consolidating up to 12 ESVA systems into a storage pool, the maximum capacity can be further expanded to 1344 drives. The as-needed scaling allows users to increase storage for top-tier applications in the most cost-effective manner.

Optimized Return on Investment

With storage virtualization technology, the capacity and computing power of multiple ESVA systems can be consolidated into a storage pool. For the most efficient utilization of pooled storage capacity and bandwidth, ESVA systems support thin provisioning and an intelligent access prioritizing mechanism on the virtual architecture. By enabling users to flexibly assign applications to four available tiers distinguished by different drive types and RAID levels, and offering automated data migration, automated storage tiering on ESVA helps users meet a wide array of service level requirements.

Simplified Storage Infrastructure

ESVA simplifies storage management by enabling a single point of administration. Scaling the storage pool is also a very easy task and can be done without disrupting service. Each ESVA system can be scaled for increased capacity by connecting it to expansion enclosures. If you want to increase capacity and performance at the same time, you can also scale out the virtualized foundation by adding additional ESVA systems. When a new system is added, the distributed load balancing technology will dynamically balance workloads among storage systems and increase processing power.

Maximized Application Productivity

In the competitive business world, downtime not only causes profit loss but can inflict damage on corporate reputations. The revolutionary architecture of the ESVA eliminates planned downtime for storage scaling. To support business continuity, it also comes with storage-based replication capabilities. Local replication offers snapshot images and full data copies in a single storage pool, while remote replication enables users to deploy full data copies across storage pools. The hybrid models F70 and F75 feature four iSCSI channels that help users achieve highly cost-effective remote replication. You enjoy the highest data availability and minimized service downtime in the event of logical or physical errors.

Advanced Hardware Designs

All ESVA systems are based on High Availability (HA) modular design to achieve high fault-tolerant capability. For better cached data protection, the ESVA systems come with built-in CacheSafe technology. In the event of a power outage, the BBU will automatically supply power to write cached data into flash memory for permanent retention. Infortrend enriches the ESVA Series with energy efficient designs, contributing to environmental sustainability while cutting energy costs for companies.


Optimized ROI

  • Ensures the most efficient allocation of consolidated capacity and computing power through thin provisioning and an access prioritizing mechanism
  • Meets wide array of service level requirements with automated storage tiering

Simplified Infrastructure

  • Reduces management overhead with a single point of administration
  • Enables as-needed scaling without disrupting service

Maximized Productivity

  • Eliminates planned downtime for storage scaling
  • Supports the highest data availability and quick service restart after storage accidents with local and remote replication capabilities
  • Hybrid models F75-2830 and F75-2830L feature four iSCSI channels for cost-effective remote replication

Advanced Designs

  • Achieves high fault-tolerant capability with High Availability (HA) modular design
  • Protects cached data during a power outage with CacheSafe technology
  • Reduces power consumption with energy efficient features

Features & Benefits:

Features Benefits
Storage virtualization Eliminate physical boundaries of storage consolidation
Thin provisioning Ensure the most efficient allocation of pooled capacity
Automated storage tiering
  1. Easily meet different service level requirements with up to four tiers distinguished by drive types and RAID levels
  2. Achieve optimized data distribution in storage pool with automated data migration
  3. Efficiently use SSDs to optimize performance by up to 150% at no additional costs compared to a non-tiered configuration
Distributed load balancing Make performance grow linearly by adding subsystems to the virtualized foundation
Prioritized volume accessibility Ensure applications to achieve their ideal service levels
Data protection:
  1. Snapshot
  2. Volume copy/Volume mirror
  3. Sync and async remote replication
Support the highest data availability and quick service restart after storage accidents
Eight 8Gb/s Fibre Channel host ports
  1. Best-of-class throughput and IOPS, ideal fit for IO-intensive and bandwidth-demanding applications
  2. Backward compatible with 4Gb/s or 2Gb/s speeds, protecting current infrastructure investment
Green design:
  1. High-efficiency power supplies
  2. Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down technology
  1. 80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency
  2. In spin-down state, drives can save up to 60% of energy consumption
CacheSafe technology Backup battery automatically supplies power to write cached data into flash module for permanent protection during power outage
Fault-tolerant hardware modules Redundant controllers, PSUs, fans; high-availability hardware design, preventing "single-point-of-failure"
Expansion up to 1,344 HDDs "Pay-as-you-grow" scalability; no waste on what you don’t need, and no worries in terms of forecasting what you will need in the future
Powerful management suite (SANWatch) support, including multi-pathing functions
  1. Easy management and monitoring of your subsystems anywhere, locally or remotely
  2. Recognize and manage redundant paths; support path failover and load-balancing
Multiple monitoring methods Real-time problem detection and notification to achieve continuous operation


