The SGI flagship RAID solution, SGI InfiniteStorage 4600, can be seamlessly integrated into any high performance computing enterprise environment to meet the exacting requirements of data intensive applications, high I/O workloads, and large scale consolidation and virtualization. It provides the flexibility for organizations to combine an array of network interfaces and disk drives in a single system to support the relentlessly escalating storage and processing demands of today's data center.
Performance, Capacity, and Flexibility
SGI InfiniteStorage 4600 features a RAID engine with ASIC-based design and embedded memory controller with industry-leading memory bandwidth to deliver expanded functionality and flexibility.
Host interfaces are designed to maximize utilization of capacity, with Fibre Channel drive channels providing double the data transfer rate of previous solutions.
In addition to its industry leading performance, the SGI InfiniteStorage 4600 also features unmatched configuration flexibility so that customers can achieve a tiered storage environment that accommodates RAID block storage, high capacity environments, consolidation and virtualization initiatives, and a variety of data management needs.
Comprehensive Storage Management Made Easy
SGI InfiniteStorage 4600 features a Java-based GUI for easy administration, delivering enhanced configuration flexibility, custom performance tuning, and a variety of replication options. The solution also allows continuous access to user data during administrative tasks, including expansion and maintenance of the system.
Expanded Features for Increased Benefits
Centralized Management - Lowers storage management costs with run-anywhere flexibility, a common interface across all operating systems and fully integrated premium features.
Embedded Memory Controller with Industry Leading Memory Bandwidth - Provides additional functionality and flexibility as well as improved performance.
Support for RAID 6 - Delivers improved data protection, including protection against uncorrectable errors during reconstruction.
Fibre Channel and InfiniBand Host Interfaces - Maximizes utilization of purchased capacity. Interface card types are designed to be mixed per controller.
Expanded Number of Partitions - Provides support for Server Virtualization. More servers have private space on an array and, with additional server logins, more servers can be connected to a single array.
Support for > 2 Terabyte Volumes - Sustains large scale databases or file systems that need to move large amounts of data with maximum throughput performance.