Data Storage Solutions – STORTRENDS 3500i

Dual Controller SSD Hybrid/Full Flash Storage Appliance

The StorTrends 3500i is the industry’s first Solid State Drive (SSD) Hybrid storage array that combines SSD Caching, SSD Tiering and Automatically Tuned Volumes (ATV). These three patented technologies provide the ultimate combination of extreme performance and optimal capacity to meet the budgetary needs of your organization. Each 3500i unit is configured specifically to meet each users’ performance and capacity requirements. Users can run the free StorTrends iDATA Tool to generate a comprehensive report identifying capacity utilization, IOPS usage, reads versus writes for volumes, network bandwidth performance, server statistics and application information. The detailed report will help identify environments’ performance metrics and provide insight on the type of configuration best suited for the infrastructure

The StorTrends 3500i is designed to not merely support Flash (SSD) drives, but to automate their performance and turn that into huge benefits and savings for your company. Its versatility, deep feature set and outstanding performance mean that the StorTrends 3500i is perfectly suited for the most demanding applications including high performance databases, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP), cloud storage and mixed workload environments.

Features & Specifications

iSCSI Support Yes
Advanced Snapshot Module Yes
Asynchronous Replication Yes (Snapshot Assisted)
WAN Data Services (WDS) Yes
Thin & Exact Provisioning Yes
Auto Tiering / Information Lifecycle Management Yes
Capacity Expansion with StorTrends 3202j JBOD Yes
ManageTrends™ Web-based GUI Yes
RAID Support Robust RAID-RT™ with RAID 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
SSD Caching Support Yes
SSD Tiering Support Yes
Tier Residency Support Yes
Hardware StorTrends 3500i Dual Controller SAN
Form Factor  3U, 16 bay
Weight  96 lbs (43.5 kg)
Dimensions 17.2” x 5.2” x 25.5” (437 mm x 132 mm x 648 mm)
Power Supply Redundant Yes
Power Supply Hot-swappable Yes
Hard Drive Bays 16
Hard Drive Interface NL-SAS, SAS, Solid State Drive (Flash)
Drive Configuration Options Available in Hybrid and Full Flask (SSD) Configurations
CPU Four (4) Intel® Six (6) Core processors with two (2) processors per controller
Memory 64 GB (32 GB per controller)