Ahead-IT specializes in servers for big data storage. Every storage server contains a RAID card or JBOD controller with LSI CacheCade software pre-packaged. All of our storage servers are certified for Open-E and/or Nexenta software. Be sure to check out our JBOD and backup hardware components as well.
 

LSI CacheCade 2.0 solves your hot data problems

Put short, LSI MegaRaid CacheCade 2.0 is a software tool that keeps your ‘hot’ data readily available on flash memory in a solid state drive.
 
Your storage hardware can consist of SSD, SAS or SATA disks. SSD’s (solid-state drives) perform better but are more expensive than SAS and SATA storage. Our servers use LSI CacheCade 2.0 to store idle data on the SATA or SAS disks and to only engage the SSD for active or ‘hot’ data.
 
This allows for your big data storage infrastructure to keep performance very high while requiring much less expensive SSD’s. That’s a win-win if ever we saw one.
 

Open-E and Nexenta software

The Open-E and Nexenta software packages are perfectly suited for several types of storage:

  • High-availability virtualization storage
  • Video & big data storage
  • Cloud & VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) storage
  • Backup storage
  • R&D storage
     

Open-E and Nexenta support all major protocols: iSCSI, NFS, Apple Talk AFP, fibre channel, SMB, FTP, HTTP sharing and data/volume replication. 
 
Feel free to contact us for all your questions. 

Storage - 4U - ZFS - Open-E JovianDSS + Supermicro - Single - about 22.9TB netto
Total excl. ± € 10.027,82
Ideal for backup/archive requirements.

Netto available depends on configuration. JBOD expansion possible. Ethernet high-availability cluster option.

2 x 10Gbe network.

Configuration can be build-to-order! Free basic installation of Open-e JovianDSS included.

Product
Amount
Dealer price
Total
Supermicro DIS436A - Up to 36 x SATA/SAS hot-swap 2.5 or 3.5" // 16 x DDR-4 // redundant PSU // 6 x PCI-e expansion
1x
€ 5.807,11
€ 5.807,11
  • 2x
    Intel® Xeon® Scalable Bronze 3104 Processor - 6 Cores - 6 Threads - 1.7Ghz - no turbo - 85W
  • 8x
    Samsung 8GB DDR4 2666Mhz Registered ECC, Supermicro certified
  • 1x
    Supermicro SC847BE1C-R1K28LPB, 36 x SATA/SAS III hot-swappable, 2 x SATA/SAS hot-swappable 2.5" option, 4U, rapid install rails inclusive, Redundant 1280W Platinum Level (1+1) power supplies with PMBus
    • (1x1)
      Supermicro AOM-SAS3-8I8E-LP SAS 3 external bracket 2 ports low profile
  • 1x
    Supermicro X11DPI-NT, 6xPCI-e, 16xDDR4, 2xIntel 10Gbit LAN, 2xNVME
    • (1x1)
      Supermicro SFT-OOB-LIC - Per node license for OOB BIOS management mechanism. IPMI BMC MAC address required.
  • 1x
    Supermicro AOC-S3008L-L8E, LSI 3008 8 x SATA/SAS III JBOD controller, up to 122 hard drives via expander backplane, PCI-E, ideal for Nexenta/ZFS
  • 8x
    HGST Ultrastar 4TB 7K6000 enterprise, SATA III, 128MB, 7200rpm - 512N
  • 1x
    Supermicro MCP-220-82609-0N Rear 2 X 2.5" HDD kit for 216B/826B/417B/846X/847B series chassis (cables & backplane included) - REQUIRED if 2 drives need to be installed
  • 2x
    Samsung SSD PM883, SATA3, bulk, enterprise medium endurance, 240GB
Selected warranty
Recommended 5 Year EasyRMA+ with advanced replacement (€ 580,71)
Server Label
Storage - 4U - ZFS - Open-E JovianDSS + Supermicro - Single - about 22.9TB netto
Open-E JovianDSS - Open-E JovianDSS 0TB Product Key
1x
€ 400
€ 400
Open-E JovianDSS - Open-E JovianDSS Storage Extension 32TB License Key
1x
€ 1.640
€ 1.640
Open-E JovianDSS - Standard Support or Support Renewal 5 years 20TB to 128TB Provided by Partner - 25% discount incl.
1x
€ 1.600
€ 1.600
All our prices and product information are subject to errors. Prices excl. VAT unless otherwise stated.

