D-Link DSN-3200-10 xStack Storage iSCSI SAN Array

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D-Link DSN-3200-10 xStack Storage iSCSI SAN Array

The D-Link xStack Storage™ Area Network (SAN) Array DSN-3200-10 is designed to provide a reliable network data storage solution for customers in entry-level and SMB segments. Utilizing a 10Gbit iSCSI System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution that can handle over 80,000 I/Os per second and capable of supporting 15TB raw capacity using 1TB hard drives (and even higher capacity hard drives as they are introduced), the DSN-3200-10 Array can easily be implemented as nearline storage to supplement your primary IP network storage solution or be used as a basic backup and recovery device. This evolutionary advancement in performance is a testament to the tightly integrated xStack Storage architecture and is a sharp contrast to the discrete implementation of competing products.

Product Features:
• Integrated iSCSI System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Solution that can Handle over 80,000 I/Os per Second
• Eight 1GbE Ports
• 15TB Capacity with 1TB Hard Drives (Supports Higher Capacity Drives as They Are Introduced)
• Embedded Disk Controller Supporting RAID Levels 0, 1, 1+0, and 5

iSCSI for IP Networks
SAN has been traditionally reserved for Fibre Channel networks until the recent introduction of iSCSI that extends this powerful yet simple centralized backend (behind server-based) storage system to IP networks. By utilizing existing Ethernet technology, the cost associated with separate host bus adapters and the per-Gigabyte cost for storage is significantly reduced.

High Performance iSCSI Interface
The DSN-3200-10 implements eight 1GbE ports and supports IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) for full offload capability so that all eight ports can be grouped together, totaling up to 850MB/s bandwidth, for increased throughput and redundancy.

System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Implementation
By utilizing a SoC design, the DSN-3200-10 SAN Array combines both networking and storage functions into a single specialized Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). The SoC solution combines 10Gbps iSCSI, TCP & IP offload, embedded processors, and a storage virtualization firmware stack onto a single chip. The tight integration of these functions eliminate interoperability, timing, and support issues found in competitive products that offer “discrete implementation” wherein a chassis, a main motherboard, a RAID storage controller, iSCSI software or controller, network interface cards, and operating system software are picked separately and then assembled. The DSN-3200-10 Array outperforms these discrete implementations and does so at a lower price point. It also delivers mission critical data quickly with state-of-the-art reliability.

RAID for Efficiency
The DSN-3200-10 SAN Array platform features 15 hot swappable Serial ATA (SATA) disk drive bays supporting 15TB raw capacity using 1TB hard drives (and even higher capacity hard drives as they are introduced) in RAID level 0, 1, 1+0 and 5 configurations. You can quickly deploy a SAN using inexpensive SATA disk drives and depending on your growing storage needs, you can simply add more drives as you go.