Ambedded MARS 200 storage platform 

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Ambedded distributed storage platform powering by ARM micro server cluster significantly lowers the TCO of storing data, and help customers manage exponential data growth without sacrificing the I/O & bandwidth performance.

The 1st ever software-defined storage powering by ARM server, with monitoring & management GUI, a simple interface provides unlimited scale-out, flexible and sustainable solution for enterprise and datacenter usage.

ARM-Based Micro Server / Storage Appliance / Cloud Server

MARS 200 8-node ARM Server CEPH

 

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Features:

< 60 Watts power consumption (excluding HDD & SSD)
8 x dual core ARM servers
8 x SATA 6Gbps HDD and SSD
Dual 2.5Gbps in cluster network
Dual 2 x10Gbps uplink network
Pre-install optimized Ceph software supports object, block and share file storage
Support OpenStack storage and S3 API

 

 

Specification:

 

Microserver – 8 x Marvell Armada 385 Dual ARM v7 Core 1.6 GHz Microserver
– Microserver
‧ Memory: 2G Byte DDR3 SDRAM
‧ 2 x 2.5 Giga bps Ethernet
‧ 2 x SATA 3.0 (6 Gbps)
‧ Internal RTC
‧ 8GByte flash for application software, file system, kernel and u-boot
Storage Each microserver interface to one 3.5″ SATA HDD and M.2 SATA solid sate disk
Network – Dual hot-swap in chassis switch controller
– Dual 2×10 Gbps uplink network
– Each in-chassis switch contains
‧ 8 x 2.5Giga bps network links to 8x microservers
‧ 2 x 10Gbps uplink network provide 20Gbps bandwidth for 8x 2.5Gbps network from microservers
‧ Support SFP+ and 10G base-T media with auto-media detection
‧ 1 x Gbps out-of-band management port
Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) – 1 x 100Mbps Ethernet out-of-band port
– Functions:
‧ Microserver Console over Ethernet
‧ Reset specified Microserver
‧ Control microserver power ON/OFF
‧ Detect the presence of microserver
‧ Control system power ON/OFF
‧ Reset In-chassis switch
‧ UID LED blink/off
Power Consumption < 60 Watts (exclude hard disk and SSD)
Power Supply 300 Watts 80 Plus Silver redundant power supply
Dimension – 1U rack mount form factor
– Depth 740 mm
Chassis Front panel board with following function
– 8 green LED for microserver status
– UID LED
– BMC reset switch
– Power ON/OFF switch for power supply
Operation System Linux: Ubuntu and Debian
Software (Optional Pre-installed) – Object Storage:
‧ OpenStack Swift, Cinder, Glance API
‧ Amazon S3 API
– Block Storage: iSCSI Target
– File sharing: NFS and SMB/CIFS
Safety CE and FCC class A certified
Operation Temperature and Humidity 15 to 40 Degree Celsius, 20% ~ 80%

 

Storage Proxy

Storage Protocols Block: iSCSI, iSCSI multi-path, RBD, Cinder
File: NFS (v2, v3, v4), SMB, CephFS
Object: OpenStack Swift, Amazon S3
OpenStack: Nova, Glance, Cinder, Swift
Containers Backend storage for Openshift Enterprise 3.1.1
Client Side Caching native supported
High Availability Replication/ Erasure code
Multipath I/O iSCSI multipath and through CTDB IP Failover
Installation Pre-installed Appliance

 

Storage Platform

Processor ARM based (Mars 200 8 node ARM Micro Server Cluster)
IOPS Per Node Varibale, depends on storage node hardware configuration
Minimum Nodes Per Storage
Cluster
3 micro server (nodes)
* 1xMars 200 already contains 8 nodes
Maxi. Node Per Cluster Unlimited
Maxi. Capacity Per Cluster Unlimited

 

Storage Features

I/O Optimization
Auto Balancing automatic distribution of data across cluster, to optimize capacity and resource utilization
Auto Tiering automatic placement of active data on the highest performing storage resources
I/O Sequentialization aggregates random I/O and streamlines writes to the storage cluster
All Flash Configuration YES, Mars 200 supported, not exlcusive to all-flash configuration, but can be use as all-flash
Maxi. Capacity Per Cluster Unlimited

 

Storage Efficiency
Thin Provisioning via RBD image

 

Data Protection
Tunable Replication Replicaion factor: 1-10 ; Erasure code
Type: Synchrnous
Policy (Crash map):
type 0 osd
type 1 host
type 2 chassis
type 3 rack
type 4 row
type 5 pdu
type 6 pod
type 7 room
type 8 datacenter
type 9 region
type 10 root
Snapshots Maxi. Of snapshots: Unlimited
Clones Maxi. Of Clones: Unlimited
Self-Healing Support auto scrubbing with daily and weekly schedule
Maximum Object size Object Size: Min: 4KB MAX: 32MB

 

Management Interface and APIs
GUI UI on each node; compatible to any Html5 web browser also the mobile device
CLI SSH (supports administration, monitoring and automation functions)
API RESTful API (supports to administration functions)

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