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STORServer Appliance Comparison

STORServer Appliance

STORServer specializes in tailoring data protection solutions to our customers’ unique business requirements and budgetary constraints. Our backup appliances are designed to expand as your needs grow and come packed with features to help reduce complexities of modern data protection requirements. A custom solution, from entry-level backup to complex enterprise solution, begins with one of our appliance models. These models come with many sizing options and features to ensure you get the best solution possible.

Listed below are some of our more popular models. Please contact us for a detailed analysis on how STORServer can help solve your data backup and recovery needs.

Enterprise Backup Appliances

Learn More about Enterprise Backup Appliances

STORServer Enterprise backup appliances support data protection scenarios with high-performance needs in medium to very large storage environments with significant storage requirements in both data capacity and data change rates. Enterprise-class backup appliances are cloud-ready and support deduplication, integration with virtual machines, and a wide range of data protection integrations.

APPLIANCE MODEL EBA651D EBA656D
SERVER MODEL ThinkSystem SR650 ThinkSystem SR650
FORM FACTOR 2U 2U
CPU/CORES (2) Xeon @ 2.1GHz
16 cores each
32 cores total
(2) Xeon @ 2.3GHz
16 cores each
32 cores total
MEMORY 192GB 256GB
MEMORY UPGRADE 32GB or 64GB increment
Max 384GB
64GB increment
Max 768GB
APPLIANCE HORIZONTAL
EXPANSION
Add any
SP Appliance
Add any
SP Appliance
SINGLE APPLIANCE
EXPANSION OPTIONS
Add Available Storage
until Appliance Performance
Limit is reached
(Daily Change Rate)
Add Available Storage
until Appliance Performance
Limit is reached
(Daily Change Rate)
INTERNAL INDEXING DATABASE
FOR BACKUP OBJECTS
2x 960GB
Mainstream SSD
RAID1
2x 1.6TB
Enterprise Performance SSD
RAID1
INTERNAL DATABASE EXPANSION Up to 2 960GB pairs
DB SSD RAID6
3.84TB usable (5.76TB raw)
Database expansion prevents option for internal storage expansion
Up to 2 800GB pairs
DB SSD RAID6
3.2TB usable (4.8TB raw)
Reduces number of internal RAID5 storage arrays to 1.
DAILY CHANGE RATE *(1) up to 15TB 15-50TB depending on connectivity
INTERNAL STORAGE EXPANSION 12TB, 18TB, 24TB, 30TB, 36TB, or 42TB
All amounts are usable RAID5.
24TB, 36TB, 48TB, 60TB, 72TB, 84TB in 2 RAID5 arrays
EXTERNAL STORAGE HBA SLOTS 6 expansion slots 6 expansion slots
EXTERNAL STORAGE
EXPANSION ENCLOSURES
Seven Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure Seven Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure
STORAGE ENCLOSURE CAPACITY
(BOTH BASE AND EXPANSION)
100TB, 120TB, 140TB
All amounts are usable RAID6.
100TB, 120TB, 140TB
All amounts are usable RAID6.
EXTERNAL TAPE
STORAGE LIBRARIES
2 Tape Libraries
with up to 3 expansions each
4+ Tape Libraries
with up to 3 expansions each
LIBRARY CAPACITY (LTO8) 420TB Native
1050TB Compressed (Base Unit)
add up to 1.2PB Compressed per
available Expansion Enclosure
420TB Native
1050TB Compressed (Base Unit)
add up to 1.2PB Compressed per
available Expansion Enclosure
[1] Processing Daily Performance for Sizing – maximum daily change rates are different when some added features are turned on. Projected maximum is based upon sufficient and fast enough remote storage for DR. The maximum cannot consider each customers unique variables when deduplication or replication activities are running.

A Series Backup Appliances

Learn more about Entry Level Backup

A-Series backup appliances are designed for smaller size environments with moderate storage requirements while still supporting deduplication and limited converged data appliance features when configured at their largest sizes. They are fully integrated and scalable solutions for complete data protection. An excellent entry-level choice with room to grow.

APPLIANCE MODEL A551S A551D
SERVER MODEL ThinkSystem SR550 ThinkSystem SR550
FORM FACTOR 2U 2U
CPU/CORES (1) Xeon @ 2.1GHz
8 cores
(2) Xeon @ 2.2GHz
12 cores each
24 cores total
MEMORY 64GB 128GB
MEMORY UPGRADE 32GB or 64GB increment
Max 192GB
32GB or 64GB increment
Max 384GB
APPLIANCE HORIZONTAL
EXPANSION
Add any
SP Appliance
Add any
SP Appliance
SINGLE APPLIANCE
EXPANSION OPTIONS
Add Available Storage
until Appliance Performance
Limit is reached
(Daily Change Rate)
Add Available Storage
until Appliance Performance
Limit is reached
(Daily Change Rate)
INTERNAL INDEXING DATABASE
FOR BACKUP OBJECTS
2x 480GB
Entry SSD
RAID1
2x 480GB
Mainstream SSD
RAID1
INTERNAL DATABASE
EXPANSION
Up to 1 480GB pair
DB SSD RAID6
960GB usable (1.92TB raw)
Database expansion prevents option for internal storage expansion
Up to 2 480GB pairs
DB SSD RAID6
1.92TB usable (2.88TB raw)
Database expansion prevents option for internal storage expansion
DAILY CHANGE RATE *(1) up to 3TB up to 8TB
INTERNAL STORAGE
EXPANSION
12TB, 18TB, 24TB, 30TB, 36TB, or 42TB
All amounts are usable RAID5.
12TB, 18TB, 24TB, 30TB, 36TB, or 42TB
All amounts are usable RAID5.
EXTERNAL STORAGE
HBA SLOTS
4 expansion slots 5 expansion slots
EXTERNAL STORAGE
EXPANSION ENCLOSURES
Three Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure Five Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure
STORAGE ENCLOSURE CAPACITY
(BOTH BASE AND EXPANSION)
100TB, 120TB, 140TB All amounts are usable RAID6. 100TB, 120TB, 140TB All amounts are usable RAID6.
EXTERNAL TAPE
STORAGE LIBRARIES
1 Tape Library 1 Tape Library
with 1 Expansion
LIBRARY CAPACITY (LTO8) 420TB Native
1050TB Compressed
420TB Native
1050TB Compressed (Base Unit)
add up to 1.2PB Compressed per
available Expansion Enclosure
[1] Processing Daily Performance for Sizing – maximum daily change rates are different when some added features are turned on. Projected maximum is based upon sufficient and fast enough remote storage for DR. The maximum cannot consider each customers unique variables when deduplication or replication activities are running.

Available Features

STORServer Backup Appliances can be configured to support a wide variety of features. Our most popular are listed below:

  • Appliance Disaster Recovery Copy To The Cloud
  • Appliance To Appliance Disaster Recovery Copy
  • Appliance To Appliance Node Replication
  • Backup All Server Platforms
  • Supports Disk To Disk
  • Uses Db Agents
  • Supports Tape Libraries
  • Virtual Machine Support
  • Qualified For Deduplication
  • Converged Data Protection
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Solution
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Solution
  • Includes Storserver® Console

Also Available

  • Certified Training Available
  • Pre-setup and simplified Installation
  • Single contact US-based Support
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