- 1. IBM Cloud QuantaStor SAN/NAS Storage Servers

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QuantaStor’s SAN/NAS Storage Servers provide file and block storage solutions suitable for a broad spectrum of workloads. IBM Cloud customers have the option of provisioning Hybrid SAN/NAS configurations that utilize SSD to accelerate write performance or All-Flash SAN/NAS configurations that offer the ultimate high-performance characteristics. IBM's Bare Metal servers give you full control over your dedicated appliance, while QuantaStor’s web-based management interface, REST APIs and QS CLI make storage provisioning and automation easy.

Key Features

IBM Cloud offers 36 bay mass storage servers which are ideal for QuantaStor SAN/NAS deployments.

Reference Configurations - All-Flash

All-Flash SAN/NAS – 44.4TB Use Cases System View
2x Intel Xeon E5-2650v4
128GB RAM
12x 3.7TB SSD
QS MD License (48TB)
2x 1TB SATA SSD (mirrored boot)
2x 10GbE Private Network ports
File and/or Block storage for server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, etc)
Database Storage
Data analytics
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All-Flash SAN/NAS – 118.4TB Use Cases System View
2x E5-2650v4
128GB RAM
32x 3.7TB SSD
QS LG License (128TB)
2x 1TB SATA SSD (mirrored boot)
2x 10GbE Private Network ports
File and/or Block storage for server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V)
XenServer, etc)
Database Storage
Data analytics
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Reference Configurations - Hybrid

Hybrid SAN/NAS – SM Tier (16TB) Use Cases System View
2x E5-2620v4
64GB RAM
8x 2TB HDD
QS SM License (16TB)
2x 960GB SSDs (write log)
2x 1TB SATA (mirrored boot)
2x 10GbE Private Network ports
File and/or Block storage for server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, etc)
Database Storage
Data analytics
NAS archive
Disk-to-disk backup
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Hybrid SAN/NAS – MD Tier (48TB) Use Cases System View
2x E5-2620v4
128GB RAM
8x 6TB HDD
QS MD License (48TB)
2x 960GB SSDs (write log)
2x 1TB SATA (mirrored boot)
2x 10GbE Private Network ports
File and/or Block storage for server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, etc)
Database Storage
Data analytics
NAS archive
Disk-to-disk backup
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Hybrid SAN/NAS – LG Tier (128TB) Use Cases System View
2x E5-2650v4
128GB RAM
16x 8TB HDD
QS LG License (128TB)
2x 960GB SSDs (write log)
2x 1TB SATA (mirrored boot)
2x 10GbE Private Network ports
Database Storage
Data analytics
NAS archive
Disk-to-disk backup
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Hybrid SAN/NAS – XL Tier (256TB) Use Cases System View
2x E5-2650v4
256GB RAM
32x 8TB HDD
QS XL License (256TB)
2x 960GB SSDs (write log)
2x 1TB SATA (mirrored boot)
2x 10GbE Private Network ports
Database Storage
Data analytics
NAS archive
Disk-to-disk backup
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Quick Configuration Steps

Step One: Storage Management Tab → Controllers & Enclosures → Right-click Controller → Configure Pass-thru devices → Select all → Click OK
Step Two: Storage Management Tab → Storage Pools → Create Storage Pool → Click OK

For iSCSI Block Storage Provisioning:

For NFS/SMB File Storage Provisioning:

Multi-site Storage Management

Add additional drives to expand capacity. Additional systems may be added to a given QuantaStor Storage Grid for easy management of all systems across IBM data centers. OSNEXUS recommends provisioning 36 bay servers as expansion disk-enclosures are not available as an add-on after the initial server provisioning.