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Dell EqualLogic FS7600/FS7610 Unified Storage Solution
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Dell EqualLogic FS7500 Unified Storage Solution

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Overview:

Improve productivity and streamline your IT infrastructure by storing block and file data on a single scale-out storage platform. The unique architecture behind the Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and the EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 NAS appliances helps you expand storage capacity and system performance non-disruptively as your needs evolve over time.

Store more in less space

New deduplication and compression technologies found in FluidFS v3 can decrease the capacity you’ll need to store common data by up to 48%.1 Fluid Data Reduction technology also has the ability to automatically compress data, further reducing your data footprint and TCO.

Protect data with enterprise-class features

FluidFS v3 also protects your data through:

  • File-level, user-restorable snapshots
  • Asynchronous, file system-level, snapshot-based replication to peer FS7600 or FS7610 systems
  • Full replication of the entire file system, including shares, exports and permissions, to help ease data recovery following a disaster
  • Common Internet File System (CIFS) anti-virus support through any ICAP AV server and certified partner software
  • Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) for backup and disaster recovery

Manage growth intelligently

Manage your storage growth with the flexibility to scale both performance and capacity independently without disruption.

  • Seamlessly incorporate with existing or new EqualLogic PS Series arrays and eliminate forklift upgrades.
  • Expand block and file storage capacity within a single namespace up to 509TB2 with a storage backend of EqualLogic PS arrays.
  • Improve scalability, performance and security with expanded protocol support.
  • Easily increase performance by adding a second FS7600 or FS7610 appliance.
  • Intuitively manage block and file operations with EqualLogic Group Manager or CLI.

workingonserversCreate an integrated and dependable network

Bring fully integrated, end-to-end unified storage to your EqualLogic storage system with the FS7600 and FS7610 NAS appliances. These solutions work with EqualLogic PS Series arrays to deliver the core benefits of the EqualLogic platform, including peer scaling, ease-of-use features and all-inclusive software licensing. The EqualLogic FS Series features:

  • 2U dedicated NAS platform with two highly available active-active controllers and a PCIe backplane for intercontroller communication
  • FS7610: Four 10GbE ports for SAN connectivity and four ports for the client network
  • FS7600: Eight GbE ports for SAN connectivity and eight ports for the client network

For dependability day after and day, EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 NAS appliances include:

  • Active/active clustering and cache mirroring for controller pairs
  • Integrated backup power supply to protect cached data in case of controller failure
  • Fully redundant and hot swappable controllers, power supplies and fans
  • Automatic controller failover
  • Checksums and failsafe journaling to protect file metadata

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Dell ProSupport

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support are recommended to provide you the right support services for your EqualLogic solution.3 Contact your Dell sales representative for more information.

Comprehensive Training

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Benefits:


Scale-out unified storage optimized for midrange deployments

Unstructured file data is a large part of IT storage environments, and it’s growing faster and faster. Whether it’s for documents, images or file-based workflows, the amount of capacity required for file data continues to increase with no end in sight. But just adding disks to support that mountain of file data won’t help.

The EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 (FS7600 Series) are key components of the Dell storage architecture, which puts the right information in the right place at the right time — for the right cost. Unlike many unified storage solutions that only scale in capacity, the EqualLogic FS7600 and FS7610 with EqualLogic PS Series arrays can scale capacity and performance independently. As your needs grow and change, you can dynamically modify your block and file storage capacity without disrupting existing applications and storage systems. These systems support both 1Gb Ethernet (FS7600) and 10Gb Ethernet with either SPF+ or BASE-T (FS7610) connectivity to the SAN and client network; plus, the 1GbE is upgradeable to 10GbE1.

As you scale your unified EqualLogic storage, you can easily increase the capacity or performance of your storage environment. To expand capacity, simply add more PS Series arrays — the EqualLogic FS7600 Series supports all new and existing EqualLogic arrays. To improve front-end file performance, two FS7600 or FS7610 NAS appliances can be joined in the same EqualLogic storage pool, while still providing a single namespace.

Next generation architecture provides an alternative to traditional file shares

The EqualLogic FS7600 Series appliances use the latest generation of Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS), a scale-out distributed file system implemented across Dell Storage product lines. FluidFS is designed to optimize file access performance and is built on proven hardware. Capacity can easily be expanded across the entire storage backend, all within a single namespace. Administration is system implemented across Dell Storage product lines. FluidFS is designed to optimize file access performance and is built on proven hardware. Capacity can easily be expanded across the entire storage backend, all within a single namespace. Administration is 3, the capacity needed to store common enterprise data can be dramatically decreased. Savings of up to 48% are possible though policy-driven, variable-block deduplication and LZPS compression of the data. These new features are available to existing customers as part of the FluidFS v3 upgrade; no extra hardware or licensing fees are required.

