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GIS Data Appliances

The GIS Data Appliance from Cutting Edge Networked Storage fulfills the promise of affordable flexible storage that adapts to multiple modes of operation. GIS Data Appliances from Cutting Edge Networked Storage deliver fully integrated affordable reliable NAS and SAN unified storage to reduce the amount of hardware and management resources required to maintain your infrastructure, so you can focus on running your business.

1U                               4U
CEE5R-1042              CEE5R-4242
CEW8R-1042             CEW8R-4242

GIS RAID Storage Appliances

The ESDS-S48FR GIS RAID Storage Appliance is a high-density, 48-bay storage system. With hybrid connectivity including Fibre Channel (FC) ports and iSCSI ports, the dual-controller ESDS-S48FR enables small to medium businesses, enterprises and Government agencies to deploy high-availability FC SANs delivering outstanding price-performance and achieve highly cost-effective remote replication with iSCSI ports. The large storage capacities of the ESDS-S48FR are ideal for applications such as archiving satellite imagery, data archiving geographical information and mapping content and high-performance computing (HPC).



Integrated Storage Solutions (ISS) and Modular Storage Solutions (MSS) for GIS Applications

GIS exploration and research is one of the most compute and data intensive businesses on the planet. Advancements in data gathering technologies, analysis algorithms, 2D, 3D and 4D geological and geospatial modeling have resulted in a proliferation of data, with raw data sets upwards of several terabytes. Accessing and managing historical data archives adds additional time and expense in this global competitive environment where time is money.

Cutting Edge Networked Storage's Integrated Storage Solutions (ISS) and Modular Storage Solutions (MSS) are designed to provide an extremely high performance, highly available and massively scalable storage platform to help users consolidate GIS applications and GIS, Vector, Raster and Point geographic data sets, affording continuous and timely information access, exploration and publication to concurrent users.

Field Proven No-Single-Point-of-Failure Architecture for GIS Applications

Cutting Edge's ISS and MSS series of field proven storage solutions are already in use in many GIS, Federal/NGO and Defense/Intelligence deployments. The ISS and MSS are the perfect storage complement to enable a variety of GIS server configurations such as a layer data server (enterprise data is overlaid on the ASP base map hosted and delivered by a service bureau) or as a stand-alone server (the entire dataset is self-contained).

ISS and MSS can help organizations that have already invested heavily in geographic data and systems or are just beginning to leverage the power of geospatial information more efficiently. Developed with a no-single-point-of-failure architecture, very high sustained throughput and the utmost in flexibility and operational up-time, the ISS and MSS together with partner solutions makes it fast and easy for GIS specific and non-specialist users to interact with massive quantities of satellite imagery and GIS data to pierce the clutter of data and get to the knowledge that could make a critical difference.

Cutting Edge EdgeWare OS

The MSS and ISS series of storage solutions are powered by Cutting Edge's 5th generation market established EdgeWare™, a fully integrated 64-bit storage operating system that provides a storage centric, easy-to-use and easy-to-support, heterogeneous network file system.

EdgeWare enabled ISS and MSS can enable application server storage consolidation or can be used as a centralize storage resource for multiple application servers. EdgeWare offers complete NAS and iSCSI functionality and same time use in a unified storage solution, coupled with best-in-class performance, versatility and security for SAN, LAN and WAN applications. EdgeWare's rich feature set includes built-in remote replication for disk-to-disk/-to-tape/-to-USB backup, mirroring, multiple snapshot capability, iSCSI target, IP failover, web-based management, RAID 6 support and built-in security features that make it a strong alternative to expensive Fibre Channel connectivity, with comparable features and performance. EdgeWare systems can provide both network file share volumes and block level volumes. Additionally, EdgeWare affords almost limitless volume sizes, extremely high performance using recent advances in 2, 4, 6, 8 core CPUs and beyond, increased data reliability, greater security and increased scalability.  iSCSI target efficiency is also improved by supporting multiple iSCSI initiators on different volumes, without sacrificing NAS, CIFS and NFS performance.

Cutting Edge ISS Series

Built for mission critical applications like RAID protected centralized multi-protocol storage, remote replication, remote mirroring and data repositories to store and quickly retrieve a variety of GIS data, ISS greatly speeds large data file access and integrates networking and file system operations into a single unit, decreasing the burden of storage consolidation and file sharing in heterogeneous networks.

The ISS series are available in form factors from 1U to 8U and can store up to 243TB. ISS also makes available the option of mixing and matching low-cost SATA drives and high performance SAS drives to achieve the perfect balance between performance, capacity and cost. Designed for the utmost protection, ISS servers offer RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 50 modes, dual redundant power supplies, hot spare and hot swap features while employing exceptional system monitoring and alerts to allow the user to react promptly. For added data protection, ISS servers can be mirrored, enabling failover switching between units in the event of unit failure.

ISS Highlights:

  • Form Factor: 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U, 5U, and 8U 19” Rackmount
  • Capacities: Up to 243TB of storage using SAS II/SATA III Drives
  • Network Conductivity from 2 to 20 GbE ports
  • Speed up to 2000 MB/s over IP Network
  • Enterprise level performance with EdgeWare OS (64-bit)
  • Hardware RAID with battery backup
  • Remote mirroring and remote replication
  • Block level storage for increased security and transfer rate
  • Multiple snapshots
  • High availability using dual SAS/SATA controllers

Cutting Edge MSS Series

The MSS series are an unbeatable combination of scalable performance, capacity expansion, data security, flexibility and price performance for critical data applications like GIS image processing requiring highly available, expandable NAS or IP SAN solutions.

The MSS can deliver performance equivalent to 43 GbE and is available in 1U, 2U, 3U and 4U form factors, delivering up to 136 TB (using SAS 15K drives), 1296 TB (using SATA/SAS NL drives) or over 1 Petabyte using a Fibre Channel switch. RAID 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60 and JBOD enable the user to customize storage arrays according to their unique requirements. Combining the redundancy and hot swap capabilities of the ISS, MSS also provides the utmost in high availability and data security with fully fault tolerant operation using active-active IP failover with no single point of failure. The server may be configured in dual host and dual RAID configurations to provide failover protection and additional redundancy, further enhancing the protection of mission critical data in GIS applications.

MSS Highlights:

  • Available with high density 1U, 2U, 3U and 4U 48 bay chassis
  • 1296 TB per 42U cabinet (using 3TB drives)
  • No Single Point of Failure
  • Active/Active Failover
  • Fibre Channel back end connections for storage expansion - Scalable to 1152TB w/ network connection
  • 2000 MB/s data transfer rate
  • Up to eight 4Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel ports to storage switch – for TBs of storage capacity expansion
  • High Performance using dual 10GbE or 20GbE equivalent network conductivity
  • Up to 32 CPU cores per server.
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