Infortrend EonStor GSc Family
Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud Storage Appliance
- Comprehensive hybrid cloud storage appliance with exceptional cost performance
- Comprehensive hybrid cloud storage appliance with high availability
High Performance Hybrid Cloud Storage Appliance
- High Performance Massive Data Solution for Advanced Cloud Workloads
EonStor GSc family of hybrid cloud storage appliances are designed for businesses to streamline cloud deployment and access by moving and managing data between local and cloud in a transparent manner. Integrated with cloud storage gateway, GSc offers differentiated features in cloud cache, cloud backup, and cloud tiering. GSc family inherited company’s GS line of superior unified storage performance and available in 3 series.
GSc 2000/GSc 3000 series are suitable for enterprise looking to accelerate existing cloud data access or perform remote backup. GSc allows enterprise with data already on the cloud to speed-up cloud access by designating the local storage as cache. Cloud backup feature also enables local data to take periodic snapshots to the cloud for remote backup. Suitable for enterprises with light to medium loads of data stored on the cloud.
GSc 5000 is suitable for advanced cloud workloads such as Big Data, IOT, AI, gene data analysis, video analytics, etc., with massive data that needs to be uploaded to the cloud for analysis or target specific performance requirements. Advanced cloud cache feature also allows further optimization with 9 types of intelligent cache policies with exhaustive parameter settings. GSc 5000 can handle large amounts of I/O and file transfers even under high workloads, and are especially ideal for hybrid cloud environments that adopt SAN, NAS, and Cloud integration. The GSc 5000 is perfect for those who needs to setup hybrid cloud environment to handle massive amount of data.
Key Features Overview
Easy Cloud Integration with the Existing IT Environment and Applications
GSc provides enterprise IT applications with general file or block-level as well as the local and cloud data through the common protocols. (e.g. NFS/CIFS/FTP/Rsync/iSCSI) Therefore, companies do not need to re-engineer existing IT systems or applications in order to connect to the cloud, greatly reduced the difficulty of cloud integration.
Faster Cloud Data Access
Since the cloud data is accessed through the Internet, the access speed is slow and latency is high, resulting in bad user experience. GSc can designate the local storage to act as cloud cache by placing frequently accessed data on the local side, allowing most of data access to be as fast as local.
Flexible Cache Policy Improves the Efficiency of Data Access
With more than 9 different types of cache policies, IT managers can set up the cache according to their needs. The default cache policy keeps the download data in the local cache, and if local space is insufficient the system will then delete less frequently accessed files. The high priority policy allows the data to be continuously retained in the local cache folder, such as frequently used work files. Uncacheable for write policy allows users to store data directly to the cloud instead of storing it in local cache, such as data backup files. The settings of these cache policies allow users to optimize use of local cache space and improve the efficiency of data access.
Secure and Protect Enterprise Data
Preventing data breach has always been the biggest concern for enterprises to put any data on the cloud. GSc supports data encryption with user keeping the encryption key, and ensures no public cloud data can be decrypted by anyone else. In addition, all transmissions to and from the cloud are SSL/TLS encrypted to ensure additional data security.
Cost-Saving on Cloud Storage and Network Bandwidth
The cost of cloud storage is based on the size of the data space in the cloud and the amount of bandwidth used. GSc with built-in data compression and deduplication features can effectively reduce the amount of cloud data space used, resulting in cost-savings for both network bandwidth and cloud storage.
Scalable Big Data Support
One major benefit of cloud storage is its flexible expandability. EonCloud Gateway supports up to 2PB of cloud storage capacity and billions of cloud files, completely meeting the massive data needs on the cloud of enterprises.
Access Control List (ACL) Synchronization via Cloud to Multiple Local Storages
When enterprise share files via the cloud to multiple local storages, maintaining access control of files have always been a challenging issue since cloud doesn’t really have a file system that supports ACL and making IT management difficult. GSc provides an access control list synchronization mechanism under a multiple storage environment via cloud, thus resolving this challenging issue.
EonOne - an Easy-to-use Interface for Storage Management
With the constant evolution of storage platforms, the EonStor GSc adopted the all new EonOne management software to assist customers improve storage and service efficiency to increase productivity. Its intuitive interface design allows for centralized management of multiple systems, monitoring of performance and capacity usage, and completion of all related system configurations.
Hybrid Storage Arrays
From data growth, management of numerous hardware devices, to annual budget cuts, IT personnel need to face ever-changing challenges every day. The EonStor GSc can be set up as a hybrid cloud storage according to their needs, and combined with either SSD Cache or Automated Storage Tiering, it can utilize the high performance of SSDs and the large capacity of HDDs, while automatically moving frequently accessed data to SSDs to achieve simplified management and proper use of resources.
Rich Host Interface in GSc Family
As there is a wide range of enterprise applications, the required communication interface for each application may differ. Infortrend provides rich communication interfaces in SAN environments, including FC 16Gb/s, FC 8Gb/s, iSCSI 40Gb/s, iSCSI 10Gb/s, iSCSI 1Gb/s, InfiniBand 56Gb/s and SAS 12Gb/s to allow complete compatibility with all applications. Furthermore, 40GbE/10GbE/1GbE ports are also offered in network environments to provide fast and reliable data sharing and data transfer quality.
*Converged Host Board : 16Gb/s FC, 8Gb/s FC, 10Gb/s iSCSI, 10Gb/s FCoE
Multiple Form Factors to Choose From
Infortrend provides multiple specifications for storage systems and expansion enclosures such as 2U12-bay, 2U24-bay, 2U25-bay, 3U16-bay, 4U24-bay, 4U60-bay, etc. even in the same series, so that enterprises can choose what’s perfect for them according to their current or future needs.
From power supplies, fans, controllers, to host boards, all Infortrend products adopt modular designs to lower maintenance complexity and provide fast, precise technical support and RMA services, so that your storage system is free from any down time to maintain non-stop services and increase productivity and competitiveness.