Boston Igloo Syncro Series

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Boston is proud to present the Syncro series Igloo cluster, featuring Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 combined with LSI Syncro®. Delivering both NAS and iSCSI SAN services with high levels of uptime at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional cluster solutions based on Fibre Channel or iSCSI storage, the Syncro series Igloo is the smart choice for SME administrators being challenged to deliver always-on services without breaking the bank.

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Boston Igloo Syncro Series

Boston is proud to present the Syncro series Igloo cluster, featuring Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 combined with LSI Syncro® CS - a unique high availability DAS (Direct-Attached Storage) technology.

Delivering both NAS and iSCSI SAN services with high levels of uptime at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional cluster solutions based on Fibre Channel or iSCSI storage, the Syncro series Igloo is the smart choice for SME administrators being challenged to deliver always-on services without breaking the bank.

The Boston Syncro series Igloo is a redundant yet simple to administer Windows Storage Server 2012 cluster comprised of two Supermicro servers featuring the latest Intel E5-2600 processors. The solution uses two LSI Syncro® controller cards to create high availability direct-attached storage as an alternative to traditional Fibre Channel or iSCSI shared storage arrays.

Both high-performance cluster nodes are configured to share a common Supermicro dual expander SAS disk shelf for backend data storage, eliminating the need for a costly shared storage SAN implementation. Spread across both the front and rear panels are 45 hot pluggable HDD bays supporting high capacity 3.5" HDD's, all housed in one space saving 4U rack mounted enclosure for maximum density.

LSI Syncro® uses a clustering configuration where controller to controller connectivity is provided through the SAS interface instead of a traditional Ethernet link, enabling more efficient shared storage and high levels of availability. Controllers are able to mirror their cache data through direct SAS links to enable the highest performance and lowest latency possible, yet still deliver resilience in the event of system failure.

This technology also allows both controllers to be active on the same RAID volumes for resource load balancing, helping to ensure that applications are using the most responsive server to boost performance and help prevent any one server from being overburdened.

Combined with Windows Storage Server 2012 the Syncro series Igloo is a powerful unified NAS & SAN solution supporting some of the most challenging applications in IT storage today including virtualisation, cloud services, and high performance file storage. Additionally, Windows Storage Server 2012 features enterprise storage technologies such as deduplication, compression, and snapshots as standard, whilst also supporting the most popular storage protocols today including SMB, NFS, FTP, and iSCSI.

Based on the widely accepted and supported Windows Server platform, implementation and administration is incredibly straightforward, especially for administrators already familiar with other Microsoft products. In addition to the benefits of familiarity, native support for active directory makes domain integration and user and permission management a simple task.

 

Key Features

Dual Node 2U Storage High Availability Cluster 4U Syncro Shared DAS JBOD Shelf with 45 x 3.5" High Capacity SAS HDD's Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Edition 45TB Raw Storage Capacity with RAID 1,5,6,10,50,60 Support 10GbE SFP+ Host Interconnect for Enhanced iSCSI and NAS Client Connectivity 1GB Non Volatile RAID Controller Cache - Super Capacitor & Flash Backed

 

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  • Applications

    Enterprise Storage
    File Storage
    High Availability Deployments
    Virtualization

  • BIOS Features

    ACPI 1.0
    ACPI 2.0
    ACPI 3.0
    ACPI 4.0
    APM 1.2
    BIOS Rescue Hot Keys
    DMI 2.3
    PCI 2.3
    Plug and Play (PnP)
    SMBIOS 2.7.1
    UEFI 2.3.1
    USB keyboard support

  • BIOS Type

    128Mb SPI Flash EEPROM with AMI BIOS

  • Buttons

    Power On/Off button
    System Reset button

  • Chipset

    Intel C602

  • Colour

    Black

  • CPU Family

    Intel Xeon

  • CPU Manufacturer

    Intel

  • CPU Model

    E5-2620

  • CPU Quantity (Installed)

    2

  • CPU Quantity (Maximum)

    2

  • CPU Series

    Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600

  • Drive Bays

    4U Syncro Shared DAS JBOD Shelf with 45 x 3.5" High Capacity SAS HDD's

  • Error Detection

    Corrects single-bit errors
    Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x (x16) PCI-E 3.0
    4 x (x8) PCI-E 3.0 slots

  • Form Factor

    2U

  • GPU Family

    Matrox G-Series

  • GPU Manufacturer

    Matrox

  • GPU Model

    Matrox G200eW

  • HDD's (Installed)

    4 x 500GB WD RE4 SATA
    45 x 1TB Toshiba MKxx01TRKB SAS2

  • Input/Output

    1 x DOM (Disk on Module) power connector
    1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
    1 x TPM 1.2 20-pin Header
    1 x VGA port
    2 x Fast UART 16550 serial ports
    2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    2 x SATA 3.0 ports (6Gbps)
    4 x SATA 2.0 ports (3Gbps)
    4 x SATA ports (3Gbps) via SCU
    9 x USB 2.0 ports

  • Manufacturer

    Boston

  • Memory (Installed)

    64GB

  • Memory (Maximum)

    512GB

  • Memory Slots

    8

  • Memory Speed

    1600MHz

  • Memory Type

    DDR3-1600 Registered ECC

  • Network Adapter

    2 x Supermicro AOC-STGN-i2S Dual Port 10GbE Ethernet
    Intel® i350 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
    Realtek RTL8201F PHY (dedicated IPMI)
    Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
    Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead

  • Number of Nodes

    2

  • Product Range

    Boston Igloo

  • PSU Output Capacity

    740 Watts

  • SAS Controller

    LSI Syncro CS 9286-8E External Conn RAID SAS Dual Syncro Controllers with CV

  • Software (Installed)

    Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard

  • Software Vendor

    Microsoft

  • Storage Protocol

    CIFS
    iSCSI
    NFS

  • System Bus

    QPI up to 8 GT/s

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