• START SMALL &
      SCALE MASSIVELY
    • SFA7700X™

THE HYBRID FLASH STORAGE APPLIANCE WITH APPLICATION-ACCELERATION TO MAXIMIZE BIG DATA INSIGHTS

The SFA7700X is a hybrid flash storage appliance, purpose-built for Big Data requirements that uniquely enables organizations to resolve today’s key storage challenges. It is designed to allow you to start small and extract maximum value from your Big Data. At the core, is the hyper-optimized SFA Operating System, running in two hybrid controllers that leverage Storage Fusion Xcelerator™ (SFX) technology to extract the maximum performance and value from hybrid (spinning disk & flash) media. SFX integrates application-centric intelligence with the power of flash media to marry the performance of flash with the economy of hard disk drives. This drastically lowers the TCO for organizations deploying a mix of flash and rotating media while simultaneously accelerating application performance. Furthermore, the SFA7700X family instantly cloud enables your storage for global collaboration and cost-effective archive with its file system hooks that migrate data seamlessly to the cloud.

USE CASES

SFA7700X Configurations & Specifications

SYSTEM FEATURES
  • Active/Active Storage Controllers
  • Raid 6 8+2, 4+2
  • Raid 5 8+1, 4+1
  • Raid 1 1+1
  • Large block sequential read performance up to 15GB/s sustained.
  • Large block sequential write performance up to 12GB/s sustained.
  • Small block I/O up to 450,000 IOPS per appliance, 300,000 IOPS sustained with SSD
ACTIVE/ACTIVE CONTROLLER STORAGE HOST PORTS:
  • 4 x 56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand Ports
  • 8 x 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Ports
  • 4 x 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Ports
CACHE 32 GB per controller – mirrored, power-fail safe
CLIENT SUPPORT Windows, Linux and Mac OSX
DRIVE SUPPORT
  • Enterprise Class SSD up to 3.2TB, Performance SAS up to 1.8TB, and Capacity SAS drives up to 10TB
  • 60 in base unit
  • Up to 396 drives in 20U with up to 4PB
SUPPORTED EXPANSION DRIVE ENCLOSURES
  • SS7000 Enclosure -4U, 60 drives: up to 4
  • SS8460 Enclosure -4U, 84 drives: up to 4
STANDARD SOFTWARE FEATURES LUN Mapping and Masking, Intelligent Write Striping, Read QoS, Port Zoning Detection, DirectProtect™ Data Integrity Check/Correction, SFA Scriptable API, Web XML API, CLUI and Web GUI, Pager and E-Mail Fault Console with SNMP Notification, DirectMon API
OPTIONAL SOFTWARE FEATURES Storage Fusion Xceleration, Data-At-Rest Encryption
APPLIANCE ATTRIBUTES
  • Dimensions:
  • Height:5 4RU Rack Mount 19” EiA0310 6.97” (177 mm)
  • Width: 16.56” (420.6 mm)
  • Depth without bezel and cable management arm 34”: (863.6 mm)
  • Depth with bezel and cable management arm 38”: (965.2 mm)
  • Weight: Approximately 135 lbs (61.3KG) without drives installed
    Approx. 235 lbs (106.6 KG) with 60 drives
  • Input Voltage: 200 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz - 1865W Power supply redundant
  • Average Power: 865W w/o drives, 1435W with 60 x 10TB 7.2K rpm SAS drives
  • Environment:
    Op Temp, Sea Level: 10-35 degC; Op Temp, 3000m: 10-28 degC; 20%-80% Humidity Range
SAFETY Agency Certifications Ul, cUl, CE, FCC
  • The SFA7700X is an ideal foundation to DDN’s Big Data portfolio and will enable organizations to ingest, process, store and distribute data with simplicity and scalability.
    Henry Baltazar, Senior Analyst, 451 Research

RESOLVING BIG DATA CHALLENGES

Our SFA Architecture is designed to scale over 1TB/s and support 10/s of petabytes of storage capacity in a
compact and energy efficient data center footprint