Storage - 2U - ZFS - Open-E JovianDSS + Supermicro - full SSD - Single - about 8TB netto
Total excl. ± € 11.367,22
Ideal for really fast low latency requirements.

Netto available depends on configuration. JBOD expansion possible. Ethernet high-availability cluster option.

4 x 10Gbe and 2 x 10Gb SFP+ network.

Configuration can be build-to-order! Free basic installation of Open-e JovianDSS included.

Product
Amount
Dealer price
Total
Supermicro DIS224A - Up to 24 x SATA/SAS hot-swap 2.5" // 16 x DDR-4 // redundant PSU // 6 x PCI-e expansion
1x
€ 8.661,11
€ 8.661,11
  • 2x
    Intel® Xeon® Scalable Silver 4110 Processor - 8 Cores - 16 Threads - 2.1Ghz - 3Ghz turbo - 85W
  • 8x
    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666Mhz Registered ECC, Supermicro certified
  • 1x
    SUPERMICRO CSE-216BE1C4-R1K23LPB BLACK
  • 1x
    Supermicro X11DPI-NT, 6xPCI-e, 16xDDR4, 2xIntel 10Gbit LAN, 2xNVME
    • (1x1)
      Supermicro SFT-OOB-LIC - Per node license for OOB BIOS management mechanism. IPMI BMC MAC address required.
  • 1x
    LSI 9300-8I, SATA/SAS III JBOD controller, tot 256 harde schijven via expander backplanes, PCI-E, ideal for Nexenta/ZFS
  • 2x
    Ahead-IT network card, 2 x 10Gbit/sec SFP+, Intel 82599ES chip, tranceiver optional
  • 1x
    Ahead-IT network card, 2 x 10Gbit/sec RJ45 Ethernet copper, Intel X540 chip
  • 1x
    Supermicro AOC-SLG3-2E4T
  • 8x
    Sandisk CloudSpeed Eco Enterprise SSD, 960GB , 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, Read 530MBs/76k iops, Write 460MBs/14k iops. Extremely reliable, fast and low access time. 0.6DWPD.
  • 1x
    Supermicro MCP-220-82609-0N Rear 2 X 2.5" HDD kit for 216B/826B/417B/846X/847B series chassis (cables & backplane included) - REQUIRED if 2 drives need to be installed
  • 2x
    Samsung SSD PM883, SATA3, bulk, enterprise medium endurance, 240GB
  • 1x
    VMware vSphere 6.x. Latest version. Installation + updates + required drivers. Excl. license. Free license available.
  • 1x
    Samsung PM981 - 256GB NVME - workstation - 3GB/s read - 1.3GB/s write
  • 1x
    Yes: preinstall service
Selected warranty
Recommended 5 Year EasyRMA+ with advanced replacement (€ 866,11)
Server Label
Open-E JovianDSS - full SSD - HA - 8TB

Netto  VMware vSphere resource pool usable ( after failover )
- about 8TB storage full SSD
- 16 cores - 32 threads
- 128GB memory
-> expandable to your demands

Cluster in only 2 servers. Each node serves as host for VMware virtual machines and for storage for the high-availablility cluster and general network storage like NFS and SMB.

Backup has been build into the ZFS based storage, each 5 minutes a snapshot is created of all data with a retention time that can can be set to your demands. 
Open-E JovianDSS - Open-E JovianDSS 0TB Product Key
1x
€ 400
€ 400
Open-E JovianDSS - Open-E JovianDSS Storage Extension 8TB License Key
1x
€ 640
€ 640
Open-E JovianDSS - Standard Support or Support Renewal 5 years 4TB to 16TB Provided by Partner - 25% discount incl.
1x
€ 800
€ 800
All our prices and product information are subject to errors. Prices excl. VAT unless otherwise stated.