The NST6000 is a unified storage system.The NST6000 supports block-level - Fibre Channel, iSCSI (SAN) and file-level - NFS, CIFS, SMB, FTP (NAS) protocols without sacrificing performance and eliminating the need for separate software stacks and block and file licenses.
The NST6000 conveniently manages all protocols, pools, shares and LUNs within a single system. E-Centre, NST6000's single-pane management interface, provides a single view to manage all SAN and NAS storage.
NST6000 is a hybrid storage system. NestOS, NST6000's operating system, integrates the use of solid-state caching and hard disk storage to enable organizations to meet the most demanding I/O performance requirements of both SAN and NAS workloads.
NestOS's FASTier caching technology is smart. It includes fault tolerant DRAM for the highest possible write caching performance and enterprise-class SSDs to accelerate read I/O, allowing you to independently customize your performance and capacity points.
FASTier read/write cache devices can be customized at a storage pool level, enabling organizations to extend the use of FASTier to many applications in the data center.
The combination of solid-state technology, Fibre Channel connectivity, and a highly scalable back-end storage infrastructure makes the NST6000 platform ideal for continuous data availability supporting mission-critical IT applications.
Complete host connectivity in a single system and software stack: Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, SMB and FTP. NST6000 provides fully unified storage with no need to administer discrete tasks, code bases and separate licenses.
Application-friendly: Flexible read/write I/O acceleration tier, customizable to the needs of the Pools, LUNs or Shares presented to Hosts. NST6000's FASTier acceleration technology increases storage I/O performance, lowers latency and extends the life of SSDs.
Smart, practical use of solid-state technology: Fault-tolerant DRAM delivers the highest write caching performance possible and enterprise-class SSDs accelerate read I/O performance. NST6000's hybrid storage solution optimizes the use of solid-state technology for maximum effectiveness.
High-performance continuous availability: Powerful active/active controllers linked together via a high-speed backplane provide up to 700,000 IOPs and non-disruptive failover. NST6000's mirrored write cache with cache vaulting ensures the highest levels of performance and availability. Combined with active/active RAID controllers within the underlying E-Series storage, NST6000 provides high availability storage that can scale up to 5 petabytes.
Adaptable storage infrastructure: Use SSDs, Performance-SAS HDDs and NL-SAS HDDs to meet varying storage requirements. NST6000 is a unified hybrid storage platform that can be customized and deployed for performance-oriented workloads, capacity-oriented workloads, or deploy both performance and capacity tiers within the same system. With the non-disruptive addition of FASTier or new disk enclosures, performance and capacity can be independently scaled.
Intuitive single-pane management: Interface and set-up assistants designed for the IT generalist. For advanced users the management software offers a command line interface for scripting. NST6000's E-Centre GUI provides a single view to manage file and block traffic while leveraging various types of storage media.
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