Quanta QCT Announces Cluster-in-a-Box MESOS CB220 Storage Solution with Windows Storage Server 2012
04 Sep. 2012

Quanta QCT Announces Cluster-in-a-Box MESOS CB220 Storage Solution with Windows Storage Server 2012

Ideal for entry-level and SMB applications, the appliance combines the efficiency of
Quanta QCT design with Windows Server 2012 management capabilities.

FREMONT, Calif. – September 4, 2012 /PRWeb/ – Quanta QCT, a leading manufacturer of server, storage and network equipment for datacenter customers in the United States, is preparing to ship a storage cluster-in-a-box solution pre-configured with Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Storage Server 2012.

The MESOS CB220 features transparent storage failover via two redundant nodes in an active/active NAS cluster configuration. Nodes are connected via internal gigabit Ethernet. The solution is powered by two Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 processors with 128 MB of memory per node. The unit’s design employs the Quanta QCT infrastructure sharing concept, where the two nodes share the same chassis, power supply, and fan. This design improves power and cooling efficiencies, resulting in operational cost savings compared to competitive products that do not have shared infrastructure hardware.

The appliance offers up to 48 TB of internal capacity and can be expanded to 180 TB externally with the Quanta MESOS M4600H disk enclosure. Configuration takes approximately 20 minutes from power on to file sharing. These features and others make the MESOS CB220 ideal for the Small and Medium Business market, especially when applications demand high availability and simplicity of integration, configuration and operation at a low total cost of ownership.

Two SKUs of the MESOS CB220 are available for different enterprise application performance needs. The Valued SKU enables Storage Spaces, a feature in Windows Storage Server 2012 that provides software-only storage virtualization of individual disks as pools of storage. The Performance SKU offers an HA-DAS solution with improved performance and flexible capacity management, made possible via an LSI HA MegaRAID card.

The MESOS CB220 will be available in U.S. channels in October.

Additional key features include:

• Highly Compatible with heterogeneous Windows IT infrastructure
• Unified storage capable: CIFS/SMB 3.0, NFS v3, iSCSI , HTTP, FTP and WebDAV
• NFS Interoperability with over 16 types of Linux, FreeBSD, VMware and Open Solaris operating system
• SMB (Server Message Block) Direct: for direct memory access in data transfer
• SMB (Server Message Block) Multi Channel: multiple TCP connections per SMB session
• NIC Teaming: mix and match NICs run in physical or virtualized environment
• Single-pane-of-glass to configure appliance from only one node

“Rather than build an expensive, proprietary storage management layer for our cluster-in-a-box solution, our strategy is to apply ruthlessly efficient hardware design principles that drive acquisition and operational costs down for our customers,” said Mike Yang, general manager and vice president of Quanta QCT. “Our hardware design, coupled with the advanced management capabilities already included in Windows Storage Server 2012, gives our customers a powerful value and performance choice.”

About Quanta QCT
Quanta QCT provides a comprehensive line of off-the-shelf server, storage and networking solutions to datacenter customers in the United States. Quanta QCT targets midsize and large enterprises, governments and service providers who want the engineering excellence of a global manufacturer of integrated datacenter solutions, but do not require the scale and resources of a full-service ODM. Quanta QCT is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and its parent company is Quanta Computer, Inc., a $37 billion original design manufacturer.

Quanta QCT is the only company that delivers all of the major components of the datacenter value chain: server, storage and networking equipment design and manufacturing capability in a single, proven resource. Presently, datacenters are built with server, storage and networking equipment from different manufacturers. While the industry has adapted to this inefficiency, QCT now makes it possible for datacenters to work with a single manufacturer to verify that the solution is engineered to deliver their targeted technical and cost performance benchmarks.

More at http://www.QuantaQCT.com. (Note: Quanta QCT does not comment on customer relationships unless specifically authorized to do so.)


Robert Cathey
Cathey.co for Quanta QCT
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