EMC Isilon NL-Series
The challenge of cost-effectively storing and managing data is an ever-growing concern. You have to weigh the cost of storing certain aging data sets against the need for quick access. Meeting this challenge requires a solution that bridges the gap between high-performance (but costly) primary storage and inexpensive (but management-intensive) offline storage solutions.
EMC® Isilon® NL-Series scale-out storage solutions redefine the economics of nearline storage by combining near-primary accessibility, near-tape value, and ease of use. High value: The EMC Isilon NL-Series is built for highly flexible, cost-effective, large capacity storage. Each EMC Isilon NL node houses up to 36 SATA hard disk drives at various terabyte (TB) capacities (1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB, or 6 TB) in a 4U chassis, allowing you to seamlessly scale up to 30.2 petabytes (PB) in a single file system.
Simplicity: You can configure and bring an EMC Isilon NL-Series cluster online in as little as 10 minutes. With a single pool of storage with a global namespace, the NLSeries eliminates the need for multiple volumes, thereby greatly simplifying the management of your Big Data environment.
Efficiency: With Isilon, you can achieve highly efficient utilization rates—over 80 percent versus 50 percent for traditional NAS or SAN storage—and further reduce capacity requirements with the Isilon SmartDedupe™ data deduplication option. This translates into greater overall efficiency, resulting in lower acquisition, operating, and maintenance costs.
Security: With optional FIPS 140-2 level 2 self-encrypting drives, the NL-Series platform allows you to meet regulatory and compliance needs for securing data at rest. The Isilon NL-Series with SED nodes provides the security you need without sacrificing performance or usability.