STORServer Appliance Comparison

STORServer Appliance Comparison

STORServer A-Series Components

The appliance comparison lists hardware and software features available. STORServer specializes in built-to-order enterprise data backup appliances. Each backup appliance solution is tailored to our customer’s unique environment. These solutions help simplify complexity and feature best-in-class data backup, archive and disaster recovery software and services that can expand reliably to meet changing requirements.

Here is a comparison of some of our more popular models. Please contact us so we can work with you on a custom solution that best fits your business requirements.

 

Entry Level Backup ( info ) Enterprise Backup ( info )
APPLIANCE MODEL A550S A550D A550D-LD EBA650S EBA650D EBA655D
SERVER MODEL ThinkSystem SR550 ThinkSystem SR550 ThinkSystem SR550 ThinkSystem SR650 ThinkSystem SR650 ThinkSystem SR650
FORM FACTOR 2U 2U 2U 2U 2U 2U
CPU/CORES (1) Xeon @ 1.8GHz / 8 cores (2) Xeon @ 1.8GHz / 8 cores each / 16 cores total (2) Xeon @ 1.8GHz / 8 cores each / 16 cores total (1) Xeon @ 2.1GHz / 12 cores total (2) Xeon @ 2.1GHz / 12 cores each / 24 cores total (2) Xeon @ 2.6GHz / 12 cores each / 24 cores total
MEMORY 48GB 96GB 96GB 64GB 128GB 192GB
MEMORY UPGRADE Yes up to one 48GB increment Max 96GB Yes up to 3 32GB increments Max 192GB Yes up to 3 32GB increments Max 192GB Yes up to 4 32GB increments Max 192GB Yes up to 4 64GB increments Max 384GB Yes up to 4 64GB increments Max 384GB
APPLIANCE EXPANSION Add any TSM Appliance Add any TSM Appliance Add any TSM Appliance Add any TSM Appliance Add any TSM Appliance Add any TSM Appliance
SINGLE APPLIANCE EXPANSION OPTIONS Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate) Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate) Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate) Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate) Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate) Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate)
INTERNAL INDEXING DATABASE FOR BACKUP OBJECTS 2x 480GB ‘Entry’ SSDs in RAID1 2x 480GB ‘Mainstream’ SSDs in RAID1 2x 960GB ‘Mainstream’ SSDs in RAID1 2x 960GB ‘Mainstream’ SSDs in RAID1 2x 960GB ‘Mainstream’ SSDs in RAID1 2x 800GB ‘Enterprise Performance’ SSDs in RAID1
INTERNAL DATABASE EXPANSION Up to 1 480GB pair; DB SSDs config’d in RAID6; 960GB usable (1.92TB raw). Database expansion prevents option for internal storage expansion Up to 2 480GB pairs; DB SSDs config’d in RAID6; 1.92TB usable (2.88TB raw). Database expansion prevents option for internal storage expansion Up to 2 960GB pairs; DB SSDs config’d in RAID6; 3.84TB usable (5.76TB raw). Database expansion prevents option for internal storage expansion Up to 2 960GB pairs; DB SSDs config’d in RAID6; 3.84TB usable (5.76TB raw).  Database expansion prevents option for internal storage expansion Up to 2 960GB pairs; DB SSDs config’d in RAID6; 3.84TB usable (5.76TB raw).  Database expansion prevents option for internal storage expansion Up to 2 800GB pairs; DB SSDs config’d in RAID6; 3.2TB usable (4.8TB raw).  Reduces number of internal RAID5 storage arrays to 1.
DAILY CHANGE RATE *(1) up to 1TB up to 3TB up to 4TB up to 5TB up to 10TB 10+TB
INTERNAL STORAGE EXPANSION 12TB, 18TB, 24TB, 30TB in 1 RAID5 array 12TB, 18TB, 24TB, 30TB in 1 RAID5 array 12TB, 18TB, 24TB, 30TB in 1 RAID5 array 12TB, 18TB, 24TB, 30TB in 1 RAID5 array 12TB, 18TB, 24TB, 30TB in 1 RAID5 array 24TB, 36TB, 48TB, 60TB in 2 RAID5 arrays
EXTERNAL STORAGE HBA SLOTS 3 total expansion slots 5 total expansion slots 5 total expansion slots 4 total expansion slots 6 total expansion slots 6 total expansion slots
EXTERNAL STORAGE EXPANSION ENCLOSURES Three Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure Three Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure Three Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure Three Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure Three Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure Three Expansion Enclosures Per Control Enclosure
CAPACITY OF STORAGE ENCLOSURES (BOTH BASE AND EXPANSION) 60TB, 80TB, 100TB All amounts are usable, RAID6. 60TB, 80TB, 100TB All amounts are usable, RAID6. 60TB, 80TB, 100TB All amounts are usable, RAID6. 60TB, 80TB, 100TB All amounts are usable, RAID6. 60TB, 80TB, 100TB All amounts are usable, RAID6. 60TB, 80TB, 100TB All amounts are usable, RAID6.
EXTERNAL TAPE STORAGE LIBRARIES 1 Tape Library 2 Tape Libraries 2 Tape Libraries 2 Tape Libraries 3 Tape Libraries 4+ Tape Libraries
LIBRARY CAPACITY (LTO7) 60TB-270TB Native 60TB-270TB Native 60TB-270TB Native 60TB-270TB Native 60TB – 1PB Native 60TB – 1PB Native
APPLIANCE DISASTER RECOVERY COPY TO THE CLOUD
APPLIANCE TO APPLIANCE DISASTER RECOVERY COPY
APPLIANCE TO APPLIANCE NODE REPLICATION
BU ALL SERVER PLATFORMS According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing
SUPPORTS DISK TO DISK
USES DB AGENTS According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing
SUPPORTS TAPE LIBRARIES
QUALIFIED FOR DEDUPLICATION
IBM SPECTRUM PROTECT SOLUTION (info)
IBM SPECTRUM PROTECT PLUS SOLUTION (info)  *(3)
APPLIANCE CONSOLE (info)
VMB SUPPORT (info)
COMMVAULT SOLUTION *(2) (info)
CERTIFIED TRAINING AVAILABLE (info)
INSTALLATION INCLUDED – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E
[1] Processing Daily Performance for Sizing – maximum daily change rates are different when some added features are turned on. Projected maximum is based upon sufficient and fast enough remote storage for DR. The maximum cannot consider each customers unique variables when deduplication or replication activities are running.
[2] Commvault requires both dual CPU and 10Gb network capabilities. 10Gb network available as an option.
[3] Support for SPPlus on the EBA650S is pending, and not a certainty
*Last Update 02/2018. Please contact your STORServer Sales Representative for up to date options.