StorageCraft OneBlox 4312
Scale-out NAS Built on Revolutionary Object-based Storage
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StorageCraft is reimagining storage with OneBlox, the industry’s first scale-out object-based appliance that is accessible with NFS and SMB network protocols for organizations of all sizes.
Now, companies can utilize this affordable cloud-managed solution with leading edge enterprise features, including inline deduplication, compression, continuous data protection and zero-configuration storage expansion.
StorageCraft’s patent pending architecture solves businesses’ common storage pain points: complicated installation, cumbersome storage management, lack of data security and forklift upgrades. Without the shackles of a legacy storage architecture, StorageCraft’s clean-sheet approach combines the OneBlox appliance with OneSystem, an elegant multi-tenant cloud-based management service.
The scale-out object-based file system enables non-disruptive capacity and performance expansion with zero configuration. Additionally, its inline deduplication and compression for primary storage and disk-based backup maximizes storage utilization without impacting performance.
The secure multi-tenant cloud-based management service enables organizations and managed service providers (MSPs) to manage StorageCraft storage deployments with minimal effort from anywhere with an Internet connection, and eliminates on-premises software requirements.
The always-on continuous data protection (CDP) capability, that can be defined on per share basis, enables finegrained data recovery. Its real-time replication enables protection against multiple drive failures and disaster recovery.
Scale-out NAS Built on Revolutionary Object-Based Storage
OneBlox 4312 scale-out NAS storage solution combines the advantages of a distributed object store solution and solves businesses’ common pain points of storing unstructured data: complex installation, limited capacity, and forklift upgrades. OneBlox 4312 network attached storage delivers the accessibility of SMB or NFS network protocols, along with OneSystem, an elegant multi-tenant cloud-based management service.
Disk-Based Backup Target
OneBlox 4312 scale-out architecture provides a highly scalable, disk-based backup target for your virtualized as well as physical server environments--thus delivering pay-as-you-grow scalability with the convenience of zero-configuration storage management tasks.
File Server Consolidation
OneBlox 4312 delivers a highly scalable, available, and easily managed network-attached storage (NAS) solution designed to simplify storage management of unstructured data. With OneBlox’s continuous data protection, your data is resilient against ransomware or user errors, ensuring that the information is always recoverable.
The OneBlox NAS storage solution's ability to scale capacity granularly makes it a snap to cost-effectively manage the explosive growth of data in healthcare, video surveillance, engineering, and other data intensive environments.
Features & Benefits:
OneBlox employs a seamless scale-out ring architecture supporting multiple OneBlox appliances presenting a single global file system. A ring may consist of one or multiple OneBlox, scaling from a few TBs to nearly 700TBs. With the OneBlox architecture enabling enterprise features such as global inline deduplication, compression and continuous data protection, organizations no longer have to allocate extraneous storage capacity dedicated solely for data protection. As business storage requirements change, OneBlox is extremely agile; simply add any number of disk drives, at any time, and in any capacity granularity to meet your storage requirements. OneBlox simply grows the global file system with zero configuration and no application downtime.
OneSystem is a secure cloud-based management platform that proactively monitors, reports, and manages OneBlox in any location and from any browser. Eliminating the need for dedicated servers and time consuming software upgrades, simply login and gain the necessary insight into your storage infrastructure. Whether you have responsibility for a single location or multiple locations, OneSystem’s administration capabilities empower you to manage the entire storage infrastructure. Simply and securely.
Bring your own drives. No RAID, no LUNs, no volumes. OneBlox delivers the flexibility for organizations to mix-and-match drive types (SATA, SAS) and capacity (1-8TB) within the same OneBlox and within a OneBlox ring. Purchase exactly the capacity your organization needs at the beginning and then at any time in the future, increase capacity by mixing and matching any number of additional drives. In two minutes and with zero configuration, OneBlox automatically pools the new storage within the existing global file system. No disruption to applications or users. No configuration settings to complete. No mouse clicks. No command line entries. No storage PhD required. Combined with OneBlox’s powerful inline deduplication, storage waste is minimized and organizations are able to maximize primary storage utilization.
Agile and Affordable
The OneBlox agility to add storage at any time comes with the additional benefit of delivering significant cost savings. StorageCraft’s bring your own drive philosophy treats commodity disk drives as commodities. Accordingly, every organization can purchase drives at retail pricing and use any type and capacity drive within OneBlox. Gartner Group says that disk drives can account for 50% of the storage systems hardware costs. Avoiding the 5-10x markup from legacy storage vendors, this quickly results up to a 10x cost savings compared to other storage solutions.
OneBlox can be installed and available to users in less than five minutes with zero configuration. Simply insert at least three drives, plug in Ethernet, power, and turn it on. It’s that easy. OneBlox removes the burden of application downtime and configuration changes for nearly every storage management task, including replacing failed drives. Need to add more storage? Simply add drives and the capacity is dynamically added to the same global file system. Need to add availability or performance? With no interruption to applications or users, additional OneBlox can be added and automatically configured, enabling organizations non-disruptive scalability with their business.
Continuous Data Protection
OneBlox’s continuous data protection ensures that all of the information stored is fully protected. By taking continuous and unlimited snapshots of information written to OneBlox, every file can be easily recovered in the event of data corruption, deletion, or other errors. In fact, end users can recover their own information, simply by navigating through Mac Finder or Windows Explorer. No need to restore information from last night’s backup, simply browse and recover.
