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. 

JBOD - just a bunch of disks

The JBOD storage enclosure family cover a whole series of product that supports both LFF (Large form factor, 3.5" drive) and SFF (small form factor, 2.5" drive). Chassis height choice from 2U, 3U to 4U, offer variety from 12 bay (SC826B JBOD) to 90 bay (SC946ED JBOD). Latest SAS3 (12Gb/s) speed SKU satisfy the need of high read and write speed between the server node and JBOD.

The backplane type variety, with both single and dual expander that equipped on the product provide two different type of demand: Provide software define storage certified system as major storage compoent for high availaibity application; or meet the need of continuous data growth, reliability and energy efficiency, the JBOD storage enclosure series provide a "start small grow big" solution for expand the data capacity.

System is easy to manage via IPMI port with SNMP for remote system power on/off and system monitoring. The whole series feature Titanium / Platinum level high efficiency power supplies.

2U
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Supermicro CSE-216BE1C-R741JBOD: 2U Storage JBOD Chassis with capacity 24 x 2.5" hot-swappable HDDs bays Cloud Backup, Data Replication, or High Density Archive Storage Applications
€ 1.439,07
Supermicro CSE-826BE1C-R741JBOD: 2U Storage JBOD Chassis with capacity 12 x 3.5" hot-swappable HDDs bays Cloud Backup, Data Replication, or High Density Archive Storage Applications
€ 1.165,11
3U
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Supermicro CSE-836BE1C-R1K03JBOD: 3U Storage JBOD Chassis with capacity 16 x 3.5" hot-swappable HDDs bays Cloud Backup, Data Replication, or High Density Archive Storage Applications
€ 1.386,92
4U
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Supermicro CSE-417BE1C-R1K23JBOD: Maximum drives per enclosure: 72x (48 front + 24 rear) 2.5" hot-swap HDD bays for server chassis Extremely high-density 4U storage server chassis (saves 2U space)
€ 2.794,44
Supermicro CSE-847E1C-R1K28JBOD: 44x (24 front + 20 rear) 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays supporting SAS3/2 or SATA3 HDDs with 12Gbps throughput Cloud Backup, Data Replication, or High Density Archive Storage Applications
€ 2.186,13