Expand and Sync on your desktop with the SnapServer XSD 40. As a powerful local storage server, or node in a distributed enterprise deployment, the SnapServer XSD 40 can be configured in less than 30 minutes. With both block and file level access, the SnapServer XSD 40 has cross-platform compatibility with Windows, Linux, UNIX and Macintosh systems and is ideal for file sharing and storage consolidation. The SnapServer XSD 40 includes data protection features such as, DynamicRAID, high performance snapshots, and optional data replication.
With support for SATA-II hard drives the SnapServer XSD 40 is scalable up to 32TB for seamless growth. All SnapServer storage volumes are thinly provisioned and can be grown without limits or manual administrative provisioning Capabilities
DynamicRAID – Automatic capacity growth with thin provisioning
With DynamicRAID, SnapServer XSD Series RAID arrays are optimized and maintained automatically as drives are added, giving you the best redundancy and capacities available in the market. Easily add drives of larger capacities and integrate them within existing storage pools without sacrificing valuable new space. The DynamicRAID features apply equally to both file sharing and iSCSI volumes created on the SnapServer, making it ideal for both file level and block level access. Dynamic Volumes improve storage utilization efficiency by making unallocated space available on demand for other applications. Volumes can be resized dynamically at any time, or set without limits. Lower your cost overhead by distributing all volumes across the available storage pool and adapt quickly to changing needs of your storage environment.
High Performance Snapshots – Up to 3X faster write performance
A snapshot is a read-only, point-in-time virtual copy of a file system or volume; however, snapshots differ in design and implementation, which can have an impact on capacity utilization, performance, and restoration capabilities. The new SnapServer snapshots are fully integrated with the GuardianOS file-system, which creates improved capacity utilization and more efficient snapshot updating. Upon activation of snapshots, administrators receive all the benefits of data-state protection without significantly impacting read or write performance.
Advanced Security – Intelligence Matters
The SnapServer XSD Series is powered by the industry proven SnapServer GuardianOS®, with cross-platform user access and built in advanced security. The SnapServer can provide local security for small infrastructures or join larger networks that include complex security implementations. In a Windows environment, the SnapServer can join an Active Directory Domain and automatically stay synchronized with the full set of 30 distinct AD permission attributes. For UNIX and Linux security, the SnapServer GuardianOS supports LDAP or Network Information Services to integrate within your existing NIS user and group database. Finally, for mixed environments, the SnapServer allows you to maintain consistent permissions for users with multiple system types with the Windows-only Tree and Windows-to-UNIX ID Mapping. With the Home Directories feature, the SnapServer can automatically create secure folders for individual user logging in. The SnapServer XSD Series will fit into any environment and constantly adapt to complex and changing security requirements.
Unified Storage – Freedom of Choice
Have storage your way with the SnapServer XSD Series by not limiting yourself to individual storage protocols. Connect to your SnapServer with any client type and share files across Windows, Linux, UNIX and Macintosh platforms. Along with file services, the SnapServer iSCSI feature enables you to easily consolidate your block level storage across multiple servers in localized, distributed and virtualized environments. Store both block and file data concurrently on the SnapServer and manage under a single, flexible interface.