With its real-time replication, information stored in a OneBlox ring is fully protected. By avoiding legacy RAID technologies, OneBlox is able to transparently replicate and redistribute the data across multiple drives and OneBlox to protect against two drive or OneBlox failures. Additionally, with its advanced architecture, information is protected against an entire ring failure when replication over widearea distances is implemented. OneBlox grows with your business’ data protection requirements without requiring costly downtime, reconfiguration, or forklift upgrades.
|OneBlox 4312 Specifications
|System Input Requirements
|100-240 VAC, 10.7 – 4.2A max
|Hot-plug, redundant 920W power supply units
|Weight (empty, no disks)
|52 lb. (23.6 kg)
|Space Requirements (W x H x D)
|17.2" w x 3.5" h x 25.5" d inches (37 x 89 x 648 mm) 2 Rack Units (RU)
|12 x 3.5” drive slots, hot swappable. 2 x 2.5” drive slots
|3.5" SATA II & III (3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s) / 3.5" SAS (6Gb/s and 12 Gb/s)
|Max. Raw Capacity
|96 TB (12 disks rated at 8 TB each)
|Operating Temperature and Elevation
|10° C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
|8% to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing
|Non-operating Temperature and Relative Humidity
|-40° C to 60° C (-40° F to 140° F); 5% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing
|Operating Acoustic Noise
|56.5 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 22°C and at sea level)
|Three adjusted fan cooled
|File Service Protocols
|SMB (1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0); NFS v3
|Onboard GbE Ports
|2 x 10GbE BASE-T, 2 x 1 GbE BASE-T, 2 x 10GbE SFP+ (optional)
|Remote Lights-Out Management
|IPMI via 1GbE
|Onboard USB Ports
|2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0
|Virtual LCD Screen
|Accessible through web browser
|Blue and red activity and status LEDs on each drive bay door
|Electromagnetic Emission and Compatibility
|FCC Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/-3- 3, CISPR 22 Class A
|Safety and Quality
|CSA/EN/IEC/UL 60950-1 Compliant, UL or CSA Listed (USA and Canada), CE Marking (Europe)
OneBlox Technology Summary:
Distributed Object-Based File System
StorageCraft offers OneBlox, a scale-out NAS storage solution that is an on-premises hardware appliance combined with OneSystem, an integrated, enterprise-grade cloud-based storage management service. At the core of OneBlox is a patented-pending distributed object-based file system that provides universal data access by presenting a CIFS/SMB or NFS file share to users and applications.
- Non-disruptively scale performance by simply adding additional OneBlox appliance into a cluster ring with zeroconfiguration
- Get higher aggregate IOPS and throughput from all the appliances within a cluster
- Add capacity granularly, one disk at a time, and have the aggregate capacity immediately available for applications and users through a single namespace
- Grow capacity on demand with no upfront investments
- OneSystem is an innovative, multi-tenant, cloud-based management service
- Enables storage admins to manage their on-premises OneBlox storage systems from any browser
- Enables a simplified storage management workflow that is visual, point-and-click, drag-and-drop and directly actionable
- Eliminates the need for dedicated servers and software on the customer premises to manage storage
- Inline de-duplication is automatically performed across the global file system with no configuration questions to answer and no management overhead
- Achieve data reduction up to 10X resulting in a smaller storage capacity footprint
- Object based replication (at ring-level) protects data from multiple disk or node failures while eliminating the need for legacy RAID protection schemes
- Provisioning of added capacity is instantaneous since there is no RAID, volume or LUNs to configure
- Failed disks (or nodes) can simply be removed and replaced with no disruption to data services and no reconfiguration of storage
Continuous Data Protection
- Advanced Continuous Data Protection (CDP) automatically captures every file write into the system with zero configurations to the system
- Quick online recovery of previous versions of files from spaceoptimized snapshots without time-consuming restores from backups
Cost-Efficient Cross-Site Replication
- Remote replication for disaster recovery protects against failure of an entire cluster or site
- WAN usage is optimized as OneBlox replicates only the changed and de-duplicated information to the secondary site
- Data is encrypted and fully protected during replication
Simplicity in Management
This cloud-based management service for ShadowXafe and OneXafe makes oversight powerful, simple, and intuitive.
Manage from Anywhere
With this intuitive OneSystem management service, get real-time monitoring, reporting, and visibility from any location.
Features and Benefits
Eliminate the need for dedicated servers and software upgrades. Manage your OneXafe or ShadowXafe from any location and from any web browser with this secure cloud-based management platform. Whether you are responsible for one location or many, OneSystem empowers you to manage the entire storage infrastructure, simply and securely.
Global Multi-Tenant Architecture
OneSystem was designed to support every OneXafe and ShadowXafe, regardless of geographic location. Securely manage multiple discrete organizations’ information. OneXafe or ShadowXafe is deployed on-premises so the information is closest to the application for performance, while OneSystem is cloud-based for scalability and for accessibility from any browser anywhere.
OneSystem continuously monitors the health and status of OneXafe and ShadowXafe so you can rest easy. OneSystem receives real-time updates about OneBlox hardware, software, and network connectivity--all the information that’s critical to supporting organizations’ data.
World-Class Proactive Support
Get peace of mind knowing Support is watching over every OneXafe and ShadowXafe deployment. By constantly monitoring, we often identify and solve storage challenges before customers realize there’s an issue. This proactive approach means we can rapidly address any application disruptions.
The best storage management decisions are based on information. Get a global view into of your organization’s storage infrastructure, including reporting and trending of storage capacity, data reduction ratios, remote replication, and recovery point objectives.
Choose to use Private OneSystem, a hybrid solution offering OneXafe and ShadowXafe storage management deployed as a virtual machine within your data center while leveraging the same proactive cloud-based monitoring and support capabilities.
Download the StorageCraft OneBlox 4312 Appliance Data Sheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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