With the FS7600 Series, an EqualLogic group can serve up to 509TB of usable capacity for file storage, all within a single namespace. To help improve storage flexibility and utilization, the EqualLogic FS7600 Series features a virtualization layer that lets you expand NAS storage dynamically without any downtime.

With the FS7600 Series, an EqualLogic group can serve up to 509TB of usable capacity for file storage, all within a single namespace. To help improve storage flexibility and utilization, the EqualLogic FS7600 Series features a virtualization layer that lets you expand NAS storage dynamically without any downtime.

All FS7600 Series appliances in a FluidFS cluster support active I/O, providing high intrinsic performance without exotic protocols or the need to manually distribute application load across multiple filers. Load balancing automatically distributes client requests across all NAS controllers to optimize resource usage.

Advanced features, EqualLogic family values

In addition to block storage management, NAS deployment and management functionality are fully integrated into EqualLogic Group Manager, including administration, monitoring and maintenance operations. Group Manager automates the initial setup and configuration of your FS7600 Series appliance, simplifying the process of creating volumes and shares. An FS7600 Series NAS appliance can be configured and added to an EqualLogic Group quickly and efficiently.

In addition to a range of data protection features for block storage, the EqualLogic FS7600 Series NAS appliances include advanced file data protection features such as snapshots, replication, NDMP backup and CIFS antivirus integration. End users can restore previous versions of files either from a snapshot directory, or through the familiar Previous Versions dialog box in Windows Explorer without IT assistance, freeing up administrators for more productive work. To keep the data on CIFS shares virus free, the appliances can be integrated with qualified anti-virus solutions, part of a growing ecosystem of solutions that are tested and supported by the FS7600 Series NAS appliance.

As with all EqualLogic products, the FS7600 Series NAS appliance’s full feature set, software licensing and future firmware enhancements are included in the base price. This provides licensing simplicity, access to a comprehensive set of product features and ongoing value after initial purchase.

1 Available early 2014. 2 Based on May 2013 internal Dell analysis of the FS8600 NAS appliance with Fluid Data Reduction, using real-world home share environment comprised of Office files (21%), .GZ (19%) and .flate (19%) files, among others.

Technical Specifications:

EqualLogic FS7600 / FS7610
Product Configurations
Storage arrays supported New or existing EqualLogic PS arrays with version 7.0 or later firmware
Capacity and bandwidth expansion Up to 509TB usable file capacity in a single name space. One or two FS7600 or FS7610 appliances in a NAS cluster.Two Intel 1 GbE four-port NICS per controller.

Two Intel 10GbE dual-port NICs per controller.10GbE can be either SFP+ or Base-T standards, and accommodate both copper and optical connectivity.

