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DataON Cluster-in-a-Box

  • Overview


DataOn LogoWhat is a Cluster-in-a-Box?

A Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) is an innovative platform engineered to scale highly-available computer and shared storage services in an extremely efficient and energy saving condensed footprint. It is the ultimate virtualised IT environment available today. It’s a more affordable and easier to deploy server solution.

Promoted by Microsoft, the DataON Cluster-in-a-Box is the ideal solution for all businesses, from SMEs right up to multiple branch organisations.

There are two core scenarios that utilise DataOn CiB

  • Hyper-V cluster – this solution is delivered straight out of the box. Easy to setup and can be deploy within hours.
  • Storage cluster (Scale out file server SOFS) – this is the perfect entry into scale out file servers.

Using industry leading modular storage building blocks, DataON products ensure a seamless deployment experience on the Microsoft Windows Server platform.

Features of a cluster-in-a-box

  • Scale-Out High Availability w/failover clustering
  • Active/Active or Active/Passive HA Configuration
  • Up to 420TB in a single storage enclosure
  • Dual server node with 70-bay clustered storage
  • Dual Intel Xeon Processors per node
  • Up to 256GB memory per node
  • Dual 2.5” OS drive bays per node
  • Integrated 3 PCI-e 3.0 x8 slot per node

Benefits of a Cluster-in-a-Box

  • Out-of-box ready deployments
  • Easy to deploy – can be done in minimal time
  • Virtualization ready
  • Enterprise-grade
  • Hard Disk Drives HDD and solid state drives SSD are both supported
  • Windows Server® 2012 R2 and NexentaStor compliant
  • Scalable solutions with DataON JBODs

DataON Cluster-on-a-Box is ideal for:

  • Deployments of big data
  • Scalable deployments
  • Both public and private clouds
  • Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • IT departments that are centralised