Boston Igloo 2U-21T-Stor

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The Boston Igloo 2U-21T-Stor is a high capacity unified file and block storage system that provides both Network Attached Storage (NAS) and iSCSI, Storage Area Network (SAN) functionality with an added level of SSD I/O acceleration.


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Boston Igloo 2U-21T-Stor

The Boston Igloo 2U-21T-Stor is a high capacity unified file and block storage system that provides both Network Attached Storage (NAS) and iSCSI, Storage Area Network (SAN) functionality with an added level of SSD I/O acceleration.

Delivered as a high availability cluster configuration to keep services online in the event of failure, the solution comprises of two 2U rackmount head nodes and a shared Supermicro 2U SAS 12Gbit/s Dual Expander JBOD supporting 24 X 2.5” SAS HDD’s and SSD’s.

Additionally, leveraging OS NEXUS QUANTASTOR SDS the Boston Igloo 2U-21T-Stor  provides superior performance, security, and scalability at a fraction of the cost of alternative storage offerings. Advanced features of OSNEXUS QUANTASTOR SDS include High Availability Active Passive redundancy, Volume Snapshot, Automatic Failover and SSD read and write caching through a ZIL and an ARC utilised by the ZFS filesystem.

The versatility of the OSNEXUS QUANTASTOR SDS solution also allows administrators to build a combined NAS system with iSCSI SAN functionality while enabling the connection of multiple Network Interface Controllers, including Gigabit Ethernet & 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

The shared SAS storage JBOD comes as standard populated with 21 x 2TB Seagate SAS 12Gbit/s 7.2K RPM near line HDD’s for data storage and 2 x 200GB high endurance SSD’s & 1 x 400GB mid endurance SSD for read and write caching respectively delivering excellent performance as a hybrid pool. The result is storage density and the high performance IO requirements for demanding applications without breaking the bank.

Configured by default as a RAID 10, the default storage configuration delivers 21TB of useable capacity for your shared storage deployment, meaning the Boston Igloo 2U-21T-Stor provides the perfect platform for a high density high performance storage solution. The 1000W high efficiency redundant power supplies, 12Gb/s SAS dual expander JBOD with enclosure management, adjustable air shroud, hot swappable cooling fans and numerous expansion slots, the Boston Igloo 2U-21T-Stor remains the perfect combination of storage and features.

By using SSDs as a dedicated pool of cache to deliver hot data, this software solution lowers your total cost of ownership (TCO) by helping to avoid the cost of IT cycles for application tuning or sourcing more CPU, memory or enterprise HDDs.


Key Features

21TB NAS & iSCSI SAN featuring OSNEXUS QUANTASTOR SDS Delivered as a high availability cluster as standard Quad RJ45 - Base-T - 1/10Gbit/s Ethernet ports as standard 21 x 2TB Enterprise SAS Disks - 21TB Useable in RAID 10 2 x 200GB Sandisk Optimus and 1 x 400GB Sandisk Optimus for cached RAID acceleration OS NEXUS QUANTASTOR SDS licensing & support


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  • Applications

    Media and Entertainment

  • Backplane

    2U SAS/SATA backplane

  • BIOS Features

    ACPI 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0 / 4.0
    APM 1.2
    PCI 2.3
    Plug and Play (PnP)
    SMBIOS 2.7.1
    UEFI 2.3.1
    USB keyboard support

  • BIOS Type

    128MB SPI Flash with AMI UEFI

  • Buttons

    Power On/Off button
    System Reset button

  • Cache

    Up to 55MB

  • Certifications

    80 Plus Titanium (96%+)

  • Chipset

    Intel C612

  • CPU Cores

    Up to 22 cores

  • CPU Model

    E5-2630 v3

  • CPU Quantity (Installed)


  • CPU Quantity (Maximum)


  • CPU Series

    Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3
    Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4

  • CPU Speed

    2.4 GHz

  • Drive Bays

    12 x 3.5" Hot-swap drive bays
    Default 8 x SATA3 ports, 4 x NVMe ports
    Optional 12x SAS3 ports via AOC

  • Drive Support


  • Error Detection

    Corrects single-bit errors

  • Expansion Slots

    7 x PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots (5 x FH, 10.5" L, 1 x LP, 1 x Internal LP)

  • Form Factor


  • HDD's (Installed)

    4 x Western Digital RE4 1.0TB SATA3 6GB/s 7200 RPM 64MB
    21 x Seagate Enterprise 2.5” SAS 12Gb/s 2TB 7200rpm

  • Input/Output

    1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
    1 x Serial Header
    1 x VGA
    2 x RJ45 10GBase-T LAN ports
    2 x SuperDOM (Disk on Module) ports
    4 x NVMe ports
    5 x USB 3.0
    8 x SATA3 (6Gbps) ports
    12 x SAS3 ports support via optional Add-on Card

  • IPMI

    Aspeed AST2400 BMC
    IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
    Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0

  • LED indicators

    2 x Network activity LEDs
    HDD activity LED
    Network activity LED
    Power status LED
    System information (overheat/UID) LED

  • Manufacturer


  • Memory (Installed)


  • Memory Sizes


  • Memory Slots


  • Memory Speed


  • Memory Type


  • Memory Voltage


  • Network Adapter

    1 x Realtek RTL8211E PHY (dedicated IPMI)
    2 x 10GBase-T ports
    Intel X540 10GBase-T

  • Power Management

    ACPI Power Management
    Power-on mode for AC power recovery

  • Product Range

    Boston Igloo

  • SATA Controller

    SATA3 (6Gbps) with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

  • Software (Installed)

    1 x O/S Nexus QuantaStor SDS Enterprise Edition HA Module License with 3 Years Gold Support
    2 x O/S Nexus QuantaStor SDS Enterprise Edition 42TB License with 3 Years Gold Support

  • Software Management

    Intel Node Manager 3.0
    Optional IPMI 1.5 / 2.0
    Superdoctor 5
    Watch Dog

  • SSD's (Installed)

    1 x SanDisk Optimus Eco 400GB 2.5” SAS 6Gb/s
    2 x SanDisk Optimus Ascend 200GB 2.5” SAS 6Gb/s

  • System Bus

    QPI up to 9.6 GT/s

  • What's included?

    3 Years Onsite NBD H/W Warranty with Lifetime 9-5 Technical Support

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