The Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor is an end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS3 server solution that delivers up to twice the performance for I/O intensive applications over the previous generation SAS 6Gb/s interconnect. Additionally, leveraging LSI's DataBolt™ technology enables this new platform to enhance the performance of 6Gb/s drives when connected via a 12Gb/s expander.
Boston has developed the Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor to provide users with a solution that fully leverages SAS3 technology, delivering an end-to-end 12Gb/s server solution that offers up to double the performance for I/O intensive applications over the previous generation SAS 6Gbit/s interconnect.
With the constantly increasing demand for critical applications to have faster access to their data, problems caused by IO bottlenecks can seriously impact the chances of a business achieving its goals. Leveraging SAS3 can help dramatically lower latency, improve performance and remove data bottlenecks that were previously unavoidable with existing technology. The benefits of an end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS3 server solution are of particular interest to those managing I/O intensive applications in enterprise datacenter, cloud, virtualised server and OLTP environments.
With the inclusion of LSI's latest generation of SAS 12Gbit/s controller, the Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor can provide the data protection and performance demanded by applications and end users. The MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i 12Gb/s SAS and SATA RAID controller card addresses the demands of applications and end users by delivering proven performance and RAID data protection for a range of server storage applications.
Additionally, featuring LSI's revolutionary DataBolt™ expander technology, the Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor is designed to help IT Managers keep pace with the explosion of data in today's datacenters whilst maintaining backwards compatibility. This unique feature allows users to take advantage of 12Gb/s speeds while using existing 6Gb/s drive infrastructure. DataBolt™ achieves this by aggregating bandwidth from 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s devices to a 12Gb/s data stream via an expander, helping to ease a potential bottleneck.
The Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor is equipped with Windows Server 2012 R2, providing a proven enterprise-class datacentre and cloud platform that's capable of running the largest workloads while remaining flexible enough to cope with the changing demands of today's datacentres. Windows Server 2012 R2 helps Datacentre Managers easily and cost-effectively respond to developing trends in the datacentre, such as new applications, device proliferation, data explosion, and cloud computing.
Enterprise data center
SAS3 12Gb/s Direct Attached Storage Backplane
Plug and Play (PnP)
USB keyboard support
128MB SPI Flash with AMI UEFI
Power On/Off button
System Reset button
80 Plus Platinum (94%+)
CPU Quantity (Maximum)
Intel Xeon E5-2600
24 x 2.5" Hot-swap SAS/SATA
Corrects single-bit errors
Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)
3 x (x8) PCI-E 3.0
3 x (x16) PCI-E 3.0
2 x WD 600GB 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s
8 x 200GB Seagate 1200 SAS-3 SSD's
16 x 900GB WD XE 2.5" SAS Internal Hard Drives
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 Port (1 rear, 1 via header)
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
11 x USB 2.0 ports
IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
Nuvoton WPCM450 BMC
Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0
2 x Network activity LEDs
Hard drive activity LED
Power fail LED
Power status LED
System Overheat LED
64GB DDR-3 Reg ECC
DDR3 ECC Registered DIMM
Intel i350 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek RTL8201N PHY (dedicated IPMI)
Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead
1 x 2.5" Rear Hotplug Tray MCP-220-82609-0N
PSU Output Capacity
Redundant Power Supply?
LSI 9361-4i RAID Controller
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
QPI up to 8 GT/s
3 x 80mm 7,000 RPM 4-pin PWM fans
Optional 5x 60mm middle fan kit: MCP-320-82603-0N
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