IT architects require much larger building blocks to meet modern data growth rates. To access giant data sets, storage must also be faster in IOPS and throughput. The WARP Mechanics WDS-9460 fills these needs in an efficient, cost-effective package.
With up to sixty 3.5” or 2.5” drives per 4U enclosure, this platform is an ultra-dense solution, fitting up to 600TB of disk in just 4u, or 480TB of enterprise high-performance SSD. That’s up to 6PB raw capacity for a full cabinet.
The WDS-9460 is high-density, scalable, and cost-effective, offering 12Gbps SAS performance, high availability, and hot-swappable components. It is targeted at data centers needing a dense solution with HA, while maintaining a low power profile.
The platform supports redundant active/active 12Gbps SAS IO modules, allowing HA connections from hosts. It may connect to customer-provided servers via SAS cables, or act as a disk shelf for WARP Mechanics appliances to support WARPraid, WARPnas, and WARPhpc services such as the WARP 30000 and 40000 series appliances. ￼
With 4x x4 12Gbps High Density SAS ports, each JBOD can deliver up to 192Gbps (~20 Gigabytes per second) of throughput per chassis. Utilizing advanced HGST “helium” 10TB drive modules, the WDS-9460 can scale to 6PB per datacenter rack, providing 25% more capacity while using 44% less power with 25% more reliability compared to other enclosures with previous generation drives.
Features & Benefits
- 60 integrated 3.5” drive modules
- Host connectivity 2x SAS QSFP+ receptacles per IO Module
- Hot Swappable power & cooling modules, drive modules, and IO modules
- Fully compliant with SAS 3.0 for up to 12Gbps per port
- SCSI Enclosure Services (SES-3) compliant
- Daisy-chain up to 4 enclosures for more scalability