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Oracle FS1-2 is a SAN array designed for large enterprise data centers with high levels of virtualization. The...
array supports both all-flash and hybrid flash configurations. All-flash configurations use solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) to reduce latency and increase read and write speeds. Hybrid configurations combine the performance of flash with higher-capacity and less expensive HDDs. In addition, Oracle FS1-2 arrays come with high-availability support and other features, such as Oracle's Data Protection Manager, Quality of Service (QoS) Plus and more.
Oracle FS1-2 has a maximum of 30 drive enclosures, and supports up to 2.88 PB of storage in disk drives or 912 TB of storage in SSDs. It supports performance- and capacity-focused enclosures for both SSDs and HDDs. The SSD enclosures fit 2.5-inch drives with a SAS-2 interface. The HDD enclosures fit both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives, connecting with SAS-2. The array supports HDDs running at rotational speeds of 10,000 rpm and 7,200 rpm.
The array supports up to 12 host ports in either 16 gigabit Fibre Channel (FC), 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 10 gigabit iSCSI. It supports RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 10. It also supports thin provisioning. The FS1-2 array supports two types of controllers: Base Controller and Performance Controller. The Base Controller has 64 GB of memory cache and 4 SAS-2 storage ports. The Performance Controller has 384 GB of memory cache and 12 storage ports.
FS1-2 includes software and additional features for redundancy and storage management. Oracle FS Data Protection Manager is a tool that allows administrators to back up and restore applications using clones. Data Protection Manager has operating system support for Oracle Solaris and Linux, and application-consistent support for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint or any Windows application running Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Service.
Oracle QoS Plus is a virtualization, auto-tiering software that collects detailed information regarding storage use profiles, and then performs automated tiering and movement based on the usage analysis.
Oracle MaxRep is a replication engine that supports synchronous and asynchronous replication to local and remote locations. The software allows for many-to-one, one-to-many and multi-hop replication.
Oracle FS1-2 pricing is confidential, and is dependent upon configuration. However, a fully configured FS1-2 array is estimated to cost between $100,000 and $200,000. Oracle offers a one-year standard warranty, which categorizes issues in three tiers: a Severity 1 issue warrants a phone or Web callback response time of four hours, a Severity 2 issue warrants a time of eight hours and a Severity 3 issue has a next business day response time. The warranty also includes 24/7/365 Web coverage.
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