Scale Computing SAN/NAS

LightBound offers Scale Computing SAN and NAS solutions for customers needing cost effective storage solutions.  LightBound is a Scale Computing Preferred Partner and has staff trained as Scale Computing Experts.  LightBound offers Scale Computing as a solution that customers can purchase for use with servers on their own premise or at the data center.  LightBound also has a managed storage platform using Scale Computing SAN's.  Customers can contract for Scale Computing SAN in 100 GB increments to connect to their own servers or LightBound's managed server platform through Ethernet.  Scale Computing SAN has native replication built in and customers can replicate to LightBound's Managed Storage platform.  This provides a great backup/disaster recovery solution without the capital cost of purchasing a duplicate offsite SAN.
 
Scale’s Intelligent Clustered Storage (ICS) is a multi-protocol, unified and easily scalable   technology that brings enterprise-class file and block-level services to the SMB. Offered on a growing, multi-density, multi-tier, interchangeable line of truly clustered, non-controller-based Storage Nodes (SN), ICS represents the next shift toward third-generation storage.ICS reduces costs, increases control and makes storage management more convenient.



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What We Offer

Scale’s storage solutions can help transform your storage environment by allowing you to consolidate file and block services into one system. Archive and virtualize from one system, all for one very low cost.

  • Scale Storage Nodes with ICS
  • SN 2TB, SN 4TB, and SN 8TB
  • ICS with GPFS
  • Configure as a SAN/NAS or both
  • SAS / SATA available
  • High Availability Option

Cost, Control and Convenience

The primary impetus behind the industry’s drive toward Gen 3.0 storage is the rapid growth of data. According to Berkeley’s School of Management, more data was created and stored in the last three years than in the last 40,000 years combined.

You’re feeling that pain.

When evaluating storage solutions, including ours, ask yourself these questions:


Cost 
Does the solution reduce the costs of storage?
Does the solution reduce the costs of expanding your storage pool?
Does the solution reduce your management time and costs? 

Control 
Does the solution increase the control you have over growth?
Does the solution allow you to scale incrementally, by increments as small as 1TB?
Does the solution allow your to run CIFS, NFS and iSCSI at the same time from every node without buying extra hardware or protocol licenses? 

Convenience 
Does the solution have an easy-to-use GUI that doesn’t require command lines?
Does the solution allow you to mix and match multiple node densities in a future-proof environment?
Does the solution allow you to purchase only the storage you need, when you need it?

What is Third Generation Storage?

Third generation storage has many definitions, but it always includes these four main characteristics:

  1. Flexible, future-proof architecture. Storage systems created today should be compatible with tomorrow’s storage densities and be easily scalable. This means systems must work with changing drive sizes, densities, and configurations over time.
  2. Non-controller based. Third generation storage systems are data-aware in a clustered environment that scales quickly and without complexity. Controller-based architectures are expensive and time-consuming to scale and manage.
  3. Content aware. As technologies become more intelligent, third generation storage will do more than simply hold data.
  4. Cost-effective. Combined with flexibility, third generation storage will be less costly to expand, cheaper to manage and increasingly less expensive to deploy.

Think about it: the future of storage is actually available today.

                              SN1000             SN2000                 SN4000            
 HARDWARE
Enterprise-grade Drives

SATA/SAS SATA/SAS SATA/SAS
Throughput (3) node cluster, scales  linearly with additional units

210 MB/sec 210 MB/sec 210 MB/sec
Protocol support iSCSI, NFS, CIFS/SAMBA iSCSI, NFS, CIFS/SAMBA iSCSI, NFS, CIFS/SAMBA
       
Power Consumption 150w startup, 100w operating 150w startup, 100w operating 150w startup, 100w operating
       
Network Ports (2) GigE (2) GigE (2) GigE                
       
Model usable capacity

1TB (2TB raw) 2TB (4TB raw) 4TB (8TB raw)
Form Factor 

1U 1U 1U
Hardware Platform Scale Scale Scale
       
FEATURES
BENEFITS
 Zero services or information downtime 
 
Proven, enterprise-grade technology you can trust – at an affordable price

Data and service protection even during drive failure

Zero disruption and low maintenance 
 
Storage nodes seamlessly added to the cluster  
 
Data access speeds not jeopardized
SOFTWARE
Linux OS 
Proven HPC file system
MANAGEMENT
Web (SSL) for management
Serial console for initial setup only