Modular Storage Servers (MSS)
The Cutting Edge MSS is designed for business data growth and complex storage management in the data center. The MSS is fully redundant, delivering dual power supplies and hot-spare drives with virus protection.
The MSS combines flexible storage expansion with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) technology to deliver a cost-effective storage system that can be optimized for either performance or scalable capacity. The ability to interchange SAS and SATA drives in a server allows the user to mix drive technologies in the same server, or to migrate from SATA to SAS (or back) when the user's requirements change.
MSS servers are modular, making it easy to add storage capacity or additional redundancy as a company's needs increase. Additionally, drives are hot swappable so that failing drives can be easily replaced. RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 50, and JBOD enable the user to use the storage arrays in the manner that best suits its requirements. MSS can be configured in dual host and dual RAID configurations, to provide failover protection and additional redundancy, assuring that mission critical data is well protected. In addition to the software RAID services provided by EdgeWare, the MSS also supports hardware RAID adapters.
As with the ISS, the MSS uses EdgeWare, Cutting Edge's 64-bit Operating System, and features multi-core 64-bit processors to control the servers. EdgeWare provides easy system management, and allows for management of multiple MSS and/or ISS servers from a single management interface.
The MSS is available in 1U, 2U, 3U form factors, and can deliver up to 72 TB (using SAS drives), 240 TB (using SATA drives), or up to 1 petabyte using a fibre channel switch. Multiple Modular Storage Servers can be combined, to deliver additional storage capacity to meet the user's increasing storage requirements, while also providing a robust, easily configured platform to support additional growth.
System performance can be configured to provide high network throughput. The MSS ships with 2 Gb or 3 GB Ethernet standard. The network performance can be upgraded to deliver performance equivalent to 43 GbE.
Flexible connectivity options include SAS-to-SAS/SATA II or FibreChannel-to-SAS/SATAII. The MSS is a powerful, flexible solution to an organization's storage needs.