Client connectivity over Ethernet, SAN connectivity over iSCSI Ethernet switch is required; direct connect to the SAN is not supported.
NAS appliance Each NAS appliance has a pair of controllers in an active-active configuration, using cache mirroring and an integrated backup power supply. Each controller contains 24GB auto-adaptive R/W RAM- based cache and two quad core Intel® processors.
Management EqualLogic Group Manager graphic user interface (GUI), command line interface (CLI)
Data Protection features Dual controller active-active NAS appliance, redirect-on-write, user recoverable snapshots, point-in-time replication, NDMP backup ,antivirus, battery-based BPS
Memory size Each controller has 24GB of memory (48GB per appliance) and its own backup battery that provides power sufficient to de-stage cache contents to a non-volatile internal storage device in the event of a power failure.
Protocol support Server Message Block (SMB) 2.1, Network Files System (NFS) v3 and v4, iSCSI, Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) 4, Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), NIS (Network Information Service (NIS), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Link Aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad), Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB)
Certified Backup Software Dell NetVault Backup 8.6x and 9.0x, Symantec BackupExec 2010 R3 and 2012, Symantec NetBackup 7.0 or later,CommVault Simpana 9.0 or later,IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3
Qualified antivirus software Symantec ScanEngine 5.2 , Symantec Protection Engine 7.0, McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise 8.8 and Enterprise for Storage 1.0.2; Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.0; TrendMicro InterScan Web Security Suite 3.1
Directory Services Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services, LDAP and NIS
Windows Features LDAP Signing, SMB Signing, Roaming Profiles, Hidden Shares, Access Based Share Enumeration
Technical Highlights
Deduplication and compression Policy-driven variable-block deduplication and LZPS compression
Client network connectivity 8 x 1Gb Ethernet using FS7600
4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet using FS7610
Storage Area Network connectivity 8 x 1Gb Ethernet using FS7600
4 x 10Gb SFP+ or Base-T Ethernet using FS7610
Direct connect to the SAN is not supported.
Min NAS Cluster size 512GB for a single appliance; 1024GB for a two appliance cluster
Max NAS Cluster size 509TB
Min/max NAS container size 20MB/509TB
Max files in a cluster 64 billion per appliance
Max NAS Containers 1024
Max file size 10 TB
Max file name length 255 bytes
Maximum number of directories in a cluster 64 billion
Maximum directory depth 512
Max NFS mounts 1024 (one or two FS7600 or FS7610 appliances)
Max CIFS shares 1024 (one or two FS7600 or FS7610 appliances)
Max concurrent CIFS connections 10,000 per NAS appliance, 20,000 for a two appliance cluster
Max Quota rules per NAS Container (user quotas) 1000 per NAS container
Max Quota rules per cluster (user quotas) 100,000 per NAS cluster
Max local users in a NAS cluster 300
Max local groups in a NAS cluster 300
Snapshots Redirect-on-write snapshots
Max snapshots per NAS container/cluster 1024/10,000
Maximum containers enabled for replication in a NAS cluster 100
Max simultaneous replicated containers 10
Max schedules per NAS cluster 512
Backup Backups using NDMP v4
Antivirus 3rd Party anti-virus applications are supported via ICAP
Chassis
Chassis Physical Specifications (per dual controller appliance)
Height 2U / 86.4 mm (3.4 inches)
Width 481.50 mm (18.96 inch) with rack flange.
446.3 mm (17.6 inches)—Does not include rack flange.
Depth 741.0 mm (29.2 inches)—Without bezel and handle
813.0 mm (32.0 inches)—With bezel and handle
Weight (Maximum configuration) 30.5 kg (67 lbs)
Rack Support ReadyRails II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks
Power
Wattage 717W output per appliance
Voltage 90 V AC to 264V AC, autoranging, 47 Hz/63 Hz. Note: This system is also designed to be connected to IT power systems with a phase to phase voltage not exceeding 230 V.
Heat dissipation 2446 BTU/hr. Note: The heat dissipation is calculated using the power supply wattage rating. The heat dissipation values are for the entire system which includes (chassis and two controllers).
Maximum inrush current Under typical line conditions and over the entire system ambient operating range, the inrush current may reach 55 A per power supply for 10 ms or less
Environmental Operating Conditions
Temperature Continuous operation
5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20 °C per hour.
Storage:
-40 °C to -60°C (–40 °F to 140 °F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20 °C per hour.
Relative humidity Operating:
20% to 80% (non-condensing) with maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at maximum wet bulb temperature of 29 °C (89 °F)
Non-operating:
5% to 95% with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour at a maximum wet bulb temperature of 38 °C (100 °F)
Maximum vibration Operating:
0.26 Grms (5 Hz – 350 Hz @ 0.0002G2/Hz) in operational orientation for 5 minutes (maximum)
Non-operating:
1.88 Grms with the following PSD profile (all 6 sides tested for 15 minutes each side)
Frequency (Hz) G2/Hz 10 0.13
20 0.13
70 0.004
130 0.004
165 0.0018
500 0.0018
Maximum shock Operating:
31G half-sine shock +/-5% with pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in the operational orientation (Maximum)
Non-operating:
Square wave shock of 27 G, at 235 inches/second (596.90 cm/second) velocity change (all six sides tested)
Operating altitude -16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 feet) For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1° F/550 feet.
Non-operating:
–15.2 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft)
Airborne Contaminant Level Class G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

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Dell provides a comprehensive set of flexible remote and on-site deployment services for PowerEdge™ and PowerEdge SC servers, as well as PowerVault™ and Dell EqualLogic storage products to optimize deployment and get your system up and running quickly. We deploy better than anyone else with our:

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Pricing Notes:

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Dell EqualLogic FS7600 Scale-out Unified Storage
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Dell EqualLogic FS7610 Scale-out Unified Storage
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