ESVA F60-2830 Specifications
Host Ports Eight 8Gb/s Fibre Channel ports (4 per controller)
Storage Controller Dual redundant controllers
Cache Memory 8GB or 16GB
Drive Connectivity
  • 6Gb/s SAS connectivity
  • Accommodates 3.5-inch disk drives
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Automatic bad-sector reassignment
  • Dedicated bandwidth to each connected drive
Supported Drives
  • 2.5" SAS 6G MLC SSD - 200GB or 400GB
  • 2.5" 10K RPM SAS drives - 300GB, 450GB, 600GB or 900GB
  • 3.5" 15K RPM SAS drives - 300GB, 450GB or 600GB
  • 3.5" 7,200 RPM Nearline SAS drives - 2TB, 3TB or 4TB
  • 3.5" 7,200 RPM SATA drives - 2TB, 3TB or 4TB
Maximum Number of Drives
  • Per system: 16
  • Via JBOD: 112
  • Via scale-out*: 1,344
* Optional
Corresponding Expansion Enclosure Please refer to Related Information
Form Factor 3U
RAID Functionality
  • Global, delicated or enclosure hot-spare
  • RAID levels supported : RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60
  • Online expansion by:
    • Adding new drives
    • Copying and replacing drives with drives of larger capacity
  • RAID migration
  • Configurable stripe size and write policy per system
  • Intelligent drive handling
    • In degraded mode: skips irreparable blocks to continue rebuild
    • In normal operation: data-block verification and repair
Data Service
  • Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture
    • Linear scaling of performance and capacity (Scale-out)*
    • Storage pooling
    • Thin-provisioning
    • Automatic data migration
    • Prioritized volume accessibility
    • Distributed load balancing
    • Automated storage tiering*
  • Data Protection*
    Local replication
    • Snapshot
    • Volume copy/ volume mirror
    • Quick recovery
      Remote replication
    • Synchronous and asynchronous
    • Data compression
    • Near continuous data protection (N-CDP)
* Optional
Green Design
  • 80 PLUS-certified power supplies delivering more than 80% energy efficiency
  • Intelligent multi-level drive spin-down
Availability and Reliability
  • Redundant, hot-swappable hardware modules
  • CacheSafe technology
  • Multi-pathing support (EonPath)
  • Online, non-disruptive firmware upgrades
  • Device mapper support
Notification Various event notification methods including email, LAN broadcast, fax, SNMP traps, SMS, and Skype.
  • Java-based SANWatch management software
  • RS232 serial port for local access to firmware-embedded utility
  • Automated cache flush and caching mode operation per enclosure status
  • Telnet and SSH system monitoring via Ethernet
  • Platform-independent firmware management GUI
  • Module status LED indicators: component presence detection & thermal sensors via I2C bus
OS Support
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 (including Hyper-V)
  • Windows Server 2012 (including Hyper-V)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Sun Solaris
  • HP-UX
  • Debian
  • CentOS
  • VMware
  • Citrix XenServer
** For the latest OS support details, please contact our sales representatives.
Service and Support All ESVA systems are shipped with 3-year Standard Service
  • Standard Service:
    • Hardware warranty; replacement part dispatch on the next business day
    • Software update; 24x7 phone, web and email support
  • Advanced Service*: Standard service + Onsite diagnostics on the next business day
  • Premium Service*: Standard service + Onsite diagnostics in 4 hours
* Optional
** Service may vary by region
  • Power supplies: Two 530W DC
  • AC voltage: 100VAC @ 10A to 240VAC @ 5A with PFC (auto-switching)
  • Frequency: 47-63 Hz
  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0 to 40°C without BBU or CBM / 0 to 35°C with BBU or CBM
    • Non-operating: -40 to 60°
  • Altitude: Sea level to 3660m (12,000ft) operating / sea level to 12,192m (40,000ft) non-operating
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing, operating and non-operating
Dimensions Without chassis ears / protrusions: 445mm (W) x 130mm (H) x 514mm (D)
Weight Without HDDs:19.66kg (43.69lbs)
Package Dimensions 776mm (W) x 533mm (H) x 573mm (D)


Download the ESVA FC-host Datasheet (PDF).


FC-host Models
Fibre Channel-to- (3.5") SAS models
USA: FREE Ground ShippingVirtualized Scale-Out 3U Storage
including 8xFC-8G ports, 2xSAS-6G Exp. ports, 2x4GB DDR-II, 2x(PSU+FAN module), 2x(BBU+Flash module), 1xRackmount kit
Contact us for pricing!